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ABRAXAS (Abrasax, Abraxis)

A word with the numerical value of 365 (a = 1, b = 2, r = 100, x = 60, s = 200), which corresponds to the number of the days in a year. The name Abraxas designates a who in the Gnosis of Basilides is Lord of the supernatural world. In addition, he appears in magical and on amulets.

ABRAXAS (Abrasax, Abraxis)
ABRAXAS (Abrasax, Abraxis)

[See also: Basilides; Gnosis; Magic.]


  • Dornseiff, F. Das in Mystik und Magie, 2nd ed. Leipzig and Berlin, 1925.
  • Nilsson, M. P. der griechischen Religion, Vol. 2, p. 617. Munich, 1961.