He grew up strong and athletic and considered faster than the wildest wind. After which he was recognized for his ability by Zeus and was made the god of commerce and market trade. He was also made the god of all gymnastic game. He was endowed with the role of being a messenger and conductor of souls, often called Psychopomp, to Earth, Heaven, the Underworld and Hades, the Greek god of the Underworld. Hermes was also the messenger from Olympus to the world of mortals. Thus, Hermes helped Zeus carry out a lot of tasks, was quite an important one amongst all the Greek gods and goddesses
In the Greek myth of Pandora, Pandora was bestowed upon by Hermes - cunning and charm. She was also escorted to earth by Hermes to Epimetheus who took her as his wife. Hermes gave her a box and asked her never to open it which she did due to her insatiable curiosity given to her by Hera, and brought out the evils that would come to man.