Hermes Trismegistos
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hermes Trismegistos
HERMES TRISMEGISTOS. The name of a Greco-Egyptian deity influential from Late Antiquity through the Middle Ages. The syncretistic nature of the god is apparent from the name: Hermes, Greek god of eloquence and science, was identified with his Egyptian counterpart Thot, who contributed the epithet “thrice-greatest” (Gk
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Hermes Trismegistus
HERMES (1) TRISMEGISTUS. Under this title have come down to us a variety of writings of uncertain date and unknown authorship. There is no uncertainty, however, as to the country where they were produced; from external and internal evidence it is alike plain that this was Egypt. It is probably superfluous