How do you pronounce Hermès Greek god?
A couple of pointers when you are pronouncing Hermès: they ‘h’ is silent; the ‘er’ does not sound like ‘her’ – it sounds more like ‘air’; the final ‘s’ sounds like a ‘s’. Don’t make the mistake of pronouncing it with a ‘z’ sound in English. It sounds like ‘air:mess’.
Is it pronounced Hermes or Hermes?
Correct pronunciation: ehr-mez. Hermès is French, so the ‘h’ is silent. While usually in French if a word ends in ‘s’ it is silent, the grave accent on the second ‘e’ means that the ‘s’ is very softly pronounced. Correct pronunciation: ehr-VAY ley-JAY.
What Greek god is Hermes?
Hermes, Greek god, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia; often identified with the Roman Mercury and with Casmilus or Cadmilus, one of the Cabeiri. His name is probably derived from herma (see herm), the Greek word for a heap of stones, such as was used in the country to indicate boundaries or as a landmark.