Legends of Thoth

From Hermopolis to Hermes Trismegistus

8 Frog Serpent Gods

Hermopolis an Egyptian city with an ancient god cult of eight frog and serpent deities
  • Eight-ness representing primordial forces; Christening sinks are octagonal for that reason
  • ancient deities transmuted into Thoth and since praised in Hermapolis
    • some sources mention him emerge out of Indian monkey god Hanuman
  • Thoth is responsible for everything requiring mental or intellectual performance
    • creator of math, calendar, hieroglyphs
    • his temple is famous for a huge library hidden in endless catacombs (pop reference: Asimovs Foundation & Empire :The Salvor Hardin Museum of Origins on Terminus!) of mysterious papyrus scrolls written by Thoth himself; holding all knowledge & wisdom of the world
  • During Hellenism Thoth was transmuted into Hermes Trismegistus - the threefold wise (more myth than god)

Trismegistus and the Hermetic Tradition

  • when Hermapolis was conquered it is said the conqueror found the grave of Hermes and him inside, resting with the emerald tableau in hand;
  • on the tableau were drawn certain fundamental laws (sacred wisdoms & teachings)
  • Everything derived from these teachings is known under the term hermetic tradition