Hermes was attracted towards Aphrodite's beauty and fell in love with her. But Aphrodite refused his love, so Hermes got greatly depressed. Zeus pitied on Hermes and planned to help him.
When Aphrodite was bathing in the river Achelous, Zeus sent an eagle to take her sandal to Amythaonia of the Egypitans and gave it to Hermes. Aphrodite in seeking for her sandal came to Hermes, who seduce her in return of her sandal. So Hermes, on attaining his desire, as a reward put the eagle in the sky, as the constellation Aqtilla. From Hermes and Aphrodite union Hermaphrodite was born.