In the beginning, Hermes could walk and talk from his birth. His mom was the shy nymph, Maia. Maia hid him in a deep cave. When she put him in his cradle, he slipped out behind her back, and went out of the cave entrance.
Hermes escaped his cradle once more to get in some real mischief. Hermes was by a mountain side where he saw a herd of snow white cattle.
Fifty of these the baby god of thieves separated from the herd and began to drive away.
Hermes drove the herd of cattle to a meadow far away. He killed two of the cattle for sacrifice to the twelve gods of Olympus
Apollo came down to the mountainside and looked down and right away noticed some of his cattle were gone! He asked a poor old man and he said ¨I was working in my vineyard yesterday, when I saw a strange little baby with a staff!?
¨I was working in my vineyard yesterday, when I saw a strange little baby with a staff!?
Hermes started snuggling down inside of his bed clothes because he saw that Apollo was coming and oh boy was he fierce. Apollo said” Where are my cattle you thief!¨ Hermes was about to be cast into forever darkness! But Hermes just said¨ Why are you shouting at me for some cattle? I am just a poor little baby