Hermes Trismegistus

Hermes Trismegistus

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Caption: Hermes Trismegistus is the Greek designation of Thoth, the Egyptian god of magic, science and invention who also taught the people to write and calculate. As a divine source of wisdom Hermes “Thrice-greatest” is credited with extensive writings, and the Hermetica is a collection of Egyptian-Greek texts from the second and third centuries AD dealing with the mind, cosmos, alchemy, astrology etc. He is presenting a book referring to Egypt as being the site of ancient wisdom to a sage from the Orient and one from the West. Detail from the late 15th c. marble-inlay mosaic from the Duomo, Siena.

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Keywords: alchemy, astrology, corpus hermeticum, cosmos ancient, egyptian, god, greek, hermes, hermes trismegistus, hermetica, philosophy, science, thoth, thrice-greatest, trismegistus, wisdom

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