Hermes could really be the traitor. Just re-read this exchange.
Lennox says that he's running with the Messenger, a way of saying that Hermes is on their side.
Hades laughs at that, saying that he can't be keep up with somebody that can't keep up. Lennox and probably the readers too immediatly think that what Hades is talking about it's Hermes speed, and that he can't keep up because of it. But hes' probably refering to Hermes abilities as a trickster.
Azzarello your puns are making my head hurt.
Actually, it's not even that complicated. Hades says, "You (Lennox) said you were running with someone (Hermes) you can't POSSIBLY keep up with."
Hermes is not only the Messenger of Olympus; he's the trickster, the thief. Lennox' words were an expression; Hades' were not. I figure he's openly mocking that Lennox isn't capable of matching wits with Olympians, and Hermes in particular.
Some days a girl wants to ride ponies. Some days a girl wants to punch tanks. Today ... is a tank day.
And he acts much like all the other Gods too. Right after this, Lennox says "God's almighty" and he respondes together with Hades and Poseidon "Yes", something that you could find unexpected by what appears a more easy going personality like his.
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Hermes wasn't overtly "Mwah-ha-ha" evil in those appearances - I think he may have even apologized when he stole her bracelets - but he definitely wasn't working with her.
Did Hermes make any golden age appearances? I'd look it up, but I'm not sure of where I stashed my Wondy encyclopedia.
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How harrowing Zola's stay will have been, I don't know. Maybe just gloomy , as I gather Persephone's was in the myths.