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  • Title: The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind
  • Author: Garth Fowden
  • ISBN: 9780691024981
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback

  • Sage, scientist, and sorcerer, Hermes Trismegistus was the culture hero of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt A human according to some who had lived about the time of Moses, but now indisputably a god, he was credited with the authorship of numerous books on magic and the supernatural, alchemy, astrology, theology, and philosophy Until the early seventeenth century, few doubSage, scientist, and sorcerer, Hermes Trismegistus was the culture hero of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt A human according to some who had lived about the time of Moses, but now indisputably a god, he was credited with the authorship of numerous books on magic and the supernatural, alchemy, astrology, theology, and philosophy Until the early seventeenth century, few doubted the attribution Even when unmasked, Hermes remained a byword for the arcane Historians of ancient philosophy have puzzled much over the origins of his mystical teachings but this is the first investigation of the Hermetic milieu by a social historian.Starting from the complex fusions and tensions that molded Graeco Egyptian culture, and in particular Hermetism, during the centuries after Alexander, Garth Fowden goes on to argue that the technical and philosophical Hermetica, apparently so different, might be seen as aspects of a single way of Hermes This assumption that philosophy and religion, even cult, bring one eventually to the same goal was typically late antique, and guaranteed the Hermetica a far flung readership, even among Christians The focus and conclusion of this study is an assault on the problem of the social milieu of Hermetism.Garth Fowden is a research fellow at the Center for Greek and Roman Antiquity of the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, and the author of Empire to Commonwealth Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity.
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    Hermes Trismegistus Hermes Trismegistus may be associated with the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth Greeks in the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt recognized the equivalence of Hermes and Thoth through the interpretatio graeca Consequently, the two gods were worshiped as one, in what had been the Temple of Thoth in Khemenu, which was known in the Hellenistic period as Hermopolis. Mythology in Ancient Egypt Crystalinks Home Page Egyptian Mythology Egyptian mythology is the collection of myths from ancient Egypt, which describe the actions of the Egyptian gods as a means of understanding the cosmos. Hermanubis In classical mythology, Hermanubis Ancient Greek , translit Hermanoubis was a god who combined Hermes Greek mythology with Anubis Egyptian mythology.He is the son of Set and Nephthys. Hermes and Anubis s similar responsibilities they were both conductors of souls led to the god Hermanubis.He was popular during the period of Roman domination over Egypt. Thoth Crystalinks Thoth in Mythology Thoth has played a prominent role in many of the Egyptian myths Displaying his role as arbitrator, he had overseen the three epic battles between good and evil. Thoth Egyptian god Britannica Thoth Thoth, in Egyptian religion, a god of the moon, of reckoning, of learning, and of writing He was held to be the inventor of writing, the creator of languages, the scribe, interpreter, and adviser of the gods, and the representative of the sun god, Re His responsibility for writing was shared with HERMES the Greek God of Merchants Greek mythology Godchecker guide to HERMES Messenger of the Gods and fabulous business entrepreneur Hermes is the Greek God of Merchants and comes from the mythology of Ancient Greece Read the facts about Hermes in our legendary mythology encyclopedia Used by teachers, researchers, kids, pagans, believers, games players, novel writers, atheists and other mortals since . THOTH the Egyptian God of Wisdom Egyptian mythology Godchecker guide to THOTH also known as Tahuti Fantastic Egyptian God of Art, Science, Astronomy and Literature Thoth is the Egyptian God of Wisdom and comes from the mythology of Ancient Egypt Read the facts about Thoth in our legendary mythology encyclopedia Used by teachers, researchers, kids, pagans, believers, games players, novel writers, atheists and other mortals since . Egyptian Mystery Schools unexplainedstuff For than , years, the mystery schools of Egypt have epitomized the ultimate in secret wisdom and knowledge.As in ancient times, certain contemporary scholars and researchers insist that the great teachers who presided over the Egyptian mystery schools had to Mercury Hermes Trismegistus Thoth Greek Roman mythology The Roman god Mercury was the Greek incarnation Hermes of the Egyptian god Thoth and the ancient Egyptian priest Hermes Trismegistus The Thrice Greatest. Anubis Ancient Egyptian God Britannica Anubis Anubis, ancient Egyptian god of the dead, represented by a jackal or the figure of a man with the head of a jackal.


    Commentaires:

    Stephen Miletus
    Although an academic-quality discussion of Hermes Trimegistus in the context of Late Antiquity, I found this book quite readable & the subject matter fascinating. Fowden does an admirable job of recreating the mentality of this distant age from the primary sources, and explaining this expression of "popular culture" (if this term can be applied to a subgroup of the elite) and its relationship to Neo-Platonism & Gnosticism (on the one hand) & to occult practices such as magic, astrolo [...]

    Lanny
    I don't have this book anymore, but I remember reading italmost 10 years ago. Its a wonderful study of late classicHermetic religion in Egypt and Greece using only extant evidence and a minimum of supposition. What I can recall is the description of magical practices meant to garner for the initiate knowledge by direct contact with Hermes or Thoth.I wish people would return my damn books when they borrow them!:)

    Ben
    Absolutely essential book about the world in which the writings known to us as the 'Corpus Hermeticum' were produced. Sure, the writing style is often quite dry, but if you want to see how a real historian approaches the social background of these texts, then this is the book to go to.

    Mitchell26 McLaughlin
    A well-rounded scholarly look at Hermes and Late Paganism. Not of much use for my purposes but a good historical grounding in the subject is never a bad thing.

    Colin
    A dense, rather impenetrable work on the history of Hermeticism, perhaps as odd as Hermeticism itself . . .

    SmokingMirror
    So very dry.

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