Chapter 6: Enoch And Hermes
Thoth was the keeper of the magical arts that made him the Master of the Gods, the one who revealed all knowledge of the Seven Sacred Sciences and religion to humankind. 12 Thoth was the one who transmitted mystical secrets to his obscure followers, members of a reticent Snake Order we will examine later. Thoth, too, was regarded to be the deity credited with being the god of wisdom, the inventor of letters and writing. Thoth was transformed into a god through wisdom. 13 We know also from other sources that Thoth invented hieroglyphs and was the one who brought science, geometry, and architecture to humankind. 14
Thoth was further celebrated as the Greek Hermes. 15 The Greeks and Romans identified Hermes with their pantheistic god Mercury. 16 Mercury was the patron deity of learning, the chosen scribe for the plethora of gods. He served as their ordained messenger, again consistent with that of Enoch’s responsibilities. Mercury was the son of Zeus (Jupiter) and Maia; 17 Mercury also was attributed with the invention of writing. In addition, Mercury signed sentences onto the souls of the dead. 18
Unger’s recites a similar version, conceding Hermes was Mercury and that Hermes was the son of the god Zeus and the (Nephilim) daughter of Atlas, a person named Naiad. Unger’s further claims Hermes wore winged sandals (eerily identical to medical snake motifs), as well as wings on his hat, all the while being a guide for the dead into the underworld. 19
Even though Enoch was rendered to be Hermes/Thoth among the Egyptians and Mercury was Enoch’s appellation among the Greeks, Enoch was also known as Hermes among the Greeks. The Greeks, interestingly enough, identified their Hermes/Mercury with Thoth/Hermes of Egypt, believing he built the pyramids in Egypt.
Adding to Enoch’s alternative reputation, the mystical Hebrews, according to Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, who co- wrote The Hermetica, The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs , referred to Enoch as Idris. 20 The Phoenicians knew Enoch as Thaut, which is very close to the Egyptian Taut or Thoth, while the Arabians knew Enoch as Edris.