He was considered a world traveler, quick on his feet, and an expert at finance and education. Yet the Greek god Hermes started out his life with trust issueshe lied to his father Zeus and stole his brother's cattle. But Greek myth writers did not allow him to continue with his bad reputation. He became respected as the reliable messenger of the gods, delivering news outside of Olympus. Among his duties in Greek mythology, Hermes served as a spy, mediator, and adviser. Read how Hermes overcame a rough beginning to become one of the most popular Greek gods in culture and literature.