Arabian - An early prophet in Egypt. Father of Idris. He is said to have built the first pyramid and invented writing and was lost in the flood, only to appear again at Babel hundreds of years later to invent science and re-invent writing. On an even later occasion, he reappeared in Egypt and wrote a famous work on the sciences. Some say that he was discovered still alive, sitting in a tunnel beneath his own statue in Hermopolis, by the scholar Balinus. He has been identified with Thoth. Sometimes identified as Hirmis, Hermis, Hermis, Greek Hermes Trismegistus or Greek Hermes Trismegistus.

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