^ This is a very vague answer. The first part is correct, Hermes is the messenger god in Greek mythology. However, the second part is wrong. The whole quote, "The Bird of Hermes is my name, eating my wings to make me tame" is stating that one must accept self imposed limitations for the sake of stability.
it actule refers to one of the passeges in this alcmeic text
[ In the sea without lees]
Standeth the bird of Hermes
Eating his wings variable
And maketh himself yet full stable
When all his feathers be from him gone
He standeth still here as a stone
Here is now both white and red
And all so the stone to quicken the dead
All and some without fable
Both hard and soft and malleable
Understand now well and right
And thank you God of this sight
The bird of Hermes is my name eating my wings to make me tame.