A goddess, counterpart of Hermes as messengeress of the gods, an important role in Homer. She is commonly winged, and like Hermes may have winged shoes and carry a caduceus. On her travels she is attacked by satyrs and centaurs on some late archaic vase scenes.
Above: Detail from ancient Greek clay vase. London. Sotheby's. Photo. Sotheby's London F15923. © Sotheby's