- skip - Brewer’s

Abracʹax

,

also written Abraxʹas or Abrasʹax, in Persian mythology denotes the Supreme Being. In Greek notation it stands for 365. In Persian mythology Abracax presides over 365 impersonated virtues, one of which is supposed to prevail on each day of the year. In the second century the word was employed by the Basilidʹians for the deity; it was also the principle of the Gnostic hierarchy, and that from which sprang their numerous Æons. (See Abraxas Stones.)

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Abortive Flowers
Abou ebn Sina
Abou-Bekr
Abou Jahia
Aboulomri (in Mohammedan mythology)
Above
Above-board
Above par
Above your hook
Abracadabra
Abracax
Abraham
Abraham’s Bosom
Abraham Newland (An)
Abrahamic Covenant
Abrahamites
Abram-colour
Abram-Man
Abraxas Stones
Abreast
Abridge

Linking here:

Abraxas Stones