Moses, like Hermes, was the messenger of God, and both were sent by God to free, each their own, chosen ones from captivities.
'Psychopompus' Hermes is divinely commissioned as 'leader of the souls' to the promised land, an attribute that is easily derived from the job of Moses.
Hermes is famed as the god of travelers just as Moses is the leader of those who wandered.
God had bestowed upon Moses a copper serpent that was to be attached to a stick to cure the people....
Hermes carried a serpent stick called the 'Caduceus' which was also divinely bestowed upon him and became the worldwide symbol of the medical profession.
We are told by Jewish sources such as the writer Eupolemus, who wrote about 150 BC, that the alphabet was invented by Moses,
Greek sources say the same alphabet was invented by Hermes.
The Egyptian Hermes, whom they called 'Thoth,' is credited with inventing hieroglyphic writing, while the Babylonian Hermes, whom they called 'Nebo,' is credited with inventing cuneiform writing. Nebo, a word that means, the 'Prophet,' was a common nickname for Moses, and when Moseswataken up on Mount Pisgah which is also called Mount Nebo.
Nebo in Hebrew ---- http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H5015&t=KJV
1) a Babylonian deity who presided over learning and letters; corresponds to Greek Hermes, Latin Mercury, and Egyptian Thoth
NEBO - THE planet Mercury
Moses was a prolific writer of sacred texts and Hermes too. The Hermetic books dealing with the religion of Egypt were mentioned by Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Porphyry, and Jamblichus. Clement even says that the books of Hermes were carried by the Egyptians in religious processions, one wonders indeed if they were kept in an ark like the law of Moses during the religious processions of the Israelites.
There are quite a few ancient historians who have written chronologies representing Moses as living at the same time as Inachus, the father of Io. The native Egyptian priest and historian, Ptolemy of Mendes as quoted by Africanus tells us; 'in the time of Apis son of Phoroneus (Phoroneus was the son of Inachus, and the brother of Io) a part of the Egyptian army was expelled (or simply took their 'leave' from the Greek word 'exepesen' ) from Egypt, who took up their abode not far from Arabia in the part of Syria called Palestine,' And Apion, in his book 'Against the Jews,' and in his 'Histories' Book four, says that, 'in the time of Inachus king of Argos, ... the Jews revolted, with Moses as their leader.' And Clement (44) quotes Ctesias as saying. 'the movement of Moses out of Egypt took place in the time ... of Inachus king of Argos.'
If Hermes was Moses, as per Artapanus, and Moses was a younger contemporary to Inachus, the father of Io, as per the ancient chronologists here cited, then it is very conceivable that the Hermes in the story of Io's wanderings, is a mythic Greek version of Moses in the Hebrew story about the wandering Jews.
Now, if this story sounds intriguingly familiar it should, for the "myth" of Io's deliverance, and the story of the Exodus share an origin. Let us prove this theory by examining the eleven motifs of the myth, as I have laid them out, point by point: First of all is the statement; 'The earthly wife of god was in bondage' That the nation of Israel itself was symbolically pictured as God's wife is evident from several passages of the Scriptures, notably at Isaiah 54:5 and Hosea 2:1-23 but especially at Jeremiah 31:32, where God's wife is specifically said to have been delivered up out of Egypt; '... I took ... them out of the land of Egypt; ... I was an husband unto them, ...' In accordance with the Greek myth of Io, the chief Greek god Zeus, (the Roman Jove, as Jehovah'), had two wives, one was his heavenly wife Hera and the other was his Earthly one Io. He had given Io to Hera who placed her in bondage, that's right, Io was the bondwoman (or bondmaid) of Hera. (Genesis 16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her as it pleases you. And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her face.) Thus Hera and Io were to Zeus, as Sarah and Hagar were to Abraham, the wife and her bondmaid, and consequently in accordance with Galatians 4:22-26, also just as God's Earthly wife and God's Heavenly wife were to Him.