In religio-mythology, Hermes is the Greek recension rescript of the Egyptian god Thoth, who became legendary alchemical figure of "Hermes Trismegistus" in the years 100 to 1600, prior to alchemy becoming chemistry.

The name “Hermes”, according to Magnall (1789), is a name for the god “Mercury”.

In 1922, Patrick Boylan, in his Thoth: the Hermes of Egypt (Ѻ), was stitching tentative connections between Hermes, Thoth, and Hermopolis (see: Hermopolis creation myth).

In 2019, Nasser Mervat, in his The Path to New Hermopolis, seems to have argued that the name “Hermes”, and related terms, e.g. “hermetic”, as a matter of established fact, derive from the Greek recension of the Egyptian god Thoth into the new god Hermes, Thoth’s main city of worship having been Hermopolis , or something along these lines. [2]

Hermes Trismegistus
In 2018, Christian Bull, in his The Tradition of Hermes Trismegistus: the Egyptian Priestly Figure as Teacher of the Hellenized Wisdom, on the topic of the figure of Hermes Trismegistus (c.100-175) (Ѻ), a name which means “thrice-great Hermes”, a purported to exist Egyptian-Greek alchemist, of some sort, who penned the Hermetica (Ѻ), a dialogue between a teacher and a disciple, meant to enlighten the mind on the subject of the: divine, cosmos, mind, nature, alchemy, astrology, among other related topics; which by the 15th century had become known as “Hermeticism” (Ѻ), a religio-philosophy ideology, of sorts, pointed out that in the 26th dynasty (664-535BC), and later in a trilingual Canopus decree in honor of Ptolemy IV (238BC), that Thoth was being referred to as “twice great Thoth”. [3]

Goethe | EO
In 1809, Goethe, in his Elective Affinities, employed the initials E and O (see: EO), such as are engraved on the glass that gets symbolically destroyed; this, according to John Williams (1998), are not only the initials of Eduard and Ottilie, or Eduard and Otto, but also of Eurydice and Orpheus—which, according to Williams, relates to the symbolism of Mittler as “Hermes”, the ubiquitous messenger and psychopomp, the conductor of souls to the underworld. [1]

See also
God character rescripts

1. Williams, John R. (1998). The Life of Goethe (anagram, pg. 137; Otto anagram, pgs. 233-34). Blackwell.
2. Nasser, Mervat. (2019). The Path to New Hermopolis (abs). Rubedo Press.
3. Bull, Christian. (2018). The Tradition of Hermes Trismegistus: the Egyptian Priestly Figure as Teacher of the Hellenized Wisdom. Brill.

External links
Hermes – Wikipedia.

TDics icon ns

More pages