hermes (hur-meez) Hermes was not only the great messaging god, but also the patron of big business. You’d often see him trotting around with his snazzy winged sandals or hat. TODAY The girl who updates her status nearly every 15 minutes, using the Internet as a means of keeping a personal narrative. Don’t offer to meet with her in person. She’s much easier to talk to using either Facebook Chat or an instant messenger.