It is most probably distinct from the 'Aran&Autkes 'Af3pa6 u used by the gnostic Sethites (Epiphanius, Haer.
At an early period, and notably in the older systems of the Ophites (a fairly exact account of which has been preserved for us by Epiphanius and Hippolytus), among the Gnostics in the narrower sense of the word, the Archontici, the Sethites (there are also traces among the Naasseni, cf.
Xl.), Sethites (Cainites) should also here be mentioned, and finally the Carpocratians.
The list of the "Sethites," with its characteristically stereotyped framework, has an older parallel in iv.