Some people knew that he could outrun Swift Old Death, because Hermes was so old, but so was his girlfriend, and she couldn't run at all.
~ Steve Katz

"Child, lying in the cradle, make haste and tell me of my cattle, or we two will soon fall out angrily. For I will take and cast you into dusky Tartarus and awful hopeless darkness, and neither your mother nor your father shall free you."
[Apollo to Hermes. Homeric Hymn to Hermes 255]

The Scions witnessed Hermes' heart being sacrificed for an unknown purpose in a mass ritual led by Camilo Cienfuegos.