This straightforward episode delves into the nature of the god Hermes. He rarely plays a major role in the overall trajectory of events so when he appears it’s important to pay attention!
On the Nature of Hermes does not explain why he is the way that he is, but it shows that he has always been this way and we can all get a good look at how this resourceful and cunning god always manages to get a let on everyone else.
The book I used to help me in this episode is
Classical Mythology: images & insights (fourth edition)
This text contains A LOT of information regarding Greek mythology including the myths themselves, god profiles, and the literature and art that accompany them! It’s a wonderful thing to have access to.