by Jeremy J. Bear aka “Ursus”
Fleet- footed, laughter-loving Hermes,
son of Zeus and Maia,
patron of travelers,
giver of luck and fortune,
guide of the souls of the dead.
Guard me in my travels.
Grant me fair tiding and success.
Fashion words to employ to my advantage.
Crafty Hermes, let me always outwit my foes.
And I shall honor you, Herald of the Gods.