Alex Patriquin

Marginalia & found poetry. Short fiction and other projects. Musings  on startups. Photos from NYC and travels.


Hermes was a god of transitions and boundaries. He moved freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods,[1] intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He was patron and protector of travelers, herdsmen, thieves,[2] orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, weights and measures, invention, and of commerce in general.[3] His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster and the tortoisepurse or pouch, winged sandalswinged cap, and the herald’s staff, the Greek kerykeion or Latin caduceus in his left hand.[4]