Hermes Trismegistos

Hermes Trismegistos (Greek for „three times largest Hermes “) is, the Greek designation of the ibisköpfigen moon God Thoth of the Egyptian mythology arisen later.

After the old-Egyptian excessive quantity the hieroglyphic writing decreases/goes back on Thoth. The Greeks designated therefore the Egyptian canonical works over thosedifferent sciences, like mathematics, astronomy, medicine, clay/tone art etc. as hermetic books.

Hermes Trismegistus, floor mosaic; To know, identified

they learned cathedral, Siena as the Greeks Thoth it with its God Hermes and gave it the surname Trismegistos („the three times large “). Also the Egyptians called Thoth every now and then „thatthree times large “or more frequently still „the large large “, „twice large “. Some Euhemeristen, Neuplatonikern and Christian saw late Hermes Trismegistos as old ways or an Egyptian king, which humans instructed and wrote mysterious books. Resulted also from mixture of Greek and Egyptian opinions oneNumber of writings, which to him were attributed and are partly still received, among them the Tabula Smaragdina.

Hermes Trismegistos was considered also as an inventor of the Alchemie and the magic, as the designation occupies „hermetic art “for Alchemie.

As Bewahrer of the old-Egyptian legends around Hermes Trismegistos Greek workedScholarly one up to conquest Konstantinopels 1453 by the Turks. Also in the Judentum parts of it were not passed on - in the Talmud, probably however in the Kabbala and in particular in the Sohar. Also in the Islam these Greek-Egyptian opinions entrance found and have themselves with themkeep blended in repeated versions and with other traditions for a long time.

Today Hermes Trismegistos is regarded of many Esoterikern as important source of esoterischen knowledge.

Occasionally it merged with the Greek God of the same name Hermes, which was Beschützer of the Hirten, dealers and robbers.


Isabel gate-aluminum-never-hope: Kitab greed anise. The Arab translation of the first Kyranis Hermes of the Trismegistos and the Greek parallel given change, translate and commentate. Harsh ore Utz publishing house, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-8316-0413-4

see also: Hermetik


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