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The Champions of Alchemy and the Principle Alchemists of Twelve Nations
1. Hermes Trismegistus, called the Greatest, an Egyptian.

Mercurius, also called Heremes, was a king of Egypt.
On account of his character, office, art and wisdom, he was the greatest of this times.

He has described a variety of beautiful things, wonderful ones, too.
With wisdom he explained the excellence of the chemical art.

The father of the maritial union is the sun; The moon, however, is the mother.
The third that directs it all must be the fire.