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sigellum+dei+Aemeth[1] Sigilium Dei Ameth-John Dee Writing and magic have always been closely associated. The Egyptian God Thoth was the inventor of writing and the patron of every magical art. The considerable cultural contact and resulting overlapover the centuries because of conquest and trade between Egypt, Greece and Romeled to the deities Hermes and Mercury who shared many of the same attributes as Thoth before they all further blended together,creating the composite figure that was to later a immeasurable influence in the history of ideas, Hermes Trismegistus. At a later date and further north in what Roman writers christened as Ultima Thule, Odin, wasthe God of Seid (Sorcery) and, as described in the strange scene where Odin sacrifices himself to himself in Havamal, the inventor of runes which it is suggested throughout Norse mythology as being an alphabet with an inherently magical purpose. Even in modern day English the connection remains…

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