Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Here are a few of the fastest gods and goddesses around.
Hermes - Greek fast messenger god. He is so fast that he sometimes uses his speed to steal. He stole all of Apollo's cows the day he was born. He had to give them back. He has been used to promote Goodyear Tires and FTD Floral delivery. There is a car named after his Roman counter-part, Mercury. There is a great commercial that shows that he's not quite that fast, though.
Iris - Greek rainbow goddess. She also travels super fast and as such delivers messages like Hermes does. In fact she may have been even faster than Hermes at the job and it is quite possible that she is, in fact, the true mother of Eros, but that may just be a nasty rumor.
Julana - Australian deity who travels fast by burrowing underground. Sounds pretty neat until you realize that he uses his power of fast travel to surprise women and, er, take advantage of them by "holding their hands" very aggressively and without their permission.
Ashvins - These Indian gods were like mythological ambulances. These doctor gods rode around in golden chariots drawn by flying horses to get where they were needed. When not healing someone, they stand on guards at the gates of death.
Pheme - Greek goddess of gossip. She flies at great speed. Her feathers are always moving. Beneath some is a eye, looking for problems, beneath some is an ear, always listening for juicy details, and beneath others is a tongue, ready to tell stories (always with some truth) to others.
O.K., who did I miss? Let me know and I'll add them to the list.