Thoth and Hermes – Hermeticism Explained

Hermes Trismegistus is considered the founder of science, religion, mathematics, geometry, alchemy, philosophy, medicine, and magic. He is a combination of the Egyptian Thoth – who was god of wisdom, learning and communications and the Greek Hermes – who was messenger of the gods. He is credited to have written somewhere between 20,000 to 36,525 works, of which 42 were kept in the great Library of Alexandria, which was destroyed multiple times. A small handful of Hermes’ texts remain today, most of which are compiled into the Corpus Hermeticum. In addition to Thoth and Hermes, which are the primary sources for Hermes Trismegistus, Mercury, the Roman adaptation of Hermes and the patron of commerce, is associated with him. Enoch, the great grandfather of Noah who ascends to heaven and becomes the archangel Metatron and celestial scribe, is affiliated with Hermes Trismegistus. Moses, Akhenaten and Nabu, the Babylonian god of writing and wisdom, scribe of Marduk and keeper of the Tablets of Destiny are also included on the list.