Arrayed was this god, as he took keep,
As he was whan that Argus took his sleep;
And seyde hym thus: "To Atthenes shaltou wende,
Ther is thee shapen of thy wo an ende.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, The Knight’s Tale. Arcite notices that the Roman god Mercury who appears to him in a dream is dressed as the Greek god Hermes. Hermes was sent by Zeus to kill the hundred-eyed giant Argus, making the giant go to sleep and then crushing him with a rock. The god commands Arcite to go to Athens, where he says his woes will end. This is foreshadowing that Arcite will die when he returns to Athens.