How to use Abraxas in a sentence
In this connexion the name Abraxas and the Abraxas gems must be remembered.
Speculations about the Perso-Hellenistic Mithras appear to have been transferred to the Gnostic Abraxas.
Thus it occurs in a magical book of Moses, w hich has been edited from a Leiden papyrus of the 3rd or 4th century by Dieterich (Abraxas, 109).
A more satisfactory explanation has been offered by Dieterich (Abraxas, 117 sqq.), who finds in this chapter an adaptation of the birth of Apollo and the attempt of the dragon Pytho to kill his mother Schopfung and Chaos § 3, Religionsgesch.
Abraxas stones are of very little value.Advertisement
In addition to the word Abraxas and other mystical characters, they have often cabalistic figures engraved on them.