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.