Seat of the soul/sole/sol

Sit down with the gods and observate.

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Mercy…Mercury… MER=MEER (nederlands) SEA(T)
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The Seat of Mercury, a XVIIIth century bronze copy of “Hermes at rest”,
a statue from the school of Lisippo.

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As the planet closest to the Sun it has the shortest orbit of all the planets. Mercury has always been visible to the naked eye and has been known and recorded since at least the time of the Sumerians (3,000 BC). In ancient Greece it was given two names, as like Venus it rose in both the morning and the evening. In the morning it was named Apollo and in the evening, Hermes.
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Mercury governs two signs, Gemini and Virgo.

                                                                                          Even een stapje terug… de Egyptische God waarvan bovenstaande afgeleiden zijn heet THOTH, en dat lijkt veel op gedachten, Thought. En dat mag 😛
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The Greek Hermes found his analogue in Egypt as the ancient Wisdom God Thoth (sometimes spelled Thouth or Tahuti). This god was worshiped in his principal cult location, Chmun, known also as the “City of the Eight,” called Greek Hermopolis. There is evidence that this location was a center for the worship of this deity at least as early as 3000 B.C.

Thoth played a part in many of the myths of Pharaonic Egypt: he played a role in the creation myth, he was recorder of the gods, and he was the principal pleader for the soul at the judgment of the dead. It was he who invented writing. He wrote all the ancient texts, including the most esoteric ones, including The Book of Breathings, which taught humans how to become gods. He was connected with the moon and thus was considered ruler of the night. Thoth was also the teacher and helper of the ancient Egyptian trinity of Isis, Osiris, and Horus; it was under his instructions that Isis worked her sacred love magic whereby she brought the slain Osiris back to life.

Most importantly, perhaps, for our purposes, Thoth acted as an emissary between the contending armies of Horus and Seth and eventually came to negotiate the peace treaty between these two gods. His role as a mediator between the opposites is thus made evident, perhaps prefiguring the role of the alchemical Mercury as the “medium of the conjunction.”

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Alle 3 op een rij..

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A Renaissance portrait of Hermes Trismegistus, from the floor of the cathedral at Siena, 1488;
attributed to Giovanni di Maestro Stefano.
The legend beneath the central figure reads,
“Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, the contemporary of Moses.”
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