Translations:Hermes Trismegistus/5/en

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A series of early Egyptian books is attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, who may have been a real savant, or may be a personification of a long succession of writers.... He is identified by some with the Greek god Hermes [equated with the Roman god Mercury] and the Egyptian Thoth.... The Egyptians regarded him as the god of wisdom, letters, and the recording of time.[1]

  1. James Campbell Brown, A History of Chemistry from the Earliest Times till the Present Day (London: J. & A. Churchill, 1913).