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Full text of "Arcana arcanissima, hoc est, Hieroglyphica aegyptio-graeca : vulgo necdum cognita, ad demonstrandam falsorum apud antiquos deorum, dearum, heroum, animantium, & institutorum pro sacris receptorum, originem, ex vno Aegyptiorum artificio, quod aureu animi et corporis medicamentum peregit, deductam, vnde tot poëtarum allegoriae, scriptorum narrationes fabulosae et per totam encyclopaediam errores sparsi clarissima veritatis luce manifestantur, suaeq[ue] tribui singula restituuntur, sex libris exposita"

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ad iiemms^anadfnjklforum aj>ua anH- 
quos cieomm, deatwn^eroum, ammantium 
cf inJ:^tutorumJ>roJacris rcce^tonim, orkU^ 
nem, ex ^vno.y£aYptiorum ariJicw^auoJ atireu 
antmi efCorvons nuatcainentumvercait,iledua 
iamfVnde totjoetarum aileaoriaScriptorum 
narrationesfahuloftz e^ertotam^nc^cloi 
jcdiam crrcrcsTFarfi aarijsima^veritdtis 
luce manje/mniur,jiuzp ttihut 
Jitiama reHituunturJcx 
lihrts dxfjlta. 

MicMAELEJ€4IERQ CdMITE 
'PALATII cesaf^i, eqvite ekemto 

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huths Tr.Maths, 

T TB.ireDj' Acryrti)«Hicrog"yr>hicij, <^firjje, Ifide.Merciirio, 
VuIcjno,Typhor,c,&:. dcc; KcjJiimoi e-ibus miiis, animanuum 
Afigulvium chatad«,tibusacniontJtnvDtis al js hiicf^cdaucbus. 

1.1 B.». r>f G xcornm areoor js, ioini'^ ig rurcis, vt aurco laronis 
tcllcc, aureisp mis Hcipcudam&c Uih laliaJ quais aureatnmcJjca' 
mcntMm dcaotaQtbus. 

LlB j."neaurfadcoturo£'carum<j',gcr.calcgia ficlitia, Pbilofopbica 
fctt Chymico.ine<liCJU 

LTR4 Defcftisacfacris Dcc non ccrt«miiu1»»i acludis, inhuios 
fci.nrx grattam tBltuatis. 

LIB. f. EcKcrculivLaloiitu',>flemaTtiPcium figi^ificaniibus. 

T IB.6.D; Trriana fxp ditif>n': Jtrcc|uifiti$ , finc quiTjUs TroiaCft* 
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Deq;novo luci parta,laborc, datur; 
Lcaor,& cccetuas,6candidc,fcrtur in vlnas, 

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MICHAELIS MA- 

lERI COMITIS PAL. CJES. 

IRiEFAl iO AD LECTORES. 

I m'*rcmini,led:orcsbencvo- 

li,quiJ Cauf^ niihi cxfttcrir n:rhunc 
tr^aaiii riRCrlNlSSIMURyAl «*»-• 
mir.e inftgmiHm pofl tot 0- tn>.toi d^ Hie- 
rogifhtcis, a^ e?orij{, fi/iynlis, thc ologtcist 
phtlojophicis,voettcts, Chymirti & medt- 
cii petvuiaAtos authores eaidertm ac 
in puhlicam m uttdt Ittcem nUnc tandem ^aiferim, vohtfg^ inpri' 
mu detot pr^iudicatisaddijudtcandHmtnJcripferim, poficjuam 
nm ipfam, mea ft idia ac mey. tem , vftrum^ can^ortm ftmul 
refp xerttis, mirariahfj^ dttbto dtfineti^. inter Chripiamty 
vt optnor,nuf/tis e(i ad o rc um omnium i^.petittts.ftmodofcnfn 
communi valeat & prima ItterarHm rudtmenta teneat, ejt<i non 
aliijuando Itbros Ethnicorum ( quorum in^ens numerta adno- 
ftram atarem peruenit) legerit & non hac duo in iHu obferuartt, 
Primo deorum,dearum & heroum.vtpote lovis .Martis, Mer- 
curijy Apolhnis, Jumnis, Ventris, Palladts, Herculis, fafonis & 
relicjtiorum nomina ; Secundo deorum & heroum finiulorum 
monfirofa, hotrenda & tncredibilia faEta : His enimd^^obns 
omneshbrt Ethnicorum referti funt adeo vtfete infvngulii pagi - 
fiis ea inculcando vtx cjuicquam praterea memoria dtgnum con^- 
tineant : Exempltgr^tia, Jicjuis exHomtro& Hetodotoapud 
Gracas, ex Linio (Jr Virgi^ioapudRomanostotlat deos &faCia 
deorum,heroum^a dijsonundorum, maxima pars eorum ope- 
rum obelifco notabttur : ^unt enimfa^a ita cumperfonis, & htt 
cum illti colUgata, vtftibUto vno, nec alterum conftftere pofit, 

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Pfaef;atio 

Ctf erifaftthorth'M Ethmcif C" e^^rnn; 'criptff Crit. At kos Chri- 
jiiar.iV'an>-drortfmmultitU(i%*iein larrf^ridtm ahfciniHf, /ieri. 
fimw csrebiiinuf^ v'pt>te vcrit.ne Verbi Het ii^fl^y.ni- ^ljjtA 
initur de tct dforumQrhere»m f.iclis dtcemtfs? /i.jh<tc fof- 
fibilia Gr vcra e(fe , ctimauthores illo^nmnon dijt^fr fa/ftfu' 
erint? .i-invero dfosrffutt^iinmus C^ rfijci:mus ac ml^ilon inj^s 
eorumfviEl.iO- pro^^emtm adr/tittemtu C^ rectpiemtu ? An hdc 
ct:?»i!.'ftft/fiproMuiabim-ts Q^ mhilvritatts effeinvrif^a- 
ptid omfies af.t^o^es? Aftrum efr, dr hoc nOn fuiffe f^jl/icitttm 
qttene^tiam imer tot fcriptttrio.tet Chnf/iarorunimjriada.\Cf{m 
tamen hc.rtim dt^utiltatt4m derluratio adeo nere(Jaria fit, vt 
■ i;ix v/ittm fcrtpttim fei^ po/y'jcKm, fcu Theofophtcumpsfi facroi 
itieras , vtilttis mundo t^fferri pcffu •' lerum trt CAufa efl , 
cjucd tiia non (olttm anttc^tiiffima (^- vltra cmmm fcr:bfnti' 
um memo*^iam repojitavtdeanttir , fedetiam Arczyufpma^ejuo 
ad veram Jui crtpmm (ewper habita ct* paucifftmis notA 
extiterint : Anttejtitffima entm c^ /imul ARCAi^ISSl- 
Ji'1 A ea ture C'.n(trieiebent, ejtttt ptr tot mundi ^tates, am- 
tdius e^udm ter TKilie ar.norum, tnde k prtmtr Auiho^ibtu 
ad nofira v^(j,tempora, vJtit Thefaurus in arca a^camfft^ 
me condn.us, te&a C recondira fuerunt , de cjtiibHi cum 
£thnict Scriptores nonnu/i.t 'icet fabulofa fubn/ole , hoc efi; 
pro fuo captu, tuclvettnt, mffiiria ea appeiidrunt, vtpt- 
tet ex infcriptione Itbrerum Lurroip, A^Ier.andri , Melan~ 
thij, L'.mblici , Ev.inthu y Q^ a/iofum prf.ter fabuUs Foe- 
tifOi nihil continentitim , ac earum r.e apicem vere expli- 
camtum, ra rattone ^ tjtiod tnteilexerint ^ fub his f.omen" 
tis res triagnas cfr myfiica^ Iatere,pltu reverd in recejftt 
contincnfes , <judm prtma frettte pron.ittentes ' f^gjpti} e- 
ntnt anttcjnt Japtentijftmi homines ( d qtfibtts , fi orfin.-m 
prtmam repct^.mus, httc otKnia propajata ej[e animadver' 
tcmtfs ) cum res precirfffimas D E 1 dono f**on. Uborc 
coMjccuti cjjfnt, quas Kolient pofleritati cmntno ignoiaty nec 
tamin cmKtbuj (cque notas fere, invtnerunt modtim easobm 
/cftrandi, o veiut tentbrti cjt*ibujdam involviHi.i^ ita vt 

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Ad Lcdofcs. 

mn tjtjt acmtjfimet mentis lumtne praditi ^uic<jHam de iis 
jHfptcerent ^ ftt^ftc Hiero^l)pha gramm.it a^ allegoriai C^ 
jabnlAi cxcoqitarunt , ejmbu^ tancjHum clattjlris c^ c&rceri" 
btti rcs non dtvftlq^andas > cjtiam diu Itbntt , continKtrU' t C7* 
occHltarttnt f vt viientes c^ andientes nc» (iatim intellige-' 
rcnt , /ed jaltcm irqtti*endt cattfas haberent. Vetum 
qtimtHm m lorum hnc cxorttim jit , vix dici mt credi 
potefi'. ^^emaamodm» enim apnd Babylor.iam in Apol" 
linis templo (iHream /r.irA vetHfiatts arcHUm cjnando^y^ cotn* 
pcttnn» legimiu , ex^fta co*)/ctfa O" aperta ea vts peflt/en-' 
tis ac pftntcioftjftmi aerts Jeje profttderit, vt difjiatHsnon c 
oi moUo cjtit adcr^nt , %'enenofa ac letfMli infe^os tabecoff 
jicerct , fed pfjiijera tncredibih^ T^otefiate orajfatus longe 
iattq^etiam Parthos affLret% Ant velntt ttmportbns Af* 
Amonii Q^ Veri apui SeleHciam mtlvtbtts e^HtlnJdam an-^ 
qjttfffim foram^n , qHod prtiis Chaldeorttm vates oce/HfJfent 
fofi direptHm tcm^lum .4poli»is Qr /imHlachrnm eiui Ro" 
mam tranjiatum 3 aperientibtis tam fnncfiHS ac teterrimHS 
vapor e^reffns eji , vt a Per/arHm JinibHS per Sjriam, to" 
tam^ Gractam eti^ finitimas re^iones ad Gallias if^fHrtni 
dfbacchntHS ftt, ( vt AmmianHs Mareellintu fi^ ex eo Ccti» 
Rhod: l 5. c. i2. reccnfet,) ita fere continit cnm Ae" 
gjptiornm theJaHris fnb arcanii fnis involncris recondttis, vt 
aliter, (jHam accuit, aperttf toiam Grecciam, c^ pofi eam 
orbem tetrarum fHper/fitionibtcs c^ deorum vamffmotHm mHU 
iitHdine, f/uptndt'^ faElis rtpUuerint ; Hoc malum per- 
dttravit loto Pa^anifmi tempore , donec verus antmz Aie' 
dtcHt S A LV AT O ii ns/icr ade^et^qui longeoiio temedio, 
qudm Htppocrates (inceniis fyhis Athenienjes ab ea pe» 
fie inarrHnes reddens ) generi humano pro/pexit (^ Jdoia 
illa ^er.tittm omnino pe^umdecf.it (^ dcJirHXtt, ncmte arca- 
n-.ffimo falvifico V £ R B O ex Jinu ty£ T E R N I 
P A T R l S prolato : Inde tatnprtdem gentium dti in 
Ecclcfia Chrifi-ianoq^ orbe , taKCjuam fiSlictt et vant, Vf 
/ueruKt ct reiecit jur.t. Verttm cum mhifomtnus y vt di^ 
Slnm, cjuotidis Ethmcorum tot edita mjnHmenta et Itbri 

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Pra:fatio 

tr. manlhips dcnornm vtrfentur, i» qt^orttr» fere JinguliiparA- 
traphii dfcram (Jr heroum j^'»tiliHtH fic meniio, hoc tyuftitis 
catifamprdbMtt, c^mddini^ ptr c^eostllos df heroesinulie^titn 
ftt .jluJiioJ e i?i'iag,indi. /d'o^^t^.ventt /ttnt, ejnipartimadhy]i9' 
riunt reduxertnt, ejuali dij illi c^ hetoes prtfcts fe^ultirtgesMC 
kotf/tnesfnertnt^iictalia^tanta, tjuxdeilltffcribuxtur, p^>^- 
qetirt, par ttm ad moresformarndoi aut naturalimhtitm mttndi 
ratiomm appltraverint : Verum cumhtfape numeroabfurdt^' 
ma, nec prtmistUii fapienttffimis adinvolvendum, ntctpfisad 
ezolvenaum dtgna, prctulertnt ac maxtmxm partem eorum 
fiqmentis p^^fiptij/, abf^ rerum confenfu produSii^, deprava- 
rint, vtp/ui dubtj, ^uam cen.itudtnt^in legentium animis relt' 
auerint, opiaruy.t plurimi, qutd tandem 'ubilits dt\s &• l^eroibta 
gcntiftm reverajubeffet , penitm exprejfumfjje : N^.mnonrcm 
leviculam, ab hj/Jiorta prefeEtam, nec/iJmoyes aut altas res tra- 
hendam, primitus ex'itijfe, ejux totum fere mpindum cr tot in 
€0 fiptentes non centum falitm annis (cjnoanimtam c^tt) fed 
trige(iescenium aut umplttu, hoc 'fi ter mtllt involtnt, tnvolutos 
tenutt G^ obL tecavit, prot e^to credibtle e(i : Intertm tx ijS, cjtti 
chymicatraclant, ejutdam feobtu/erunt, tjuideos C^das (^ert- 
ttles tx optrtbus chymtcit pf tmu/rt ortpnem pro.^^ttxtjje ^ffir- 
mertt, intir ^'^os Bracefchtu, Rob : Faffsn/is , C^ nonnulli aiij 
/uerunt- Ve fim cum tllt paynm f^it rebus finqula accommo- 
dJfrtnt, nec fdtts omntum ra'tontm CT ^armo>iterm m thodo con* 
vententi reddtdtrieit , partim ipfa chjmia muhorumiudtcto, vt 
ina^if, futtlts (^ inutilis habeatur, htKCwkii ceritado5lisde 
ijsr.bu* cenfert potutt : lirtrco eoo tandem hanc ntthi oprram 
Jump/ivr^s de cauftttndnfliis, ad declaranmm nempe o- VM 
trunutuleoennum ocAlts fubijcteMaum, cjutresfuh dyt, deabia 
^herotbtis gentiumprtmtttts intclltUdifnertnt c^ e\ua rationg 
per atates mun-itfabuljfa tlla huc vj^ p opagatafint, tum vt 
Chri '^iantc doHrin* vcrtiMper fe fatts [piendefcens, his vmbrit 
remotts,magts maq^tjj^tlinf}i etttr, tumv C^^yr.i.t, non AlcH- 
mm (tlla, tot nebulonum hutrtx C^ decepttonum maier, cju<t, 
metafla adulterat cfr no^ v:'> e tranfmutat) (ed cjHa, Medictnx 
AHrttcprodHcendttinfervit, AnttqutJfimA C^VcrtJft.na demon» 

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Ad Lc<flores. 

DONVM vindiceitir. Nemo, arbitrory anrHm, metallHm 
t^timHm, (jttodpro rerum precio in mHndo^ Aumfmt mnndHt 
er erit, receptnm eji, cjHod^ mnltis homwum morl?i cnrandis 
adhiberifolet, tmcjuaminHtUe, nocenttffinHm q}- dettflandnm 
ejHid a^imahtt, frofenhet C^ accnfahit, propterea, cjHod non 
tantaapndfe fit eitti copta, cji^antam vellet, necomnes affecltu^ 
myrbosCjr defyJeria hominHm tollat, ac mHkorum malorHmy 
jurti, rapina, homtcidij, aiulterij ^ fere omniHm vitior/tm 
perpetrandorum illecebrofa caufa (it , nifi vrltt ommno extra 
wndum viucre c^ cynicm videh. Idem de Afedicina ludi' 
ciii efio : Si intureXauro medicina.vel ex hac auriiprpventat, 
(jHis nifi tnfam/Ji-ntis, medicinam tlhm dettjiabitur ? Fuer efi 
in n.undo, qtit e^Kiftimat omnta ita[e habere vhicHn^^ vt infua 
domo, velvrbe vel reoione, tn quaedHcatmefl : Btspuerefli 
quidtateVAlens pHtat nulUs unrjuam futffe aut ejfe, ejuiplttitn 
rebiti vid^rint, (iiuerint ^ intelleXinnt , cjuamipjec^pere po-^ 
tefi. N^ m> it ■ ^ iudtcto valcns ventatem Chymice ideo negabit, 
cjwid eim non videat, /ciat a'4t intellt^at : Hoc cmm ejfet »«i- 
puJen'tfpmi in^enif, omrda Fnita febt nota recipere, fjnotaex 
rfrum nmiterfitutepruflt^^arevelle' Hoc e(Jet, intjnam, invidi 
^■c-ii-jiu^ nm hum.ty;i moris, mmio detraheretd, cuittsipfe 
vf^m non h.tb.ret. Vetti^n r.e cjnis inde opinetur, me, cumtale 
Jcri-i.um v^oferam, etujdm ''ti fcientiamprofiteri, fluatotum 
m orum ranonc<n p. rapiat : A-fedf i» im Gatentcam huc vf^ 
proftffi^ ni>n dellttt (^ a/ia, fiejua ejfent, arcaniffima in Chy- 
mi is indc^ga^-e : [d entm homtnis Itberaitter edpipatt propnum 
ejfe arbitratus fum^cum vt ^ ues a i volandurrt ita tile ad ratioci- 
nandum ptHtm vtdeatur : Avibmautem nm vnam partem ae- 
ris, fed vntucrjtim patere cernim/ts J ^S^td nt cfr- homtnihm t?d 
rattoctn.inium? Htnc nemo mthi Juccenfeat , lip>atcrco*nmti' 
nta, frire dejderem etiam areana ^ rara^ in Katura r rum 
fwdamentumhabentii, rattone c^ experien'iaprobata, vertjfl' 
ma: Hoc enim anim^z intellioentis proprium ejfe 4nftoitles irt 
Aletaphyficts demonfirat. ^^in eo affeSlu tncitattts extera 
ejnc^ioca vifituvi, ^ fic in hoc c/uoc^celibtrritfium regnum 

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Ptxhzio 

pervefri, v^iti^^nfflMctijs miii fromovcvdis acrius inhtereo^ en 
i)ic iaii-u n.ilA (ny caUmo tiMuf^ Medicindt illttu, ejtiam huc 
vIq^ tndagu vi, ftonpedtffeijuuff at predromw ,• Non tamen adco 
imm.^ttt^tiK, ceHe^mfcjuamimnainaripo^tt, vtviucemejueat^ 
cHrn aniiiw, ejudm Elephantot zterogeflare aiuut, ipfum apud 
mefo»crim, ati^^m. ejuodfateor, vr/ir.o pattu O' rnai MtneruA 
inluccm miferim. Mon tnim adeo de verbis, <ju..m de rehi^^r.ec 
tam de ^lfitiuh ivde mthi captanda, c^uam de commcditate a/ijs 
prsjiandx, ffi fc/.iriifu. /4ccipite tgi'Ur, ItEltres bcnevoli, 
huncmeumc^Htilemcur,^ Uborem in hocgenere novum, quivt 
vera Theolcgt£ non fuoervacanetu viaettpotetit, tta toit Encj- 
clopctdite, vtpote Polyiic^^vita ciu It, (qu^mlftrilprffdefitia 
troBat,) M(dictn£, Chymia, P->e/f, hjflort£, Afiror,omit,Phyf 
ficA, Cdteriljjcientijs & ariibus mcxtme vttlts ftiturks efl* Et 
quamvisvideattir paradoxn contiKertineo,cjt(odreceptapertot 
Jecula ejuafl infingat , tkmen cjuodcum veritate in cmritbtts con- 
venit, eiiamflcum maicre mu dipArte in opihiohtbtts di^cnti^t, 
magts ample[}endum reor^ejtiam tot opi antium pr^iudicijs con- 
/entafieum-^ Cumj^ id in rebtu divims fecjuamur, ^uidntitiam 
inhumardi tjs, c]ti<tproxtme ad ea^ (cjuales htt funt) acce^ere 
^eflimantur ? ^jiodfl quis Pagar.ijmum, deorumj^ multttudi'- 
nem aptrcbare maht, ac ChyrMam, o^ua vera tft eitarft tpfiiyi- 
eognita, in htfce haud agnojcere, c^i tco cjUod,\macumtnefibi 
placens, faetat, cjuodlubet'^ Intertmnec corhmfalfltatem, viri' 
flmilew, nec hutus veritatem, vaniimintetligentibus reddttvn» 
mtum. Vos, aut Prcmethetlumtms ,'cinttllum peSlore oefiatis, 
ctui Palladis fapieniiam animo circfirnfertts, tti,\mflnec} ul< ani 
nec Veftee. aram cum illii communem agr,ojc„tis, hoc noflrum 
fludium ab intiidorum (^ mafiyrum imurtjspro veflro ca»dore 
vindicetis, C^ Vtritatem ex profunda (cui immerjttm Demo- 
critHS rijH O- Heracletm ftetu tefiatt/HntJ puteo feu ffecu 
eruendam C^ extrahendc.m pro virili curetii .- Vobis tnejuam 
fotis, cjutbus corculi^ [apere datumeftante alto.\, hac (n/undi 
ARCANA ^RCANISSIMA) vrpote cjtii de his ex ge- 
mina ludictj dexteritatt calculum frrre noverttu, ape>ta C^ 
rcclufa, CKttrii autcmplebt ijs^indoBti, harum rerum tnexper- 

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AdLcdores. 

tls , incrf^(i/ii c^ nciticjunm capAcibris, Mowii & Afimi\ tan- 
fjuanii»dt^/iis, e]Piibiunthii, ijuodfapientibtu , fapi.it, ni/, tiifi 
lptrro>iut Jenfui ^ vH/gogra'.Mm vtdfater, vere arcana C^ OC' 
c/^ifa manere optamin : Imo vobtsfo/a loctc edita, his al^Jcondita, 
vobis inte/ltclA,hisne/e^,i ^uidemfore fperabimus ^ qMantum 
in nobis er't, annt t <mtir. Vef/ruTH ef/ hanc animi mri (ffufionem, 
Vc/unt^tis J/udij4j frcmptitti^incm nonaverjart, fedtequtbon'^ 
confulere , quos ego Deo Opf: Adax : commendatos haberi 
velim. 



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JN STMBOLVM 

Afagnif: cr Cl: V- Dn: MtchAeiis M^ieri : 

Corporis eft aliquid fpcciofi gratia fcrmx, 

Eftaiiquid pnfcurnpoflcdoccre genus. 
Eft aliquid vigili rapicnrij paita laborc, . ^ 

Suntaliquid,magnusquasrencrorbis»opc«: 
$ifamcn,his quantum pr.cftct/pertabimus Author, 

Sunt nihil,auc nihilo fi minus eire poteQ. 

Chr: Reinhart V.LD. 
R:I: M:S: Ord: 
& P. L. C. 

MICHAEL MATFRVS DOCTOR,COMES 
PALATINVS. 

IN CHRISTO SFE9 ILLA DEO MEA, 

AMO CRVCI ATVM, 

Auri ne te -eat me malefuadus amor. 

Aurea dos p/acear rel/auis ^- /ufnin t pajcat, 

LAVRVS,AMO OMEN SIC,DOS MIHI 

REGTA PLaCET. 



MIX A HA liAIHPO'2 
Jwj^si^^-fT/^t/k «»00-: 
HAIOI ;,. a'PM\ h^mi. 
MH- AMA H"PI XIAO'2, 

H'A10S H-MI (if^ymtfAiymyCA^PMK 

^aOCTt fitm. 

MH" «I" A*M A HPI XIAO S «•nSwirJi' «cTi 5^aTi,7f, 
Kaf/M fiJ^ar» «o^olc tCffMfimvri ^ihsu 

AUu(le'tu[d, 

MIXAH^A MAIHPO% 
MH'HMAI XAlAPO'S; 

MH HMAIXAIAPO'2 ^<n'c <rcr;^<r(nC;«u 
'^fx/jittm, t '^v^ue i jfKiUfic n piiicu- 
E'^ cVrk ro/uaTBr/<^Kc/«i^8i* o noc 

IdemLatine» 

Non fcdco tcpidus : 
Non fedeo tcpidus; Fcrvcrceft ChriQicoIarum^ 

NonfrigcreanimiSjncve tepcrc fuis. 
Bisgenitaxquxvi Proicsvencranda Parcntis 
Ore quiacA tepidos cvomiturafuo. 

M. M. B. G. T. P. 






" ^' "^«^Mf^^» ^'^IM^t^ 




■iP** 



LrBER PRIN^V5. 




DE HIEROGLY- 

PHICIS yEGYPTIORVM. 

^ Vi JE^^tUruni rerii anfqtiiflimaxura 
' hyrtoriam fcu potiu? gclU fabulofa 
complcxifunt, nihflccrti dc pnma- 
rum Ijtcrarum 5 autfcicnriarum ortu 
memor 3c prodidcrunt; qucmadmo- 
Aum ncc dc primis in orbc rcgibus^di- 
scrcditis, authominibus natis; fcd 
qi iEcunqucdc hjfcc fcripfcrunr.mcris 
otioforu n figmentis^ac mclincholicorum dclynjg auC 
fomniantium phantafmatis fimilima futit. Primos ho- n • . # 
mincg allcrunt nonnulli, in A-^ypto cditos eacomcdura, ^'«» ««>«»• 
qud]circarA*/'4/^'w,cum NihcciliWiK inundatio, calc-"'^ * 
facicntclimumfo'.cab<jq'U rcl,<flum, mul^sin loci'* cx 
tcrra; hi^tumultitudo nuiriurnonatur, qnfiabipfoor- 
bis pnmordio omnii animjnria fiinilitcr.iplicjj homincs 
genirifint: AlDi denu S^/c.*/»' qui «Tjaiorcm /Ifiie^F.ttro. 
^■<f^«^p3rtemjnccnon/^(r^;/>/«»?pcr!ufirauit, (vr ipfcmct 
fatctur) Qmprimi,irqu t,fucrintin orhc rcgcs, nrqua- p^rwjr'/?^^^/, 
quamcomperfum habemuscumijunjHvftonci tostra LiL.^c, i. 
dant; Impofnbilequippccft,li'crjSatq ie acprimosTe- 
g^SjVctufijs^^xMMlfciSi vcroquisl f(rrd!, ciiaT) tum fui-^c 
contciuUt, ccne rerum fcriprorcs nulro poft tcmp.^re Prim<t ItterA 
fusrc: fc'<quxint q lioractn tulcnt, ncf fclum Giseci o-fcnporcf, 
dubita;if,fcdctiamqaifclud!gc£vrs prancfqac rcrgia} ad 

B vitam 



1 Hieroglyphicomm Lib.u 

vitamvtjlium fcrlptorcsappcllint barbari, 

Idcm,moxrcqucntccapitCjapriroishominibu8SoIcm 
L.i,t.z. &Lunam pro Dijs jrternis cultos, & ilium Oiiridcm, 
FrimtDu. j^^^^, ^,^,^ Ifidim ccrta nominis rationc appellatoscirc, 
iiarrat, Vcrum qiiij vnicus & vcrus Dcus Deorum fif, 
quiquando&vbiprimi hominesac inorbcregcs cxtitc- 
rmtjcxracris Biblijs no?, vt indubitatum acccpimus, ita 
jie^^ptiorum in co, vt & in alfcrenda fuorum rcgum anti- 
quitdtc & numcrofa feric per plus quam viginti millia an* 
norum continu2'a vanitatcmagnofcimusjQuicum Jji- 
dem & O/irtdemahk^cx SaturMo gcnltos dic&ntj mirumcft, 
cur iilosproprimisdiisacternis&ingcnitisj fcucxlcQi- 
busluminibushabcant; Scriptorcs autem Ethmcos in 
hiIcccx:urarepolTumus, fi resaliter,vt fint, tradidcrint, 
tumquodobantiquitatem, quales fint, fciri nonpotuc- 
rint, cumfacrai^t^/JVhyftoriaipfisincognita fucrit, tum 
qv 6 J ob Dcorum tum rcccptorum rcligionem alitcr fcn- 
tire non licucrit. Nos vt fundamcnturn y^yjptt^ do^innx 
PropoJitio^C^ ditUAmuiyC}: innumerisindiciisexploratum habcmus,in 
JHmmA toti' ^^j^^^tfffcicntiamquandamarcanifilimanaturjeopcra do- 
«/ /r<ic7rf/«J". ccntem,fiuc MED IC IN AM AFRE A M^ non cx 
aurojfcdauromillicsprcciofiorcm , in vrufxntifrcjpraC' 
fcrtimapud Philofophos, Saccrdotes,& Regesantiquilfi- 
mofijqiiaevtpofterisfapientioribustradi pofref,vulgoau- 
tem igJiota maneret, pro fcriptioneoccultas ab animali- 
bus dcfumpf-»s notas^aGraecis poftea Hiro^/jfphicof di^ns^ 
pTodccUrationc vero reruni Allcgoriasa perfonis fidis 
cirumqucrebusgefiisrrannitaspafiimviurfauntrHinc 
fu "Ccdcntibustemporibus,fuperftifionchominum igna- 
roiu )racoccupantc mentes, perfonae illx proDiisautrc- 
^ibushabifaci animallapro facri8& invioljbilibus culta 
Parti'i9 fjnt; ii^que fi;i<julis monumenta q jafi acrcrna conflifuta 
prtmi(*yri, rcnTiu itur: Dc quibusvtordin-rquodam difqniramus, 
j. 2, dcDiisprimo, moxdcRcgibus y^^-eypryf, tcrt 6 dc Ani- 
^. raiIihu?,corumqucfdcratischara(5lcribus,acdtn:quc dc 

4. monUtncRC's,inUiciis^c vc(ligiis,qu;ehanc artcm in Ae^ 



Lib.r. Aegyptio-Gr,TCoriim. j 

/y/JMvfitatKnmam&qudnvernaculam fuiirc,conuinccnr, 
hoclibroprimoagcnrius. Antiquiflimi & primi huius 
artisfcu Mcdicinjeaurcsc inucntorcs confidcrantcs fub- iDeDijs 
ic(5lum,formana,cfticicntcm,Sc cfFcftuscius communita- Aegj^tiorum 
tcmcummundi prarcipuij; partibushabcrc, nempc cum kittoglyphi'- 
Solc, Luna, Ignc, acrc, aqua & tcrra, caeccrifquc ftcllis c//. 
crrantibus, abiiscadcm dcnomna Uiit: In Subicdoc- 
nicnartisduoconfidcrat tUFjquorumvnum mafculi, altc- 
rumfic.ncllxrationcmobtincrj idcrquc illud Ojirtdtm 
fcu folcm,hoc//?^(wfcu Lunam dixcrunt: Afercuriusy 
qji SoU&Lura£coniungitur,vfriquccomnnuni8cft,cum 
non fiat coniundio Solis & Lun jc in maiori mundo,nin & 
,\^ercHriui pf3Efcntancus*adfit, quippc qui Soli fcmpcr 
fatcllcs accurrit: Atquc hi duo vt funt coniuge s, fic 8: 
fraterctfororhabcntur,quibuscttcrtmsquidam rufu« & 
ardcns fpiritusadiungitur^T^p^o» diftus, qui Ojlridem fra- 
trcm vtcrinum in tcnuiffimas partcs & mcmbra dilTccat : 
Ha: igitur quatuor apud AeQyptios pc fon.x prxcipux funf, 
quaiutrcSjCyJV^/, S(is ct Mtr.uriMs pro diis, Tjphon vc- 
rdpromaligno daemonc, accipiuntur. His adnumcrant 
VtilcaKt4my(cu igncm cxtcrnum, Pahadem fcu fapicntiam o- 
pcrandi, Occanum gcncratorcm dcorum, fcu matrcm 
T/^^^i/^jiiutprovtrirquc A^///!r«w, hoccft aquam,ct tcrram, 
mitrcm omnium5VtOr/>^f«/ait,diuitiaslargicntcm;dcin* 
dc Satur»um,rouem,yemrem^/ipol/tnem,P/utenemj aliofque 
D^tos: Qux nominactfifcqucntibus tcmporibus com- 
munitcr&.alias(cmpera vulgo pro Deorum numinibus 
autplanctarum,feu ftcllarum coelrftium corporibusac- 
ccptafint, a Chymia tamcn rcftauratoribus,ct propagato- 
ribus primr.u ; in artis occultatione introdufla funtjqaod 
cxomnibuscircumftantiisfinguiorum fam apud Gracot, 
q^ai) /^f^^;>r/of, fcriptorcsmanifeflc confpicitur; impri- 
misapud D/Wc^r^^w^cuiusfcntcntiasdcdiis Aegyptijs pcr- 
curremus,acconucnicntiamcorum cum C/ywjc/tdfliba- 
bimus. Prjrtcrdi<5losDcos,inquit, quos ccclcftcs & a?- Z/^.l.f.', 
tcrnosvocantjfcruntinfupcralioscxhisgcnitos, qulfuc- 

B 2 rint 



tnHenta, 



IJidit itt' 
ncnta* 



Mercurii 
inutnta. 



4 Hicroglypliicomm Lib.f^' 

rJntmorfaIcSj,fjpient;av^c!6 Scinhumiinum gfnus hcnc- 
ficiis*in^morrahri.rcp«jtitos: horum quofJ-im in ^ea^pto 
rcgnr.(rr,partin cjj eofuidcron^inc, quo&Dii coclclics, 
partim proprio vocitatos, SoUm^ Saturmm^Rheam^ lottera 
quocjuc anoiimjllis <^;7-wr.«<« appellatum 5 Ipinonrm pr:-- 
tcTcayl'fi/c,i»p/m. Vedami vjtimd A^fercurium Primum qui- 
dcm rcgcmfuilTe.5pud Aeoyptios Solcm,conomincq'if) & 
coelellc aflrum. Q2idam Saccrdotcsaffirmant, primum 
rcgnairc Vf^icanum^mvcmoxcm ignis,coque hcntficiodu- 
cemab /^.-^^/>/rjjconf^itutum : Erpaulb poll: Dcinceps 
^(iV4rnum, qui lororcm Khfamccpcut vxorcm,aiorUfXti- 
tiire,gcnnilhqucfccundumquo/"dam, Ofiri^itm^i /faem- 
piurcs, grnuJlfc /ouem ac /uncnem tradunt, qui prop- 
ttr virtutcm vniuerfoGi bi impcrarint: Hos quu quc gc- 
nu:ircdcos,prcur apud Aegyptios iiks habcntur intcrcala- 
UKjOfyridem^ffidimyTjpho»ay Apfliincm ^ Venertm^^ EC 
0//r^rfminterprefatum Dionyjium, Jfidtmvcxo CertrtmX 
Hac OyTrw in vxorcmfu mptai rcgnoquc fufccpto, muta 
contulitad vfum vitaccomraunis. Hxcillc: Dcmdcrra- 
dit y/JW^-wtriticumct hordcum invcnilTc, ciulquc fdtiO"» 
ncmdocuiirehominc?j Icgcs quoquc dcdillc, tcmpiura 
Crcxilfe /outU /unont pjrcntibus infignc tum magnitu- 
dinc, tumornatu: DjoinfuperTcmpIa aurca flatuiffe, 
vnum maiUs/(T«;coEl- rti>aitcrum minus/(7«rMCgi coiura 
patri qucmquidam 4mmonemvo(La^T\i', Fccitctiam aliis, 
inquitibiJcm DW<»''«/, quosrctulimuS:8urcatcmpla,ho- 
noribuscuilibctct (accrdotibas inrtitutis: Artium quo- 
qucautrcrumadVfilitatcm vits rpe<flantium rcpcrtorcs 
ab Ofirtd'' cf /JiUe\n honorc habiti fuerc : Inucnti infuper 
jrrisaunquc m Th-b ^^^ifabrijarmaquc fa(5la, quibus ct 
fcrasoccidcrertcrtxcolcrcntur tcrraE". Statuje pn^tcrca 
ctDeumtcmpla <uri:a,abh:scum o.Tini orratn fabnca- 
ta funt. Ef mcx : Mcrcurtum quoquc maxiir-eomniu-n 
ab to (Ofitide) honoribusaffcdum, vtrfpertorrmrciu 
plurimaru i^.quibusvKsc hominumconfulcrctnr,volunt: 
Huuccnimpti,numctvcrbainordinenaKdcgi:ic^ctniuI. 

tift 



Lib.ir Aegyptio.Gr^fcorum. 5 

tis indidiirc fcbus nomina; ruHrc quoque litcrarum in- 
uentorcm aiunt, inftituitleq-, quo honorc, quibufvc 
racriscolcrenturdii: Inprimisobfcruitoraftrorumeur- 
fus fuitjCt vocum harmonias adinucnit : Palrpflra?, numc- 
rorumquc,cf adcorpora curanda mcdicinx artis,IyriE in- 
fupcr cxncruis trium chordaiii inftar trium anni tcmpo- 
tu:n, rcpcrtoremtradunt, Trcscniminfliruitvoccs,acU" 
tanijgraucrt» ct mcdiam; acutam ab oeftate,graucm ab hy- 
cmc,mcd:am a vcrc fumcns: Hic ct Griccos docux vcr- 
borum intcrprctationcm vndcctipfum H^rmcn,nocc(l 
Intcrprctcm appclIarunt.Dcniquc et qui tcmporc Oft^t^tis 
fu :rc facrarum litcrarHm (criptorcs, haec c=idem ab illo 
acccptarcfcrunt. C)//r/W(f«»etiamp!urimumraoconfilrov- 
fum : Olex quoqac plantam ab co , non a Miner' 
mt qucmadmodum Gricci dicunt, rcpcrram. Exqui- 
bus conftar,Vulcano&Mcrcuro apud yEgypt«Oi mag- Nota, 
nos honores ha^bcri ob invcntjonem tot rcruii» vitae hu- 
niana: vriSium : Ac qu's Vulcanus ? An non ignis ma- 
giilcr operum ? quss Mcrcurius ? An non omnc icl,dr quo, 
cxq'io& cuTi qjooperantur Ch>mici, licct non Gr vul- 
garf-qjidJQjaiemij^ncm vc 6 MtelligUiiriE^vptij r \n 
illum, d<*q lo Diodorus loqu tur his vefbs • cumcnim * 
arbor idu fulminis in monribus confl^grallct, ligna 
propinq'1 » hyberno temporc fljm ;n i fuac comproehcnffl, 
qiicxre Vulcanu.TJcalore Ixr ram,dcficicntcigncaddi- 
d ifc illi nouam materiaT», & co modo continuato igne, 
alios homincs conuocalfc ad cius afpc(?lum, tanquam a fe 
repcrti : Id nuMo modo vcrifmiile cft: Quia ignis illcantc 
diluviumnotiHi-nus ^uicquoq-, primJshominibus,q'i£n> 
admo uic fiTg; ufjcif) A )eli& Ciino, fabriliuart.iiinve- ^ 
tlo Tu 5i!c»in, vni No'i«: Vndcfcqairur, aiteriui ignis ' "7* 
invcntioi.etnbu Vjlcano,ncnipcphiIofophici, feuqjti 
modo ignis McrcUnonon vqlgari adhibcndusfitiHinc '^" * 
dicitur primu-j .-oud ^iEgyprios rcgnalTc Vu canus ; S»c 
MctcuriinornM u irrium & literarumhieroglyphicaru n 
apud cofdcai inucnror e(l j Propter ipfuo) cnim arees 6c 



6 Hycroglyphicorum lib.i. 

Mterx ^grptix Jntrodod^ru^tJllleiJoajit Rh<*foncam, 
eftfonomi^m, gcomcrriaa», iirirhmeticam & wuiiumt 
Nihjlcniroabrq-, numcro, pondcrc&mcnfijra fitin arre, 
vcnccnatu»a:S t RdijmiLuilnisthcor: Tc(lam:Cap.fo, 
Narura,inquitrbabctinrepiii!ofophi4m & nricntiam fcp- 
tcuartium l.lwralium, quibus opcratur : Quo n ia m ipft 
in fc portit omncnr gcoir.ctricam formam & omncm 
rcm tcrminat virtutc anthmctux lux pcr *rq')alirafcm 
numcii ccrti & pcr ncticiam rhctoricjjicm intcilccflum 
tuum ducit dc porcntia in adioncm, Haec illc : Ipfc Mcr- 
curiuscft intcrprcsomnium,HcrmcsG arc.isdi<5lui.jcuius 
confilio Ofiris plurin li n vtitur • Quia Ijdc Mcrcurio nihii 
£t : Ipfiolca facra, vtpotc omnium olcorum prjcdan- 
tiflimo, quinimjs molliaindurarc, duracmoIIircpotcfT, 
vno f 6 Jcmq; i.^nc : Rebqua ad Mcrcurium & Vulcanum 
fpcdantia, in fcqucntibus cxponcntur. Vcrum cur Ifis 
omniacKauro, &quidcm totintcgratcmpla, parcnti fuo 
& rcliquis dijs fiaruK ? Cum alas omni xno inauditum 
(it vcl VDicuin cx auro tcmplura ftatutum clfc, pracfcrtim 
hoc rcccntiori, vbiauri cxfodinis & fluuijscruti millics 
maior copia cft; quam antiquMUi, cum primum aurum 
rcpertum dicatur: Aut cur aeris auriqjfabros Ifis in ho- 
norc habuit ? hi prompto caufa cft^Aurca quippc Dca cfl : 
Eadcm &Lforor& coniunx Ofiridis dicifur, qucmadmo* 
dum luno louis & Rhca Sarurni, qui progcnitorcs corun» 
narrantur : Qox vnica nota Chymix cvidcnti/fima & 
propria cftj Cu.us fubicdum conftat agentc mafculo& 
paticntc facnira, tanquam fratrc & fororc, ncc noii 
coniugibus, vt paflTim dcmonfirabitur. Ollris igitur & 
Ifis,vcluti& Vulcanusac McrcuriuSjprxcipui dij intcl- 
Icdlualcs chymici funf, non qaelcftcs, fcdTubtcrranci, 
&abarccnati:Cumq5lfisCcrcsfit&Ofiris Bacchus lcu 
Dionyfusapud Graecos, rcliquas eorum dotcs & notas ^ 
infia tradcmuj. Ofiris vcro, vt Diodorus ibidcm narrat, 
Cumvir bonusglorixq-cupidus clTct, ingcntcmcxcrci- 
tum corgit, vr pcragrarci orbcm,doccrctq} mortalcs plan. 

tare 



Lib.f. -^gyptio-Grafcorum, 7 

tirc vitcs ac tritici & hordci fcgctcm, pccorumq; frud^um, 
cxiftimans, Ci homincs abagrcfti vita ad cultiorcm mi- 
tiorcmq; traduccrct, honGrcsfcCquod&confcquutuscft) 
potiturum immortalcs. Non cnmi prilci illi tantum, fcd 
poftcri ctiam proptcr invcntas ab co fcgctcs bcncficij 
incmorcs, provnocx maximis dijscumhabucre. Tra- 
duntautcmOfiridcmiEgyptircgnoconftituro, rcrumq; 
omniumcuja (fidi vxori pcrmilla, tradidilfe ci Mcrcu- 
rium,cuiusconfiIioj quoniam prudcntia vidcrcturcxccl- 
lcrcintcramicos,vtcrctur : Ducemvcrocxcrcitus, omni- 
umqjqux Cux ditionis cranr, rciiquiirc Hcrculem*, tu quia 
gf ncrc proxi mus, rum quia fortitudinc roborcq; corporis 
crat admirabili; Rcgniq; gubcrnationcm ita parrirus cft, 
Ph3cnici3?&maritim2c ora:Bufiridcm,i£thiopi3E Libyseq; 
proximis rcgionibus Antaeum prarfccit: Ipfccum omni- 
buscopijscx;Egyproincxpcdirioncm profc^flus cft, /c- 
curafratrcm duccns, qucm Grajci Apoliincm dicunt & 
lauri rcpcrrorcm : Of^ridcra duo fijij, virrutc difparc», 
Ar.ubis & .^;if<?^(?»prorccutirunr; vtcrq^armisvfuscftin- 
fignibus, aliquoanimaii haudabeorumnaturadiHimili: 
Nam Anubiscancm, Maccdonlupum infigncarmorum 
tu'it : (Va cx rc hjEcanimaiiae^/^^r^/ fummo '\x\ ho- 
norchabcnCjCt horaraanimantium iormis apud c^gyp^ 
tio! coluntur, Duxit iniupcr fccum Pana , cui ty^gjp" 
tij in ThehMd^,(:\mt2Kcm fiii nomlnis jtdifi. a uht, Chcm- 
nim,id cftiPanis vrbcm vocitatam : fccuri funr cum qMoq. 
inagriscolcndiscxpcrri, qnivincasplinf^rc noilct, Ma- 
ronjqui tnticura fcrcret, Trfproiemijs : Omnibus dcindc 
compofitis,oratisdijj;Ofiridcincomani.qMoadm Aegvp- 
tumrcdircr, nutrillcaiunt, acvciCus i^thtoPtaniprKiCcC' 
tura : Cum clFjt in ty£thiopia, fcrunt obLtos ci SatyroS) 
ccmasvmbilico tenus ha^cntcs: DicirurOfirisfuilTecu* 
pidicr rtfus, dclc<^anq; folitus mulicis ci chorcis : Qua- 
propter illum n.ulicorum multitndo fcqucbatur ;liiter 
cosnoucm fu.lfc: virqincs adolcfctnruh^-tum cancreloli- 
tasjtum in aliis cruuitaS; quas dcincep» Crxci appclia.unc 

Mufas 



9 Hicroglyphicorum L b. i, 

MufaStHas Ap :)i(incmdocuiiTc'd!cunt, qu.»<'x.'e NUificiia 
cftnoiTiatus :Hocternporc Nllum ferurirccj SimCa- 
nisortuiu (cunccnini maximc crcxcrc coniu wt) u, lo- 
rem Acg>pfi partroijCtcammaxiiTiej cvi ?trn vticub mi- 
pcrahat, mundallc ; Abfumpriscnim fcrm.: omi ibus crus 
tcgiOMis n.cohs, Frotr.criifum dolorr n-.ofuip k iiitcifi- 
ccrc vol.iiir-j Fluvium vcio prcptcrtuilus vclocirarcm, 
profuuJjriiren q^ aquarum Aquilam tunc appcJlarum: 
Hercultm tuni conlilii magnitudinc fum virrutc voiu- t 
evtftigio comprcfTilTc aq'j.irum impcmmct ad priorem 
curfum conucriiire : At vcro Ofif is cum clTct in montibus 
*/£c^wp/>,vtrarq-,rlpasNiIiaggcrcciiiX % ne modumcx- 
tcdcret inundatio, fcd vcluti pcr portas quafdam cxxns 
lenisciretatqj3grisproficUi.Dcindc prr Arabiam iLxraru^ 
brunimareucrfaciens, au £X.xrcn,«;sIiidoS pcrucni', vbi 
plurcsconllituitvrbcs, cxquibus vnam Nyfam nomii;>a- 
uitjincius mcmoriamjinqua cratny.ritus, vbi hcd^rara 
plantavit,qun:roIdc6!ocu^itiir,etin A)''^ Aegyptt. Multa 
quoqucalia rcliquit fui apu .! Ir.dos monumcnta: Colum- 
nasinfupcr nulfisiniocisiutuitlucEcxpcditionisteftcs: 
Pcragrau;t autcmetcxtcras Af.a nationcsj Pcr Hellefpo»" 
tffMin EuropamtVir.iicr.s, Lycurgtim in Thracia barbaro- 
rum regcm fibi obfillcntcm pcremit; llli prouincia: 
Maroncm (cncm prcefccit; Macedonem dUun) Macedo. 
rUrcgcm ftatuit, Triptoiemf:m Atttcix agris colendis prx- 
fccit; Ocniquccumoibcm fcrme circuiircr,in Je^^ypium 
rediit.tulitquedonafccum adiueinsgennlus data.Dcm- 
dccumadDeos cxhominibusciret tranfldfusethonores 
illi cf facra, vr maximoD:orum,ab JJJdt ciAJercurtoin- 

Myjttes. flitutanjnt,multaqucvimyflicaadcultum addira,quibus 
;cius Dejpotcntiam ampiiorem rcddercnt. Tantum brc- 
uitcrdc 0/»'/<a';/in Indiam cxpcditionccx D/'?^ori' atfulillc 

N ta. (ufi)cm.Huro£lyphtcAS rcaal'cgoricas halceumnts narra- 

tiones,etvcrifati,rialitcr,qia.nlic,accipiartur,adiicr(ifli- 
maseirc, tmn exfin^ulis ad lircram abfurdis cr idUis, 
tumcxplaiuationc vinijtruicict hurdciicgctc, pccorum. 

«1"« 



Lib. 1 1 Aeg)'ptio Gr^corum. 9 

qu^rru(fVu,abcodcminucrntis,qujEinracris litcris, vtdi- 
^uoijpatribus antc diluviuni,«rt in orbc primis vcre attri- 
buuntur^-^onftat. Siqulsvc^6artis,dc quaagitur, quale- 
curq, cognitioncm habcar,illc non (olum ncgatii e fcict j 
quibus rcbus hadcnus Jid-a non afcribcnda fint ,fcd ct at 
firmatiue.quibus vr^cc conucnianrj ncmpc Oftrtdem^ ct 
Ilidem dfcin vno fubicdoagcnsct paticns; ct pcr cxpc- 
ditioncm 0/iriMs, folutioncm opcns arcanidimam dcno- 
lari,vbiprimum ad Acthiopcsnigros, poilad marc ru* 
brumdcueniturj quicolorcs vtprimo & vltm o intcr- 
ucniant ncceiTc cft ; in principio nigcr, qui pcr intcrmc- 
dioscolorcsinalbcdincm, acpoftfn rubcdinfm traniit: 
HiCceMimcreAtafHnt, inquit Flamcllus, iri hac terra mfir4 
j4ethiopi<e j Et Rafis , Deallfa Cormm tt*ttm^ fivis deatbare 
ipfum^CHm Ni'o ^e^jpti albefcitprimo^ tftfjc cum Perjia infe- 
cretit^&cn hoc, (^ hac apparehit rubedo, vt papauerin Eremoi 
Si Nilus non intra mctasrctincatur,fc iin agros.nimisrc- 
dundct,maximaindcnoxa cucnirct. Oportct it q; Prf 
meth^um rationc prxvia; ct Hcrcuiem laborc comitc,id cft, 
artificcm,ingcnio mariiq-, id prjecaucrc •• Adfunt noucm 
MufjCjCtfratcr ApoUo^ hoccl>,9. Aquilse^ctvnaparstcrrx 
nigr2e,vtalij cxponunt. AdfuntSjtyri falicntcs,ctchori 
mulic u,choreasduccntc$,ncmpeNymphx ct Lyrophx, 
afccndcntcsctdcfccndcntcs: fcmcninfuum agiii iaf^ii 
cft, Cui Triptolomus pra!cl>,ficct vitis plantata vuas fc- 
rcns copiofifiimaS} MircHrm conlultor Ifidt ct Hercnles 
gubcrnator Atgyptt datus : HrcuUm clTc artificcm ct 
A-fercuri^.m priiru, mcdium ctvltimum opcri«,mfcrius 
iatius patcb-t. Si quis igirur omnia ct fingula huius cx- 
pedjtionisadaconfidcrct, vidcbit nihil abfq; fingulari 
caufaibidcm pofitum,fedomn£(olutioni di(flse advnguc 
quadrarc; Sacra Ofiridt a \Iercurio cfr Jjide inftituta ellc 
dicuntur,ctmu!ra aliavi mydicaad cultum ciuc addtta: 
Vbipcrv^mmynicamfatisdcciaratur, quodalius fcnfus, 
prrtcrquim hyOoricusetIitcralisadfit,qucmnosin plx- 
rifqucrimatiintciligcntibus fatis iniinuamus. QUcC de- 

C indc 



lo Hieroglyphicorum Lib.i. 

indcfolutioncm hanc,fcumortcmO/r<W//', fccutafunt,ct 
quidcirca ciusmorfcmcontigcrit, fic D/Wor«jcontcxit: 
VcrumjinquitjCX vctuftis SacerQOiu arcanis, i]u\0/tridis 
tcmporcfueranr, poflca copcrtum crt, Ofrtdem Acgy^io 
iuftercgnanrc a TyphonefTairc impioatque ncfariointcr- 
cmptum,qucmil!c in fcxacvigintyDirtcs dilfcdumjcu- 
ilibctcorum, quifccum tantifcclcrie puticipcsfucranr, 
partcm d^dif,vcluti cius facinoris confcijs, & fimul vt ip- 
fosdcfcnforcs,cu[lodc(q; habcrctrcgni Hdos. //Tifratris c- 
iufdcq; viriraortcm auxilio filij(ORVS ci nomcn cratj 
vltajT^y^^^yw^&quicaedisconfcij fucrant,iRtcrcmptiSjc/£^- 
^^;>/»rcgnumccpit: CornilFacft pugna iuxfa fluvium in 
partc ^r^^/,e,quam y^«;<</appcllant vicum cQ^pdnomcn 
cx /^«r<c/mortcab Herctile OQciCiyO/tridir tcmporc fortirus 
cftlocus. C)/7r/W/>partcsomncs difpcrfas cum inucnilfet 
//i^/jpra£tcrpudcnda,cupicnsinccrtumcirevirifcpulchiu, 
ab>^(?f^^/^yautcm&fingulis hominibus honori habcri, 
cxaromaiibusacccrafingulascaspartcs in formam ho- 
minisvirofimilcmcompofuit. Conrocatisdcinccps y^e^ 
gypti faccrdotibusfingulisdcditOyTr/W^ imagincm,a(rcrcns 
cisfoliscorpusilliuscrcditumatqucadiurans, vtnunqua, 
apud fccircfcpulturam O/tridisyvWi pandcrint,vtque illum 
inabditis fcruatucn, vt Deum colcrcnt, vcluti Ofindem 
' dum viucrct,& poft obitum fimili ccrcmonia obfcruarcnt. 
Vtautcm maiori bcncficioSaccrdotcsadhxcfibipromp- 
tiorcs faccrcr,tcrtiani cis a^rorum partcm ad Dcorum cul* 
tum'&facraconcc.Tit:Hiiuin meritorura Ofiridlsmtmo- 
rcs,tu-nbcncficio/yW*raIled''j cius mandata pcrfcccrc; 
qua cxrcctiamnunc faccrdosquilibcttcftatur, pcncs fc 
O/^r/Wtr/wfcpuItumcffe.* Animantiaquoq-, aprincipio ci 
dicatain honorehabcnt; & cum moriuntur, in corum 
funcrcrcnouantC>/;r/^// ludum: Tauros autem facros, 
huncquidem Apin), altcrum Ademphtm nominatos, fa* 
crificant (9/rr/'rtf/,quosctiam vcluti dcos /iezyptij omnc« 
colunt: luralTe autcm Ifi^ dicitur, viro mortuo,nuIIi 
fcampliusnupturam: lufto dcinceps rcgnauit impcrio, 

bcnc- 



Lib.i. Acgyptio-Gri^corum. if 

bcncficio in rubditos, rcliqucs oftincs cxccdcns : Poft 
obitum vcroia^mortalium honorcsconfccuta cft, fcpul- 
taq; apud Mempb^m \n V V L C A N I hico, vbi vfque 
adhoc tcmpus fcpulchrum cius monQrarur: Konnulli 
horum Dcorum corpora non illic fica arbitrantur, fcd in 
ty^thtopi<e, Aeoyptic]'^e montibus, iuxta infulamj qux 
Nili Port:c ab agro Dijsfacro appclIctur.Vcftigia huius 
offcndunt tum Scpulchrum C/7r/^f conftrudum, atquca 
Saccrdotibus Aeoyptijs in honorc habitum, tum vrnas 
trcccntic fcxaginta, quas quotidic Jadc rcplcnt Saccr- 
dotcsadidinftituti, luflumquc rcnouantj Dcos nomi- 
ncvocantcs Hac de caufa Infula a tranfcuntibus adi" 
tu prohibcfur . Apud Thehaidi! vcro f qu.^ Giui- 
tas antiquiffima cft omnium j incolas, maximum ha- 
bcturiufiurandum per (9/Jri^tf w in nubibus cxiftcntcm, 
omnibus Ofmdis partibus , vt rctiali , pratcr pudcn- 
^z^ ibi fqpuitis: Ea quippcin fluvium a Tpba/ie^ cum 
nullus cx cafdisconfcijs illa pcncs (c cifc vcllct, crant 
proicdla: Ab 7/7^<? pofica non minori honorc, quam 
rcliquic partcs, fuciunt Sepulchro condita. Ab OJi' 
rtde vcro atqac IJide vfquc ad Alexandrum Macedonem y 
qui in Aeg-^pio fui nominis vrbcm condidit, annorum 
dicunt amplius dcccm millia, vt vcro quidam afic- 
runt,pauI6minus tria ac viginti millia cxcitilTe: Hacc 
illc. Quajomnianon clfc Hyftorica, fcd Allcgorica iVe?/<f, 
fidc fcripta quilibct Chriftianac prot flioDis vcl illitcra- 
tifllmusagnofccrct, dummodo annos Mundi crcacio. 
nis ab initioad hoc vfqj tcmpus computarc fciat, qui 
5575.nondumcxccdunt.VixitiraqucC>/r// viginfi milli- 
busannisfcicanteconditumaDcomundum, primumcj 
hominum parcntcm Adamum^ iuxta Aegjptiorum K\\z' 
gorias fcu traditioncm: Cumque BVrf///;J Ojindi c02e- 
vus tradatur, quibclli Troiam tcmpora, vt flatuuntur, 
paulo antcccflit, T^m»* quoquctotidcm annorum mil- 
libus 3nte mundi creationcm dclcta cfl: vciumfi h^c 
cxHyflcrijsrcfclIcrcad vngucmconarcmur,innLmcraa- 

C 2 lia 



ji Hicroglyphicorum Lib i"; 

liaindicfa huc pTorcieiflia cir-nr,quic ianifilcntio przte- 
rimus: Ad Allcgrrica & Hicroglyphica igitur fahcm 
O^ris tjfiid. brcutfrinrccxponendarcfpicicmufi^O/m, vt dictum,pro 
matcriaartis, cx qua Mcdicina aurea componatur,abr- 
quc omni circuuionc habetur- Haec fuo fcpulchrojhoc 
clbvjfij impofKa a Tjphone fratrf , in mulras partcs difccr- 
pitur ; quispof} opcrisabroIurioncm//Af colligit &vnif5 
Jjlfijfiid. (ulfurc comboftibilifcgregato ; Afquc fic collcdio par- 
tium O/W^^/^ab //t;^f inftituta, cft ciufdrmoperis rcite- 
ratioj q''acco'ufquccontingit, doncc7)'/?6<j«/.r virtuscx* 
tjnda lit, & /ncius locumAnima Ofiridts fatardcns fuc- 
cctrcritad 6, vr matrcm /yJj^Wjfeuconiugcmjfcu fororcni 
amantiffimamfacilirread fc conucrtat 5 quic cft vltima 
pcrfcdio: 7jK/?Ao« quid fic iam antc diA-imus , ncmpc 
, 1 fpiritus igneus & Juriofus, quimox Ofridem noftrum 

XjfpoOftqu pgp^ffjt^ g^ jn fuura colorcm rapiat, inOarvcncnijquod 
noninprina, fcd vltiraicodionc fi|eri dcbet: Ignis 
cnim in valc acccnfus non a Vttlcano nimis acuatur in 
ptincipio j aUaj, vt ignis Infcrni, totum corpus Ojiri' 
dif comburct, nc illc vnquam virje rcftitui a matrc 
Nota, poffit: V6i notandum, Iftdem ct Ofmdem circ vnum 

idcmquc fubicftum, inquo fit mas Ofirisbc. facuina /- 
fitf ncc non Ofir,s nUus & Iftt marer; vclO/irif frafcr & 
//i/foror* &fic in(\ir Hcrmapbrodyti(cu /indrogym fchi- 
bct,dum nunc pro 0/tridef nunc pro /ftdey quia vtrum- 
qucfcxumrcfcriy,vlivpatur&accipitur ; pro divcrfo rc* 
lationis rcfpedtu, mariti & vxoris, fratris & forori8,matri8 
& filij: Cumq;hocfubic(fluinvnicum fit in rcrum na- 
tura^&Cbymixpropriumjartificibus notu, ijfdcm O/iris 
& //T/cumtotafujfamiliajCtrcrumgcrtarum fcric inno- 
tcfcent? Saccrdotcs vcro r^(f/r/>^r) quod Ofriiis imagi- 
ncm habcant, fcpulchrum (bli cognofcant, apudquc 
fccifc alfcrant, ncc viliramen patcfaciant, hoc nihil 
aliud oflcndir, quam ipfosfatcrijper Allcgoriamtamcn, 
quod artificij Chymici gnari fint ac poirclforcs j 
quod tamen nulli reuclarc, nifi di^nifsimo, velint: 

Tcrtiam 



Lib.i. /cgvptio.Grajcotum. ij 

Tcrtiam jgrorum parrcm m faccrdotcs diuifam,Tauro8 & 
facrificiainmcmoriamOliridisinftjtuta&rcliquaomnia, 
Saccrdotunfcicntiam & cx artc cfficactam hiud dubie 
cum CiCfcris infcrrc polfunt : Abrurdiflimum cnim cft& 
a vcritatc hjpftorica alicnifTimum , Ofiridis rcgis mortui 
Scpulchrum abfcondi dcbcrc, nccvili monllrari, &vxo- 
rcm ciustotum regnum in fui habcrc manu, vt tot licri- 
ficia icrcrnis tcmporibus obfcruanda, tanfam agrorum in 
ftcerdotcs diuifioncm, inftitucrc potucrit, nifi res c(Tet 
inyftica&altcrius originis : Et quod Ilis nulli viro poll 
nubatj&qiibusccremonijs Apiscligarur,colarur, futfo- 
cctur& fcpcliatur, vtport audicmus, quodq^ inVulcani 
luco fcpulra Ifis dicatur, hsec fingula Vcri tatcm ob oculos 
cuilibctintclligcnti ponunt. Pudcndum Ofiridis mcm- 
brumcftfsBxilla nigri & inutilis, q-a primo quidcm in- 
crcrocntumfurapfit, at poft folutioncm fcparanda acor- 
porcrcliquo mundo&puro. DctcmporcvcroabOfindc 
ad Aiextndrti?»^ vtipfi iy£gy^tij nonintcrfir conucniunt, 
iXA ncc cum veritatc : Cu.n cnim Ofiris fit, vt diftum? 
pcrfona fiv^a,rantum rctrd fpacium tcmporis fumpfcrunt, 
cuiusmcmoriainucftigarinonpofTct, ncrcs fi(5taapparc- 
rcr.^al a» Ci falrcmquingcnros aur millc annos ftatuilfcnt, 
forfiiran ab hyftoricis cius tcmporis convinci polfcnr, 
quod fabulofum quid & non verum clTct : A condito 
cnim mundo vfqj ad Alexmdrum 35284 faltc.m numc- 
ranturanni, adfluuio verd adcundcm, 1972. Nccenim 
^gjptij fuis allcgorijs jc^ernirarcm mundi, vt multi 
partim infcitia, pirtim confukd fccerunt, introduccre 
potcrunt, qucmadmodum ct Chincnfcs pcrfuafi funt, 
dum vtriquv- le annalcs dcccm millium annorum con- 
tinua a fcnc habcrc, fdlfiftiive iadant. Dc Ifidr, prscrcr 
antca mcmorata inucnta,a(rfruntax£|;'/>?^, tcftf Diodoro, 
cam plurium invcntriccm ad morbos mcdicamentorum, 
& medicinx arti adniQJum contuliirc : Et mox ; Ab 
ca quoq; mcdclamad aircqjcndimin^mortal^ni aiunt 
ciTc inucntam : Iraq; Orum filium a Titanis infidijs 

C y iutct* 



14 Hicroglyphicorum Lib.i. 

intcrrcdlum,acpcraquam rcpcrrumnonfolum in luccm 
rcftituitjfjrd 6<:fccit mimorrilcm: Vidcturautcm vlrimus 
iftcdcorumrcgnairc, poflquim patcrOfiris fuit ad dcos 
tranflatus: Orumdicunt Apollincm intcrprctari, acmc- 
Ortis Medit dfndi diuinandiq*, artcmamatrc iridccdo(5tum, multum 
cfnanHrea. hominibus cum oracuiisjtum medclisattuliirc vtilitatis : 
JVota. ^^^ DiodorusrVbi obrcrvandum,Oriridcra prius fratrcm 

didum c(Tc Apoliinis & Ifidis, cum omncs hialcuc& 
Iunoncnatidicantur,nuncApo!lincm Ifidisvocarifijium 
&Ofiridis-Icqjapud vcram Chymiamfolummodo con- 
tingit : Nam agcns & paticns cum fic homogcncum quij 
&vniusgcncris, idcro potc(}(ircpatcr, matcr,filius, iiliaj 
«uusjauia, ncpos, ncpiisjfiatcr/cror, maritus & vxor 6cc- 
iufmodifimilia quodadmirabilccfl&inhacartcpropriu. 
Ifidcm mcdcias hominibus prxflarc crcdibilccflj qaan- 
tum cnim poflTit ca rcs, quc Ifis dicitur, in mcdicina orbi 
iampridcm innotuit: FUium ciusOrum feu ApoHincm 
vltimumcflfedcorum jEgyptiacorum, vcriffimum con- 
ftat: Ipfc cnim illc cfl, obqucm matcr & patcr, auusct 
proaui tot laborcs fufccpcrint,in Indias aliafq j mundi par- 
tcs.migrarint, ncc non tot flupcnda opcra pcrfcccrint: 
Hic cft PhiIofcphorum,Saccrdotum, ct Rcgum f^gpti- 
erum thcfaurus,amor ctcura,proptcr qucm parcntcscius 
bpnorant,in dclitijs habcntctfolcnnitcr cclcbrant: Hic 
eftfxtusille philofophicus, cxlfidcct OfiriJc,autfima- 
wSyApollo cxioucct Latonanatus, dccuius ortu, vtcrdc 
fororisciusLunxaut CynthisE^infcriiisdiccmu?: Dchoc 
gratulabundi philofophi .multis in locis mcmincruntj 
^pfum ncmpc cifc cx Scruo rubco fcu Gabritiopatrc ct 
Bcia matrc natum, longcq-, nobiliorcm fuis parcntibus 
forc; Curoqj matrc itcrum iiliu coniugio copuiandum, 
hoc cfticodum cumcrudoconiungcndum atq, itcrum 
coqucndujdoncc vnumquidhomogcncuminfcparabilc 
cx duobus fiatincmpcrpirituspcrfcdus: Ifaic l.2.c.26.De 
^««,inq'Jit, Meriemu locjuitHr: ConiuyiUioremfncitoacar.i- 
mamctfffde, itavtin Ktermm ah artimdmtjjcparetftr : Facito 

KHptias, 



Lib.i. J?gyptio-Griecorum, 15 

nuptiof, w^fiit Gehr, acfponfamcum/ponfoi» len»collocAjtic 
leciH.neiasrore ctlefliirror^hU^ at^ (ponfaji/ifim concipiefy u 
Rexerit irtomnestrifjHi eiiis^ omnef(^hofles eimpacem cume» 
imbunt , ac rubro diademate corombitur, Rex^ atemitatis 
permansbit, ac nunejuam dominationem amittet, Dc codcm 
HcrmeSjCap, i» yenitc, \X\<:{\i\lyfilij fapientumex nunc gatide» 
bimns & deleUemur fimsiiy quiamors confumpta efi, (^filiHS 
noflerijm regnAt ac rubeo ornamtnto C^ carneindutHS efl : lam 
fllitunofiergenitui Rexfumit tin^uram ab igne : Et in McCa> 
phoTi Qc\\in\ • Nuncio ergovobis, ^uodnifime interfeceritiSy 
iy)tclle5lits vij^r no eritpetfeSifu, C^ inforore mea L%na Crejcit 
gradus fdpi^ntia vefirx, & non cum alio exferuU msis, drjifci- 
retisfecretum meu, egoftmfrumemH feminatumin terrampu* 
ram, cjuod nafcens crefctt c^ mu/tip/icatur, (^ adfert fuEium /e • 
minanti : Ibid: Ego enimfum excellens^cjni exaitCydeprimocm' 
Ciat ^ nuilHS feruorummeorum potefifuperms, nifivnHS, cui 
datum e(i, cjuodcontraripts efimihi, Et ipfe defiruit me, nonta- 
mtn dsfirmt naturam meam-^ etipfe efl SatHrmu, quifeparat 
omnia mea membra : Pofleavido admAtrem meam,qutt conare- 
gat ommt mcmbra mea dimfa Grfeparata, Ego fum tliiiminans 
omnia m:a , dffacio iumrn appurere patenter in ilinere depatre 
meo Saturno cfr etiam de mitre mea, qua mihi inimicatur : 
Qiildhis, ctijs (imilibus, qu:e apud noftratcsauthorcs 
cxrant, accommodatius adOrumHidisfiliumautiprum 
Oliridcm, cuius membra ab Ifide congrcgantur, dici 
potcft ? Quod quoq; filius cum matrc concumbat, in- 
numcris locis apud phiiofophoi indnuatur, prxrcrtim 
in Sccrcto maximoj vbi dicitur, Vertimconfiteor, peccator 
fum, qsiod cum mxtre met, quA meprins in fuo vsntre por- 
tauerat, confueui maltipiicare fifiosmeos (^ cum ipfaconfuc' 
ui deleEiari cfr amicabtiiter ampiexari , vt ex ea c^ per eam 
pojfimmihi fimi/es augmentare cffmuitip/tcare, iuxtatiiHd,Pa- 
tereiiu Sel^mxterei^rU Luna: Et dicit Arnoldus j Matrempu- 
ramaccipi.is, c^eami»ie^o ponas cumfi/ijs, Cribide/e^etur, 
C^qnandoincipiei alicjuantuium ae/iSia*i, in aqua fiigidaex» 
ti'igue,S\c Lullius in Codicili : Cap. ■■ ^,Oportet, inquit, ma- 

tremf 



i^ Hicroglyphicorum L^b. i ^ 

frem^Udpritts ^enerat fHiHm^tn humAriin ventre filij etah eo 
^^wr4r/ : Qyd 1 vc ro eadcm fit roatcr ctfo^-orjquodnatu- 
rscquidadvctfum viderur,cxhadcnusdi<5lis, ctcxdifpu- 
tationcJo/^f rt Mercurij patctj vbi Aiercuri»S'^Ego^\r,c^\i^ 
ffiritualii Jum, (^ in me Utet fapienfia ahfccKdttjy ^ ejui 
meinnxerit fihoveifratrtMeo^ viuet C^ gatidt bit , habet^it^ue 
fempiternum Thefaurum ad o vt (ipafceret ^uotidicmtlle miili^ 
hvminun3,nonindigeretl rcdhismiins& lecflcri ipfi ad in- 
dagandun» authorum fcntcntiasctcum hifcc Ae^ypiijsiw 
tjquirsimis confcrcndumrclidlis, D/WoWnarrationcs de 
jie^ypttorum 3TCir\'\s profcquamurjquididlq^Ioco, ^egypttj 
SaccrdofcSjinquir, a Solis rcgno, vfquc ad Alexandrttzm' 
pus,quoin Afiam tranfccndiriannos computantjfcieii il- 
Icctvijirti: Fabuhnturqucqi prifcosillos Dcosregnairc 
anrris..niplius mil'cetduccji(is,poflciiorc8 vcrbnon mi- 
nusfrcccritis-,quoJalijdcLunx ctnon Solii motu acci- 
pijnt, mcnfesproanniscomputantcs: Lcgcquoquc y^*- 
^^;jr^pinEv'crcommuncm cjetcrorum hcmmum mor<tDi 
Jlanxercjfas cirefororcn-afratrcvxorcm capi, cx mplo 
IficUs tTiori,quacfratri 0/7r/^ nupfifret. EufebiHs^^ui At- 
gypti rcges quoqj commcmorat, Occanum omnium pri- 
mumponitinannumMundi, 1802. cjuo remporc Nim" 
fo//pfimusRevinorbc icgnauit: Et poft Oceanum, O- 
Jiridem ctl/idem-^ dcindc Dyna(\iim Jcg^pricrumc[va.pi^ 
(lorcsregr.aruntAnnisio ,. rol}, Dynaftiam Polytano- 
rumpcrannos ^^V.quorumvJtirauscft MirisfcuPW<«» 
Adenophif 6\^m^c\xc\icT annum Mundi,? 550. Hinc Dyna- 
fiiam LArthftmpCTADnos^i^^. PofthancDiipolycanoium 
pcrannosi??. Hifr«^o//</"aba.nno mundi, ^o^^o.Aepypm 
tios rcgcs enumcratjintcr quos Anno Mundi, ^ 2 2 8. \ ethon 
,^^ pgx Vf^lcani%Accx^o% rcgnauit; dcquo mirum vidcri dcbeat, 

VI**' S * quodctRcxctSaccrdosfucrirj nccvcro /o«//,aut magni 
*!'*'" ' Dcijfcd gcntilium dcorum viIifsimi,jFV/c<ir#,cui ignistunc 

^ '* vt|io(l,t;uoquefaccrcfcdcbatur .Quod (\ iam m !lc an- 

nosctvigintiabannisMundi,quando ^/pArWcr Magnus 
in Ae^yptum vcnit,dctrahanius, rcgnum Solis fcu Ori,qui 

poft 



inciclcrcjnim.idufrtcmu6, quo tcmporcZctus,fccundum 
Eufcbium, Dyna(}ixLarthum rcgnamt, qui Miridi fuc- 
cdfcrat: fichjc rationcSoJisrcguum in Jf^ypto locum 
nonirucnit.vn' DCcOfiriritSj Iftdts^MercUrij, lulcAni, Sa» 
tfirni, levis, Nilt, aUsQceari -^ nili forfi^antr mundi crc- 
ationcm eosrconallr fomrienius,vtpotcnjhil ip. nihilo ; 
Hjud vc o infcius fuinonq j'ic DtopomsyA nonnulhs fcrip- 
tonbustradi.horu" Dcoiumfcpulchra in Nyfa Arabijc 
fltaia qua Njfeum Dionj{tuyn appcdanr j Eifc autcm v- 
tfiq., ai«;at4m Cciumndm facris fculpum litcris tradunt; 

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IN COLVMNA OSIKIDI S,h^c/cripta McfMtur: 

MTH I PATER S ATVRNV S,DE0RVM 

OMNIVM If^NlOR. • 

SVM VERO OSIRIS X^EX, £lVI VNU 
VERSVM PER AGK AVI R B E A/ V S- 
SiyE K^D DESEKTOS IND RV M 
FINES. 

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i8 Hieroglyphicorum Lib.i, 

AD EOS ^OSiyE PROF ECrVS SVM^ 
Siyi ARCTO 'SVBI ACENT, V S Q^VE 
AD HlSTRl FONTES, 
ET ITERVM AL 1 AS ^OSlVE O R B IS 
ADII VS^'E AD MARE OCEANVM 
PARTES. 
SVM SATVRNI FILIVS ANTJ SHlOR, 
GERMEN EX PVLCHRO ETGENE^ 
ROSO ORTV, CVI NON SEMEN GE' 
NVS,FVIT. 
NEJ^E VLLVS EST IN O R B E, AB 
^VEM NON ACCESSER IM, LOCVS, 
DOCENS OMNES E A, ^ORVM IN^ 
VENTOR FVI. 

Hxctantum in Columnislegi po(rcadfirmanf;'aIia(quae 

plurimafunt) tcmporc cflc corrupta. Etdchisfancjquas 

-^/JC^iV^inScpuichris cxtant confcntiunt fcre omncs. N AM 

QVAE SACERDOTES CONDITA IN AR- 

CANIS HABENT, NOLVNT, VT V ERI- 

TAS IGNOTA SIT, AD MVLTOS MANA- 

HE, POENA IIS ADIECTA, QV I EA IN 

VVLGVS PRODERENT. Haftcnui DiodoruK 

H.TC fingula adco dilucida funt, vt vix vbcriori probationc 

aut cxplicationc cgcant;£tfi vcrdciufmodi Columnar a- 

liquando in illislocis cxtitcrinr, tamcn non indc confc- 

^ quitur,rcucradcosauthomincsibifuitfc condiros,quica 

feccrint,vtadlitcramO/iW^i& //<<!^* aterjbuuntur; lcd c 

diucrfopatctjhascolumnasabarrificibus vcrisin laudem 

Dei Crcatoris, tantorum donoru Largitoris, ac tcftimo- 

jr^** nium vcritatis Ofiri^i & Ift<ii pro actcrna mcmoria confc- 

/ts a -^'f^cratasclTcj quibusnon omnino. ftupidos ad inquifitio- 

curto '^«'''- ncmrcrumabdltarumincltarcvolucrunt: Ifnk Mercu^ 

'**• rio fc cruditam tradit \ quia ita oportuit, cum tota mcrcu* 

rialis fit j JE^ji^jpti rcgina vocatur, quia Iftdis nutu & inninc- 

tMomviCiic^ Mgyptia ordinatx funt tam publice, quam 

priua* 



Lib.i. Acgyptio-Gra^corum. ip 

priu»tim,non quod ipfa dcdcrit lcgcs, fcd car im confc- 
rcndarum caula fucrit, vt ct Mercurius ; Hic vt totum, /' 
///ct 0/»W/,vtpartcs fchabcnt-; Cumquctriadicipoflint, 
duo tamcnfuntj&rcucravnum; quiavnum cxaltcroor- 
tum ducat: Frugum inucntrix habcrur,quia fcmcn Mun- 
didocuitinfuam propriam tcrram mittcrc, idquc pro- 
pagarc, quod tota ars cft,atnon ruftica ilta, notimma,(cd 
Philofophica arcaniffima: Ofiris vcrbCc Sathy»i fiHum q, y« _ 
prxdicatj&inatfcrcnda fua natiuitatc mcndax haud in- r-, 

vcniturjVcritascnimcxTcmporCjquod ^*2/«/r;7»«i roul- "^ 
ti putant pcrpcram,progcnita dicitur • Pcragrauit orbcm 
ad Indosvfqucct Hiftri fcu Danubij fontcsj vclut ipfc 
gloriatur,&Iicin Rha^tiam Gcrmani(£ tradum pcrucnitj 
idqucnonimmcrito; nam& fcptcntrionalcs hafcc gen- 
lc« docuit fuum frumcntum propagarc: Quod cx 
nullo fcminc SatHrni patris produdus fir, tc(latur:ma- 
tcr cnim ciusvirgocft, ct patcr non concubuit,nihiIo- 
minusciusconccpriofacflacft abfquc fcminc in natura: 
PcrCalorcm cnim draconis rubci & ardcntis maturatur* 
Cumq;maturus fit,ipfc cd (cmcn optimum in matrcm 
diam fpargcndum ; Rcx cnim a fcruo mutuari cogitur 
tam diu ,doncc rcgni fui rcdituscxcgcrit afubditis,tum 
illc alicna: opis non cft indigus, (cd dc proprio thcfauro & 
rcftium colorc fingwlis, quantum fufficiat, communi. ^ 
carcpoteft; Quod autcm Saccrdotcs illa inarcanis habc- p ^ "' -^ 
ant, & non cuilibct patcfaciant, quid pcr illa m)?ftcria& ^^^f^'^ 
facra dcnotatum fit, quifvc finis aut fcopus, qux Caufaiu JJP'*'""*'' 
fcrics,impu!iiua,cfficicns/ormalis3UtmatcriaIis, nonca- , ^f^^ 
rrtrationc : Si cnim omnibus conflifiirct, co tcmporc ^*' 
ralc artificium chymicum in Aegjpto apud Saccrdotcs cx- 
crccrj, ideoq^ totcttantasccrcmonias ordinatas, ingcns 
omnium gcnfium concurfus in Aegjptum fadlus fuiircf, 
Vari^cq^ cxpcditioncs rcgum cxterorum codcm xcnutx 
ctfufccptx; vndc fc Rcgcs ct Saccrdotes Aegjpiij bcllo 
intricaltcnt abfq-, caufa, Cuminfilcntio qiiicri fuisbon is 
ffui pollcntj Idcoq; intcrdiflum fuit capitali fupplicio 

D z quic- 



ao . HkmQ^fhimmn Lib i » 

qu^cauifn dc afGanii Uits propij.f «^jHq; fd f^eilius quia 
piXf:q;Rrgcsip(icx Siccrd<>(ibu»clccl: ct crcaticrant^vc 
Saccrdotr? cx p"»ih>k)phis i.Adhic.: (milu*? vcl miniinatn 
horum afc<«r.Qru d co.^ucioncmh4bii!^ prsctcrquam Sa- 
ecrdores; Et .SiccrJotes, filtcs Saccrdofcs habucrunt, vt 
(inguliopiriccsfjpiiiccs; :icc ^icuit alccn ad raccrdofium 
afpirarc, (cd cu iibctdcncccnirafr impcndcbit patcrnum 
niUrius aut opiriciuTiifxcrccrc : Hjc rarionc ncc inqLiiii- 
nisalijs, pretcr Siccrdofcs, hauc rcie.ifiaaicde in rcrum 
natura,iiinonj:r; n-.ul'© •ninuspcrcgrinis, quicar.dcmob 
caufim Acgjpto pcnitus arccbantur, aut ii adccnillenr, 
cumignomiMia aut ^"•■iculocapifis rcpcIlcbanaT.Cum 
vcro poll cuiwfdam Rcgis bcncficcti.i jlltrd-i pf...pipqii'o- 
rcspopuli Grccciadvcnrjil.rnf, ob(curaquad.im fima 'X? 
ciri, conftat A^qjptias ^rcaniffivnas a*rtcs quoq; in iiliiS 
orbis partcspropjgatas clfcvf pdfliatiusdilicrcmus^Rc- 
liqux caufx huius fcicntisc occultationis funt cxdcm 
cum »J3,cur artificcs htcrc conu^niarjauf cur Vulgo artcm 
non vidcri vcramconducatjqur apud authorcs abundc 
lcgi polfunt; VI non opus fii: huc plur.i dc ijs adduci : Dc 
Alexuntiro Magnorcffru:u, cum ine^^y^/c vcrfintcma 
ARCANA Saccrdote qiodam Leoncdidtoj pro Arcano Arcamrutn 
rcfciuiifrjiliosjqui vujgoprodijshabentur, nondcosfed 
fiomines morralcs ^<r^T/)f»«/^rcgcsruiirc, idq;adGlyn> 
piadcmmarrcmpcrfcripfilTc,mandiJtIcq;VtIcd^amc|nllo- 
Jam in igncm abijccrct : Cum cnim Graccis :)ocm pro 
dij^colcrcntur, ncmpcvna cumariCj rcligione /Ito-j^tiom 
T' mpQX OrpheumsiWt Mtljimpodem ad ipfos tranflita, la- 
conlultum crat vulgoinnotcfccrc, reccptos dcos non .:lTe 
dcof-cum hmcconfufio omnis .rquitatis impcndcrc vi- 
dcrcf ur,vcri vnius Dci cogninonc non pctccp{a,idcoq} A- 
Nota icx.wder c^\({.oUm ignc «biumi mandauit : nam metus 

dcorumctiamfalforum, pro vcristamcnagnitnrum, ho- 
minc» omni tcmporc in oi?icio continuit, nc quicqujjii 
contralcgcslarasjautrcligioncm, autfummum magiflra- 
tumattcnrarcnt. QupdfifaccrdosillcLco,vtrcscfl,con- 

fcllus. 



ILib.r, Aegvptio^Gr^coium. 21 

fcffus clfct, abfq; dubio totam artem Akxnniro Magno, 
qiji tum /f^^^pfwwpoffiJebaf, manjfcdjrc coadusruilfct: 
Ita fubOlridis et Kiiis rabulolis invoUicrisartcm, auam 
diu volucriinticclaruiit : Si cnim conrtitiirct publice,0[i- 
ridcm (rt Ifidcm nce dcos.>ncc homincs fuiircjlicncc Satur- 
nij,Iovcm,Mi»rtca),Merciiru^ApolJincm,Dianam,Vcncrc 
Vuicanum, vrqujm vixiircautrcgnaire, acnihilominus 
Cngulis tot et tanta facra fict i ct honorcs c xhibcri, curiofi- 
oribus, q jid tandemfub illis vchtis nominibns comprar- 
hcndcrcturaclatcrct, indagaildianfam pr^builFct : Quod 
Saccrdotibus ^gyptijs ab OTnni rationc alicnum vidcba- 
tur ct cum funjmo pcriculo coniun^um j idcoq; talcs 
non dcos, fcd homincsfuiirc, ing-, dcorilordmcmrcccp- 
tos^aifcrcrc cogcbantur j ac ita Alixayidro caufam pr.^ebuc- 
runt-cum dijmaiorum gcntiumadcopcr orbenj cui.'u di» 
vino cclcbrati, faltcm hominesctregesreijrcnf,vtct Ipfc 
fe pro Dcocoli ct proclamari pafTus fir, niortali corpcrc 
circumfcriptus : Prrtcr Ojlndn cj IjUis cultu m, Hirculi 
-quoque honorcs habiros,ef Eteufinia fcu Ccrcrisarcanirfi- 
ma racra,aIijTq-, Dijs infiituta cllcircmpc Vulcam, MercH- 
rio,%iiturnojGuin{\m\\\Xy\i^^ apud./E3yptioscx Hyrtorijs i.Depritci'' 
notume(};redini"saijbicuoIucndisreli(5lis, Puncadrcgcs/>«^ ex£^?jp- 
AcgyptioiucclcbVioresnosconucrtcmus : Vtaufcm Sa» nRtgikHi 
ccrdotcs ■Vcgypttj difciplinarum artiumque rcpcrtorem PhihjOphi^o 
M:rcur;u'uiiretradunt,ifaeorum,qu:^ad vitam fpc(flanf, 
R'i»cs:Annquu'usenimnonad principantium progen^c, 
vt r)to4or»f inq lit, fcrcbantur regna, fcd ad eos qu; p uri- 
mudchommu v?ta mcrcrivid^rcntur, nucobcommune 
vtiiitatcm crcantc iibi regcs populojfiuc quod ira in libris 
facr.s :nntincretur : Eorum nonnullifabulantur, dcos pri- 
n-u & Heroas in ^. jypto paulo minusdccem &:odo mil- 
lia regnalfc annos,dcorumq', poflrcmij Orum Ifi.iisrcgno 
potitum 5 Homincs vcro paulo minuj. quina dena miilia^ 
vfqjid ccntcfimam atq; o^ogcfimam Olympiadem, quo 
tcmporc in iEgyptum tranfccndit Diodorus, rcgnantc 
Ftolctn^o,quinonuscft Dionyfifs appcWnus.. Vcrumrx 
chronoIogiamundiconft3t;«y£/j;)rwrac<rdotcsnumcro 

D $ ccrto 



11 Hleroglyphicorum Lib.i.' 

ccrto annorum,pro inccrto vfosjac illorum, qui nunquam 

rcgnarunt,ncc in rcrum natura fucrunt, regna vltra omni- 

um hyftoricorum incmoriam rcpofuiiTc : Primuro poft 

MtM4, dcos in jEgyptorcgnalTc fcrunt Mcna^qui primusrcriptas 

lcgcs ftx£^/)/f//tradidit (quasfinxit fc Mcf curij pracccpto 

Canquam magnorum bonorum caufara futuras promul- 

gare^ciufq-jprogcnicmrcgnutcnuilTc, ncrapc^z. Rcgcg, 

BufitU, annis 1040. Bufiridcm dcindc rcgnalTc cum8. poftcris, 

quorum vltimus quoq-, Bufiris didus, qui Solis vrbcm ab 

ThchaAe- Je^yptijt, Thcbas aGrnfCJft appcllatam, condidit, cuiu3 

gjl^tUeenti- mxnia 140. fint ftadia ambitu complcxa, acdificia orna- 

fart^amflif-ix^wntj^QcnXMm portxfintj&inquaiibctcarum cuflodcs 

Jim*. duccnti cum cquis & curribus : Non folum vcro hunc rc- 

gcm, fcd&qui poftcum rcgnafunt, multaacccpimusad 

huius ciuitatis amplitudincm ornamcnta contuliiTc do- 

nis ; praftcrca dccorallc pluribus argcntcis,aurcis,cburncis 

ftatuis infupcr,colo(Torum inflar,atq; obclifcis, cx vnicQ 

lapidc facfVis, vt plancconftct, nullam fub folcvrbcm ita 

fuitTccxornatam: Hsec funt vcrba Diodori : Hxcciuitas 

ad miraculu artis &naturaj cxtruda & a fingulis Regibus 

Philofophis dotata tot ftupcndis prcciofiffimisopcribus, 

inhonorcm ORI, fcu Apollinis, fiuc Solij, noncxlcfiis 

aftri, (cd Philofophici, e tcrra produ(fli & Vulcani opcia 

claborati, dcorum vltimi, confccrata animadvcrtitur, 

quam vidcrc aut intrarc nulli cxtcro Iiccbat,quamuis fama 

ciuslongelatcq; pcr orbcm di(Tcminata fitj HincGrjeci 

dc ca fcribcntcs nihil ccrti, tanquam non oculati tcftcs, 

pronunciarynt, fcd vclut (omnia & incrcdibiliadc Thc- 

bis Ae^ypttjs Ccntiportis paiTim fparfcrunt : H^ec fola vrbs 

ad luxum &opum oftcntationcm cxtruda fufficicns & 

cvidcntiflimum documcntum dc Aejijptiorum chymico 

Artificio darc po(Tct ijs, qui rcm acutius confydcrcnt ; de 

Thebartim qua ita Diodorus 5 Rcfcrunt,inquit,Saccrdotc8,47.Scpul- 

firnAttu & ehra rcgia, quorum vfqj ad Ptolcm.Tum Lagum, 1 7. tan- 

divittK, turofupcrcrant,in corum libris fcripracontincrj: Tantam 

pccuniarum copiam in /^/-j^^/jrt^fuiirctraduntjVtcxinccn- 

dijs 



Lib.i. y^gyptio-Grascorum, 2j 

dijsfCambyfis tcmporcqui Afgyptiorum tempfa com» 
bufIit,&omncaiirum ct argcntum in Pcrfiam tranftulit^ 
quxomniaabfumprerc, intcr cxtcra parum quid auri, 
qiiod tamcn vltra 3 co. talcnta fit pcnrum,cffluxcntjargcn- 
ti vcro 2 30o,Idquc dcThcbis AcgyptijsintcJhgcnducft: 
Bufiridcm Acgvpti rcgem, qui Thcbas condidir,PhiIofo- 
phumfuiircjCt/^Wf^»/ faccrdotcm,vc]ut cartcrij nullum ^^^^** 
c(l dubium , ctii cius crudclitas apud Grxcos magis 
dctcfiara, quam fcicntia cclcbrata fit : Annumcratur 
cnim a Grcecis Hercalis laboribus, quod nimjfum c 
Libya in Acgyptum profcflus Bufirim, Ncptuni Lyfia- 
nall-tqucvcILibycsfiiium,aducnas/^«;vcI Ne^tmo pa- 
triimmolantcmemcdiofuftulcrit; Idquc a poftcriori* 
bus Poctis in Bufiridisignominiaraadfidum dicirur, c- 
amobcaufam, quia nonliccbatGracciscius tcmporcAc* 
gyptum,cuiusdiuiriascx famacognoucrant,intrarc,vtan- StHptnda 0» 
tcdidtum: Stupcndaaliaopcrarcgis cytw*?;;^^ dcfcnbun- ^^r4 iJ^f 1/ 
tur ab Hetatao ct Diodoro, cuius monumcntu Thel^s non Simandij, 
foIumraagnitudincconfpicuum,fcd&artcmirabili &la- Thehis i» 
pidumnaturacxccllcns fuit,ftadiorumdcccm, in cuius txfmfe'. 
aditu Porta crat duorum iugcrum longitudinc, altitudinc 
45.cubitorum;Scripium cratin co • 

REX REGVM SIMANDIVS SVM. 

Sl QJ/ iS, QVALIS FVERIM, ET VBI I A. 

CEAM, NOSSE VELIT, MEORVM A LN 

QVID OPERVM EXVPERET, 

Etfc quoqacctaliud fignum roatris fcrunt vnico lapidc 
cubltorumzo.habcnsfupracaputRcginastrc8,quaeoftcn- 
dcrcntfiliam,vxorcmfc&rcgis matrcmfuilTc. Poflhanc 
Por^am & aliud crat pcriflyUum nobilius fupcriorcfculp- 
turisvari]s,in queisbcllum cratcontraBa(flrianos,quibus 
rcgis filij impcrabant, dcfcifccntcs ab co.gcftum aducrfus 
hosquadrmgcntis millibuspcditum,cquitum riginti,in 
quatuorpartcsdiuifocxcrcitUjCum profcdusclTct. Prima 

muri 



24 Hefoglyphicorum L b» ? J 

rauripirsoSridionemvrbJ» fculptim conrincbar, «b c^ 
pirrc, quaflavius murosalluit; Regcdeiudccum partc 
iiortiumcongrciro, Lco viacumco initapugnahoftcg 
infugamvertcrac. Scriptorcs quidam vcram h>i^oriam 
fuilTc.Iccnifquc opcradomi cnutriti rcgcrn in pugnu vti 
(blitum ad vidloriam fcrur t. Alij ob fortitudincm cor* 
poris prsccipuaai.lcorisfimilitudinc, corporisaninuquc 
vircsipfumollcncfcrcvoluiirc. SccunJusparics fcuip- 
tuscritcapt!visabrq'icpudcndis,Tnaniburquc iRcge du- 
ftis; qux notacratj«llo8c<^canimo.vilc6, & corpcrc im- 
bccillcs. Tcrtiuniiatus fculpturis vanjs pidunfq; Hc- 
coriSjTcgis facrificia, triumphumquc deuidlis hottibus 
contincbat. \n nicJio Pcriftyli latcrc-djtux jaccbant duae 
ingenrcscxvnicolapidf, cubitorum27. adquas trcs cx 
pcridylo aditus patcbant: Has propc doiiiUs crst co- 
iumnis rufpcnfi, cuiuslatusquodiibct duo jugcra com- 
plc(5lcbatur ; In ca flaru"?' duar lienc a: pofitae haud paruo 
numcro.rcprxOntantcstumcos, quide rc duiiijdifccp* 
tarcnf,tumrcrpicicntcseos,qi;i!n judicijs fcntcntias fct- 
rcnt ; Hiab vna nniri partriculpti ^o numcroeranr,ciin 
mcdio iudicandi princcps,cuiusa collo furpcnn* Vcritas 
pcndcrctjCtcculiscircifubcIaaiiijlibrorum cumulo cir-. 
cumfiantr: Hsr imiJgmcspr:^ ff fricbant, iudiccs ii^te* 
groset(cdfbcrc, Prxtorcm folam infpiccrc vcriratcm. 
Dchincambulatoriumcratdomibus plcnum, inque cis 
diucrfacpularumgcncrajfuauia^unuprxparata.-lculptus 
dcindc emincns cactcriF Rcx varijs coloribus,auram atque 
argcntum.quae exaureis,argcntcifquc mctallis annuatim 
ceperatjDcoctfcrcns : Inftriptd quoqucfummacratom» 
nis in argentum rcdada. 

A^w<tter decics centena (^ ducfnta Tnillia miUium. 
Seq*ucbaturdchinc (acra BibIio(hcca,ai qua infcriptum 
erat. 

ANIMl MEDICAMENTVM. 

PoncBibliothccam domusfiraeratcgrcgia, in qua vi- 
ginti clfcnt Ioh%$ ct Imonti lcdiftcrnia, Rcgis mfupcr fta- 

tua 



Lib.i. Acgyptio-Grajcomm. ly , 

tuijvbi &rcgis corpus fcpultum vidcbatur: Hanc cir. 
cumdabantplurimihabitaculjjinquibuspidaccrncban- 
' tur animanria Acgyptia fingula facris apta, omnia frpul- fi / B R O- 
chrum vcrrusafccndcriiij • Circumibatmonumcntaaurc- G LTPHI* 
; uscircu!us,cubitJS ^,6^ vnius cubitifpiflitudmc, in quo CA. 
} dcfcripti crant pcr finguIcJs cubitos dics annict aftrorum 
ortusatquc occarus^quidrccafccundum Aegyptiosadro- 
. legosobfcruatalignificarcnt ; Eumq; circulum fcrunt, 
>€)uotcmporcCambyfcsct PcrfacAcgyptijs impcrarunt, 
ablatum. Quac magnificcntiflima Rcgis SimAndij opcra * ^^ 
ha<Scnuscx Diodoro cnarrata, non lolum matcria> fcd ct 
formafatis dcclarant,cui rci ct intcntioni plxraqi inftituta 
fmt,quomodocunq-,Hy(}oricimtcrprctcntur!Haudvcri- 
firailccft,rcgeauri &argcnticxmctallorij fojinisannua- 
timacccptifummaminfcripfiilcmonumcnto, qua(i haec 
-^rrpctuactfibi propriaforct,cutamcn nunquam nondc- 
•.'icrcllcw poffit*; quia diuitiae cv fodinis pcrccptae raro 
ibnt ftatoe autc?cdc,fed fubitd plxrunqjmutanturjDcinde 
1 SimaniUftt haec opcr^ fibi addicarc non potcrat^quoruoi ip- 
:fc authornon cfTefjat faltcm difpcnfator; ctim jcquc ad an- 
rtcccirorcs ct poftcro» ca gloria fpcdlarct: Et ftultitis 
^ro%imuA^idcrctur,divitiascxtcrraerutds>'poft mortcm 
rruofcpulchroJncidicurarc: Adh^cAl.natantacft, vt tn« 
Cfcdibilisfit,ficx fodinispcrceptaannuatim dicatur. qufa _,,^^^^^_ 
millc miilioncs auri longe cxccditt Vndc myfticura Cor*M$ 
quid fubcile djsccro , aut numerum fifiitum pro infinito 
pofiiu:quodvcr6hancinfcriptioncmfcq'4atur(acra Bib- 
iiothcca,hoccft,(upcIIcxlibrorum facroium fcu Hjcro- 
glyphicis litcris fcriptorum cum ritulo, Animi mcdica» 
mcntum,quid aliud indicat, quam quod a S^ihmf»e Sapi« 
, entiT^<?;>.7.(citanteRofarioPhiIofophorum^dicitur: /m 
compdratione illiHi omne aurum tanjuam arena exigua efl^veln» 
tiltitum<t^m4bttHrargetitHiHConfpe6lMiiltuti Mdiir efl C' 
nim acquifitio eiu t itegoctatione argenti c^ auy i purijflmi : Fr/t' 
Hus illtus freciojior efl cun^tts opthus huius mundtf ffr om» 
nitt, ^tns in mftndodefiMrant/tr, httic n»nvAlent comparari i 

£ LoHm 



26 Hieroglyphicorum Lib.t,' 

Lofigituclo dierumctfamtai in dexttra cius ,iti jinifira vero tius 
gloriai^ ditiitiitin^mtA '. vi^eiusoperationes pulcha c^ /,///- 
{iabiUs,*ioyi defpcIU,&femitx eitts mederat£y& nonftjitr.t, fed 
cumUbori^ diutnrntinlifiUtik:Lyir.fmvitA efi his , quiapprdt- 
hendunteam, ^- lumen indefwiens^heatisjuitentterunt eam.Q^x. 
vcrba licct dc jetcrna Sapicnr ijqux cft Chrillus,cxplicaril 
pofijnt^tamen qnod potius dc tcrrcftribusintelligcnda fint 
pricfcrquaquodidcircumOantixfcieomncs ip.nuant,au- 
ftor mihi eU princcps quidSimpcrij clcdorali cdfitudinc 
ctdodrinatam Philorophicaqualishjeccrtjquam Thco- 
logicainfignisctprseclarilfimusjquimihi gcminjs medi- 
cinjcaurc?edotesc6mcndans, cadcmvcrbainmediu ad- 
duxit,omniexceptioncmaiora : Qiidctfpcdarcvidcntur 
caeftatuaccrcdcT,&forte'bclIigcfii Allcgorica cxpofitio, 
vbi rex mthr Iconis dimicat,ct hoftcs abfqjpudcndis con- 
fpiciuntufj quauis non ncgcm cx his nonnulla ad vcrara 
hyftoriamrcfcrripoirc: pcrpudcnda autcm hctcrogcniu 
quidjvnde noftro fubicdlo ortus ct propagatio accid it, Jc - 
(lotari folctjquopcrr^/^^iw/opcramfpoliato, Triumpbus 
regis, lconino roborc praediti,fcquitur:Ncquiddcjudici- 
busct prj?tore,corumqjfigurishicroglyphicis addamusj 
qua' ad re pr^efcntcm forteaptius; quam ad vulgo notam 
iudiciorumformamjaccommodaii potcruntj Hic cnim 
vcritas,ibijurtitiaquafritur;qu6fpcdantervaria epulaia 
gcncraappofita: hxc%\^Symandij progcr.ic Ogdous Vcho' 
r<fwdefcendit,qui /i/^w/»j(7/>»condidit ambitu fiadiorum, 
ifo.vrbcm omnium c/£V^;>r*praE:cli»rifiimam:Quo dcfun- 
fto^duodccimapoftcumprolcs^ff^p/jrcgnumpolfcdit, 
Sefofiris, • nomincMiris; poftqucm proIcsfcptimaScfoftrisrcx fa- 
A»M,i7^'' dus/upcriorcs omncs gloriactrcrum raagnitudine cx- 
ccffit^cuiuscducatiorectrcs geftas hic pr3ftcnbimus,ct. 
faltcm nonnuIlahucfpcdjntiadccoadduccmus:Aircrunt 
pIurcscxfcriptori6us,patri poft natum Scfoftrcm m fora- 
nisr«/crf««wpra;dixilfe, infantcmgcnitumtnri orbi i:n- 
peraturum: prxtcraliasrcs ftupcndasct cxpcdirioncsraE* 
licitcr in cxtrcmas Indias; aliafqj orbis parccs abfolutas , 

naucm 



I Lib.r. Acgyptio-Graccorum. 27 

nauf m cx Cedf o fccit i Vo.Cubitorum longitudine, dcau- 
ratin^fxtcrius,intcriusvcr6dcargcntatam, qua donocb- 
tulit Dco>qui maxime } hehis colitur-, Aftmphi in yulcant IN WL% 
femploru<isctvxoris,lapidis vniusftatuas, altirudinc cu- CANl 
bitorum ^o.filioruni vcroio.cb hancrcrocollocauit:Rc- Templo 
gibusreu 3ucibus quatuor.afcdcvidis? aut quibus tegnz ftatfta. 
tradidiirct,autquos divcrfisprovincijKpraefcciirct, prjcfti- 
tuto dic in Acg)» ptum vcnicntibus,ciq} dona ofFercntibus, 
f\ quandoad Tcmplum irct,aut pcr vrbcm inccdcrct,loco 
cquorumcurru jundlsjvfuscft: Annos 5'^.rcgnavit:adc6 
autcm diuturna cius gloria ingcnfqj ad poftcros manavit, 
vtcum multis poftrarcculisjZ*<?r/;/ /ie^yptt impcrium tc- 
ncntibus5D4r/«jXry.v;/patcrvcIlct ix\Mempht ruamante 
ScfoUris ftituam ponerc, princcps Saccrdotum publicc 
contradiccrct,aircrens,illum nondum Scfoflris cpcra X' 
qualfcj qLiodrcfponfum haudquaquamjegrefcrcnsRex, 
fcd Kttatusddmodum libcrtatcloquendi,fccuraturum in- 
qu!t,vtnihiloilliusvirtutc,fitantundcm viucrctjciret in- 
fcrior, horratufq;eft, vtcEtatiscjufdeconfcrrctgcfta.Pofl;. 
jtmufif) ASiifimef JEthiopt, acitcrum Miris, qui Labyrin- 
thum,mirandumopu«5Condidit;cui fimilcm m Cretareg- Lal>yrinthw 
t\iXiuMinoiD<£dalHs<:oTi^i\x:^\({c dicitur- KtBiodotiUm- jieffypti, 
pore Crctcnfis dcfccit Aegy ptius intcger mandt. Pofl huc 
Cctes, a Gtxcis Protheus di&us, dcindc O^lavus ab co 
Chemnis,qtii fo.rcgnauitannos, & Pyramidum maxima 
cxtruxit; cui fucccftitCbabrcus ac poft Miccrinus,aliarum 
Piramidumcxtrudiorcs: Alij maiorem-Pyramidcm Ar- 
mcumexfruxi(Tc,fccundam Amafim^tcrtiam MafumalTe- 
runf,quam volunfquidamRhodopis pellicisfcpulchrum 
fuiircj& id non nullorum principum, qui eam amalTcnt , 
coromuni opcraabfolutum. Poft Bocchorus, dcinde Sa- 
bacchus Acthiops rcgnauit,qui fi bcne regnare vellet, in 
fomnijsiubcbatur omnes facerdotes occidcrc; Ne vcr6 
tantum fcc!uspcrpctrarct,regnofe volcnsabdicauit, & in 
Acthiopiamfcccflit : Tum Acgyptusai^.Piribusgubcr- 
nata cft,cx quibus Plamroiticus/cuius rcgnum in annum 

E 2 Mundi 



i8 flieroglyphicorum Libvir 

Mundf ^iyS.rcrerturjMonarchiam obtmuit} HicAcgyp. 
tiorumrcgu primus cartcrasnationcsadimporranda, quac 
apud fc crant, alk^LJt, fccuntatc (ingulis adcuntibus pra;« 
bita: Apudfupcriorcscnimrcgcsnulhcxtcrniad Acgyp-' 
tum nauigabantjcum partim occidcrcntur, partim adigc- 
rcnturinrcruitutcm:Impictas, inc^\i'\t Dtodorm ,' Bfiflridu 
tcmporc apud Ae^yptios aducrfus cxtcros fcruata Graccis 
caufam prxbuit, Iicct minime vcram, fcd multa contrac- 
tamcrudclitatc, fcribcndi,qu^dccoin fabulis fcruntur. 
Poft Pfammiticum rcgnauit qujrta progcniirs ; Poft Apri- 
A»M. ' ? po. C"')*c P°^ \\nnQ ftranguUtu Amafis, cuius tcmporc (quo 
&Polycratcs J^amiustyrannus vixit)Pythagoras rcdijtin 
Gr acciam : Amafis rcgnauit 55. annis,vt alijs placct;4^. ct 
poft cum /V^wmrif/tf.annis :Tum Cambyfcs Pcrfarum 
rcx Aegjptumninws ccpit,circa tcf tium annum Oljmpiadis 
tcrtiscctfcxagcfimaf : Aethibpes vcrbquatuor, nonconti- 
nais,fcddiucrfi3 tcmponbus rcgnarunt, annisfcrmc 16, 
Pctfx duccCambyfcrcgc,annis 1 $4. Fodrcmi Adacedoftes' 
(^tquiabcismanarunt, annis 276. Ae^yptijs impcrraunt: 
Praetcr hostcraporibus rcliquis .e^/j/?ry omncsrcgnum 
tcnucrc,viriquidc47o- mulicrcs6.bxhadlcnus cnumc- 
N9t4, f ;,tis prarcipuorura Rcgum Acgypti opcribus & fad:is,prae- 

tcrantc dtdla,manitcftoconfpicitur^ non obfcura attificij 
Chy mici vcftigia adhuc tcmporc Diodort in /ie^yptoextu 
tiirc>quxlicctiIicn6coiincobfcruarit,quippcoImrpror- 
fus incognira,nostamcn alijsquoq- documcntis inftituti, 
in his vcritatcm- manifcftifiinne icintiliarc anlmaducrti- 
musj Nam quidcaufa?aliudclfet, cur VHicani templum 
primarium Mcrophi fucrit, cjuiq; Sacra arcaniflima, & 
nulli apcricnda fcropcr habitai' Quin & Regcs Vttlcam Sa- 
ccrdotcsdiccrcntur, Cum tamcn apud aliis gentcs hu- 
ic Dco crcditonon tantus hono^ prjcftitus, fcd cxtrc- 
rous locus fcmpcr intcr rc I iquos rcl idus?Cur Ae^jptut cx- 
tcrisnonadcundafuit,nifiquod plus diuitiarum apud fc 
circcrcdcrent i^i-f^/jr^jquam abadvcnia apportari polfct, 
ac intcrim ad vidumomnia abundantifiin^e habcrcntf 
Qur tot opera incrcdibili4 & Aupcnda, qualia Mun- 

dus 



Lib.r. Aegyptio.Gr«coium. i^ 

dus nufqua tum tcmporis,ncc adhuc imirari potuit,immc« 
ih labonbus, ct fumptibus plufquam rcgijs, poftcritari 
rclicf^acircnt, nifi ab^rrcprofcdict ad vcritarcmciusdc- 
monflrandam pcrfcda forcnt i Cur Saccrdotcs tcrtiam 
parrem omniu,Ti proucntuum ct v«<?ligaliufl», et qiiidcai 
primo antc Rcgcm acccpllTcntj, nifi talis caufa fubct 
fct,quodcx iliis Rcgc$crcarcntur,abiHis Icgcspromulga- 
rcntur, ct pcr illos Sacra Vulcano ficrcnt,hoc cft, ariificiu 
chymicum Vulcani opcra conficcrctur ? Quibus & hic- 5«^)^^*'?^*« 
roglyphicaeanimaliu litcrxfcu pidura!,quis nulli dccU- ^hP^^^^ ^"^' 
rare licuit, adnumcrentur jDc quibus ctfiab alijs intcgro mAliHmfig»^ 
voIuminca<5lum fitjtamcnncfcioan, praetcrvuIgatifTima ''«■• 
palam & fupcrficialitcr cognita,quicquam co conrincarur; 
Non dubitamus morum inftirutio.ncs indc pcti poirc& 
virtutum & viriorum fyaibola, nccnonrudimenraquac- 
dam phyfica maioris mudi, vt quilibct pro fuo ingcnioca' 
inteile(5lainrcrprctijtur,fcdca non tanri momchticircfuffi,, 
camur,cur mundus indc in rcligionibus mutarioncm fen- Mfidm mu* 
tirct,ac tor & ranta folcnnia, facra,ccren3oniaf &. rirus fie- tationemfen-^ 
rcnt)tot lcgcs ferrcntur^nousElircrxfingcrenturj&fingu-/^*'.**^- 
Iatencbris&filcntioinuolucrenrur,advcnaE;arccrcntur&/7/>/wr«»> 
arcanorum rcucljrorcs- capirali iupplicio punircntur : <«/?»/»'*f- 
Nos ex innumcrishicroglyphicisaninialiupidurispr.T-. 
cipuasfaltcm, &quarum gratia-reliqucc inrroduAscfint, 
feligemus,ctantedi(2:isct pdil diccndisapplicabirousjvt- 
pote cun) quibus (olis finteonfenrancx : Q;io:quot Ae» Apis.hsfett 
gypriorum hyftonas fcripfcrunr, vnanimiconfcnfu mc- vitulmfacer 
minerunt Apidisjbouis fjcri,d.cquo nonnulIacxDiodoro y^<?^^/>r/)/, 
SiculojVtpI.traqjalia, adferemus: Addcmus, inquitillcjX.z.a^. 
cthis, qusEcircaiicriTauri, qucm vocanr ApHm, curam 
ficn pcrcepimus: Eomortuo magnificei^; fcpuI(o,qu«- 
luntad iddckcli Saccrdotesvitulumpriori pcrfimilcm^ 
inucnto, popuIuslu<5lum finit: faccrdotcs, quibusea im- 
minct folIic;tudo,primuinin civitatcm Nili virul.um pcr-. 
ducunt, in quacumnurriuntdiebus 40. Ddnccpsinna- 
vim contcCtam^habitacuIum aurcum habcntem^introdu- 

E 3 ccntcs, 



}0 Hicroglyphicorum Lib.i.' 

ccntcg,ctacl Mcmphim, vtdcum, duccntcs !N VfXCd- 

NI Fano locant : His dicbu<» folae mulicrcs Taurum W- 

dcnt, quarantccius facicmaftantcs, vcftibus fubl^is, ci 

abrafum fa?mcn oftcntant: Rcliquo tcmporc prohibcn- 

turinconfpctftura huius Dci acccdcrc. rjcc Diodorus: 

Straholi^, Alijaddunt, nccclTarioin bouc colorcm ni^-.umrcquiri, 

^lf^ acfignumaliquodalbum fcu maculam lunjE crcfccntis ct 

P/tnJ.S» corniculatx forma in frontc vcl aI*crutrolatcrc,ct pr.rtcrca 

^4^^ abomni maculaimmuncm cllcdcberc; Poftquamvcro 

pcrquatuorannos in Vulcani tcmplo r.ut»ifus &cultus 

fit, magna folcnnitatc in fontcm qucndamimmrrj^i vi- 

vum; ciufq; cadaucr infcrri Scpulchro fumptuofiffimo, 

acpoftcaScrapindicijaliumqjboucmjVtprius, pcrtotam 

-/Egyptircgioncmj ijfdcmmaculis&coloribusinfigncn), 

niagi;acura aSiccrdotibus inquiri 5 Quamfumptuofllli- 

ma palatia, Cubiha didaj Mcmphis in Vulcani tcmplo 

huic boui rtruxcrint, qua follicitudinc ip(um curarint& 

cnutriucrint, quaq; riucrcntia & cultu profcquuti fint, 

■ ,, apud Aothorcs variosfparfi nnotaripotcft:Huncmorcm 

^^amdtn j^Qicndi bouis Digdorfcs fuo tcmporc pcrduralTc tcftatura 

j4fff CMitvu fjjuitis fcculis indc obfcruatum; Qnod fi Ifraclitici populi, 

^ljf^^i** aMofccx Acgypro cdu(fli,idoIolatriam indcfcrto, Aaro- 

nispcrmi(Tu,inrtitutam,confydcrcmus,quomodocxauro 

vitulucR fcccrint, ciq; dminos honorcs circumfaltando 

Acgyptio ritu adhibucrint, longc antc id tcmporis in 

Acgypto cultum Apis reccptum fuilfcjanimaducrtcmus : 

Afofet cx\'\m circitcr annum n.undi 2454. antc natum 

Chriflum ifop.populum Ifracliticumcx Acgyprocdux- 

itj& Diodortu SicMim Acgyptum pcrluftrauit Annomundi 

^ 907. antc natum Chriflum ss- E^ 4^^* computationc pa- 

tct intcruallum intcr Afoy;/ cdudioncm &Diodori pcrc- 

grinationcm cifc l4J3.annorum,quocontinuc', & longc 

antc & pofl, ritus colcndi bouis in Acgypto pcrmanfit. 

Cuius inflitutionis, vt antiquiflimnr, ipfi Acgjptij caufas 

vcras ignorant, idcoq; diDcrfiflimas vulgo proponunt: 

Sic cnim Diodorm didlo libro.: . Honoris>/»f «*/, boui im- 

pcn fi 



Lib.f^ y^gyptio-Gf«corum.' ji 

pend caufam nonnuUi tradune) quod dcfun^i OJiridu ani- 
ma in boucm tranfmigralTct ; qujedcinccps ad podcrof 
pcrgcnsfucriftransfufa; Ali;a ^/>Wtfintcrfc(flo O/JriW^, 
fcrunt Apim mcmbra cius collcda in bovcm ligncum co- 
rio bouis albo circumdatum rcpofuillcjidcoquc civitatcm 
BuHridcm appcllatam : Mulraalia dc Api fabulantur, qux 
longumcirctlingulatimrcfcrrc. Oainiavcro miranda & 
fidc majoradccjufmodi animalium honorc dilfcrcntcs 
Acgyptijjdubitationcm haud paruamquxrcntibus caufas 
injcccrunt : Saccrdotcs fecrcticra quaedam fcripta , provt SecretiorA» 
jam diximuSjhabcnt ; Multi Aegyptiorum trcs caufis red- 
dunt,qu3rumprimaomni' v^fabulofa cfl, &antiquorum 
fimplicitatc digna: Aiuntcnim,priorcsDeos, cum ^^^Vi' Prima Cah' 
cinumcrocllcnt, viribufqucpopaloimparcsjimpictatcmy^. 
vcr6hominumtimcrcnt,fimiIcs fcquibufdam animanti- CoUrtdortm 
bus finxiirc,coc[-modocrudclitatcm,viniq,h3minum cfFu- ammaliHm 
gilfe : Parto dcmceps oibis imperio,vt rcddcrcturanima-^^^^^^ 
ftbus gratia, qu?efu-e(aluti«; caufam prnfbuiirent, confc* 
cralTe illa, quorum fumpfiirentformam^oficndilTcq; quo 
pa(flo & vivd nutricndaelfent & mortua rcpeheda Secu Ja 
caufaj Fcrunt Aegyptios vctcrcs, apud quos nulla clfct 
militarisdo(5trina,cum avicinis fcpius bcllo fupcraren- '^'^«'«W^ 
tur,cxcogitairc fcrrcaliquod infignc, quod militcsfeque- CdiHfa* 
rcntur : Figuras igitur animaIium,qu:E nunc colunt^duces 
corumin bello tulilfcjcsq-, cxrecognito ^fcruatcq; fub 
quoquifqucmilitarct ordme,vi(5toriamconfccuros: Igi- 
turvifumcircgratiamhisanimalibus, tanquam vicflorfas 
authoribu?,Teddi, ftatutumquc rcfas cire, quodpiam cc- 
rum,quorumimagodcIat3 iucrit, occidi, fcdcoli potiu» 
dcbcrcjhonorcq; affici : TcrtlaafFcrturcaufa, horuma- 
nimanriumillatavi(5luihominumvtilitas 5 bosfarmclIa&7-^^^,-^ /-^^, 
aliosparitjquitcrramaranr, &ip(a haud invtilis ad aran- /-^^ 
dum: Ovcs bis cdunt fa?tus, lanamquc prs^bcntcs 
vario accommodatam vfui, Iac,ca(eumqueabunc?eno- 
bis pr^cbent. C^nis tum vcnationi, tum ad cuftodiam 
prodcfl r ^roptcrea dcum, qui apU(i cos Anubis vocatur, 

capitc 



f2 tlieroglyphicorum Lib.f. 

ctpifc fingunt canino, rignificanrcs cunodcm corporis 
•Oliridu atq; Ifiiiis fuiirc : Hjcc Dtodortis. \\x ca jf^:, vi ipfi 
^9ta. Diodoro cthnico, qui ncc vcri Dsri cogoitioncm, ncc fal- 

forum numinum d»tfcrcntiam,njulic) minuschymica: vc- 
ritatis quicquam rciuit,non (atisrcccrunt/cd indignx tan- 
txopcra? prccio vifx funt, iti mui c) minus nobis longe 
alitcr inftirutis tura in vcra Dci rcligionc, tum Chymiae 
ftudio, ad palatum clTc potcrunt • Imo potius nugatoriac 
&rclitu vix dignceccnfcntur, quippcabomniTationc& 
cxpcricntia alicninima: : Intcrim cum vcrne caufjc, qua: 
fualucc fcilluftrarcnr, darjnon dcbcrcnt, ncc potcraiir, 
tumavulgoignaroj tumaSaccrdotibusrciconfcijs, qua- 
Icfcunq; ad formamfcu prxtcxtum cffingcndajfucrunt; 
qunj cum fapicntionbusabfurdae vidcrcntur, non iniur 5 
<^iyptijf^' illi iEgyptiorum (loliditatcm in numinibuscolcndisdc- 
ftentijjkni rifcrunt: Vciuii iEgyptios muitarum artium & Icicntia- 
^nttqmtti, rum primos inucntorcs & cultores ciFc ncmo inficias irc 
poterit, ctfcmpcr proprudcntiflimis fubtililTimiq; ingc- 
nijhominibushabitoscclcbratofq^, ijuomodoigitijrprac 
csetcrisgcntibusadpucriliadclyramcnta circa brutoruai 
cultus dcucnilfcnt, ninaIiacaufafccrctior,quim rcucJa- 
rc nonliccatjfubclTctf Saccrdotcs \ critatis confqj rcli- 
gionc& capitaii poena dctcrriti nibil apcrucrunt dc tantis 
Sccrcti8;Vulgarcs alij Iiuc litcrati, fiuc Idiotx i ntcr Acgyp 
tios nc minimum dcrcracaufafciiicrunt,idccq; nilaliud 
quam fabulas^^ct rcs ad fpccicm fidas fcribcndo manifc 
darcaliis potucrunt; ita vrquo magis caufas vcrasinqui- 
rcntcs falfi fucrintjCt afcopoIcdu(fli,f6gratius id Saccr- 
dotibus confcijs contigcrit: Cum cnim iibi pcrfuafum ha- 
bcrcntjDcumomniumCrcatorcm pcr Crcaturas fiiasag- 
nofci&coli poircjcrroncairoaginarionc nonfuciutfojli- 
citl,vulgumalitcrinrcligionc inditui, cum mutationcm 
cjulmodi frbi pcriculofiffimam fururam profpiccrent; 
Vcra autrm «nimantium cultus ftib filcntio caufa tcda, 
nccclTartu cratrariascafq^falfasratiunculasproduci, qux 
(cipfAS lugulcut invicem & cinedio toltant : Vcium Df 

dortu 



Lib.i. Aegv^tio»Gtxcotum. jj 

Jorurfitetvir (ecrctiou qjaedamrcripfa dchifcc apudSa- 
ccrdotcs cxrarcj^lijs adhuc mcop,nica: qux qualia tuerin t 
fccrcra,vtanimi Mcdicamcntumdici rcucrapoflcntac Co- 
Icrcnf,dicsjam portcrior detcxit : Valcant itaquc caufcc 
illar tcrn?e .i pucris dcridcndjc.& ab omni vcritcUcab(of>a:> 
ijfqMC crcdat, qui vcht, nobfs aiio: innotuerunt ratio- 
ncsj (i vcrd cxJcm (bb Allcgoria didla: (int , fimul • 
contUrc porcrunt, ac prima, <]ux ad litcram abfurdif- 
rmja^jdfcnfum vcritati magis corrcfpondcbit.Gum cn m 
dij chynViChO/ifti.JJfSiAfeycHrtuf. 6l FH/cdtKur, timcrcnt 
hommuTJ impictatcra, fudOperaillis abfcjue difcriminc 
Urgirinolucrunr, i lcoqac (ubtigura & fcijcmutc vario- ' 

rutn animintium ca? tanquam pclIc,vcUverunt, ct ab- 
fconderuiit -, nc agnofccrcntar, nifi a conrcijs aut rati- 
onabiiibus: Noncnim tutum crat, arcaniniima naturx 
Papyro Nilotica; aut mcmbranis animantiumperfcrip* 
turam apcrte concrcdcrC} fcd ridebaturconfulrumcha- 
rafteribus circntialibus ab animantibus dcfumptis, in- 
vicem colloqui, nc audicntcs aut vidcntcs fcirent, 
fcientcsautemnon ignorarcnt; Quod vt magia con- 
fpicuum fiit, brevitcr nos caufam hujus divini cul- ^''*'^*^« ^ 
tas boui, Api dido, impcnfi pcrcurremus, vndc dccae- ^fgjptocHl" 
tcrisfimilejudiciumfumendum crit: Eft autcra bos ni« *"*f» 
gcrHicroglyphicusctindubitatus chara<5lcr maten> vc- ^ot^o 
rsc ct rnicx Philofophic^, vt patct cx multis vtriufq; 
proprictaribus ct Allcgorijs : Proprietates naturac et(i 
nullac circnt,arbirriumvoluntatis ad ejufmodi dciigna- 
tioncmtamcn fufficcrct* Omnium cnim Technicorum 
vocabulorij aut nocmatum rationcm niwh curiof» vcllc 
quscrcrcjabfqjrationeciret: Idcmin Hieroglyphicisfortc 
locum hahctanimaliu quodinchara<5teribusetnoflslire« 
rarum 5 Qlltntum vcr6(»jfpicari hcctjhocanimal, Taurus Apislwgiix 
ad culiumlcligituspraealijs, vt Apis dicatur, quia alias ^egyptia^ 
notum ct in(ignc cdf vtilitatcj roborc, cicuntate ct pr^- hos, 
f^4iuia natur:?^ turo quia magna pars agriculturjc in 

F arando 



^4 Hieroglyphicomm lib.r, 

arandoj occando, triturando ct ali J9 operibus laboriofini. 
mis buicincumbjf, tum quia lur.x crcfccnns imagincm 
cornibii8ct macuiis albis in nigro corpotead vivumcx- 
priniaf 5 aJ ha:c colorc variunr) cQ, narura tradabilc, et 
non adn.odum raiie inuentionis : Alix ii quae imt pro- 
pricratcs ab aiijs obferucmur, bac nobis furi^ciunt; Ed 
anten) hic bos (imulacrum ifiduct Ofirtdli vifibilc ct (cn- 
fibusobuium, aquoad mentcm facilis fiatrccurfusintcl- 
Iigenti, ncmpe qiid illo dcnorctur : Vcrini l;ic qu.^;ri 
polft t, an igitur eiufnodi cultus inlbtutio adco nccci&ria 
fuit, vtchymicumartificium abiq; coexercerinon porc- 
ColemiboHU rat? Ad quod refpondeo 5 DuiS clfe moiiujs fcu impul- 
Dti£C>t»fa: fiuasc^nliS primarias harum cercmonurum ct nruuni 
mpHlfifi^. introducl jrum j Primam ac pr rcipuam, vt Deo, funmo 
I, Crrafori atque tintorum muncrum Largitori, qjotide 

aconfc J5 facerdotibus gratia reddcrctur, confpcd: > hoc 
animali, vtvifibiIiobiedoctquafir«icraroctoet fy nibolo 
cxtcrnoj quod interiorcs pcdtoris mctus ad D.^um diri* 
gereadmonerct ^Vtq^ Saccrdotcsiuniorcs huiusrcinon- 
dum pcrfcdlam fcienriam adcpti ad inquifitionem eorum, 
i]uae obfcuriora crant, hifcc hieroglyphicis charadri- 
bus incitarcntur: Crcdibilc cnim cll philofopho! um di- 
fcipulos hifcc rudimcntis fc invicem cxcrcu ife, mqui- 
rcndo ct confydcrando rcrum ct animalium imagmes 
feu figuras, vt perfcdi thcorici fierent, antcqu<m praxi 
manumadhibcrent: Vtcnira qund mjnus anrcnotauir, 
mens facilius rctinet, fic quod mcns bcne prxmcditata 
2,Cau/a» cft, idmanusaptius paft cxprniiir : Altcn ^c fecundaria 
caufacrtrcfpcdVu vulgi, tum vc hocin ofificio& vcncra- 
tionc huius animahs, licct ignarum, continercrur, legi- 
bufq-, morcm gcrcrct, tum vt non inq.Prerft in ada ct 
fcripta Sapicntum, Chymiae artificium rractantiuni : Si 
cniin nuUus cultus extcrnus hux rci adiuiilct, Sacerdo- 
tc8 illi, non Saccrdotcsrlcd artifices chy^mc» proclamjti 
cilcnt, ctquilibctprz cunoUtatc in cotum fadta ct ctfcda 

inqui^ 



Lib.f. ^gyptio-Gr^iJcorum. * ^5 

inquifiuiirct • A qio timorc pcr rcligionis prgrf-^xtum 
iibcri cuafcrunr, iiccc lcmpcr in Vulca. i tcmplo igncm 
foucrcnt, ciq; no<5lts ct dics aduigilarcnt j ^ari) ira rcs 
(dcrapoftuliuir: Qas int^-iligcnti fufficicnt : Pcrtaurum 
quoq; '11 ifCTiim pmlorophicam dcnotari, patct cx Oftride 
cc litUe, anse fatis d°cLratis, quipcrApim intcliiguntur, 
cum Ofiridis anima in Apim mortuum, Serapin poft 
did^um, migrarc dicatur: ct quofcunq; honorcs Ofiridi 
ct //7^idcbednr,«?ordfm Apiintpcnderctcncantur Acgyp- 
tij : Frxtcrca (cqucntibus tcmporibus a Graccis fcmpcr 
cadcm matrnapcrboucs allcgoricemfinuatacft, vtpatct 
in Tauro Mmois feu Minotauro labyrinthoCrctcnii 'm'- 
clufo c a rhcfco dcuiclo,opc Ariadncsj in bobus HercttUs 
cx Hcfpcria fcu Ibcria Gcryonis tricorporis, (Chrylaoris 
£Iij, fanguims Mcdufa' ncpctis,) aba<5li, ncirpc cx Pyrc- 
naeis montibus j in bobus folis in Trinacria paftis, in 
tauris ab lalonc fub iugum mifiis, ct in alijs ciufmodi 
q* a ri pluribus : Color hu c boui Api nigcradclTcdcbc- 
bat candcm ob caufam, quia nigrum nigrius nigro cft 
artis initium; In frontcautcm vcl altcrutrolatcrcmacula 
albacrtfccntis lunx, alias abfq^maculisomnirdrcqutrc- 
batur luucnis, fcuvitulus, fanus ct gcncrojus; qu axtaf 
funior, vt in ouis incubatui idoncis rcquiritui> lic ct in 
matcria philofbphica. vtq; oua gallinx finc gallo cdiu 
inutilia funt, fic fubicftam philofophicum, fcu Apis 
. abfqjlunic crcfccntis imaginc vix quicquam prodcftj 
Qijjirumannum Apisnoncxccdit, quo praefcntc mcrgi* 
fur,rtaliuscius viccinquirifur, eodcmq^modo nutriiur, 
coljturctextinguitur .quianecelfccfl vtivuenis mancat- 
Curfuenim Philofophijc tcr quatcrq; abfolHro? dcnouo 
rhcipifur, wtTyfhon Ofirtdem HCTum mtcrimat, ct J^s lut 
coniugismcmbradcnouorccolligaf : Alij dicunc ifidcm 
elTclunafr,nfridem folcm,ca?IcQcsj ijfqur Apim facrnm, 
prcrfrrrim di(5Vis maculis notatum ; Ac ilii Solcro ce 
Lunam philofophorum nur.quam vidcrunt, nc quidcm 

F 2 pcr 



j6 • Hicroglyphicoruni Lib. i^ 

pcr vmbram . hoc cft, nodujt funt ad hunc folcm, 
qiii ctiam nodu lucct intclligcntibus, ignaris, fub tc- 
ncbns tc(f>us 5 C<?/>«/ enim a^tu, inquit Hcrmcs cap. r. 
Ef} corum, cjui tn mffrfdme tioElis c^claritate dtei voUt fine 
Aiii, Hibitaculum prxtcrca aurcum, quo Apistcncbatur,. 
Vulcani fanum, quo nutricbatur, ct c.Ttcri cultus adhi- 
biti idcm attcftantur ; Qucmadmodum autcm imago 
bouis fculpta Chaos philolophicum, vt totum contincns, 
dcnotauit, ita figurae aliorum animalium vcl partcs to- 
tius vel opcrationis, pro cuiuflibct nafura: diucrllratc, 
cxprclfcrunt ; quas cun) Acgyptiorum vulgus m Fy- 
ramidibus,coIumnis, ftatuis,tcmpIisaIijTquelocispidlas 
aut (culptas vna cum Api animaducrtit, ijiquc rcucrc« 
t^am ct lilcntjum a Saccrdotibus impcndi? coJcm fcnfu 
ct honorc, quo Apim» ccctcca quoquc bruta animaniia 
Ort^ofuper- colcrc ccpit : Hxc cft origo ct radix brufahs fupcrfli- 
Jittionts «^* tionis Acgyptiorum m colcndis quibufcunquc anima- 
HjfiiK^ libus ct plantis, ab Api ciufquc hicroglyphicis cxorta, 

inque mcntcs corum profcminara ct infixjj Dam cnitn 
(ignum pro fignatoapprajhcncii- prjc ignorinfia, vt ca- 
nis lapidcm pro ladorc prx bilc, cxtcrnxquc lupcr- 
ficici inbaTCt, ncgligit intcriora, qu-e intclicd^u, non 
oculis, ccrncnda forcnt ^ dumquc vmbram csptat, rci 
circntiam pcrdit: Sic fupcrftitio cx fupcrrtionc cx. crror 
cx crrorc natus cft, conniucntibus ad hoc Saccrdo- 
tibus, cx caufisprxdidt S; Ncc vcio fii^ri poiuic, vtralis 
opinio cum hcfle matcrno imbibicii, pbrt cxtirparctur, 
nifi monflrata vcritatc, ob quam I aec talia ct tanta ab 
antiquifTimis ordinata, quod nullo modofdscrat; Hinc 
VnUanim*- fingulx fcre ciuiratcs Acgypri fumpto a Mcmphi (qux 
Jiactp^acolt boucmcolcbar)cxcmplo.fingulaanimaliivciicraiipu qj 
pt iydEgjfto numinibus hjbcrc ccpcrunt ; Vndc ct nominari fc opra- 
runt, tanqnam a Dijs ortum duccntcs, vr Bubarti.» a Scue, 
ficLcontopolisaLconc, Lycopolis aLupy.ahalijsaliae : 
Sir^^ijiib.i/.GcographixdcijIdcm JEg^pitjS} corumqnc 

ani- 



Lib. I . Aegypno -Gra^corum. j^ 

Bnimaliumcultusvirictatcficrcribit.- Sait2c& Thcbani 
ovcm colcbant praecipue, Latum pifcem Nili Latopoh- 
Uni,Lupum LycopoIitanijCynoccphalum Hcrmopoiita- 
DijCctum Babylonij, qui colcbantiuxta Mtm^himy Aquila 
Thcbani, Lconcm Lcontopohtani, Capram & Hircum 
Mcndc(ij,murcm & arancum Athribity: Vciuin cum non- 
nullic^gyptiorumdcorumimmcnfum numcrucn pro- 
ducant, nos cnrtcnsomidis prxcipua falrcm animalium Cttrfraci* 
Hicroglyphica per!uftrabi»nu», vtpotcCanis^Lupi, Fcli», ^HaaMima- 
Lcopisjfiirci,Ichncu»i)onis,CynoccphaIi, Crocodili,Fbi- lia cultain 
ciii,Accipitr(s& Aquilsc. CanlsMcrcurio,vtcuftos affin- As(;r^pto. 
gi(ur,cflq; cjuipropnum Hicroglyphicum: NamCani- Cavis, 
nocapircMcrcuriuni pingcbanr qitcmAnubim vocarunt, 
vcIutlinguIarcmD.nimiEgyptiUiT) ; vtcnim A4ercHriusy 
Ofiridis & //;i/f conlliuiiusleu mimifer vbiq-, conftitui- 
tur,itaCani$,quo vixanimairjgaciustfl,huic faccrhabc- 
tur: HincF»r!7////<tf Anubi.nappcllatlatratorcm, fcu ca- 
ninos latratus cdcntem hoc vcrfu : Omnigenumq^Dcum 
monftra&IatratorAnubis. Lupos cur vcncrati finr, tra- 
dunt variascaufd?* ali, ob liinilitudjncm canurD,ilijquod, Lftptit, 
cum l(is vna cuui fiho Oro bcllo dimicarurac(rcf,C>//m in 
Lupifonna, ab infjris & vxori& iilio contra Typhoitem 
auxilio vcncrit : Ali;alusranoricsfitjgunt : Vcriimcan- 
dcm clTccauram iuffodud:ionis figurjc Lupi,qux Canis, 
cxcircumUanti;sT4fisapparcr. /InfibisK^s.A^ueaony vtantc- 
didum-Hngchanujr h)ijO/;r/<5f;V, quorumillcCanis, hic 
LMpii..iig"'a in annis gcrtarer^Hic y^»//i// habctur pro 
Ai'rcfirtu,<\^\\ vcl cOii(ilunusvtl offiw'iariuscI} fjiitt^voxi 
fii!US.&Orus(o!usna'-us dicuur z-s..O(it$de &I/tdf ivndc 
coii;Kir,li proHvftofia rrrum aur p''» Oi-sarum hxc alfu- 
nianturjinoninibus&liugnlisa fc pfis jcfeiif : Nihil au- „ 
tcrnaliucicanis& 'up.i!> Hleroglyphne dtfic;nant, quam '"' 
du.isparccsmvno Suc>jC<5to, qjarumvni <U cicunor & 
tradahiijorfcunnnusfug^x, airtra fciocjor& fugaciorj 
Cuiuquc/i^^w^if fingituf caninocdpite, iDaicr la- Phiiolb- 

f i phica 



j8 HicroglvpKicontrn Lib.i. 

phicj dcncta'ur co rcfpcdu, quo cft ftabilior & fixiorj 
Cuni Macedon Lupino. quo vo''au\ioT'L»puf cKim no/hrj 
irquJt /J^rir/Tr in bpiftoU' tn0'ic'4e tnvemtur ^ Cams tn 
Occidente'^ IflemomTrdtt illumyO^ tjlfjnomorciit ij}t4mf C^fi-' 
ttritrahtdtam(>o, et tyttirfi^tuntfe tid iwicem dorec jiAt cx ets 
toxictfm O" Thfriinca'. Hin: Hix d^fcipn» fc{}atur,vt habct 
c;us tojumncf infcriptic quod (it in altroCanis rcfulg< nsj 
Et Aufhorrythmoruai (jcrmanicorum j Alexandir^ iti- 
quit, ex rcrjia fcrthtt ^LifVt*m C^ Cattimtnhacargt/U effeC' 
dncatos,tAmen a P htlojopho nobU tttdtraittr, vtrttm^ue vnam 
hafrereoyt(nneryii,Lupum fctitcet tib Oriente prcUtmre, Cunem 
vero ab Occidenteottum h-^btre. Sic & Fciis Ifidt lacra habe • 
batureadcmrationc, quid//J'.<Lun^ cQcicrti ac fxiniiiea' 

Yelts, natura:allimilabatur,dcfci!s viciffitudincs Lunjc rcocrco- 

culorummcrcmcnroacdccrcmcnto vidcbatuf; vndc in 
prjecipuo honorcfmtapudfupcrflitiofos iCg>prio$kiis, 
habcbaturquccapiralc fcicmoccidiire, vt Dtodorus na:rat 
cxcmplo cujiifdam Romani[.icbcij & Rcgis Pcrlici ob tcii 
illatas injunastrucidatorum j Lconcm vcrd vtanmidli- 

r^ um rcgcm,qui vi(5lrici8circtnaturae,cahd:e& ignt ac, nec 

nonfanguiticaliorum viditarct, pofucrunt, ccque (ulfui 
Iconinapclleinfignituaidcnotarunt; dc quocum fajpius 
hifcclibii!idixcrimu8,vtnotoriumhicomitrimus: Hircus 

Hircus idcm cum lyph rte^ Priapo, Phalio^ Satyris ^ Titanihus dc-^ 

fignarQanimadvcrtitur; cumcnimiitanimaladlibidincoi 
p*ronum,vt patctcx Vttg. Eg/.f, 

jVo vimpu dr ijui te t ranfverfa tuentibta hircis, 
£t (jU9,fedfactles Njmpha rtjere facello, 

Hinc pro gcncrationis mcmbro,quod^/J>»V;',autcjU5 pt. 
tri SatmttOy^MX avoCoclo,dctradumcrt,fumitur.&^d6f/j<9, 
^w\Oftris eft)faccrhabctur,vt&PW/«/, dcquo infcrius? 
Ichncumon murcm fjgura rcfcrrc traditur, vndc & M'»8 
Ithnttmen* Indicu$.aquibufd«(ndicitur : Huic cum Crocodilo atutt 

intcr- 



Libj. Acgyptio-Gr;tcorum. j9 

nccinunibel!umcire,cuicuni vinbus &magnituciincim* 

p4r fK,aftu hoftcmaggrcdirur,clum in iliius dormicntis 

fauccsinfiiit,corrorirqueinfrl}inisipfum profternitj Hu- 

jusabiquc dubiorutioiicm habucruit antiquillimi qui e- 

jusantmalisfigura, tanqujm charadcrc Hieroglyphico 

priautus vfi fuivt: T-alecnimqaid acctdcrcin hoc natu« 

rali artificio tam notum crt quamquod notiflimum: 

Nam vnum, quod fixuix» ctl , ju^ulat rcliquum , 

quod volatilc, & fic cx vtroque fit Theriaca Mcdicina 

aurca : NihilaurcmfrcquentiusCynoccphalo in iEgyp- CjnocephA* 

tijsfymbolis vilitur, idqucobnaturan)CjusaMimaIiS5quod Ihs* 

IfiJorushb. II. hoc modo defcrihir: CynoccphaUis efl 

monrtrum caput habcns caninuin, dc quo narratur in lib. 

dcNjtur!sr(rrii:n,quodvnus Cynocepndlus fuit dclatus 

rc^i Francorum LiJdoico,caput habens fciecaninum,cac- 

tcra^er 6 membra licur horoojCrura quidcm humano mo- 

do nudj, maniM etiam & brachia, colltim album ac nu- 

dum,dorfum vcro pilofum, crcdus vt homo ihbat & ita 

dcccntcrcthoneflelli u^ homocibum manibus capicbat 

& ori infcrcbat: Hu^us mcmin;t AmHflin^ 1.2. c. 14. 

De Cthitate DeijV bi Thomns V-aIois add)r, AHgujiinum F>cr 

Cj>}oceph>ilMm intclligcrc A1enMnHm(t\i Hermctcm Ae- 

gyptium*, vndc&dicit/»^.j,r^;).iz.i6. Miror fane (1 «pfi 

fcilicct,Dcorummatcr,Rhca,pcp<?ritCynoGcphaIumjquac 

longe poftca vcnif cx t^gypro • Huncautcm MfrcH^tnm 

(cn Hermetem d\c\\. l/idorHsl.H .c.ip.vltAu^lVc formatuu cum 

capitc canino ; Nam Canis cft anirrwrl fjgaciffisnum, fic 

ct ipfcfuitfapicntifsimus : HxcV^/ois: Huicanimali, ffi 

non ipfum c[\) pcrfimilccll f^^viandidum, cuius vt fi- 

niix gcrtus funt varij ct difciplma mira : Rjtio cx antc 

diftisconfpicuatft, cuj ahj adijcJunt quod «.idlu itc- vNsav-Vv 

rato vigintiquatuori^orasdicjnjturahs rxprimar, ac ita 

folismotom in circulo rcprTfrj.tft : Dc Crocodilis co- >-, ^ r. 

rumqucvcncratione, Caufa? <jriT ajju 1 Acgvprios tra- 

dunrur, abfard ni-T>acfuot;quapirriamtecur^mpraef}crt 

1 piaedonibus, quimctuhuiuiuaNiJo «ibdincrc co^an- 

F twr 



40 Hcroglyphicortim Vh* i 

tur; quafi Crocodili Cub 4qui« dcRenfes potlus hodem 
propuirArcpoffiiir-quani ipii Acgypfijfubeoruni Croco» 
djlorumtyrinnideprjcoccupatietnujiquam rccuri- curn 
Crocodilus omnibus przedonibus fit rjpaciorct crudc- 
Iior,tam Acgyptijs, quancxfcris infcl}u8,ccaquisct tcr 
ris mctuer.dus: Mendni vcro a Crocodilo per paludcm 
^<€KfW/vc(!^um cifc,quen) ruicanespcrrcquercntur,idco- 
quea bcomandatun», befiiam hancpro Dco coli, eiquc 
vrbe Crocodilopolin didamcxtrui,vtin Lupihonorcm 
Lycopolin,in LconislcontopolinjOmnino incrcdibiic c(lj 
Nonamcntoanimalium idprovenilfc, fcdob phylicam 
figniticationemarc4nam,non omnibusnotam, certoccr- 
tiuseft: Hocenimanmul ctaquisct tcrrisdegitj folura- 
quc ex quaprupedibus »>vum paritjqua rationc ovum phi- 
lofophicum vere xprimif} quod cum impcrfc<5funi fit, 

rl^ tamen omniafibinccclT^riaititrafehabct: Dc Ibidc ca". 

* dcmcftratio^qMseJeprxdandisfcrpcntibus Acgyptomax» 

imcfalutarishabitaeftj Hxcslvis I/IM ct MercH^io facra 
ercdcbaturob arcanasnatura: dotes, tumquod vcncnofa 
dcpafcendoacrcmfalubrioremac animalibus vitam tufi« 
orem prar ftarct, tum quod ipfa fibi Clyrteris injcctionc 
abobflru(Jlionibus,quxaIvumintercipcrenf,mcdicarctur. 

Accibiter. Accipitrcni 0/J>/V<facrum puta.nt, quia folarisavisvidca- 
tur non (olumaboculorum aciem,qua valct,fcd etiam na' 
curamigncamad bcliapromptam j vnde illud Ovi^. 

Odimftf (tccipil rem,ejHia/empervivtt in Armis. 

HaccnimMartialivicartrrasavcsinprjtdam vocat , C-^i- 
qijcinfangincm convertit: Prt bisomnibusvcro Aqui- 
A^HiU ^**"^ Reginam volucrum agnoucrunt,ct intcr fdcros cha« 
* ca^crcs? quos Hicroglyphicos vocant Acgyptij, rc- 
pofucruntjcafdcm ob caufa8,quas antca,ct poiijvbi Aqui- 
ii firmcntio,reccnfuimus; PrnrtcrhasfiRurasHicrogly- 
phicasinnumcrsf aliar rcpcriunrur, vtin?yrdmidibu8,r. 
iidts mcnirf^ac fimilibus anttquUrimisopenbus M^y\>K\]% 



Lib. I. Aegyptio»Graecoium. 41 

& infcriptionibus apparct, vcnim ha? nobis cxcmpli vicc 
hoclocofufficicnt; Scribant alij dcHicroglyphicistx£- 
gyptioram magna commcntaria, vtvclint, vix tamcn ar- 
bitor^ablquc Vtilcam & Mercfirij, imd Medicin je (in qua 
plurimum Ofirif ct Jftt prxftitcruntj vcra cognitionc, & 
vfu cos quicquam nifi vcrba daturos, vtcunquc ad mora- 
)cs,imd morofas,acvcrc moras ctmcrastricasimplican- 
docxpliccnt: Cau(a vcri(Iima,curDij crcditi horuro a- 
nimalium rormisgaudcantvclljctcntur,vulgoignotaruit, 
nifiquod pularmt(vtfuprafubprimacaura mcminimus) 
Dcos tcrritos ob mctum Gigantum in Acgy ptum aufugih 
fc , ibiquc alfumptis variorum animalium figuris fc ab- 
fcondiircjHinc O W.5.^<?^CuilibctcAr Dijs lingularcani- 
mal allcribitjfub cu jus tcgminc Iatucrit,his vcrfibus, 

H>*c qiioc/pte Terri^^enam vemjfeTjp ^oea narrati 

£t(e. miMtttis ffiperoy celaffefyHrff. 

VyxcjHe gregitfdixit^^t Jnptter, vnde recftrvis 

Nunc (^HociHeformatur Libjcis cHm corr.ibuf Hammon^ 

Delius t» corvo efi,j>roles Semeleia Caproj 

Tekeforor Phahi, nitiea Sarttrnia vaccal 

PtfceV^rJHS Utmt ^CijUenitis ihidif ales, 

PrxtcranimaliutTJjaliarumqucrcrum figuras pro chara- 
deribusHieroglyphicisvfurpatas, in fingulis Acgyptto- 
lumtcmpiisHirpocratis fi nulachrumvifcbatur, ci for- Harpocratit 
inajVtdiguooriimprcirofilcntium fcruandum, & «Itcra 
"raanu pudcn Jaabfcondcns,Iibidincm dcfcrttinda , mnuc- 
rctj iJqacnonabfquccaufj; H.^eccnim quatrnus arcana 
arcdniflimandturTjnonomnibusinfinuanda, vtquc Dcj 
dona prcciofikTima, itanonlibidincaut luxuria dchonc- 
flandafunt, ^Dea/ijsin^ 

Sunt prjetcrca monumcnti haud dobia in ^egjpto rcW- ^icus c^ 
qu3,quorumvclmemoriacxtctin hyftorijs vcl vcfiigia Monumen- 
hodiernoquoqucdicobvia, dc artificio Phi lofophico fi ;jf Aemti'- 
nonpcrfc, taaKncuraalijs iund^cvidcns ccQimonium oYHm. 

G pcc- 



41 Hjcfoglyfhicorum Lib.i; 

Color.U c^, pcrhibf ntij . vtpotc quod tot colonl.r pcr vnWcxCutn fcrc 

gyptiornm. orbcm indc dcduda?cradanrur, cjU3P omninoialcsruntjVt 
alicuius magn.^ gcntis pofcti.i & diuitijs celebcrrimar ini- 

Belw. t\um cxrjtcrint-, Nanij vt Diodorm tradit, in Babyloniam co 

lonostraduxille Bclum Ncptuni volunt Libya:q;filium, 
fjai fcdcm vrbi poi.c Euphratcm cum eicgillct, Saccrdo- 
tcs (hosChaJda?os^.i^^/<3wr) vocanr, i]ui morc iEgyptio- 
rum aftra obfcruarcnt) phy licos etiam, Aftrologirc qui dc* 
diticirenf, indituittquod autcm bicBelus abalijs Satur- 
nus, abali;slupitcrdid:us, cxSacerdotibuSiEgyptijsori- 
vndus (It, ct artificij arcaniUimi tum Saccrdottbus iilis 
proprij gnarus fucritjciufq; opc tanti rcgni incrcmcntum 
pracftitcrit cx fcqucntibus^vbi de tcmplo ipfi crcdo fermo 
crit, patcbit : pr aetcrquam qwcd nomcn ipfum Saturni aut 
lovisilliinditum fatisconvincat, cum aurcjedcorumgc- 
ncalogiacparticiprmfuilTc; Fcruntctijm,inquitD/W<7r«/, 

DaxAm, Danaum ex Acgyptocum filiabus profcdVum antiqaiffi- 
mam fcre vrbium Grjccisr, Argos condidilfc- \\\ Lydiam 
Cypri appuliifc, rurccptumq- ab mcolis crcdoMincrua: 
tcmpIo,ftituam ingcntcm DcafdicaircQu^od vcro Dattam 
Acgyptiusarcani Acgyptij cognitioncm habucrit&cuii) 
Bclo affinitatcm, patct cx allcgorijs a po<rtis poft illorum 
tcrapora fi(5lis dc Dami filiabus, quac maritos fuos occi- 
dcrint, vndc apud infcros vas perforatum aquis replcrc 
fruftrancaopera cogantur-, quxctDJnqidcsct Belidcsap- 
pcllantur, quia quidam EelHm Danai patrcm ftatuunt, alij 

CoUhi. horum coniugum 5 Dc Colchis Diodorw quoq; rcfert,quocl 
Acgyptiorum fint coIonia?,qui in Ponto habicanrjHi lodi- 
nasmctalIorumfccutifunt,carq;inColchidecolercccpc- 
ntnt ; Vndc & lafon VcIIus aurcum dcportauit : Sic Am- 
mianus I.22. Colehos antiqiiam Aegyptiorum fobolcm 

-I. clTcrcfcrt: Nam linificium adco apud cos vulgatum cft, 

vt in pcregrina qiK)q; loca cxportetur. luJiCos infuper, 
Diodorns inquit,qui Arabiam inter Syriamq; confcdcrc ab 
ipfis Aegyptijs tcftantur tranfmigralfc ; Qujproptcr ct 
apud has nationcsj addit, antiquo morc circumciduntur 

pucr;, 



[Lib.f» ^gyptio-Griccorum. 41 

puQri,ab iEgyptoc i confucfudinc traduda. Vcrum in Ins ^^ota» 
rxignorjatialdcrarumlitcrarumj origincm circumcifio- 
nisapudludceosab Acgyptijsdcducit, cum ccontraficri 
dcbcafiPoftquam /^i^r<i6<?»»cxDciipriusluiruhuncritum* 
m poOcros ruostraDrmifcrit, a quibus multi in Acgypro 
duicrfis tcmporibus confcdcrunt, ibique circumcifio- 
ncm finc dubio propagarunt : In qua ifraclitarum cx 
Argyptocducflionc (ingularc quoquc accidcnsabundan- 
tiaf diuKJarum auri ct areenti apud Acgyptios apparctj 
£um finguItcxirracIitisaDco iubcbanturaurcact^irgcn* 
tca vafa mutud accipcrc fccumq; aufcrrc ; Vbi vidctur ct 
horum varorum magnam copiam ibifuilfc ct haudmag* 
nam .rftimationcm aut prcciofitatcm, quod viri ruftic», 
fcruilcs, alicnigcnjc, contra ipfius Rcgis nutum indc mi- 
graturi ct rcdcundi animura non habcntcs, a viGinJsfuis 
Acgypti^s cadem inpctrarint ; Nam practcrqaam quod 
D 'us Acgy ptiorum voluntatcni in manu fua habucrit c oqj 
dircxcritjtam.cn fi priuati homincs non multum auri & ar- 
gcnti ipfi habuiiTcnt, non potuitTcnt alijs darc fnutuoj 
Qupd fi hoc vcrum c(l dc priuatis pcrfonisjquid xftiman- 
dum crit dc Saccrdotibus ct Kcgibus ipfis, quantuoi illt- 
thcfaurorum c« opurocx mctallis habucrint, de quibua 
iegitur, quod propria rcconditoria fcu gazophylacia ad 
<urum &argcntum refcruandum cxtruxcrint, qucd fane 
mirum vidcri poffic illo antiquo, non noftrotcmporc j 
Athcnicnfcs quoq; colonos Saitaium gcntis Acgyptix -^tfJenieftfes, 
aifcrcrc nituntur,vt parctcx Diodoro: qui inquit; Fucrunc 
& Ac^yi^u] quidam Athcnicnfium duccs : Dipctcs enim ^^P^^f- 
Mnethei patcr,cunicfrcf Ae^iyptius, portmodura Athcni- 
cnfium ciuis ct rcx facflus cft : Sicr.ilircr & Erichthcum Erichthet44. 
tradunt Acgyptium gcncrc Arhcnicnfibus impcralTc, qui 
ex Acgypro Athcnienfibus attulit frumrntum, ob idqj 
bcncficium cis rcgcm conftitutum, qui fumpto regno 
docuit cos ccrcmonias ac royftcria Ccrcris Elcufina: 
abAcgyptijstranflata : E«jmquoq;dcamhis tcmporibus 
ccjcuam Athcnasfrumcnta compottairc dicunt & fcrcrc 

G i dcnud 



44 Hicrogtyphicomm Lib. i. 

ytaftidam t^cnuotriticumdocuiire: AthcnicnfcsrcgnantcEnchtheo 

voiftnt ^'•^"^ omncs tcrrar frudliis ficcitiS abumpfidct, Ccrcrcm 

^^* ^g pra/^ntcmfrumcntocosiuuiirc-SacraJnrupcrctmydcria 

cius Dc t tunc in Elcullna fufccpta, quae cadcm ct pcncr 

Acgyptios cclcbrantur^HaccD/ot^orw; Vcrum hscfaba- 

2^otA lofAcire ct nunquam rcucra contigilfe, apparct cx innu- 

mcris circumftantijs,. qiumvis pro hyftoriaab Ethnlcis. 

crcdita ct rcccpta fucrint : Nam vTus frumcnti longc 

antiquiorcftctantcdiluvium non ignotus, idcoq; Nohx 

poftcris non infolitu«,ad quos Grasci pertincntjprcEfcrtira- 

curn C3:h iniquitas in eorum rcgione non denegaucrir fru- 

menta aut vinu : Adhasc Ccrcs nulla Dca rcucra cll aut fu- 

ky (cd vtcondatcxantcnarratisct inpodcrumnarrandiSy 

cum ipfa l/is habcatur,ac pdll TriptoIcm'jm,vt nutrix,nu- 

triuiirc,eodem rcfcrendacft : Neccoacniunt intcr fcnunc 

ErichthcununcCcrercmipf3ro,nuncTriptoIcniij Athcni- 

cnfcs docuiirc frumcntoiii fcminationcm et vfum, quad 

adcd indocilcs cxtitcrint Athcnicfcsi vtprima viccappra:* 

hcndcrc ncquiucrintjEt fi vnus cx diclis frumcnta Grjccis 

dcdiir:t,c3ctcris hoc alfcribi ncquit, tuqj quiritur, quoan- 

tcidvidicarint Athenienfe8,an glandibus, vt po^ tx fabu» 

lantur ? ct vndc^an cx Acgypto,vcI cx alia rcgionc, vcl cx- 

litus frumcnta primitus apportarit j Verum qualia hscc 

frumcnta fucrint, pdft cx Hicroglyphicis Elcufiniorum 

facrorum clariflimepatcbit,id«Gq; hic oraittimus : Simili- 

tcribidemdcEumolpis mentio rict horum facrorumSa- 

£umolp' ccrdotibus. Nam ct Eumolpidcs, inquit Diodortis, abAe- 

des. gyptijs Sjccrdotibus tradudi funt, ctaPaftophoris prx- 

concs: Idcm, folos cx Gr.Tcis, inquir, Athcnicnfcs per 

///Vfw iurarc, formamoribufq; Acgyptijsfimiles, pluraqj 

Cadmw. aliahisfimiliarpagisambitiofe^quamvcr^aircruntur.C^i 

»»///quoq5 cx Thcbis Acgypti ortus prxtercxtcrosfilios 

& Scmclcn fufccpit j Nam cum midbs cllcta patrc Agc- 

norc in Europam, vchemcnti iadatus tcmpcftatc in Rho- 

dum vcnif, ibiq^Ncptuno xdiiiciuit tcmplum, eiufq; cu^ 

cam Phxnicibus quibufdam ab fc in infula rclidis 

dcmano 



Lib. I . Aegyptio 'Grxcomm. 45 

dcmandavit : Ex his poftmodum fdcerdotcsjqui facicndis 
pr.Tcircnt facris, cx (ucccflionc manarunt ; (^admus M'f 
wrx/^wZrWwwornaritdoniSjinque solla fuit jcrca ad- 
inodumconfprcua,antiqvo morc fabrcfa(5lai Inca litc- 
ris P/inrniccis, quas aiunt primum cx .Pii.Tnicibus in 
Grarciam aliatas, appciiatafquc Phxniccas, infcriptum c- 
Fat, Tcrram Rhodumafcrpcntibus vaflafum irij quse vcr- ^^<^<*^(i* 
ba fi ritc infcliigantur , totam artem chymicam brcvif- ^'>^^- 
fimo Hicrogyphico apcrtillime evolvunt: Nam curol- 
lam cam Aitnervd Dcac fapicntise obtulit? cur a^rcam, & 
quidcm antiquo morc fabrefadam i Cum cnim hcec anti* 
quKIimotcmporccontigillcdicantur, cur dicitur adhuc 
antiquo more fabrcfaclam ollam circ; nifi pot iu j ad ma- 
tcriam, quam ad formam ibi rcfpiciatur? Phacniccas litc- 
ras Hicroglyphicas fuiirc non cft dubiam,aut potiuSjAlIc- 
goricifcnfus, cafdcmcumPuniccis, quaruraantcmcmi- 
nimus ; Tcrra3utcm/f^<7^> cum AMcgorice ibi acci- 
piatur, Tcrra Philofophicacft, qux a Scrpcntibusdcua- 
Ihnda crit, in quibus duobus,vt arcaniflirnis, ncmpc tcrrOk- 
RhaJia(aliacnimnon-vaIctj & icrpcntibus volatilibus 
&vcnenofi3 tofummagiftcriua^quicfcit: idcoquc hoca 
Cii^w^y^quafivatidicofpiritu, prxdidum fucrat; Donum 
fanc aercum Minerv£ Cfapicntix Dcx habitjc, vtpotc cx 
Ccxz^xo lovis cnatxj oblatum non tanti crat momcnti 
ob matcriam nccforraam,cum prcciofioradona I>cx of- 
ferendaclIcntjCX auro,gcmmi$&alijs;nifiquid Hicrogly- 
phici Aegyptij continuillcntj Hucacccdit, quod omnia 
dc CW/wofcrefabulofafHit&chymixpropria arcana dc- 
notcnt 5 quomoJo ncmpc bovcm Icquutus varij coloris, 
vbihicrccubuit, illcvrbcmcondidcrir, fqciofqucadfon- 
tcm mifcritja Draconcingcnti, TjfphJnij 3i. Echidtiadlio-f 
poftcxtinftosjqucmipfc C^i^wwfaggrclfus trucidarit, c- 
jufqucdcntcs in tcrrampro fcminiofparfcrlt, vndc cna- 
ti Tcrrigenxfratresia Cad?»nmirTUcntc%:Ciimvcr<y^ad' 
«x«rvnumcorum Lapidcclampcrcuffiirct, indc inrcUino 
bcllocxortofcmutuo^mcdiofuftulcrunt : Hjec fingula 

G } cllc 



4^ Hictoglyphicorurn^ Libi. 

circaccoromodatiiTitnavcra; chymiac Hicroglyphica o* 

pcra ncmononviJct, vt ctiam in (cqucntibus dcmon- 

llrabltur lat uj : EoJcra fpcdaf, quod Or;)/?^»^ Thcbano- 

rum amicusfinxcritDionyfium^quiapud AcgyptiosOQ- 

ris&LatinosBacchuscft,cv love Si Scmele Cadmi fiha , 

natumjquafipiiinopoftT^f-^^ii ^^Cadmo condiras Dio^j- 

Jius (cn Oftris oitui dicatur,cura tamcn longc antc Cadmi 

tcmporaapudy^(f^7^r«>/cclcbcrrimus fu:rir,nonquod rc- 

ucraDcuscxtitcrit, fcdintcr Hicroglyphicospro prima- 

riOiVtdidum, crcditus & rcceptui: Idcoquc Acgyptij 

fcriptorcs tradunt,nugari Grctcos,quod Dtor^yfinm apud fc- 

frf^«/tf/44/i4 fcnatumcbuccincntur: Diodoyus quoquc nonnulla ai>a 

de MfjptijsJi^'^'(^'^' dc Acgyptijs rcccnfet his vcrbis: Mulra quoqj 

aliafabulofedc Acgyptijs fcruntur, qua:adhuc nominc 

& opcrcpcrfcucrant. Namin vrbcAchantatransiV;/»»», 

Libyamvcrfusprocula Mempht{\3L6\]i 150. vas cft pcr- 

foratumjadquodGnguIisdicbusfacerdotcs j<Sd. aquam 

cx JVi/o defcrunt: Alini ctiam fidi fabula monllrarur in 

*quadam cclcbntatc : Nodoscnim, quos vnos in princi- 

piolongioris funiscomplicat, alij poft (cqucntes djffol- 

dieldmbut ^""^* Afr//iw;iff^winfupcrferttnt/)xo«^y//facraab Aegyp- 

^ * lijaad Grafcostranftulilic, qun:vcdCiyrf/*r«»fcruntur, dc- 

quc Titanura pugna,hyftona podrcmdomncmDcorum 

DAdalHf. pafljoncm docuillc. Dedalmn quoquc aiunt imitatum ctfc 

labyrinthicrrorcs^ quiad hoc vfquctcmpusmanct.Hunc 

aliqui xdificalfc dicuntMendetum,alijMaroncmmult6 

antequam SAturnH» regnalfet. Numcrus prifcarum apud 

Aegyptios ftatuarum idem eft, qui cft a Dadalo Graccis fa- 

Templum ^us. Tcmplir«/crfw veftibuli, quod pulcherimum in 

f^H/campu/- Memphi fitua»cft,Drf^4/«Jwarchitcdum fuiifc conftat, 

cbgrrimum. obquc cam rcm a populo ftatua lignea in tcmpIo,qucj ab 

iplbfabricata fit,donatum. Huic proptcr artis prxftan- 

tiam, multaquc ab co inucnta , magna gloria adepta deo- 

rumhonorcsaccola? impcndcrunt: In vna cnim Mem- 

;>^AfinfuIarumtcmpIumnuncquoq; c^Dadalo dicafumj 

HzcDioeUrttt ^Qum Grarci arcana Aegyptia potiftima 

^ rcfci- 



Lib.r. Afgyptio-Grafconim. 47 

rcfciucrinfjCcrtrinonias quoqiicctrifusfacros quibusii/a • 
tcgi fimulct propagaripo(rcru,rcccpcrunt; Hinc fabula 
dc/)^»rf<filiabus,vaspcrroratumaqa4rcplcntibus,acrcIi- 
c\UA ejuCmodi apud GrcTCOS ccfcbrata funt . Tcroplu W- 
f./v; qiioqucprcciofinimum apud iCgyptios fuHfc Z>iV- 
4orf^sniTrjit,(\mivt6\^\imk VftlcamcK A^trcMtioiticovn' ^) r 
T\\\ fuabona poftDcum habu^runf.Tradirquoqucidcm^-^v^^'*'^' 
fluthor in ^gypto Orpheam, Mufeum, MfUmpodem^ Da- ^<^ -^OT'*' 
dMnm, Homcrnm pottamy.Spartafiftm Lycurguwy Soioncm ^ '^^. 
At'cemetifeM, PLtoKcm Philofophum, Samiiim Pythagoram, .Vf^^*'* '^** 
Eadoxum A<fat hem.it icum, DemocritHm Abderitem ct Ino^u ^*^'^" 
drm C/^;'tf«>ruiirC)fuarqucfcicntusjarfcs &dodrinas didi- 
cilTc: quodfi vcrumcft, vtincoconfcntuntomncshy- 
ftorjcij conft^t abhis tanquam ducibus omnium bona- 
rum litcrarum, lcgum ctinftitutorum,nccnonccrcmo- 
ri^rum, dcDijs Hicroglyphicis opinionum & figmcn- 
prum origincmct radiccm primam cmanairc ad Grac- 
eosiliofqucpopulos, atquciic pcriotum fcretcrrarum 
orbcm fuccclTu tcmporis propagatam eirc: Quidcnim 
Poctas ct Thcologi Ethnicorum habcnt, quod non cx (9r- 
fheo, Viufto&c. Homero haufcrint^ Quid antiquorum lc- 
gillitorcsmcmoratudignum babucrunf, quodnonaXT- 
f«/;^27,Solonequc tranftulcrint? Quid dcniquc Philofophi 
lotfciflarumprinclpcs inrcicntijsja^arunf, quodnona 
PLitonCy PjfthajTOmfEftdoxs>,DemocritOyiU)(q\2C tanquam pcr 
manustraditum acccpcrint/' Itaquchj cmncs fua dog- g^ ^^. 
mata cxAcgyptO, artiumnufrics &^jpinionum matrc ^^^^^ ~^^ * 
domum dcporrarunt- qux licct divcrfa vidcantur & 
nonnulla corum intcr fc pugnarc, cx Hicroglyphica & 
Allcgoricado(5lfina tamcn cavarictas duntaxatcontigif. 
Quogircaomncsfcrercligioncs Ethnicnein orbc tu tcm- 
porisnoto,litcraj& Icgescxi^gypto cxortxfunt. /^m- 
McWinlibrodc myftcrijs idcm,atpauI6alitcrjattcftatur; 
t/£gyptij,inquit,fcriptorcs, putantcsomnia invcntaclfc 
a Aferct^rio,{uos libros A^ercnrio infcribcbant : Mercuri-' 
ut praccftfapicntix& cloquio: PjthAgoraf, PlntQ^ Derm» 

critHfy 



Columnt 
Aierchrij. 



/^eroglypliicorum L^b. i 

cr'ttus^uJio>:uiU multialljad Saccrdotcs Acgyptios iue- 
rufit: Dogmafa hiijuslibrifunc Airyriorum ct i£gypti- 
orum,&cx columnis Mercuyij: Vythagoras & Plat^ didi- 
ccrunt Fhilofophiam cxcolumnisMfrcwry in Acgypto: 
Columny MdTf^ri/pIcnxdodrinis; Hacillc: An vcro 
hx columnac fucrint illar, q'jarum mcnjinimus dc Oftride 
ct Ifidg, aut alix Hicroglyphicis prorfus litcris fqualcs 
funtiHxquxhodicrnoquoquc dicRomx vifuniur non 
procul a Porta Populi, ad S. lohannem L«te^aneKfem-,Si6 Y^[' 
uam Ad^rum Majorcm, Scalibijfculpt:y,trianguli8,qua- 
drangulis, circulis,fcrpcntibuS5&innumcris cjufmodi a- 
«imaiibus mirabilcs & rcfcrtT,in obfcuro manct. fo/ephM 
quoqucmcminitinantiquitatumlibrisa primis patnbus 
Antc diluvium,duaslapidcas, vnam marmorcam,aItcram 
latcritiam^tabuIasfcucoIumnaSjfcptcmartiumlibcralium 
infcriptionc,nc hx pcrircntaquis vcl igne, fcdad poftcros 
tranfmittcrcntur,infignitas, crcdasfuilTc, quarum forte 
& alijantiquiorcs fcriptorcs mcntioncm faciuntj Exrc- 
ccntioribus,5^r»i(7;«r<a/«/ comcs, aliorum monumcntisc- 
dodus Hcrmctcm invcniifc primum iilas tabulas rcfcrt, 
duminquit; Dchocvcro Hcrmctclcgiturin Biblijsj jp- 
fum intraifc in vallcm Ebron primum & ibidcm 
invcnilfe lapideas tabulas fcptcm , quibus infculpfx 
Aicranta(apicntibu$,priufquam inundatio ficrct aquaiij, 
fcpfcm artcs libcralcs , cuiquc fuis folum in principijs,nc 
tranfircntinoblivioncm. Qupdctiamfinosintcxtubib- 
Jiorumfacrorum nonlcgamus, tamcn crcdibilcc(lhau< 
numcxglodisantiquorumfcriptorum: Ratio his adQi- 
pulaturinhuncmodura j Quod fi ^<^4womniumrcrum 
crcatarumclfcntias cognovit intus& cxtus, vt in facris 
traditur,dum nomina a cujufquc natura ijs impofucritj Et 
fi antiquifiimorum illorum patrum vita adco longxs^ po- 
tius in confiderationc & fpcculaf ionc divinorum opcrura , 
quan alij« opcraiionibus vilioribus pcrafta fit,quis ncgct, 
fcicntiasomncs rcalcs, non phantafticas ct imaginarias 
Cqualcsquajdampoll introdudx funt,vt cft ratiuncula 

produ<^a 



Lib.i. Acgyptio-Graccorum. 4p 

produ<5la n igrum faccrc album ct «Ibum nigrum) in mcn- 
tcct vfu illorum patrum cxtinirc ? Q£od fi in confydcra- 
donc ctopcrc, non iniuria et dcharum propagarione fuc- 
runt folliciti in poftcros • Prolcm cnim fua: mcntis vt 
tcfcruarent acqu?, ac corporis, hoc fortc mcdio vfi 
{bnt;nvcro quis hfepho, alijfquc in his contndicat, 
pcr nos Uccbit; fatis cx antedldis nodrirPropofitionis 
dcmonftritioncs fcfc infinuant : Vitrum, quodlapisarti- fitrnmin 
) ficialispclIucidu»dicipoirct,ct propr:cad ctiymiara fpcc- ^ajptoah 
tarcjab antiquifTimisquoq} tcmporibus Acgyptociq. vi- antiqHit 
cinz Acthiopix innotuitj Ex cocRitn Acthiopum (cpul- tcmpori^M, 
tmisdctiDiodorM tcftaturj Sa1icntcs,hic inquit,corpora 
inq-, Vifis vitrcis nuda condcntcs fupra coiumnas po- 
nunt:Itapcrvitrumdcfundi corpns afpicitur, qucmad- 
modu fcribit Hcrodotus; quod Cnidius Ctcfias improbat: 
Ait cnim faliri corpora, idcoq* corruptam non poifc fpc- 
cicm fcruarc, (cd (latuasaurcas cauas Hcri, in quibusmor- 
tuos ponant vitro circumpofito ; Quo fit> vt in locis fupe- 
rioribus Citx circumdante vitro imago aurca dcfun(5lo 
fimilis rcddatur afpicicntibus : Et hsec ditiorum Sepul- 
chra clfc afiirmant : Tcnuiorcs argcntcas imagincs ponuty 
inopcsverdfiftilcs. Vitrum abundecum plurimum fiat 
in Aethiopia, omncs habenr. Hxc idco affcrcnda putaui- 
rous, cum Acthiopcsaliquando AcgyptijS) ethiillorum 
magnx parti, impcrarint, ne quis cx vaforum, nunc ad 
chymiaj vfum rcquifitorum,dcicd;u tum cxiftcntc,vtopi- 
nari po|Tcr,alifcr,quam rcscll, concluderct: Qjipct fpcc- 
tit, quod admirabilccft, &*dhucCaiii, (Mcmphisolim ^^^^* 
did:.) obferuatur,ouagaIIinaceaab Acgyptijs folisperar- 
ti(jciufTifurnorumcxcIudipolTc;idq; abanriqjoctlongc 
afitcnatu(n Chrirtum tcmporc: Siccnim Diodortu 1.2«. c.j. 
dc hoc pJu'; quara chymico artificio i^gyptiorum fcribit: 
Namquijinquif, aucsctanfcrcs nutriunt, prxter earum) 
qux apud alios homincs habcntur procrcandi naturam, 
adcd ilhs indulgcnr, vt in numcru didu mirabilcm avium 
cvadant. Non cnlm ovis incubant aucs, fcd ipfi ingcnio & 

H naturali 



50 Hicroglyphicoriim Lib.i 

nafurili arfc cx ovis pra^tcr c^rerorum confuctudincm 
educuntfactus; Nonimmcrit6qu6q;Cx Aegyptiorum rc- 
gura rtupcndii Scpulchris ct mirdculofis monumcntis 
Pyramtdes Pyrdmidum,idcm convinccrc polfcmus : Quamvis cnim 
'^^f^^" Acgyptljcx naturx opcribus dcanima: humanacimntor- 
taiitatC) vcl aliaS) certiorcs fadi, idco magniAca Scpul- 
chrorumMaufolei rcliqucrunt, ncgligcntcs intcrim do- 
mus 3?dificandcT curam,quod,vt Dtodortu dc his loquitur, 
domosnodrasdiucrfbriaappcllcnt, tanquam brcuitcm- 
porcaiiobisinhabitandas, dcfundorum Scpulchra,fcm- 
pitcrnas domos, tamcncorumpotcntiam,diuitias, animi 
condantiam, ct fupra humanitatcm quid tentantium cf- 
fc<5lusct opcraadhucibi locorum vidcmus, quafi jetema 
eradfincm mundi duratura ; quac a quibus cxtrudla Iinty 
fupra diximus j Hac inquam Pyramidcs, vt Biodorns 
1.2-.C 2. rcfcrt, vcrfus Libyam fpccftant longe a Mcmphi 
ftadijs I2.0. a Nilo aurcm 45. quse et artificio & opcris 
magnifudinc mirabili fluporcm prxbcrcnt afpicicntf- 
bus: Earum maximaquatucrc(llarcrum, quorumquod- 
Iibctab infcriori partc iugcra fcptcm continct : altirudo 
amplius? qiiam ^■iugcratollit: Latusquodlibct dcduifla 
paularim vfquc ad vcrricem altitudinc continet cubitoa 
6$, Ex Ijpideduro difliciliqae ad traftandum fcd actcr- 
num pcrmanfbro flrudlura omnis conflat. Nam fcrroc 
Qiillcannis, vt aiunt quidam? vtalijtradunt, ampliustri- 
bus millibus quadringcntis, ad nos vfquc ca molcs \n* 
tcgra pcrmanlif. Fcrunt cos lapidcs ex Arabia longo 
admodHm irincrc aducdlos : Aggcribus autcm fabricata 
cftjnondumcotcmporcinucntis machinis j opus ccrtc 
mirabilc, prarfcrtim in tcrra vndique arcnofa, vbi nulla 
ncq; aggcris, nequc catfi lapidis fint vcfligia, vtnon ab* 
hominibus, fcd a dijs tanta molcs ftru(^a vidcatur. Co« 
nanrur Acgyptij mira quxdam dc his fabuJari, cx fale 
et nitro aggcrcs eos U^o%y poflcaquc Nili incrcmento 
liqucfados abfque horainum labore penitus dcfecilTes 
Vprum id procul avcroabefl. Nam ct muldtiidiae ho« 

oiinum 



Lib.i. ^gyptio-Grajcorum. 41 

fninum «gger conftrudus & rnultirudiiie dclctus c(l; 
Trcccnu cnim & fcxaginra hcminum miliia, vt aiunti 
ad id opus dcputata funr, quod viginti fcrme annis ab> 
folucrunc Pccuniaomnisad opusciuBimpcnfa, vt olcra 
tantum hcrbafquc (is cnim cibus opificum fuit) ad 
millc ctfcxccnta talcnta cxccdiire dicitur : Prxtcr hanc 
funt ct alix, cxquibusalixalijs funtminorcs: At nemo 
corum, qui ftruxcrunt cas Pyramidcs, in ijs fepultus 
tradirur: Quidam, vt cx codcm ante rctulimus, maio- 
ris aifcrunt Armcum cxtitilfc conditorcmj fccundac 
Amafim, tcrtia? Mafum? quam volunt quidam Rhodo' 
pis Scpulchrum fuillc : Vcrum dc harum Pyramidum 
audoribus nil ccrri ncquc apud incolas, ncquc apud 
fcriptorcs conftat. Hadcnus Diodorm : Nos tcmporc^ 
antiquidimo, ncmpc co? cum populus Ifrarliticus in 
^gypto latcribus coqucndis ct ftipulis pcr agros con- 
gcrendis farigaretur, cxtru<5{;as clTc, colligimus potius 
ad opum oftcntationcm, quam rcgum Scpulchra : Bar^ 
hAVA Pyramidum, inquit Martialis, nicatmiracuIaMem- 
phis, ctc: Omnis Crcfarco ccdat labor Amphithcatro* 
Vcrum Amphithcatrum illud , non minus prxIuHrc 
opus, nunc in rudcrlbus fcre pofitum cft, Pyramidcs 
vcrdj quae tot millibus annorum antc Amphitheatrum 
flctcrant, adhuc perdurant intcgrx: Ab ingcnio itaque 
rubtiliHimo, ab animo vcrcmagno,cc amanulargi(Iim« 
has profluxidc, ab cffcdu patct : Plinius L'b.2^.c.ii. 
ait, Pyramidcs illas in iEgyptonihil aliud fuiile, quam 
Tcgu pccunia;*ocio(am ct Oultam odcnrationcm • quippc 
cum facicndi cas caufa a placrifque tradatur, nc pccun(< 
am fuccc(Toribus aut ^emulis infidiantibus prsrbcrcnt. 
Qup*^ ^^''o '"tc*" mundi miracula numcratum cft non 
immcrico, hoc opus quoquc ab artc miraculofa, cum 
csetcra omnia corrcfpondcant, pcrfcdum, mundoquc 
protcAimonio quafi icrerno rclidum elTc, rationi con- 
fonum cft. Vcrum de his fatis : Vt cjctcra opcra ^Cgypti 
luagnificenciffima prcetercamus, inprimis fufpicicnduni 

H 2 cft 



5t Hicroglyphicoriim Lib. i^; 

Templum ^^ Semiramidis Balfjlonic<e, qux ct Aegypto impcra- 
BeliBabi» ^'^» tcmplum lovi Bclo eredum, \n cuius fummo trcs 
hniti, ingcntcs aurcas ftatuas lovis, lunonis, Opi.'q; crcxit, 

quarum lovis, vt Diodorm inq')it, adhuc cxtat longitu» 
diocpcdum4o,millc5rf^y/o«/or«/»talcntofum pundcris x 
Opis fim^iiponderc in fclUaurca rcfiJct, ad cuiusgcnua 
duo adftai^t lconcs, iuxtaq-, fcrpcntcs argentci ingcntis 
mjgnitudmis, pondcris quilibct eft talcnrorum "o lii- 
nonis ftans fignum pondcris cft talcntorum Koo Huius 
dcxrcracapiitrcrpcntistcnct/ccptrumlapideumnniftra : 
His omnibus communis crat mcifa aurr a manu f*(^i> 
Jopgitudinis pcdum^o duodrcmi Ijtirudinis, pondcris 
Calcntorum 50. Et ciunnodi plura, qux Diodorus ct alij 
fcriptorcs rcccnf-nt: Q^x ctfi quis ad Dcorum gcnnli- 
tiorum cultum vfi'atum rcfcrar, tamcn Chymica om- 
nind cllc, quo ad origincm ct inucntioncm, cUriffinx 
conftat : Bclus cnim, vt anfe narratum, cx Acg^p- 
ti;s Saccrdotibus in B^bjlfmam colonias ct facra Ac- 
gyptia dcduxcrat ; Vt ita ars Acgyptij arcani confcia 
codcm tranflita fit ^ Adharc Iupittr ct luno funt con- 
iugcs, nihilominus fratcr ct foror ^ Sic ct Saturnus O- 
pifq; qux matcr cft vtriufqj Saturnoq; lapldcm proloue 
obtulit dcuorandum ; In aurra rcucra fcdct fclia, ciq^ 
adftantlconcs ctfcrpcntcs ; addam, vnus volatilis, altcr 
non ; dc q jibus Chymicorum libri fcatcnt, idcoq^ hic 
non rcpctcndis : At cur Opis dcxtra caput fcrpeniis tc- 
nct, finiftra vcroLjpidcumfccptrum l Qiiia itaoportuic 
hicroglyphtce adumbrarc, dc qua rc ct jncuiusmcmo- 
riam hxc fimulachra pofita clknt : Sccptrum alia? cx 
auro cft, fcd hoc cx Lapidc, qui auri patcr cft fubtcr 
ct fupra tcrram • Opis kutem vrriufqj matcr : Commu- 
nis cft mcn(a omnibus aurca ; QiJjs cx ttibus duo, ctcx 
duobus vnum Ht : In Acgypto quoqj apud Hcliopolitat 
(cardcm cnim Hcliopolis ct Thcbx funi) prifcis tcm- 
poribus inucnta cllc tradunt ct irx ct doloris Mcdica« 
incmajldccq) Diodorm inquit,HotneiunD apud Acgyptt- 

os 



o^commcratiirwfinxiirc ab Helenam pT3^f«tfcrum ob-;\/'^*^^^, 
liv ;oiitrn Morioncm Teltmacho&mm, NEPENTHES medicifta d«- 
dJcTa^in j Hjcrjtionenon immcriro omnia hrtc opcra c- lorifuffa a^ 
jurjrm Mef^icamcnti vi ct facultate produfta clfc augu- Aeoyptui /Jr- 
ramup; M^dicamrncucnim^quod Animi dicirur, infcrip- nJ/fftit, 
tidnc ^rwtw^r fupcrius rclata,- fi rrae^ cr dofori mcderur, fi 
( vr linus Lacmius annotat^ cft jrgritudinum homi- 
num tum animitumcorporis cfficax mcdicrnaj quippc 
quod pcrturbarioncsomncs cxpellitj bonolqucviro5,iJ 
cftjslicni noninvidos cfficit fimi!i:crctconfcrva*}fiquo- 
q iCjVtidcmtcft3fUr,corporcos'humcrcs, fi quacxccllc- 
lunt, adarquatctconflituitjimbccillcmquc fcncdliim va- 
"^lentGm inducit ctconfirmar, Cur non hcc qu6quc,quod y „^. AttrtA 
-inpotcnriacxiftir,iHaflumdcducat/ V^cncrcri» Acgyprij ^ 
cxantiquonomincaurcam appcllar.t,agrumqucciTccon- '^^^ 
ftataurcacVcncrispropcyWlfw;!/?;»»: NonfirtcCaufa Sar 
turni cxcntcrati abjcdum pondus>vndcVcnus nata di' 
citur, aurco dignantur nominc ct hohbrs •, quia rcvcra 
matcrcflomnisoclriPhilofophfcj; Habcrcriim Cupidi- 
ncm, quiDijsaurcisquoqucdominatur, inquci;s libidi- 
ncm inccndit : Notandus & mbs mcdicandi pueris apud 
•Acgf ptios • qui pro pucris aegris Dijsquibufdam votafa- 
ciunt, acfipucridc morbo cuafcrinr, raduntcaprllos ac 
in auro argcntovtf poncntcs dant rrunus Magis . 
QiKc huc vfque maxima cx parrc cx Acgypriorum raonu- 
mcntis vtantiquiffimis,ficarcanifiimisadduda fucrunt, 
fatis fupcrqucconuincuf|r,omnia illaQpcraadChymfam, 
hoccft,Mcdicrnamaurtarn, dcaurco Incdicaracnto cor- 
poris& animiagcntcm,proprijffiroc rcfcrri dcbcrc, nul- 
lifqucalijs rcbuij nifi perpcr^m, accommodari poiTc: 
Vcrum cumnon ncmodcMcdicina,totics inculcatj, clu- 
hitarc ^ueatj quafi iHahontantimbroentifif^ nihilqj am- 
pliusprzeniteritjquamaliTmcdicina; rioflratisrcvi, mul- 
coroagis, fi dc Lapidc Philofophico aat Aurificio fcu 
ChryfopxAh<ec4Qobis intclligantur, prieconcepto judi- 

H I cio 



54 Hieroglyphicorum Lib.i. 

cio,ofnniAvana,iriira, necrationi, ncc naturac confcn- 
tinca, pronunciabunt nonnulli ) idquc idcd, quod ipfi 
moduni pcrficicndica fccundumartem^qus^naturx func 
opcrdjnoncapiantautintclligant, ncc artificcscjurmodi 
(^pra:tcrvu!gato3,potiiis fraudc& paupcrcatc,quarn vcro 
artiHcioct divitijs cclcbrcsj palam adhuc calia ct tanta 
opcrantcs, vidcant: His ijfquc fimilibus obicrtionibus 
ncgaiivc concludcntibus, ct ab ignorantia jurisct fi&i 
(^quodaiuntj dcpcndcntibus ("Cum hifcc xque coclcftia 
quam tcrrcftriacadcmfacilitatc ctaudaciacvcrtcrcliccat, 
incontrarium tot cxpcrimcntis vtiobiquc cxtantibusj 
fic rcfpondcmus: Quod vEcgyptij, corumquc fcquaccs 
Grsciantiquifliroi Mcdicfnamaurcam habuerint,qua illi 
addivitiasquoquc comparandasvfinnt, prnztcrquam ad 
valctudincm corporis fuflcntandam , hadcniis dida (it\B 
convincunt, & «b hyQoricis antiquis poft DiocUitAni 
tcmporamcmoris; proditum cfl j Vcium hic mcac pro- 
pofitionisfcopusnonfuit} nifi forte fecundflrios, qui fe 
ipfum fufficicntcrcomprobct/ifaltcm de Mcdicina^quam 
priman6mihidcmonfirandamfumpn,conflarct : Vnius 
cnim &ubjc<ftimuItar&variacpolTuntc{fc vircs,cfficaciar, 
virtutc8,fincsct cfFcdus, licct non omncs ad vnam can- 
demq;intentioncmdirigantur; quod in auro/ubjedo 
nobiliffimojconfpicitur; quo mcdici vtuntur ad fanita- 
ccmhominiscurandam,fabriadaliaopcra indc confici-' 
cnda,alijad ornatum&pofnpam, non pauci ad lucrum 
& ccnfura } ('quidcnim nonperficitaurum ? ) Ita & de 
Mcdicina illa aurigcna fcnticndum cfl, qua non diffitc- 
mur multos iGgyptiorum rcgamad luvum etdiuitias, 
necnonldololatriamintroduccndam, & fubfilcntio ar- 
canifTimorupi confirmandam, abufos circ; aliosquoque 
haudpaucosaddivinamgloriam) proximi vtilicatcm et 
corporis humani fanitatcm confcrvandam : A potiori 
AUtcm denominatio cum ficri dcbcat y ac plus fir in hac 
humanx vitx fragilitatc &brevitate} juxcapra:ceptum 

Dcj 



Lib.r. Acgyptio-Gr^coram.' 55 

Dei) proximum diligcre,ve(c»p/um^eique in neccffi- 

tatibus acmorbiS) qui corpU8affligunr,(uccurrereman« 

dintis^quamdivitijs folam opcram impendere, & (ibi 

vni vivcrc; Idcircohxc ars Hicrito anobis appcl* 

lata M E D I C i M A ) quae avircum animi & 

corporis Mcdicamcntum pcrrccit^eo 

" ' qucnominelongbtcmporcfn- 

vcftigata c(l. 



FinisLibriprimi. 




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""ttBEH SECVNDVS, 

DE HIEROGLY- 

PHICIS GRiECORVM, aC 

Primo dc Allegorijj auro magis 

I RELIGIONVM APVD 

OmncsGcntcs clivcrfiffiaururn quo- 
cunquctcniporc rcccptarum inirium 
& origincm primam rcpctamtti , a 
probabilibuscaufis cas fcmpcr cxti- 
tilTc rcpcricmus : Antiquiilimam vc- 
tcrisTcftamcntiapud Patrcs antcdi- 
luvium, & poft ab dbrahami xtatc ad 
•Jlfraclitas propagatam, vt vcriffitnam amplcacntcs a 

w i^ V I ' '^ ^ ^ pj^ Fthnicorum prjtfcitim Idolola- 
cm.nonomnmofiaasauttaiuscrcu « , r ^ ; 




Lib.2, Aegyptio-Gra^corum. 57 

rcm vero longe aliam ilgnificantibus, omncm facrificio< 
rum vfum & ritum mutuati funt» dc quibus hadenus fub 
Acgypttorum Hicroglyphicis fatis diiucide dilfcrui- 
mus. 

PraJtcrdidos autcm OJtrfJgm,lftdem, i^Orutn JE.^ptij 
antiquiHimi cfiam aliorum Dcorum nomina vfurparunt , 
prxtcrtim duodccim, ncmpc lovif-, NeptHniy Adartis , ^ ^i^P' 
Mo-Cftrijy yu/cam, Apoilinis^ /»Ho»iffFeft<t, CereriSyVeneriSy^^^ ii.magna- 
Vian£ tiMfnerv£iC^uoT\ifn fcx funt Mafculini, ^tou-^^.^^'"^'*^^ 
dcmfxmincifcxuSjijqucDij magni magnarum gcntium "*"'• 
credirifunt,pd(l ad Grxcos,&ab hisad Romanos tranda- 
ci. Nam vt Natalis tc(}atur, alijs ficbant e ligno fimuU- 
chravclHdilii) &nonfcuIpcbantur cx auro vcl argcn- 
to rclcborc^nid magni Dij, cum Plcbcij equavis matcria 
ficrcntantiquitus. Dc his Herodoturin Euterpe-yDHodecim^ 
inquitjDeorfimnomina primos ty£gjptios exifiima^e, atque 
Gr&cos ab illts cepijfe ? eof^ue primos arat G^ imagines C^ 
TemplaDijfJibi erextffe*. Quod vcro Grxci, &quinam c% (^f.^^;^^ 
illis primiadiEgyptiostranficrintjipforum facrainGrac- ^^^ypf,i^ 
ciam rctulcrint, ipfius Diodori vcrbis dcnnonftrabimuS} dohrinas 
Hic Iib.2.cap. 6. Nunc inquic , qui Grzci rapicntia& do* acteperHnt. 
ftrinaprxditi in Acgyptum pnfcis CcmpoributcranncrinC' 
vc Icgcs & dodrinam iilorum pcrcipercnC) rcccnfebimus: 
ScribunccorumSaccrdoccs,infacrisconcinerilibris,tran- ^ ,^ 
fiircprimumadAcgyptiosOrp&f*»», J/t/iww, MeUmp^- °^* ^ If 
dem.DadalMm^Homerum Vocx^m, ec Spartanum Lycur-^^*^''*'* 
gum j Dcinccps SoJonem Athcnienfcm, PUtonem Philofo- .t^Pf *^ "^^ 
phum ac Sumium Pjthagoram •, Eudoxum quoquc Mathc- '^^^^ * 
maricum ac Democritum Abdcritcm, & Inc^idcm Chium. 
Omnfum vcrd monftrantur vcftigia, quorundam ima- 
gines, nonnullorumloca, cum ab CjS,tum a Jodrina,qua 
fccutifuncdcnominata: In Aegypto cene percepcrunt 
orani3,qu.TiIIo$apud Grxcosadmirabilcs fccerc. Nam 
OrpWwhymnosDcorum plurfiv.osjorgia ct infcrorunFi 
fidionetnaccuUlfetradunf' 0/r/W<> fane ccrcmonias cC 
ZJwAfx/wcafdcuicirCjfimilcfqj cire Ijiiis Cererifque noroi- 

I nibu» 



58 Hieroglyphicorum Lib 2, 

flibiistantumditfcrrc : Impiorum vco pcenasetcampos 
Elyfiosct rtatuiruai vfum ab Acgyptiorum fcpulchris 
rumptaintroduxit: Aicrcurtnm qiioquc (ccundum an:i- 
quos dcninantcm finxit mor uotum animas.Eratmos Ac 
gyptijs Afis corpus rcduccntcm aliquid prope aftmti 
Ccrbcroibrciirumporrigcrc. Hiiih Orphe» o^d Grsecos 
tradu(^is , Homerut Otpheum imifatusjJcm in fuo Poc- 
matc fcribcnSjait Afercmium CjlUnium animas Hcroutn 
cvocarCjhdbcntemvirgam in manibus: Hxcct n.ultaa- 
Jia Dtoelorus de his rcccnfet. Eadcm aut his fimilij apud 
divcrfos lcguntur authorcs j Exquibusdc rranfl itionc Ac- 
gvptiofu ficrorum ad Grn?cos ccrtiorcs fieripoifumus: 
yf f,fi r.QjJJndoautcmhcc contigcrit ct qua prim^riaintcntio- 
'>'^ / nc,f4cix Jifccrncrc licct: ncmpc tum tcmporis, cum 
.^ ^ ablqucpcricuIocapitisGrarcisAcgypumpctercct ingrc- 
f, ^ diconccirumfurrit, quod vt «nts quoqucmcminimus» 

■^ PJammuicHtcgySiVvxus cxduodccin uucibus, cxtcros 

prino adfefc «dmittcntis , cetatc contigit ; ncmpe circi- 
tcr annum Mundi jiZT^.quo ax\v\o F(am?nttichys rcgnarc 
cepit, vcl pau^ polU quia 54.annos rcgno prnrfuir ) antc 
O/ympianlHminnmm, quod inannum Muiidi j 187 poni- 
tur: Hoc tempore Orpheur ex Acgypto di^a ficra irj 
GrarciamtranftuIit;necfJuccrcmoniascircafcrtivifatem 
Dww^/^cclcbrandas, fedctiam fcicntum ipfaro proptcr 
qua facrainftitutaetritus introdudiclfcnt: vtmfcquen* 
tibuspaflim apparcbit: Orp^r*»» infccutus c(\ A/u/aur , 
Lintis^ Afe/ampur ct Homerut omnium Fhilofophorurn 
Sex At*th<r antiqjorum, qui mctro vfi funt, fuau fiimus ct ingc- 
resp*-i>ria' niofiffimus, qfiibus ct Wr//(;<^/w/ annumcratur: Hi fcx , 
pudGrdictt vt horum fcqnaccs pr.Ttcrcamus, funt omnis Religio- 
reli^iQritt fa- nis Ethi icar apud Grrcos Authores ctin(}auratorcs,foC 
kuioja, Poematum ct fabuloforum dc Dijs corumqucfadispar- 

tim Hcroicis, parrtm pccoribus dignis involucrotumy 
quibus totus fcfc Mundus intricafus fcmcl, vix fc vn- 
quam cxtricarc potuit fuis vinbus; nifi Deo piacuflTcC 
harc opinioDum dc Di;s monnra pcr Filium (uumj vi- 

dorc 



Vth.t. Aegvptio-Gr^corum.. jp 

ftorctu tsiumphantcm) erucidarC} Dc intcntione au- ,^ . 

tcm Orpkci, aUorumauc ^octarum rrifcorum fifubtslius « . " 

inquirrrcvclimus, rc ipia invcmcmus, iplos non pi.- 

rair o3(i cultusilios divinosfcu ccrcmonias rclpcxillc. ^ 

, , . , /« /1/1 I I ^ qhtjjimorunt, 

fcd aJ alu arcanimma lub ift s occultata, nc vulgo ' •'^ 

bxc innotcfccrcnt, alijs fjpictitioribus tamrn caufam 

indagacionis prccbcrcntj quod ctfi tmllibi a quodam 

Scnprorc indicaturn fit ( quia & rcs cccuiti manlit & nc 

nomincquidcmcxprciricU j tamcncx dtvcrfis hinctn- 

dc co!lc^isindici)s &argumcntish«udobrturis i nobis 

ollcndi clanffin c potcrir; vt in lcqucntibus apparcbit: 

quibus ctiam non confidcratis, vcl hsc vnica ratio in* 

fcllis^cntibus fufficcrct. ncmpc, fi iiigyprij iliud quid 

jntcllcxcrintruis(acris& ccrcmonijs0^r»W», Ifidii/^ercn- 

rio y Vutcar.a-, /Ipidi cc animalibus qubufdaoi adhibitisj 

quamobjcdlaipf.i oculisobvia,ac (ub illis tanquam cor> 

cicibus nuclcum vcritaritabfcondcrint; fic&Grxcinon 

dctcgumcntis fucrintfolliciri, nifi & corpus tcgcndum 

fub illisagnovfircntj Qiiod qualc fucrif, jam antc fub 

^gypciorum Hicroglyphicis latic indaguvimus &cxpo« 

fuimub : Indc noncfivcrifimile, ant^<^uos illos Poctaf 

exinnata militia , aut irrif/onis gratutot adulccria, ho- 

tnicidia, incxfius& fcdcrafuis Dijs attribuiifc, vc vc| 

Dcos,veI homincft ludcrcnt, au: vitiacjufmodi cnormu 

Dcorum cxcmplis propagarcnt, (rum cnim omnium 

bip'duai ncquifiimi fuilTcrr) fcdpotius vf domonflra- 

rrncDcosillos nonclTcnififidiLios, imiginanoscr artis 

occult:e vulgo, fcd fibi lutx, fymbolj ct Etnblcmata 

aliud ad oculum, aliud ad mcntcm rcftrcnria : Ne 

autcm inania nomina rcbus caifa in mcdium produccic 

vidcrcntur, fingulis illisDijs fii^itijsfifigula oftciaqua- 

fi divina & vircs iVaturT gcnici icis divcrfas atfcripfc- 

runt, ac nihil ominus Vnum Dcum in omnibus iflis pro- 

fcififunt: Qupd in antiquifiin is potiiis jpparet, qian 

alijst Sic cnim Orpheux adcaptum communcm Dos 

fingulos intcrprctatur} acdcindcaddtt quod omnufint 

I i vnucn 



Ommafmt 
VMnm, 

DeHs vnnt. 



60 • /^croglypliicorum Uh.i 

vnumrc, qu!!mvi6nomincfnuIta:Cun>in Cratcrc canit 
inhuncmodum; 
Deorum Nmcius interpres Cjlleniut ommht4S ip/e e^, 
^entilmm Nymph<t:tcjUjifunt,fru?nentaCeres,Vi4lcanm at i^MiSy 
cjficia» E/? m.ire Neptmtts canentia itttorapulfans, 

Mars bellHm, Faxalma Venus, mortalihus ipfe 
'Jaurigena &fuperisaKimicur£ejue levamen 
Corniger efi Bacchut convivia Utafreefuentans- 
Aurcaiufiiciamtiue ThemiSyreBumepte tuetur : 
Sol efi mox idem cont ore^uensfpicula ApoUo 
"Emims C^ peragcns ,c^ Dtvinator & Augur, 
Jlforborum expulfor Detu eft Epidaurhts : ifla 
Omnia funt vntem.fint p lt4rima nomtna quamvft» 

Dcijfdcm Hcfmcfianax. 
P/uto, Perfephene, Ceres eJ- Venus alma, & Amorcf, 
Tritonefj Nereus^ Tethjt , Neptunus ^- ipft 
Mer<:urius,Iuno, Vulcanus, fupiter e^ Pan, 
Diana c^ Phabus iaculator,funt De»f mus, 

Qilpd fl igftur ifti Di] accipcrcntur propric, vz ha- 
Nota, ftcnus apud Ethnicos confuctum cft? aqua & «gnis, 

Nymphx ct Vuicanus? bcllum ct pax, Mars ctVcnu», 
nulfo modo funt vnum, kd divcrfirdma numina erc- 
dita, & divcrfinimas rcs rcfpicicntia fcu indicantia; Si 
quishxc adDcum Vnumvnivcrrircfcrat, fortcadcoad- 
. vcrfantif in cocxcufaripolTcnt, fi dc potcntia cjua pcr 
omncs Creafurjs difFufa accipiantur, at vcrcor nc ni- 
mis impropric ac impic id fiat, Crcantcm GBm crca"» 
tis,i£tcrnum cum mutabilibosj Spiritura cum corpo- 
ribus confundcndo: Quocirca, rt Dij ilii tam vanj 
& diverfi , adcdquediffcrcntcs abinviccm, dc aliorub- 
jc(5lo,cuj afquc convcniant cmncs, intelligantur cc 
cxpiicentur, prorfus ncccirariuna vidctur; idquc idcm 
eOjiii quo Dij Acgyptij ('Grarcorum progcnitorcsJC^yJrAf, 
/y//,7;/>^<?w,Mfrf«r»«y,alijquciaterc dcclarati funt) Quod 
vtmagisquoq^confpicuufiat circa Grxcorum Allcgori- 



Lib.2.' Aegyptio.Gr«coium.' 6i 

•s, quas Pocticas vocant, has fccundo hoc libro et /e* 
quentibusnobis illut^randasfumeraus, itavtDijgentiles 
fi<fl'cij fuic origini, vt ct vcra Chymia fuo honori vnS c* 
adcmquc opcra,reftituatur j nequidintcrimdc Pocfino- 
ftro tcmporc rcccpta,quacilliusantiqu3; Cccnx vcilibui 
adhuc dcIcdAtur,aut Phiiologis, Arift^rchis Criticis,in o- 
rationequamratione magis occupatis,Hynorfci8,ahjs ve 
hujufmodi (qui genealogias et rcs gcftas dcorum ct dcaru 
nccnon Hcroum ? pro indubitatis, vcris ct irrcfutabili' 
bus rccipiunt, amplcdlunturctcxorculantur ,im6 vtCc- 
rcbrumlouis indclitijshabcntctadmirantur, immemo- 
rcs interim (c Chrillianos ct vcritatemvnam ct fimpli* 
ccmelfc) dicamus; Hse cnim fcicnfiscct pcrfonae a no« 
bis non obfcurationcm fui nominis , atpotiusiIluftratio« 
ne acccptur^c funfjquibus fi non ad gudu dixcrimuS) non 
nobifi calunias intcntatas,fcd fibi tcncbrasmcntis crcptas 
vclintjnos vthoc ipfisprxftcmus,illxnciftud nobis,opc- 
r2 dabimus:Nccputocsecuquid vcri judicij dc coloribus 
rcddcrc polTc, idcoquc vbi dc his drfputatio incidif, con- 
rultiuslpfi forct/tlcntioquaairidiculo fcrmoni indulge* 
rc; Hinc fi quisinhaEcarcanaanimadvcrtcrc vclit, vt ea 
cognita habcat> antcquara Ccnforiam vibret, requiricur ; 
iVosquoufquein h^ec pcnetraverimusccmcntect manu, 
non noftrum c(l gloriiii/cd Deo hincfacrificium laudis^, 
/cujus hoc fit fpccimen ) ponerCjquod ct hominum bo- 
na£voIuntati»coramodoccdac,tcncmur. - - 

Cum vcrd h«c tanta involucraactam variapro dig' 
nicarc ct amplitudinc materir evolvcre, totqj fcculiscc 
fcripris pcrtextarctcxcre,ct ad vngue rclecarc opera futu- 
facifct mignivoluminiSjidcoqjfuamoIc laboraturaj id- 
circofalrem prxcipua ct magis infigniacxomnibus Alic- 
goricis Fortarun» iigmcntis et fabulofis de Dij>ct hcro- 
ibus narrationibus nobi» tradanda fclcgimus,non ftylo, 
vt alij folcnt,acuto aut copiofo, fedvuigariyadrcmpoti" 
us,quam vocabuia, accommodato ,fuccindo) acquc Hc 
hoc libro fccundo dcGr^corum Expcditione^ducc lafoRC 

1 3 »4. 



fy^ Hycroglyt:hxonTm Hb.i? 

Summn ^^ «areum Vcllu» occupanJum, «urei» pom'$ Hffpcri- 

aHtnars" dumy!i\\]((\'^ huiufmodi aurcolis monumcntis agcmus: 

qHfntHm Tcrtio, dcaurca dcorum, dcaruT^q; gcncalogia, ncc noo 

ltbr»rHt% Hcroum ab illis progcnitorum ^uorundam ramis abar- 

Mlle^orioi ^^^^ aurcaafccndcntibus Qiurto, dc Grarcix fcilis at (a- 

Grxcornm ^'^"' vtctiani dcccttaminibusct luJif abijfdcm aufhori- 

finenti» ^"* ^^ eandcm intcntioncm occulti artificij in(titufi«; 

,-. r j Qiinro,def/^rfWt>laborihu5,acfcxfo,fcu vltimodcOc- 

TL , cupationcct ExcidioTroix.pcrloniiqjctrcquidtiscoucm 

j\^'i' fpcftintibus, brcuitarc qua licct, pcripicuitatc; qua polfu- 

Xi^T ^^Sj tradcmusj Ex quibuspcrccptis, fimilciudiciumdc 

Lt^ 6 •liJ8hicnoncxpofKi8,adallcgoria8tamcn hafccpcrtincn- 

*l cibu8aq'iocunq;ipfoftatui potcnt.Orphcusvtrcligionis 

Allecoriitde *pudGiJCcos autiiof, ita ctallcgorix dc vcllcrcaurco tx 

Aftre VeUe» Colchidc p<^icJO iiwcntor ct cbuccinator pritnus cxritit ; 

reiuf »is 4"'*'^ illcfingulariiubtilitatccxcogitavit, cta'tificiopcr- 

n Jl L; fccitv*adcmprorfu$intcntionc &tine, quodc fimilifub- 

mlu^^rJca. *^^® rcccntions arvi lcripta quamplunma tdira lunt, 

ruptV U4 ncmpcvrduplcxincirctfcnfusjlupcrficialis&iccondifus- 

th \ \ij- ^"P^^ficulis> quilitcraro fcquiturct cft hylloricus, vcj |j 

/ Ul t litcram non omnino fcquatur, camcn communij & Vul- 

* " * gariafeudcmoribuslcurcrumnaturiscxponit; R-condi- 

tusvco adcircniiam intcrnam rcfpicir, & ivulg«cogni- 

tioncrcmotaarcanafapicnribus infmuar, minus ingci io 

valcntibus abfcondit : Scripfit hic author Cirminc alu 

qucq^opcra, qu.r ipfcin Argonauticis rcccnfct, inprnij 

cus fummum acumcncc doArinam argucntia; intci q j , , 

librode lapiliis, Mcicurij antruro) cxquooninisgencnt 

bonarefcicnda nnc,graphicedcpingit, adrovtcmund.T 

niirisquicurq-fncrinr,ctnonapitijKaprTOCtuprfti, facil! 

olfacianc, dc quo Mcrcunj antrDtbi> dc quo(ubic<^o in 

Argonauticisintdligivclit ; Acnosfcricm narrarionts eius 

pritis pcrcurrcmuS) dcindc notasabaltcra partc noftras cc 

narurx audorumq» cum illis Concordantias addcmus: 

J4tfi»is j^enm lafon patrc natus Aefonc, auo Crcthco, proauo Aeolo, 

&edM€4ii; abauo lovc^ matrc Polymcd& Autolyciiiii^, cum Pclias 

Ncptui^i 



i 



Lib.2. ^gypdo-Graccorum. t^ 

Ncptuni filius cx Tyrrho Salmonci fUia a Crcthco fratrc 
Salmonci cducata, natus, lolcum obtinuilTct poft Crc- 
thcum,cjuiIoIcum condidcrat, iEfonccxpulfo, Chironi 
cducartdus traditur ; Chironaut«m,qui Saturni & Philyrx 
Ny mph^ filius crat,ip(u in aric mcdcndi & ad vitae huma- 
niratcra rpcdantibus rcbus inflituit jCumquc dcindciu- 
vcnis do^rina ct moribus politifimus lafoncvjfiltct, in 
aulani Pclix concclfit ; Vcrum quo magis omnivirtutc 
cxccllcrctjcdminusamorcm Pclia?mcrcripotuir,quippc 
a quo cum fiifpicionc nunquam non obfcruarctur ; Vt 
igirur Pclias honcflo prztcxtu lafonem prajfcntibui pcri- 
culisipfiqjmortiobijccrct, in mandatisdcdit, Vcllusau- 
rcum apuJ Colchos cclcbrc fingulari animi fortitudinca 
quT tantum iuvcncm dcccrct,ad fcfc dcfcrrc fijpcratis pc- 
rieuIisjQlodlicctdurumimpcratu&arduvmfadu vidc- 
rctur, animum tamen a^didit lafoni, quod non cx proca-* 
citatc proprijjfcd altcrius iutfujcui non parerc nefas forcr, 
id pcrigcndum fibi incumbcret: ^JccclTirijsigitur ad itcr 
comparatis cum $o. comitibus) omnibus fcreaDijs or- 
tum duccntibus, navim confccndit, Argo, Palladis confi- 
Ijorabricatam, malum loquaccm e Dodonea quercuha- 
bcntem, vt inColchidcm navigarct: OrafolurainLcm- LemnMSy 
num primd dcvcnit, vt Vulcanum fibi propitiurorcddc- VttlcAmoff" 
rct,moxin Marfiam,Cium,lbcriam,Bebryciam ct Syrtcm cwaprim» 
Libyx tpphcuit, vbl cura^b fyrtium naturam navigarc /"""*• 
nonpotret, navim Argofupra humcroi fpacioduodecim 
dicrum pcr Libyar defcrr^cowportSrunt, donccdicduo* 
dccimo rurfiis marc invcnientes illam dcicccrint: Inci- 
dcntcs poftca in Ncptuoi filium Eurypy!ym,a quo, quod , , 
proXenioobtuIir, acccpcrunt, ncmpcglcbaroeterra, cx ^^'^^f*'^' 
qua pdHilfjIuta inaqua Mcdea mulra vaticinatacft 5 De- '■'*/*(*'''' 
iiide ad Phineum vatcm csecum ab Hjrpyiis irfcdarum ''f*'*« 
dcvencrunt, qui a Borcx filijs inde iiberatuscfl : Hic iicct 
csecus oculiscurporis tamen mentisacuininc poilcns cur- 
fus omncm rationem Afj^onautis deroonflrauit ; quoi 
prirottmpctrc Cyancx cllent ndcundX) quat rycBplcga' 

dcs 



64 Hicroglyphiconim Lib. 2, 

fetrdCy* des fiue concurrentia faxa quidam vocarunt, vndc igni» 
ttne^ade- plurimus fcatcbat,quarum pcriculum cmilTa columba cx- 
fp^^ plorarunt : Abliinc Bithyniam ad latus procul rclinqucn- 

tci Thyniadcm infuUm, Mariandynosr Achcrufiamj vr. 
bem Encrorum,Cararabim, Halym,Irira,Thcmifcyrum, 
Cappadcciam,ChaIybc8&innumcraalialocapf*Etcrnaui- 
gaucrunt, &adPhanm Buuium, qui pcrrcrramCircxam 
deflui(,Candcmq-, ad Aureum Vcllusaccelfcrunt: Cumq» 
ad i£etam,SoIis Hlium, Colchoru rcgcm lafon dcdudus 
elFctcum focijs, liberalitcrabcoacceptuseQ,etad poQu- 
lata lafonis refponfum,feillud VcUut aureum ip(i conccf- 
forum, vtpotein inedioomnium,propaIma, po(itum,n 
Martc& artc id obtinuiiret • Cumq; pcricula infupcrabilit 
fubcudavidercntur,Ipfiustx£<r/<efiliaMcdca bonoanimo 
lafonem eife iufTit, ciqj Pharmaca quxdam probatiflima 
nodu fuggefiit, quorum adminiftrationc conucnicntc, 
omniaquotquot eircnt pciicula, cvafuruseirct :Nccopi- 
nio ipfum fcfcUit: Eracautem in Martis luco fufpcnfum 
Vellus aureum hortomurisvalidinimis cin(flo, incuius 
vedibulo Tauf i ferociiTimi seripedes & Draco denribns 
Lexafireum pracJongispervigilcscuftodcscrantj Lcx crathuiufroodi 
veUmocsH» pofit* : Draconcm primd interimendum, illi dcntcs ex 
ftturofrdm capicc excutiendos; Tauros deindc fub iugum mitrcndoSj 
fofiu, aratro tcrram fcindcndam, dcntes illi infpcrgcndos, ac fc- 

gecena repcntinam armacorum indc prodcunccm cxtir- 
pandam squibus pcraAis Vellus aurcum Vidori concc- 
dendum *, fm minU6,morcem vido oppetcndam cllc : Dc 
PhMrmacA ^^^^^ autrm Mcdca lafoni Pharmaca quatcrna, primd vn- 
mMdtertfd gucncum, quo corpus fibi pcrungcrcr, & fic a vcncno & 
MMededda^ igncdraconis,taiiiorumq; illxfuscvadcrcc : Sccundd maf- 
tMjAroni, ^^^ quandam foporifcram, quam fi draconi In fauccs in- 
ijccrct, illc ftatim in fomnum incidcrcc : Tcrcid aquani 
quandam lympidam igncm raurorum faciliirc extin- 
guenrcm :Quarrdimagincm Lunar cc Solis pccuiiari mo- 
do fabricatam, quam fi coUo ge(farcc, quicquid in hoc 
•perc tcntaretjOptuncfttcccirufUin. Quibus probc ad apca« 

cii 



Lib*2,' Aegyptio-Grsecorum, (Jj 

tis ad vfum, fequcnti dicpugnam aggrciluscft : Magna lafottuptif' 
■ccjuidcmrolcrtiaopuscratindraconccxtingucndo:Abfq;^^ '^ ^' 
intcrmiflionccnim Vcncnumcum igncmiOum ciacula- 
batur, quoqucmljbetfcfcadoricntcm intcrfccit: Vcrum 
cumlafonfcinunxilfct di<fVovngucnto & imagineill^ad 
collumappcnfamunivilfct, mai^m illam narcoticam in 
os apcrrum iniccit ; Vndc illcfui oblitus in fomnum lc- 
thcumincidit toto corporc intumcfccns, Cuicumcapuc 
gladio abfcidiirctjdcntcs cius indc cxtraxit: Dcmdc ad bo- 
Mcs domandos fucccflit; Atilli moxcornibus pctcntcs ct 
ignco perfundcntcs imbrc lafoncm infccuti funt 5 qui 
poftarborcm nonnihildcccdcnsaquimcIariiTimam ijsin 
feuccs infpcrfit; vndc illi tanquam attonitict doiniticx- 
tcmplo ftctcrunt; lugo itaq^coruro colloaptatoccpitara- 
tro tcrram vcrtcrc ct dcntcs draconis pro fcminc iaAarc : 
Vcriim vt fub tcrra fcmen hoc tcdum fucrat,cn cnati mox 
apparctviriarmati prodcntium iiumcro, qui cum in lafo- 
ncm irrucrcnt, is, vt cx Mcdca didiccrat, parum fc cx pro- 
fpcdu corucn proripicns, vnum Lapidc cminus concu- TVmf*»^- 
tit,quiduma fibi proximo (c vapulare cxidiroat) iWum rumvnmt^ 
ftrido mucronc pcrfodit, cuius ncccm dum alius afq;a!i. fidepctitm, 
us vlcifcitur, mutua pugnaillosadvnumoroncsoppref- 
nt;quibus interfcAis cum nihil amplius, quod velleris «u« 
tci raptum impcdirc po(Tct,reftarctjhoc dcniq; potitus in 
patriam vnacum Mcdca fofpcs rcdijt, Atq; harccftrciab 
iafoncgcftajfuccin<5lanarratio, cuiuspoft Orphcurome- 
mincruntct ApoIIoniuscx Graecisct Valcrius Flaccuscx 
Romanis prajtcr alios innumcros,quo8 non citamus : Alij 
plurcscircumftantiasincxituct rcdituaddunt, quasom* 
ncs anncdcre non cft huius loci, ncq; opera» precium: 
Quomodo dcinde Mcdca fratrcm fuvm Abfyrtum infru- 
ftadcccrpfcrit iuxta Abfyrtidcs mfulas, ct Acfoncm lafo- 
nis patrcm fcncm iuvcntuti reftitucrit, aliaq; mira pcrcgc- 
rit ac tandcm lafon obicrit, fub Argo nauc dorroiens fup- 
preirus,apud diucrOasannotatum rcpcritur: Itcm quomo- 
do Phryxus, (a quo Phrygia a quibufdaro dida aiuuma- 

K t«r) 



66 Hicroglyphicorum Lib.2^ 

tur) arictc Hcllcfponturn vcdus in Colchos pcrucncrir, 

aricfcn qj Mcrcurio fjcrific: nt ct pcllcm in Martis luco 

Af:rcinttf furpcndcnr, quj«n Mcrcui lus dcaurarit a multis fruftra pc- 

deaur.ifiic titam: Vcu n nunc ad ca, qujc notibilia circa ha(5lcnus 

fcllem, nirraracxittunr,acccdamus: Vbiprimumconfydcrcmus, 

quomodoh.Tcab alijscxpofitafucrint: Multiautcm, i;q; 

(irnpliciorcs, lijcc ita ccntigiirc rcvcia cxirtimant, lafo- 

Exyoftion- ncm miirum, iuilTc, cum monflris pugnallc, ijfq- vi<5Visrc- 

liorum. ditlc domum^ Atpcr vcllus aurcum intclligunt vcl oucs 

viuisaurei coloris, vcl dcauratas ; Vtl non oucs, at minc- 

rasaurofcrtilcsin o/ium pcllibus purgari folitas;Vcl li« 

brum cx pcllc ovium concinnatum, (quam mcmbranam 

vocant,) \\^ quo artificium Chymicum dc auro confici- 

cndopcrartemfcriptumcircf: Alij hxcprofabulofisqui- 

dcm admittuntjfcd ncfcioad quam moruni do(5lrinam dc- 

torqucnt, quafi hsecraliact tants inuolucra ad morcsfor- 

mandoscilcntcffirtajaur prodcdent; Spnt ctalijqui b^c 

omnia pro hicroglyphicis ct allcgoricis accipiunt, fed 

non ad morcs, ncc vulgatam phyficam, fed ad occultifli- 

manaturx Arcana,Lapidcmphilofophicumciufq;clabo- 

randimodum etartcm contincntiactinuolucntia^vtnux 

corticibusnuclcumtegir, cxponunt; vtprxtcrccntcnos 

Chy miar faucntcs idem attcflantcs, accrrimus quoqj huius 

artisofor,NataliS Comcsj aliorumtamcn iudicio, adfir- 

mat.: Siccnim lib.<^.c.8. Mythologi^; Tuermt, inquir, 

Cur aNata- £]ui ret m lafonis riAviiAtione ^efiM corporum CherKicorum 

li non refu- mittationcs (jr atiretim VeUm dem^ poft tot Ubores captum, 

tataefl h^c Lapidcmvocatum philofophorM7He[je arhitrerttnr, quifitdcmj^ 

opimo,vt pla- pofi tot corporum eorum mtttationes. Nosaliorum praeiudi- 

ra^altnfor- cio non abdudi hoc vcl illud credere, aut illud vcl hoc 

te^uianimis abncgarc prarfumcmus, fed fingulorum horum opinio. 

clara ? nes bilancc rationis ct cxpericntix pondcrabimus, vt 

Refponf{4m: tandero ad a?quilibrium vcritatis pcrvcniamus : Ad pri- 

HyHoriam mjc fortis hy ftoriam fupponcntcs, quod attinct, qui lafo- 

none^efub ncm ilfc ac rcdilfc rcntur, Hoc rcipqpfi capiant ; Loca 

AureQvel- funt quidcm in rcrun^ natura, qux pctijllc tilcsHerocs 

iere» dicantur- 



Lib.2. ^^^vp6o-Giacooimn» . 67 

w - i 

:;-:ijr* qm> cora bxc iiot pcTpcfiu ct coa iia icm- z«cdwsi9« 
. "iicaadicztcrjy iaapm Aliiqgon^ f&cufanix vtdc-c^^Wi^;^ 
. -. «^diA lliiac, V7 paoct kfcia oa^Cdbiis .^iocnds ^rUM*m 
C«&^i.. Oa2«v Cfpr#, £M« Cta&ii lodsoiim ra^t^aie» 
; V^G3ll rAiMiU «2i<(|UI ay<|;€XRO loCO pn>- rfj?^^^;. 

f : ;33 aoisacra:, ct djrioi vtlibiik Jcpro^^jir. 

r t:; ;cajpa%pciib s gdGhe ejRim oub 

c^ . . . r^gnj}fnwif bTo' . . . -irtoiiis iiiiiiu£c rc« 
vtm coGumimt ; Tcfgpc» ^rtcfur, iGfininiai cfi» 
«liqao lciiptorc, quicnai vixcntaROii}- 
hr^cris ag^xia polfir - Koo jomB Hftc 
r . s prra^ poDtfur mi dmxaolo» 

:^ ooibos, fed cofeodaiDcous 
. .-^snoi coadian TVwwdxi- 
ajracicli,cti«i'orscj: . or.krc JBliiiTrMiccx- 

ddiana przj; '? -:•■'"-' ^ filij iotcrfbc- 

fiist Trtufid t . i^^onDQCiir po- 

«""» qia-r l*lius p«e- fafm^fk» 

A- ... - : , . - .._.---_: 7 - , 

roiD, Aiff Tdoti habcimir lo Pceh ^mid)\i di&i 
scc capot occ pcdcm i: 
rcbos, pctibfus cx-pc: 
con&rmat) ik|uitkm ^ie oicncs tx^ : 
fucront occ bomiriC^ --: : ■ — : 
ax>do rcs ab lUis adu r : : r 

q^ hos quoniodocuni:; cxcufc!, c . : .:::_: 

<]ui £^Mv cca:porc in Xgf pto ra ;o 

pctcgriuciiro .£gypto przkclu*, c .ia 

snaonini cootigiilc f«buUnciir, cc ru.c A :x 

cxpcdidoni imctfuK ? Aui (i pcr dsrnr.d.:...^ . -n 
tcuUos Hrrti^i ficcrc, (vt cc SatiircoS) Sotcs, Apoili- 
ccs, Mcrcurioi ct his (im}!? jjid PoLttx 

iatcihiit Argonauris, ctH' ooooc-.:.'i 

K 2 TroAt* . 




68' Hicroglyphicorum Lib,2. 

AbfHrdaad T^ou».* expcditionis j Si dcos probtucris, nihilcontra- 
hteramvel diccrc potcrOjfihonnncs, nimislongxvi vidcnturjf/f- 
hjiioriAm, ^^^^* ^"''^ ^*"'^ *^ minimum 120. annorum anus cdcn- 
* tula, cum bcllum Troianum cius non rcftitutx gratij 
a tota Grarcia gcrcrctur : Cohxrcnt vt arcnae a vcnto 
Rej twrfdi^ ^&^^^^ * ^^* ^"^ ^' confydcrctur, vt hyftoria gcfta, 
bUes&ttA' pucris, non viris, pcrfuadcri dcbct, clFc tauros, qui ig- 
tHrnAdfter' ^^^ vomant, c tcrra rcpcntino ortu, cclcrius quam fun- 
/^ giautcucurbit£ crefcant, .fcgctcs &pha!angcs virorum 

armatat prodirc, qui vnico Lapidc pcrcusfi fc ipfos ad 
vnum conficianc orones • Quid dc dracone pcrvigili> 
qui filiusTyphonisSc Echidnx pcrbibctur, ciufq' dcn- 
tibus fcminatis?Quid dc Mcdca: pharn-vacis & confilijs 
& innumcrisalijs diccmus ? An cx illis hyfioriamfacie* 
AliorHmex- mut? Fabula itaq; cft &quidcm infulfa, oues ijiaslanas 
fltC4fi»» aurcas vel citrinas habuiilc vcl dcauratas fuiiTc, & tantum 
laboris fufccptum ab lafonc, vt ijs porirctur : Qm dc 
mincris auri eas intcllcxerint, intcr quos Strabo in Gco- 
graphia, rcccnfctur, ad rcm propius accedcrunt^Magis 
adhuc qui dc Libro ftu mcmbrana Chryfopafam con- 
tincntc, intcrprctati funt, vt Svidas : Scd proptcr has 
rcs ncmo tanta pcricula fubirct & tam varia, ncc opus 
habcrct Mcdcaj pharmacisjnec lafonjqui racdicum fonat, 
a Chironc, manuali cxpcricntia in(Iitutus,ad id rcquifitus 
clTct, fcd alius quicunq;,ncc yEfon a Mcdca iuvcntuti rcfli- 
Ailecrorica ^u'^* ^l^^f j Rcftat ilaq^ vt ad allcgoricam intcrprctatio- 
InterpreU' ncm rcm totam ab initio ad fincm accommodcmus: 
tioverif- Non quidcm ad morcs, propric ct primarioj nifi in- 
lifff^^ (anirc vclimus, aut illos infani« accufarcj quih^ctalia 

ct tanta proptcr morcs linxcrint ; Sccundarjo non 
diffitcmur co, vt ct cxtcra omnia, inftccfli pollc: Ncc 
ad phyficx opcra rufticis ncta, fcd philofophis propria 
& arcanifiima, Ncmpc Medicinam aurcam dc aurro 
animJ & corporis mcdicamcnto agcntcm : Nobifcum 
fcntiunt ct qui noB antcccirciunt, (Vt Aloyfius M^r- 

lianut 



Lib. 2. Aegvptio-Graecotum. 6^ 

lianus intcfiro voluminc fub Aurci vcllcris timlo edito, 
ctqui congclTcrunt tot dc arte Chymica trad^atus, dircr- 
fifqj tomis difpofitos Gcrraanice caJem operis infcrip- 
tionc vflinpublicam luccm cdidcrunt, alijq* innumcri, 
quos brcvitatis gratia hic omittimus) ct concomitan- 
tur, quorum fcripta cum omnium tcrantur manibus> 
hic non citabimus; Pcrtincre autcm dtdlam lafonis pcr 
rcgrinationcm cum pcriculis, rcbus gcftis, pcrfonis & 
circumftantijsomnibusad Mcdicinam Philofophicam, & 
nihilaliud, quam artificium fummum Chyraicum ctAr- 
canum Arcaniilimum ab iGgy ptijs ad Graecos tranilatum, 
fubq-, hac allcgoria vcnudilTima dcrcrfptum, in fpecie 
Bunc demondrabimus. 

lafon qualis fit, nomcn^, educatior gcnus & cffcfta fafenquis^ 
probant: Nomcn enttn medicumexprimit, a>iTM/Vr^«i 
feu a mcdcnda didunij K»«cnim arscfFmcdcndijNon 
fatis cft, quod Chirurgus non fucrit, nec mcdicinam 
dcdcrit Uron, atrcrcrc? vt quidam faciunt, qui idcirco 
eum ad mores transfcrunt : Licct cnim non iucrit me- 
dicus aut chirurgus, (quia ncc ipfc lafon vnquam in 
rcrum natura cxtitit) clfc vcl fuilfc fingitur &'praEfupi- 
ponitur: Cunvnominccnimomina convcniunt omnia : 
Educatuf a Chironc, quiinmcdicinaipfuminftituif, cia\ 
HercHlem ct AchilUm quoq; crudiuit, vnius Indoiis ct 
famillx adolcfccntcs, hunc ad bellum Troianum iriVic- 
tum Hcroa, illum ad monftra domanda aptiffimu:r; : 
AChironeitaqjnunualcm expcrientiamlafonbaarit; \^ Chiro» (^ 
a Mcdca conlilium ct Thcoriam pcrfcdara ad opcri^ Medea/a^ 
complctioncm nccciFjriam • Ex quibus notationcdig- a,;,,^^^^, 
num occurrit, tradationcm qualcmcunq; manoalcm, ^„^^ «y^^^^. 
a Chironc pcrccptam, in hoc operc invciligando prac- ^^^f 
ccdcrcdcbcrcThcoriamperic(5^rfm aMcdcainllillatam; 
Thcoria cnim perfc(fla pcrfcctam praxin prsccdlt,ct hxc 
non illara. fcd thcoriam pcrfcftamcrrorcs muitiprjecc- 
duntj Hicnimfuntquafi raagiftrict cafligatorcs inartc; 

K 3 errorcs 



yp Hieroglyphicorufti .Lib.i» 

crrorcs vcr6nonagno(cunturjni(ifx rrsxi fipc tcntafa 

& rrpctita ; atquc iic apparcr, qiiod Chiromf iislljtHtio 

pra-ccdat Mcdca: confiiia pcrfc(5ii(Tims . n rc quoq; labo- 

rc«artificisordintnt&difponam ; Gcr.L-seftcxgcncalo- 

gia Dcoiucrj j /4i>avffscDim patcrnus cft Infitcr'^ Foljnnda 

cj niitcrjquaiimulciconfilija^Tignatur, Apitolya ^Im^ cx 

StfyphoyJE(lo&L /cj/frquuqucdefccndcns j SicfublatOiEo- 

/e?,vcI/oz/ifgci:US /*»/<">/; anulloincipitj C^xVo« quoquc (i 

jiunquam (uit, prarccptorcm non habuit ; qui far c ncc in 

rcrum natura cxtiiit,(i Satarms non cum Phy/jrfNymphi 

AvHt lAede<t in brutum,Equum,vcrrus coivitjaut nunquam vixit: A^le' 

Sol. dea fimilitcr, co'njunx lafomfy Solis & Occani ncptis cft 5 

Patrcm habuityEctam, afulgorcdidlum, cujus fororcs 

■ Paftphae, MittoisvxoT) qua^ Minotaurum cdidit, & Circe , 

vcncficio tranfmutans homincs in belvas ; matrcm laiji^ 

lafonmeeU' '*'*> acognofcendo nominatam- Cognitio cnim cqvS\\}) 

^^j.j^^^;^^>^ matcr: Taks itaqucparcntcs, magilUr & vxor, lajoni 

aureaartifex futuro mcdico& rcrum naturalium indagatori accrrimo 

Deorum ^//» convcnicbant. Nunc ad cfFcda cjiis pondcranda vcnic- 

Arionauta, mus; Quinquagintailli jtincrisComitcs ciiguntur, fcie 

omncsaDijsorti : At cur illud? Forfitan quii i!la aetas 

Dcos protulit ? Non opinor .- fcd quia ita Poctx Orpheo 

hbuittantosparcntcsluisArgonautisailignarc, nc vidc- 

rentur cx humili loco orti/cd aurcolac elfc familia! j Cum 

cnim omnifi vcl Acolus, vcl lupiter-i vcl Mercurim^^JcX alij 

DijautDcx/Vymphn^vc progcnitorcsIint,quis illos, vt 

vcros, nonagnofccrct.' Apud Ethnicos ncfas (uitrct ip- 

fos ncgalle Dcos.apud nos licct;& addimus, quod ncc Dij 

ncc homincs fuciint Argonautarum proavi, Vt lafor.is^ 

Hercftiis^HyUiAethalidiSyAmphioniSj Augu,Caiiis, C^fto- 

• rts, Cepheijphicii , AefoKiT,Lyficei>Meiea^^ri,AIop/iy Peia, 

Ar£onavis Poilucis, Teiamonis, Z<ra/&rcIiquorum 5 Argo nacis fa- 

<ju<c, bricatur,qU3Eprimadicitur, cxDodoreiqucrcu,cx qua 

oracula rcddcbantur,indcmaium loquaccmct Fatidicam 

habuitj idquc primum cft conlidcratu dignum; quia 

Orphei calamo Poctico ct fatidico cxtru(f^a crat; fccundij 

quod 



Lib.2. Aegyptio-Gf3?corum. ^i 

quod Palladis confiliofabricatadiciturjhoccftfjpicntirt} 

tcrtiu quod tanta molcsa 50.viris portari potucrit pcr dc- 

ferta Libyx pcr 12. jntcgros dics :guartum,quod Cjthata 

&cantutantuOr^^« gubcrnarafit; quintUjquodtandcm 

prx vcturtatccorrucnsAz/tfww (lib ea dormicntcm op- 

.rclfcrit; ctfcxtum,quodintcr(ydcrarcIatafit, vbiadhuc 

/idctur: H;ccfinguJanavigium,quaicfucrit, fatiscviden- 

:cr dcfcribunt; ncmpcab Orpheo fabricatum, fcdum,& 

in xtcrnam rci mcmoriam fydcribus infcriptum : Circa 

curfum multa occurruntj At cur lafon Mcdicus Lcmnum 

primo pctljt? Ncmpc, quod additur, vt Vulcano litarct; 

Vidcruritaque totaresad F«/(r<a««wpotius,quamali6 fpc- 

d:arc: Syrtesf.tSyrems, ScylLi, Charybdis, itcm Petr<e er- 

'^antesCy:ine£, funt pc)"icula maris, quxloca omnia prae- 

crvc(5l:idicuntur,(9^y)6fopu!fantc Cytharam: Triton do- 

:uit illos, quopado fcruaripolfcntj VhineMsVgitcscxcus 

'iam ipfjsdefcripfit ; Mopfttsjdmon, ct Amphiaram,cti^C} 

/"atcscxcomitibuscrant. Curglcba oblati ab Etirypylo„ 

V<f/»/««i filio? quia terra Philofophicapro Xcnio data, 

icetvilisfir.non repudianda; Datur a Neptuni^\\o,c\[ih 

icdecet-j Ex aquacfnim fitterra: Atquid Mcdca vatici- 

lata eft ex hac gleba in aqua diifoluta J Qualis rcditus,an 

arofper, anfecus, inpatriamfuturus, ctquis exitusopc- 

is; Nificnim cx aqua tcrrafiatetcx tcrra iterum aqua, 

"ruftralaboratur^ Exdiiroiutione igiturtcrrac in aquam 

nultaprxdiccnda erant Medcxfcurationi conniio prac- 

lanti: Addunt nonfoIumiV-f/)f«»i filium ^urypylum ^e- 

JilTchocdonum Argonautis, fcdetabalio iV^;)/««/fiiio, 

Euphemo fufccptum & fervatum eirc : Natura cnim na- 

:uram ducit, et laetaturfua fimilinatura: Sicnon abfque 

rationecft, quodP/^iV^fw/abHarpyijsmfeflabJtur, a qui- 

busncn nifia Borea filijshbcran potuit, quod et fadum; 

a Calai& Zete cnim Borca^ fi::jS Harpyia fugatne funt : 

N^m^eminusve»tusvetiire<iel>et,7t Bafilius Valeijr:tcftatur 

6. clavc, Vttltnrmsdinut , ac deinde fimplex^Hotur appelU" 

tus,qutal> Orienteet MerfdieimpetHo/efptrai>fint,<juorfimmo^ 

li§ni 



ft Heroglyphicorum Uhz 

ti§neceffayiUitavtex aerefacla fit ac^ua, aud^Sler cofjfides, 
tjuodex/pmthahcorpora/e fiet : arquc tum Harpyia crunt fu- 
gata,hoc t ft,partes volati[c$volarc cclfiibuju ; Memora- 
bilc quf quc cft,quod Petra Cjanea^ qux Syinplcgadcs , 
fcufaxa concurrcntia vocantur, du3ccxiftcnte«,at vnacx- 
i(limata:,rorcntadcunda?j Sinchjsfaxiscnmi Viilsadfco- 
pum prxfixumpcryenirinonpotcftj qux funt vnumcf- 
fcntia,duoracionc; Illorum periculum cmiila columba 
cxploranduracrarj quiaflammis& ignc fcatcbant: Ita 
&convcnitinopercPhiloIophico^ Nam columba albt 
cmittitur,qDx dcritarc docctomnc periculum: Albcdoc- 
nimfpiritusfugcrcnon pcrmittit & fccliccm opcfis cxi- 
tum praenunciat : Quisvcrotandcm pctcndusfcopus fu- 
it l Fhafis, atirifcr fluvius, ab Hcbraico Paz^ quod aurum 
ronatjdcnominatus; atquc Scjthia ex^m^«?r»wcoIonia, 
in quai£craColchorum rcxrcgnabat: Uicunturbcnigne 
a Phryxi filijs acccpti & ad iEctaro dcdufti : Qniex Solc 
iiatus Occani filiatn in vxorcm duxcrat^cx caquc Mcdcam 
progcnucrat; Solis itaquefilius huncThcfaurum polTc- 
dit; Nilmirum;quiaSoliproxima loca noflris mineris 
refpIcHdcnt ad Medicinam aptis : Promittitur quidcm 
vcllus aurcum/cdfupcratispcriculis; Illis autcm; quia 
magna erant,quamplurimifuccubucrant: Draco magiii- 
tudinenavis, qux quinquagintarcmis agitatut) pcrvigil 
occidcndus crat : Hocopus,hiclabor:Quistantaro bcQi- 
amaggrcderetur,nindivina Paltadis atteacAfedea confl* 
liofrctus «'Nonoputfore arbitror,loca adduccre autho« 
rum,vbi noflrum magnum draconcm inculcant,quz fuiit 
innumcrajProcxcmplo tamen videatur Lull : qui Thcor: 
tcCttC.6, Dehistrtbuff inquit, rebus filimagnum draco- 
nem extrMhefy tjui efiimtium radicale, & principale firma 
Mlterati^nit : Id ; C. lo. Et hac ratione Allegorice oportetdi» 
cere^quodmagnHS Vraco efi de quAtmr Blementis &c, Et 
Cap. 9. Inifto /ujuore reEltficatur magnus Drace: Itcm cap, 
5 1 . Ef »» omnihus habttat D raco , fcilicet Ignis , in tjue efi 
Uifitnofier AerittSjhac propriet^if efiin orrmbHs Afundt eom" 

pofittt- 



Lib'. !• / egyptio-Grsecoi iim.^ 76 

pfifff -f; Ef C, Sh i^f MenflruaH fceteKti ignis contra Htittt~ 
rafn <f//, ijiu to-.Hm Upi.icm nojlrum in quendam Drctconcm 
tranfmutatyfo>tem g itiurefHm^qtii ingrofjat ^- tmpr^gmt ma- 
t'cmlu4m'. ^i:a!ij Draconis, qui nonmoritur, rifi cum 
ffitrc ctforoTcfua interficiatur, rafpiflrnicmcm ncrunt: 
HicigirureflDraCopcrvigil malla quidam narcoticS in 
fauccscius imniiinropicndus ctcxtingucndusj Vcncno- 
fasrft, iJcoqii£a^fli:ulctha!i9; igncra j«cuUtur , hinc 
tidu mctucactjsj dcntibus prjsjcutis minatur, quibus 
cxarmandcbct: Vccum lafon^ Medicus Philofophus a RemtSala-' 
M^rdca .ff u ratjo.ic, auxilia pripfcntiirimi acccpit j Lunx fefji a Mr- 
& Sohs imagincs coIlogcfUndas, viigucntum Apyrum, AeadatAc^HU 
quv:)fcmungcrct&libam foponTeramcum aqua Q\2ii\^\- fi^mficntl 
mi,^uladc virginis omnc inccndium arccntc ctcxtin- 
gucntc : His munitus rcmcdi's trucidaf Draconcm,ciquc 
dcntes cxtrahit j faJc qi.iidrcvcra in hac mcdicini con- 
tingit: Seminiumenifunoftracfuturx rcgctisvthabcatur, 
ncccdum cl^, quod fcminandum in fuam propriam tcrram 
poOiBoJufnfrudlus dabit: Hoc autcm fcminium artc 
cx DraconC) vclur dcntcs, extrahi dcbct : Qup habito,ad 
Tauros domandos aeccflit/4/tf«; Quid vcrd pcr Tauros 
intcnigatur, jam antr fub Apidis Hicroglyphicojadmo- 
naimus : Hoc cnim cft vcram fubjcdum Mcdicinx aurcae 
nncqao nihilHt) paratis quoqucDraconisd?ntibus:Do* 
manJiitaquc fuiiofi &igniuonii Tauri& fubjugum mit- 
tcndi - Qjid multis? ^cmininm antc p»ratum hifcc Tau- 
ris fuit tcrrx tradirur, & terra circuravcrtitur, quoadfuf- 
ficiUj tum habilis c(l ct difpo/ita ad fruftus tcrcndos: 
lifdcmautcmauxilijs [afonvCus cft infubjugandisbobus, 
qucisinfupcrandoDraconc^Potifli.Tium vcro rcmedium 
fuit illud Pcntaculi gcnuscura Solis& Lunximaginc,oc- 
cultaquadam vl ct^proprictatc confcrcns contra virut 
tantorunmonftroruin ; quodfi quisacqjircrcpuflir,dc 
vidoriancdubitctj quomodo autcm potiatur, doccnt 
Philofophi futs libris , cum loquunturdc i^olc ct Luna , 
eorUinqu: conjundione^ naturali diiroluaonc, inrcbus 

.. L radica- 



74 Hieroglyphicomm Lib.i, 

radicalibus fun? naturx, fcu in primam matcriam rcda- 
ftionc; qu.T cum vbiqucobviafintjnonfunt a nobiiad- 
duccnda. Scminc jam tcrrxtradito, En armati cnafcuntur 
viri : QLiidhocoftcnti?Antcquamcnimperfc<Sa mixtio 
fiat)Cum fintduo contrarijs viribusprxdita^tumultuantur 
&rixantur intcr fcfc? hoccftjflrmacapiunt-, Exlitcfiqui- 
dcm&amicitia Empedoc/es ottinc gcncrationis & intcri- 
tus initium dcduxitj Lapidc vcro tanguntur,nonIigno, 
ncqucfcrro* pcculiariscnim vislapidis c(},quia croinus 
fcrit: Et ficarma tcrrigcnarum convcrtit m ipfosmct, 
doncc proprio ac mutuo cadant prariio , hoc cd , doncc 
afccnfus & dcfccnfus vaporum nodrorum cclTarit, &in 
fundovafis vna fubdantiainvariabilis & 6xa pcrnfanfe- 
rit: Qua habita, nihil obftat, qud minus Vcllcrc au- 
rco quzfito frui poffit : At quid cft Vcllus aurcura? Li- 
pis Philofophicus, fumma mcdicina corporum hu- 
'^' j 'J'*''' manorum : Ad Mctalla cnim mcdicus non rcfpicit 
mmtjMtd/ie' curanda: Mercurim hanc pcllem inaurarat aricti , qui 
n§t4nt, Phrixum in Colchidcra portarat, dctradam; quam 

alijfuilTc candidam, alij purpurcam cxiftimant : At 
rcrifimilc cfl prius fuiiTc candidam , poft purpurcam 
fadtam, cuma J/<rrcm# dcaurata circt; In his cnim 
duobus coloribus tota cdartis intcntio: Ftr^i/ius quo- 
q]ic Gcorj^, 2, mcminithujusccrtaminis /<y'&»^, vbi fic 
canir. 

Hac/oca non Tauri fpi^antefttaribHsignemy 
Inverterejjatif immaKti dentibM hydriy 
Necgaleis^denfijque virHmJegeshorrutt hajiis, 

luMartisIucovcIlusillud fufpcnfumdicitur, quia Marti 
facrum Martisroburct conflantiam in ignc obtincat.Circa 
reditummulraaccidilfc mcmoranr, Fratrcm Abfyrtum^z 
yl/f<^r4difccrptumin partcs, cafquc fcopulisimpofitas: 
Sic Tj/j^cw fratrcm C>/r/<^^w,vt antc diximus, quoq; divifit 
inmeajbra,quac/y5"jrccolIcgit,vxorctCoror OjiriMs; Hic 

" • pitcr 



Lib.2. Acgyptio-Gr^corum. 75 

pater filijartusrccolirgerc cogirur.-Eadcratiocn vtrobiq;; 
OmnU cnimruntvnu.Antiquifllmifcriptorcs,quiomnla yarieus 
harc la/ottisf Acinor», tanqoa fada.accipiunt, vtpotcad rc- ScriptorHm 
Iigioncmcoriirpcdlantia,ctfinclabcfa<5lationc rcligionis dereMtu 
non rcfutanda, mirc hic fc torqucnt,*vt omncm {i\f\x^\c ArgonAUtArn 
prrcludant, cum dcrcditu Argonautarum divcrrimodc 
fcribunt:Nam //rr^?^*'/»/ in Argonauticis pcridem marc 
illo8 rcdijlfc tradit,pcrquodprofcdiruntinColchos.//f- 
cataHfMiUJifisvo\ukcPhaJs<ieingK(tos clfc inOccanum, 
indc in Ni/nm, indc in MiTcTjfrrhentsKf, pcr quod dc« 
lati funt in patriam : ArthemidorHS Ephejim hos mcn- 
dacium diccrc inquit j quoniam Fhajis Oceanum mini' 
meingrcdiatur: Alij vcfd longe alitcrdc rcditu corum 
rcntiunt. Exquibuspatct, quod fabula,mflar Polypi in 
magna famc^ic ipfam corrodat.ct vt mancam rifuj intclli- 
gcntiucxponat.TaccantitaqucScriptorcSjhyftoricii/^oc- 
tat Ethnici, quotquotfuntprjedicarcfuos Dcos ct Hcro- 
«s,quosnos Chriliianinonrolumcx fidc noftra firmiin< 
ma, rcdctiamcxnaturxopcribusctartis circuroflantijs, 
nonproDijs ncquc hpminibus agnoicimus: Taccant 
€}uoquc inconfydcratifnmi quiq • cx rcccntioribus , qui 
cum Chriflfani clfc vcIint,cjurmodi tamcn fafla flupen- 
dactincredibiliapcrfonisaDijs ortis & dcduAis, tacito 
cum Ethnicisconfcnfu? attribuunt, caquc propugnarcy 
Canquamfacracfidciarticulos, audcnt: Sunt qui dicant, 
quod Argonauta? peradlis omnibus ruperatifquc pcriculis 
inCoIchorumregioncpriusinlflru, dcindcpcr ilium in 
/fir<<?«;nivigarint, &c6pra:fcrtim, vhi SatHr»Hm voca- 
bantantiqui, vbi laccratus fuit AhfyrtHsiAb A/ctHeo dcindc 
hofpittofufccpti, Mopfo Cathof^ dcfun^isvatibusambigui 
dc navigationc ac falutc dofti fucrunt a Tritene, c,uo pado 
fcruari polTcnt: Poft in Cretam navigarurt, quo in 
loco cum iili itcr a Talo ( arrco viro tanu cclcritate 
pcdum prsrdito vt tcr quotidic totam Infulam circtJm- 
icrit ac hvit icgcs dcportarit j praccludcrcfur, pcr 
Mcdcae Vcncficia illo dc mcdio fublato pcrvcncrunt in 

L * Acgi- 



75 Mcroglyphicorum Lib.i 

Acginamacindc inT^^j^i//'»», arquc ita dicunturin pa* 

Iriam rciijllc, qu;»m navigatu^rcm duodccim mcnfibus 

abfolvilfc fcrunt. ^iod dicitur^ipfos ingrtlT-iS Iftrum in 

Ad?ucnnavigairc3?q*icrjbulo(umcrt, quamquodcrcdi- 

turcoscx PhafidcingrcirosOccanum^ ac dcinde inNiiij, 

ac port in Tjrrhtmm mare , aur quod fanto rpano navim 

portarint doncc marc navigabilc attigcrintjlftcr cnim non 

cx Adria proccdit, fcd fylva nigra, cx qua in Adriam pcr 

fummaEuropar montium cacumina tcnditur, jra vt ni- 

mis dificilc fucritArgonautis, coufqucArgo navcmpor- 

SemxiH- f*^<^» ^^^ dcindcM-dca Pcliam fcnem Rcgcm filia- 

ventutirefii- ^^ ^"'* juguiandum pcrfoafcrit, cumfc illum juvcncm 

tMtHf 4^^-rcdditurampromifcrit,ac jugulatum rcliqucrit; ^onem 

^^^^ rcro /<</<?wipatrcmjuv-cntutircftitucritco(5tum,au(ipfum 

74/^»rmfcncfccntcm,abalijsatqucalij«traditur: fic caitn 

fcribit^qui Rcditus compofujc : 

IffafeneSlfitemfiudio dete rfere novity 
ThArmaca vhi coxit permnlfa iehttil^fts Aftreir, ' 

Eode modo ty£[ehylHs in Bacchi nurricibus,natriccslpfa8 

Bacehi vra cum viris illis codtas fuilfc, inquit, ct ita 

ab cadcm juvcntuti rcftitutas : ^^cmadmodum ctiam 

dc D ienyfo ci Ofirtde, quijdcm cft, alibi rclatum cft: 

Scncm rciuvcncfccrc in opcrc hujus Mcdicinae mul- 

tis in locistcftantur authorcs , i:iprimis Balgus intur- 

ba^quij Accipe ^ inquir, iHdm arhorem aWam.^tdtfica ti 

domum rotundam, tenebrofam ^ rore circumdatam , C^ 

impone ei m*\^na atstis hominem centttm anttorum , C^cUw 

de domum y ne ventus aut fulvis ad eos perveniati deinde 

dimitte eos in fua domo 80. diehus-^ Dico vohis in verita- 

te j ejuod Senex ille non cefat comedtre de fruuu Arhoris 

TempMSfM' illiur , donec iuvenit fiat : O cjttammiranda Natura, ejua 

vigatioaif iUiur Srms ammamtn corpus iMveniietrav(form.iVit ,^ pa- 

j4r^9miH' terfiliHt faSlus efi : BenediBus ftt D E p^ S Cre.it/frPp- 

tic*, timttt, Tcmpus navigationist^amcclcbris mirum cft noji 

cxctlljilc 



Lib.i . Aegvptio Grxcomtn. 77 

cxccfTiifc tt. mfnfirsjcum Sdlomonistcmporctcrtio quo- -^Be^triade 
qijfanno navigtioncs In f ndiam vfq- inftitutx ct aib(Q.aurcumaits 
luiac fucrinf; Vciu.Ti iuconucnitcum opcrcphilolbphico tlf^truiM/», 
vt plurimufo, li ccttLfa bcnc fc habcant ; lafoni quoq^ 
templa in multis locis crc<5la circ cx crcdulitatc Ethnica, 
lcgimus, prxcipueapu3 Abdcram Dcniocriti patriam; 
Qine fupcrfunt dc lafonis coniugio cum Giauca Crcon- 
ti:i rcgis Corinthi fiiia, Mcdcic in pclliccm vindi(^a 
& lafonis fato, ncc non alis ad hanc allcgoriam pcr- 
tincntibus, cx'J'amdi(5lis& illuftratis luccm abundc ac- 
cipicnt; Cum vcro Orphci, huius allcgoriaj authoris, 
rcfpcdlus fucrit ad poma Hefpcndum aurca) (quia cc 
oucsctmalaapudGrafcos t**>>»i'* liy :>(j>u»tv voccntur,) cius 
tcmporc cclcbcrrimi & roagnam aurcae mcdicinse par- 
tcm dcclarwtia, dc ijs nuncpro noHro infliiutopauca 
tradcmus. 

Intcr Hercttlfs tabores) ab Euryflhco ipfi fatali nc- 2. AHegorU 
ccflitatc impofitos, rcccnfctur ct Aurcormii pomorum ^f Anreis 
Hcfpcridum hortis ablatio, qux rcscum valdc difficiJis walisHe^e- 
fac^u cifct & ab omnibus, qui id tentarant ha(5lcDUS, Yidnm, ^ 
frullra cum v\t^ pcriculo dcfpcrata ct rciiiJla, foli 
Hcrculi mojiftrorum domitori conucnirc videbatur* 
Ncc vcro licitum crat, vt pol fub Hcrcuiis Iab#ribu8 
latius dicctur, impofitum onus, quantumuis difficiic 
ct itnpoflibiic fcic humanis viflbus a?ftimarctur, Hcr- 
culi rccufarc : Narrant^ quibus jEgyptiarum atlcgo- 
riarum cura fuif, lunoncm, cura nupfillct lovi, pro 
dote arbores quafdam aurca fcrcntcs nula dcdjifc^ 
quas cum lupitcr in prccio maxime habcrct, vc!!ct- 
quc vt in loco tutiflimo ad aetcrnam mcmorijm fcr- 
uarcntur, apud Hcfpcridas Nymphas a dracone pcr- 
uigili cuftodiri mandjuit : Fucrunt aurcm Hcfpcri- 
dcs, Hcfpcri, fratris Atlantis, filiT, Acgic^ Arcthufa 
ct Hcfpcrtufa a qnibufdam nominar^ ; Draco, qui 
excubias nocf^u, diu, pro pomis agcbat, cx Typhone 
& Echidna natus^ ccntuoi capira habcbat, vaTijfq; v- 

L 3 tcbitur 



7^8 Hicroglyphicorum Lib.2.* 

tcbafur vocibus : Allj addunr horcos eos, qui non procul i 
Lixo oppido Mauritanix crant in cxtrctna parte >£thio- 
pi3c, AtlantcmiDontibusvndiq-cinxilTc 5 QuiaThcniis 
tlli rcfponderat, futurum clfcvr filiuslouiscoaliquando 
acecdcrctctaurcamala carpcrct : Herum mcminit quoq; 
VirgiliUslib.4.iEncid. 

OceAnifiMem ittxtajolcm^ cadentem 
yliimtii ty£thiopfim locu4 tfi j vlni maximtit AiIm 
Axtm hHmerotorqHtt fiellis ardentihm aptumf 
Hinc mtht MafyU gentii monfiratajacerdot 
Hefperidttm templi ct*fi*s,epHta/^ draconi 
«2** ^^^t & facrosfcTHabat in arhortfruFlt«. 

Ad hxcitaq. aurca mala mifluscft Hercules iu^ctcnda, 

Alf HefcHle 4"' '^'" cundatusjncfcicns vbi locorum clTcnt, ad Nym- 

confHlendi P^** ^o"'^ ^' Thcmidis iuxta Eridanum in quadam fpc- 

auatMar. luncahabitantescontcnditjabijrq^fcircicaturcIILr doccnc 

Njmphd. Nercum hac dc rc clTc confulcndum 5 Quipoftintcrro- 

gatus ab Hercnle, rcfcrc adcundum crfc Promcchcum, ^ 

NeretUm ■ quoquid clTccagcndura , admonicus cftj NcmpcvC AC- 

lanccm ad ca pro fc mittcrct, ac ipfc tam diu cxium, dum 

fromethetu. rcdirtft Atla8,funincrct : Vcrum alijs placct, Hcrculcm ip- 

fum pod colloquium cum Promcthco cd profcdlum, & 

AtUt. Draconc intcrcmpto aUrca dccerpfitfc mala, fccumq; dc- 

portaiTc ad EuryQhcum : Qu.x fane allcgoria vt auditu 

periucundaeft, itanonproauribusotiofiscxcogitata, fcd 

abantiquiHlmistcmporibus vfq^ ad nodram xtatcmdc- 

riuaCa) mences ingcnioforum pociiis, quam fcnfui volup- 

racc afFccic: Quid cnim auro graciusJQuid pomis vcnudi- 

us ?Quid horcis pulchrius? Si quis igicuraudirccaureapo- 

ma inarboribusnafci, appccitu quodam innatoillisfrui 

dciyderarec : Hinc rci novitas non parum in admiratio- 

nem audicoret craxic, aCq; ficoccafioncmprxbuicquam 

plurimis rimandi crinquircndi, quis nuclcusfub Camfpe- 

dofocorcicctcgcrcturjMuIcicnimcxfichnicis, rcm? vt 

narratur, 



Lib.2. JByypiio-Grxcomm. 7p 

nirratur, non ad litcram^ fcd long • aliter interprctati funt • Expojitis 
Arctas in rcbus Libjrcis oucs fjiiH: (cnfif, qur aurcacno. altorHm, 
minarentur, cumq; inhumanum ct agrcftcm paftorcm 
habcrcnt,di(flvr runtadraconccullodiri: Vciu m hic voca- 
bulo, quadctpoma ct ovcs fignificat fcdudus vidctur: 
Piicrccydcs ad poma aurci coloris rctuiit, cui ct Lucianus 
aftipulatur.-qud fpcftat quoq; Virgilij vcrfus in cgl : Aurca 
mala dcccm mili, crasaltcra mittam : Ex rcccnrioribm 
quidam hisrcbus hyftoriam fubclTcfubodorati funt,ncm- 
pcquod ouGS fucrintflauo ctaurcocolorc fpcdlantcsad 
duos fratrcs Hcfpcrum ct Atlantcra : Alij ad aftronomica 
applicant, aurca mala ad aurcas ftcllas, & draconcm ad 
foIcmtransrcrcntcs:.NonnuIIiad Ethica ctmorum doc- 
trinam accommodant, quafi auari fuas fcruantcs divitias 
fint vclut fcrpcntcs aurca mala obfcruantcs. His nos pri- 
mumTcfponfum, dcindc ct noftram intcrprctationcm Re[po»fitm 
dabimus:Cum fubicda fccundura pracdicata ^xopxlzin* a4 expofiti»* 
tclligcnda fint, mirumcft Arctam cx malis faccrc oues; nes tiltcrum» 
L'cctcnim hxctilla voccntur Gr^cis a«»'^« tamenlongc 
difFcrunt rcbusctattributisj H:ijlanam gcftant fortc aurc- 
am, illa aurca gcHrantur ab arboribus : Ncq^ aliquid caufx 
cft, cur autliorcs omncs poma proovibus pofuillcnt, aat 
oucs pro pomis intclligcrc voluilfcnt? An fortc vnicus 
cftanthor, qui fimplicitcr acquivoco ifto vocabulovfus 
cftadco, vtdcfenfunon conllct, anPomaanoucsintcl- 
lcxcrit, ct non plurcs hulus allcgori:^ mcmincrunt?Ex- 
iftimo pcrmultos : Lufus itaq; cft nominis ct dctorfio 
violcntaab arboreofru<^uad pccudcm, quamuiscthacc . 
aurcamlanam prxbuiirc,vtanfcnarratumcll,inucniatur: 
Atfriuolumomninocft, quodaddit, paftorcmcashabu- 
illc inhumanum, idcoq; draconem di(flum : O mifcras 
ovc«, quT aurcam habcntcs lanam tam agrcftcra (cnfc- 
runt paQorcm ; Sane dignjc fucrunt, qux paftorc caefo 
rapcrcntur ab Hercttle : Vtiumq; puerilc eft,crcdcrc pifto- 
remtalcro draconcm di(5lum, ctouesrcucraaufcaslanas 
portalTc ; Qui poma cifc fatencur, fed aurci coloris, forre 

ad 



8o Hicroglyphicorum Lib 2; 

ad mala arantla aut citria r^fpiciuMt 5 Vc u o cum hic fruc. 
tus pcr fc bonus, non adcd admuabiiis aur rarus f urnt, lcd 
fcmpcr,vrtcrnunc,ruislocis natalibusruai.-lpccif n^; pro- 
pagant, non vidcturopcrnr prciiumHisaibot;bustar.tum 
cuftodi.t pcr nymphas ct draconcm abl.ibit.rn fu.llc; 
Dcindcdeaurclsmalisrcfcrtur,ctnondcimita..t.busco. 

lorcmauriiQuicxhifrcaflfononpica fadunt, c^lomiu- 
riaminfcrunt, quodcxOcilispoma, cicxjolc .iracbncm 
fingant; Itacnim cx ca:io ijacm arbor. m, qii^m dr^co 
Ladon didus (cf Apullomus lib.4. ^lTciu) «mpka.tur, 
figurant: M Hercuhm dicum folem, cuius 12. laoorcs 
fint . otidcm figna cxk-rtia ; Solc autcm aducnfentc difpa- 
rcnt itcllct ; Oi.ti:r e qmdcm conucn;unt ; Scdqui itaopi- 
nantur n^ibi dc rcbus non intciuais, quafi mtcllcais, 
carrirc ct nuRan vidcntur , dcquibusal as:SimiIimodo 
qui harcproptcr morcscftaa acdunt primar.a imcnt.o- 
nc, inphyficisarcanis fcnihil v.dcrcfatcntur: Inquibus 
ctfi nos Lynccum non imitcmur, qui acumiiic v.lus ad 
intcrioratcrix pcnctralTc narratur, divitias fubtcrrancis 
clavftri8rcconditas,tarquim coram, (pcculatus, tamcn 
nifiSaturnifilianosfaliat, huius allcgGr.at cvidcntiorcin 
ctmaeisgcnuinam, qukm ill. antcd.ai, cxpl.cat.oncm 
dabintus : Pcr HcrcuUm tot laborum tolcram.flimum 
Viaorcm, intcllisiinpritris Artificcm Mcd.c.nx aurcx 
fub cius labcnbus cvoiucndis infcrius dcmonllrabitur ; 
Eoiciturprxfuppofito, l.cctad morcs ct vittutcs mcul- 
candas Hercul^ cxcmplo non incpte quoq; vtcnduni 
dlcnonncgcmus, Atlantem, montcm Mauritanixcclc- 
bcrrimumcotcmporc, vtadhuc, oninisgcncrism.ncra. 
rum,Quaruroad Mcdicinam Pbilofophicam vfuscft,/cra. 
ccm, hortum H#ri^«^> Nympharum cnxMirc vcrc allc. 
ATLAS "^Js: Atl^ cn.m H.i?.r/fratc', qu.a ad Hcfpcri occa. 
r^' fum iEgypti ct Grxci.x rcfpcau fitus fit j H.ncct Mcrcu^ 

Sr Sadcs dictur, qu.a a qu.buldam m Atlan^ 
gcnitua ^ftimatur : QHPd dc Atlantc «ft'°"^.^°' J/ 
fph^ram mvcncnt & ilUs gcntcs M.untan.x docucrt^ 



Explicatig 

veriffima. 

HercuUs 

ArtifexU 

kirioftu. 



Lib.2.' Aegyptio-Grarcorum. St 

qtiidam fabulimtur, vcritatinonconucnitjmultorLiinus 
quod alij dicant, Regcm fuiirc Mauritanix a Pcrfco in 
montcmtant.E magnitudinis,capitc Mcdufe oacnfo.mu. 
tatiimjHajccnimfunt poetarum figmcntactcmblcmafa, 
quibu5aliaarcaniora/ubiIIislatcntia,adumbraruntctdc- 
pmxcrunt: Aflronomum Atlantcm dicunt, quiaaflrain 
C1U3 cacurainccIari(Iimeobrcruariporiint,pr.Ticit/mcuro '^'^■^^*'* 
vt Africa ct ^gyptus claro cseIo, ncc pluvijs ncbufcfo, ^^^"''«'«^ 
f ruaturj Dcindc quia cius altitudinis fit, vt vcrtex intcr nu- -/%'*'»''• 
bcs ct aftra,vi vidctur, rcconditus fit : Ac tcrtio quod quafi 
humcris cxlum furtincrc putctur - Dicitur cnim ftatuac 
vin, cacuminc tanguara capitc afccndcndo, figuram 
rcpfxfcntarc: Hic Atlas, cuius Plciadcs narrantur filiy, 
(cx ^iiarum vna Maia difta lovi natus eft Mcrcurius, 
vt poft tradctur fub gcncalogia deorura,) Hcfpcrnm 
fratrcm ct cx illo ncptcshabuittrcsHcfpcridas, ^al.n, 
AmhujAm & Hclfcrtuf^m: Pct Hcfpcrura cKifq. filJas, NoU. 
cadcm montana loca Atlantis inteliigiraus : Nam licct 
Atlas accipiatur quafi dc vno montc, tamcncodcm no- 
ininc& contmuitatc coraplcditur omncs fibi adiacentcf 
montesrcliquos; Atlas cnimtotam fere Africara mariti- 
mara pcruadit,atqj fic non vnum montcm, fcd multa mil- 
lia comprachcnditj Qucmadmodum dc Tauro Afiae, Alpi- 
bus, Apcnninis&Pyrcn^is Europse montanis fimilitcr 
conltat, fubfinguiisinnumcrosmontcs&collcscontinc- 
ri : Sic dc Piciadibus & Hcfpcridibus inteliigimus, quod 
Imt partcs & quafi fili^ propagatae a magnisillis& pr?- 
ruptx altitudinis montibus Atlantc & Hcfpcro : E Maia 
itaq; Mcrcunusnonimmcritonafcitur, vf Atlantiadcsdi- 
catur, &abAcglc, Arcthufi& Hcfpcrtufaarborcsaurca 
gcltantes mala fcruantur; qua: indc Hcfpcridum appcllan- 
tur :Draco, quicuftodi^corum pr^fcauscft^cxEchid- Dr^.^ui.^ 
na&Typhonc gcnitU3,ccntumcapitumtraditur:Numc- ^ 
rofa autcm corundem parentu fobolcs cxtare Icgi^ur-Eaq. 
vcnenofa& monftrofa fcmpcr ; Vc draco ad fonte Cadmi 
(ocijslcthalis, aliuiad Vcllusaurcura, tcrtiushicad mala 

^ Hcfpc- 



TMonftrorum 
nomifiilfHS 



%i Hieroglvphicorum Lib.iJ 

Hcfpcridtim,quartU8 ad Gcryonis bovcs j Item Crrherut, 
Sphy x, Ccimardy^ cjufmodi alia horrcnda & muliiformia 
moniha, dcquibusfuts locis: 7/f>^<?« fulphurcum ccar» 
dcntcrafpiritum,EchidDaaquofam&frigidamvolubilem 
fubftantiiindcnotat; txhiscnimduobus mincrarumdi- 
verfacfpccicspullulant>qur fcmpcr mondrorum nomini- 
bus proptcr naturar vanctatcm appcllatacac dcfcript.rab 
antiquis fucrunt : Dc Draconc,vtpotc dc gcncrCjqucmad- 
modum&dcloconatalimalorum aurcoruir,ex his fjtis 
condat; nuncdcrpccietantarumarborum tjufq. frudu- 
um vidcbimus : Arborcm clTc invcrfum auimal quibufl 
damcxPhyricisplacct, ca rationc*, quia radiccs vcrfus 
tcrrxccntrumhabcftt,vcl adinfcriora? qu£ os animalis 
rcfcrunt «d fupcriora difpofitum j fi vcro vcntnculum, c- 
jufqjVcnasmcfcraicasaucGparm Animali confidcrcmus 
proprincipio di(!ributionisaIimcnti pervcnascorpori^ , 
Arhrfmne-*'^^^^^^^^ : Ad cundcm moduminerx, cxquibusmctalla 
rAlis. dcpromuntur, & mcdicinne fiunt ad corporu humanorum 

curationcmvtiIcs,arborcmquandam gcncris vcgctabilis 
rcpra-fcfitant j Namradiccscarum? qusc funt duplcjc fu- 
nius fulphuris ctargcnti vivi? funtccntropropinquiorci, 
atq, indcvcrfusfupcrioravcrgcntcsvcnasfuas pcrfaxa ct 
tcrrae traduscxtcndunt mirabiJitcr, vt rcvcra magnx 
alicuiusarboris lohgelateq; ramosfuospropagantisfchc- 
irarcprsrcntcnt,fiocu!isperfpici podint, vtabcxpcncn- 
riavcnasillasinvcftigantium patct-' Quod fih^citafc 
habcantjconftatquid pcrarborcsillas aHrcafcrcntcsroa- 
laintcllc(5tuai fir 5 Nam farxhxfunt arborcs, noninac- 
rccrcfcentcs, fcdfubtcrra, quaeaurcamalagcrunfj dum- 
mododifccrnanturiifylvcf^ribusciE, qua^ funt mclioris 
indolis: In hoccnini totadifficulra»vcrfatur, ncmpc c- 
ligcrc quarfuntarfi idoncac-, IdeoMoricnu» circa fincm 
fuj tr^datus ha?c notabilia vcrba adijcit; StmiliterJciastjMd, 
maiorradixhmuf opertj eft tKinquifttone fpecierum, ijuafunt 
melioret ttdhocmagifterinm: Namvnaijuai^ue minera mult»- 
tmmejl generum. Dc his arboribus mincralibus fub tcrra 

crcfL 



Lib.2. Aeg)'ptio-Graecorum. 8j 

crcfccntibut omncs fctc «uthotcs mcmtnerunt fub »hjs 
Mque alijsvcrbisj idem innucntcs, fru(5lu8 ncmpc aa« 
rcoscumfuaarborc fumcndosctrc, & tranfplantandos; 
SicFla. Grattum fixum, \v\Q^\iy ejt velftt ponfum, c^ Mtt' 
cMrtHs Arbor\ Non ((i i^itur /eparandns ab arhore fruclHS, 
tjtiiamnpottji alinyide mtrtmentHm acctpere- JEt mox : cfuo 
dgtmop^anteturcu^afrHSlus ablattonem^ in]ertiltortmterram 
ntqHe n ohiliorem , cjha plns nutrimcnti dabit vno die^qHcm priof 
nj^er in centum anmsexhtbuilfetf ob ventorum af/fdu m agita* 
tionem: Alteraterra,ijHodSoltproximafit,crefcere^vegetare- , 
<jHefacit arborem co ntinuo rore^c^ affiduo %ole in horte Philofo' 
phico,mane,Vifpereiditj ^ n> ^es^acinfingulas horas abj^ue »'«- 
termtJfoneylHcente^arborcjHe rore dulciffimo conjptrqitHr ac nu* 
tritnr vno anno magis y qtiam in pri»re terra decem miltibtu, 
Greverus quoquc arborem hanc mincralcm dcmon Arat ) 
cujus radiccs inquit clfc Afercurihmy ramos vcro quadru- 
pliccsimpcrfcdorummctallorum; inquc ij4 argcntum* ^«rM waU 
ctaurum rcfcrrcflorcsctfrudns: Quibus nihil cvidcnti- qHidJiMt. 
us dici potuic ad fubjcdium artis dcclarandum ct aurea 
malaHcfpcridum^quiJ nnt,quoven\odocjcfcant, expo* 
fiendumt Nccid adcomirum ridcri debet, quadnatura; 
adverrumfit, cum quotidie cernamus perinntionemfur* 
culcrum divcrli gencris arhcrum in truncos (ylveOrcs 
(eu ignobilcs, fru^uum nobilitationemfifri, itavt qul- 
tum arspoditin vegctabilibus, qux harrogenearum & 
non fimilarium funt parrium, manifeflum fiat; Vndc 
in mineraligcncrccopracfcrtimjquod purc'homogeneum 
eft muliocuius&^aciliusidficripolfc, rjitionabilc el) et 
abcxpcrientianoiiflimum*' Idcminaniroalium ac ipiius 
hominiscorpcre contingcrcjamprjdcm innotuit} quo- 
modo nimirum nafus, aur£S & fimilcs partcs rcfici ct 
icdaurari pofrint cxcarne humanaviva, cuius rei ocu- 
]ati telTcs adfuimuscum Bononix cxccllcntifiimum Gaff, 
Tagliacottum c)u(modi pcrficicntcm familiaritcr novrri"» 
mus: PclTcnthic innumcra excntpla cx naturx et ar- 
tis opchbus idcm atteilantia fr jduci| rcdfupcrvacanca 

M i fcfc 



84 Hieroglyphicorum Lh.il 

forccxiftimavimus, cum fcnfus artificum nonaratio- 
ne auxiliumaut probationcmpctant, fcd contra: Vni- 
I ciimhocloco nobis fufficiat: In quibufdam locis, v- 

Exemplum bihybcrnotcmporc omnia frigorc & glacic rigcnt, fi 
veietabtlifim furculus circa initium Dcccmbris cx pomo arborc dccida- 
tur&aliquotdicbuslocis calidisfcoHypocauftis in aqua 
difponaturjfolia&florcsproducitfuivcnuftatc&novita-. 
tcconfpicuo9,quod vulganbus quoquc notum cftvAt Phi- 
lofophi indc matcriam primam in (urculis arborcisJatcn- 
tem agnofcunt) & fimilitcr dcaurcismalisin fuis ramis 
&radicibuscontcntisjudicant: IntcIIigcnti Qtis: Aut (i 
placct,rariuscxcmplu naturnt vegctabilisaddcrous, quod 
hancrcm nonparum illuftrarepoftit: Sunt, qui circitcr 
^ jf.dicmNovcmbrisfoliabrafticacin foftam fcfquipcdc al- 
Exemplum tamfubtcrrarccondanl, ibiquc pcr hycmis nivcs & fri- 
rArtHs, 8^' vfquead 2 5. Martij fubdiorclinquant , ac tum non 

brafticxfolia,fcdfcmen puriftimum indccximant-vt jura- 
ti mihi tcftcsaffirmarunt fc id quotannis faditaffc : In qui 
tranfmutationc vidcmus pcr folam putrcfadlioncm vcgc- 
tabilc illud (^vt ctdcalijs plantisallcrunt) ad raatcriani 
fuam primam,cxquacft> vclpotiusadvlrimam,in quam 
tcndit,reduci:Quod quoque in artificio Cbymico,fcdfuo 
modojficri dcbct : Arboritaqucnoflra aurca gcrcns po- 
marationalibusfatisinnotuif, vt ct hujus Allegorix cx- 
plicatio : Vt autcm Hercules hmc arborcm cxpiorarct, 
Kjmph<e^»<t»^^ Nymphas lovisciTheTmdis conccflit, quac juxta EridA'^ 
*»«w,aurifcrum Italixfluvium.babitabantinfpeluncis ftu 
fodinis fubterrancis; abijfqucconfiliumcxpctijtjAtcur 
illud ? quianatur.r opcrainprimis confulenda funt, hoc 
cft,confydcrandum, quomodo natura proccdit in fuis 
opcfitionibusj IdcoPhilofophiinmaltisIocis adcxplo- 
randumvcram matcriam invcftigatorcm ad opcra natu- 
ralia ablcgant caquc pcnitus confydcranda invifint, vc 
paffim apud Gcbrumctalios vidcrccft: Nymphr ills 
in fpcluicis fcu auri fodinis habitantcs rcoiiit'. -i Her- 
enlem ndk Nereum '^ qui Ponti & Tcif3e fiiius vcridicus 

Vtttcs 



■is 



Lib.t.' Acgyptio-Graecotuni.' 85 

Vatescredituscftj Hic Trojanas calamitjtcs Paridi prac- j^^^^^ ^,V. 
dixif; antiquidimusDcorutn ab Orphco diiftus: Adcum 
Hcrculcs vcnicns vari^s formis cludcrc conantcm tam 
diudctinuit, doncc in pridmam figuram rcdirct? rcm- 
quc indicaret : Patcr fuit 50, Ncrcidum, ab vndif 
educatus & nutntus, cujus filiae circa currum Trito- 
nis prxcipuecurfitcnt. Hiccft primum Etisa Philofo- 
phis fxpc inquirendum iulfum, finc quo ad aurca 
mala non patct via vcl tranfitus: Promcthcus vcro, 
«Voii>r^v*i*^MW, id cft, a providcntia didus, ad qucm , 

confulcndum a iVcrco ablegatur, igncm dctulit homi- P^^^^"^^ 
nibus ct habctur pro Titanc ignifcro, Oceano amicus , ^*'^* 
rcrum divinarum contcmplator, cuj cum Vulcano & 
Failade ara communis fuit; Cujus confilio Samrnus 
k lovc in Tartarum dejcdus cft, Vndc Saturnus cUp- 
fus in Italiamadlanumtumibi rcgnantcm venit, aquo 
hofp'tiocomitcr cxccptus, cundcmvivcndiratibncm& 
cultum agrorum docuit : lanus pro acccpta difciplina 
fcrtuT ej dimidiuni fui Rcgnj rcrounerailc, cc in pecunijs, 
quaccxilliusingcnioprimum funt impreflfe,navem fu- 
iirccxalccraparte, cx altcra bifrontcm cffigiem; quia 
rcgnumfcilicetcommuni confilioIani&Sarurni gubcr- 
narctur, vtOuid. Lib. 1. Faftorumtradidit. Vcruin nos 
nondubitamus pcrProracthcurapr.xviammenti8 fpccu- 
ktionem circa hoc opus cxprimi, vnde aram curt) Palia- 
dc ctVuIcanocommuncmhabuitj ncc immcrito dici'* 
turlovi confiliumdcdiiredcpatrcincarccrandoct ad in- 
fcros dctrudcndo; Ex fpcculatione cnim mcntis pra^* 
vidciur hoc omne j ncmpc poft nigrcdinem fufcam 
albedincm fcquuturam: Dc Rcgno lani ct Saturni 
Hyftoriac antiquoe mcmincrunt quidcm , fcd cx Poc- 
tarum fabulis : Ifa cni^ pcrfuafum habcbant gcnti- 
les, Saturnum Drum Ccsli & Tcrrx filium, a lovc 
DwO Rcgno cxpalfuai ^ijc, ct multa alia pdfTum. 
Scd hsEC Hicroglyphicd funt orania? & ab iEgyptijs 
M. / ycl 



Ar(4na* 



Fecunispri' 
mttui vnde 



PomnmaU' 
teum Eru- 
dos* 

4 
M4I4 tmrea 
AxaUnUob- 
icila. 



96 Hicrogly phxorum I ib. 2 ." 

vel Grarcii cffi(5(a ad eas rcs, quas vcllent , ij% ve- 

lucinuolucris inuoluendas: Pcr lanum Bitrontem, matc- 

nam vcl rcm vnaro intcUtgimuS) Kcbis didam, ct duas 

rc!9 contincntcm, aut (1 mauis, dupliccm mcrcurialcm 

rublhntiam ^ QlkkI Saturnus rcgni confors ipG adiungi* 

ti\r, longcaliarorationcm habct, quamquiiibctdiuinare 

potcrtt, quicaufam non ignoraucrit, curRomceantiqui- 

tus Triton fupra Saturni a?dcm confpiccrctur ; Suntcnim 

illaxnigmatica ctnonnihilobfcura : At cur pccunia pri- 

nu Sarurni aufpicijs cufa (It, evidcns cR. ratio,quia ilic pri" 

muscftplanctarum, qui ad thcfauros claucs gcrit, fico- 

lorcm ctordincm rciplcias : Pccuniadi<5lacfta pccudc, 

ron,vt hadcnus vulgatum,quod ovis ca cmi poturrit, fcd 

quiaovcmhabuiiimprclTam vracum navc,hoccft Argo; 

Nam cius navigationis infignc fuilfc non cfi dubium,con- 

cincns ct navcm cc pecudcm, cuius aurcum vellus fuit; 

Prxtcr alios quamplurcs, horum malorum aucorum mc- 

minitGrcvcrusintcrrcccntiorcs, qui ipfi lcgi pctcrunt: 

Ex codem horto Hcfperidum Fridos quoq; Pomum aurc- 

umTroiani bclliprimariacaufa? pctitum fuic, dcquoin 

fcqucntibus lib.6 dicerous:'Inprimis illa, quse a Vcncre 

Hippomcni tradita finguntur aurca mala trla, Aralantae 

obijcicnda : Cum enim hsc rcgia virgo eirct non foluni 

forrosedonoprscftantifiima, fcd etiamvcnatuct iaculan- 

di artc cclcbratisfima multos ad fc procos allicuit ; Vcr um 

patcrSchxncusnuIIi in matrimonium cam clocarcvuiu- 

it,nifi^qHoipfapcdibusalia3 pernicisfima viAaclfctjcui 

vi(^ori virgo,vidomorsaddiccrctur: Mulris itaqiidfiu- 

(Ira tcntantibus ct roortcm oppctcntibus Hippomcncs 

exVcnerisconfilioetdonotriaaurca roala currcnri virgi» 

ni^vnumpoftaliud, protccit,vndcilla, dctcnta dciydcrio 

Collcndi) vida ct Hippomcni coniunx data cft : Qyi cum 

ob amorem morx impatlcns in tcmplo matris d( u n cum 

fponla coirctjdcx dlius iram in fc ccncitavit, vndc vrcrq. 

Iconina pcUcctfcritatcconfpicui fyluas pcricrunt : Dici- 

fUf auicm Atalanta cun) viris ccrtallc vcnatuct vi^ori.^ 

prxmio 



Lib.2. -^gyptio Graccorum.' 87 

pracmio propter aprum infignis inagnituJinisocaTuma 
MdcagrodonatajCumq; intcr vcnandum apud Stcthac- 
um JECcahpi) fanum fitt Jaborarcr,tradicurraxum cufpide 
pcrcusfilfe arq^ frigidisfimx e faxo prorumpentcm fon- 
tcm elicuiffc ; Hxc Chymica clfc nemo non vidct, nifi AVa 
forte talpa caecior fit: Qaidam nihilominus aJmorescc 
auaritiam dcnotandam, fcunuptiasauro conciliandasap* 
plicant, quodiliisnonin-jidcmus, dummodoiliinecno- 
bis (uccenrcant, quod nos occulciori ph/ficje ranquam 
propriofuo iuri poftlimi )io rcftiruamus: Virgincm cllc 
regiam nortram marcriam multorum tcftimonijs inrro- 
Cuit, acfugax efl ctalas habct in pedibus, nempe Mcrcurij 
ralaria; Idco qucmlibctcurlupraevcnit,nifiaitu ct Qrata- 
gematc traftctur : Quoraodoautcm hoc ficri dcbcat, haec 
allegoria fapicntum mnuiC : Accipiantur igitur maiaau- 
reaet (uccesfiue proijciantur iili) et vidor evadcs: Nil 
apcrtius, nii accommodatius : Poft in fano matris dcum 
amoris ncxu concuml^nc ; Hoc cA in vafc noto fcu in do- 
mo vicreact vcrtuntur inleoncs jQuiafuIucre incipiunt 
ctinaliaanimalia dominari : Fugacia cnim quscunq^fa- 
ciie in praedam capiunt fibiq^ in nutrimcntura conucr- 
tunt: ACcurmoctem oppetunt^ qui viiicunturavirginc? 
Quia vt Bacallcr in Tur ba inquit 5 Nihilmagu doloremcor^ 
ds generat, quam error in hac arte : Dum enim ejHupHtatfe 
/ect^e-, mundtim habere, nihilinmambtisjMisinueniet. Aprum 
occidit, quia aitera Diana eft ; Fontcm cx faxo ciicit 
propc fanum Acfculapij ; Quia pctrae philofbphicce du- 
risfirnxdantaquam : SicRipkus infig; Produxit aqiiam 
cxtcrraecoIcumexdurisfiraarupc:Aurcisqucqjal]cgo- ^- 
fijs annumcremus Ceruam iliam aurcis cornibus infig- jyfleruaati* 
nero, afripedcm ab Hercule captam: Acquid artificij cft, ^^^ frnibw 
inquies, capere ceruam, ctpueriieprorfusexiftjmabisii-^^^^^^^^^ 
ludtantoHcroi, quantus Hcrcuie» fuillccrcditur, impc- ,-*#^ 
ratum aut pcrpctratum elfc ; Fatcor,res icvior forcc^quam 
quod litcris cradi dcbuiirct, nifi magna arcaha fub vcna- 
tione huius ccrua: occuicftta clfcnt : Ccrua autcm tum 

«urca 



88 Hicroglypliicorum Lib.^i 

turca cornua et pedcs xrcos habcbat/um D/an.-e facra crat 
ctinviolabilis ; Non crgo fagiftis aut jaculis, nrc cani- 
bus , fcd curfu prxhcndcnda crijt: Sanguincm cnim 
indcex vulncribus proflucrc nondcccbat; ficcnim vcl 
viribusimminutavclprorfus cxtincflacircc : viva autcmct 
intcgrsEfanitatiscapicndacratj folo itaquc curfu dcfiiti- 
ganda. In Macnalo montc vcrfabatui j vbi cf aptr ct lco, 
tliscqucbclvat cjufmodi dcgcrunt: Ad h)r<. l,crcules ab 
E»>-^^^omiirus,vtad fc dcfcrrct,annum int*grum cur- 
rcndo infumpfiircdicitur, antcquaKicam dcutigafc po- 
cucrit : fcd illadcniqucrcflainmontcm Artcmilmmcon- 
fugit,ctad Ladoncmamnem jafn jam traniimracapta t% 
ctMyccnasfupcrhumciisdcportata? Tum dicunt Eury- 
flhcum adc<) fuiirc rirtutc Hercnlts pcrculfuin, vt dolium 
xneumfibi adlatibulumcomparavcrit, nequc in vrbcm 
Hcrculcm admiicrit. Eft autcm ccrva cx fugacjbus ani- 
malibusnigri fanguinisctmclancholic^carnis; idcoquc 
innati pauoris; Curfu falutcm quxrit,fi vrgcatur,coquc va- 
lctpcrnicjnimo: At cum atrcos babcat pcdcsct aurcola 
cornua prseter communcm ccrvarum naturam , ab his 
nonnihilinfugadetincturetrctardaturj itavt dcfatigari 
polfit : Nifi cnim in matcria Philofophica fugaciet vola- 
tili dlct illud ipfumfoUrelumcn, fcuaureum jubar, fcrc 
runquam fifli aut figi animadvcrtcrctur: Hoc patct cx 
Philofophorum innumcris tcQimonijs : S\c cnim Rofum 
rtM : ^rgentutnvivum y inquit, per fcnii valet j cum ve- 
ro fnortific^tur cttm corfore Juo occulto, tunc valet ^ vivit 
vitaincorruptihi/i, ethoc corfusefl ^natura Svlis,lc.t Amol- 
duS: Innojirtlapidefunt^ol & Lunain virtute & fotentia, 
Mcetiam in natura : fi hoc nonejfet , nonfieret inde Sol ne(jue 
Lnna^ tjuiaSoic^.Lttnatnnofiro/apide funt me/iOres, quam 
vulgaresinipforumnatura, eo ^uodSo/c^Luna in nofiro /a- 
fidefunt vivi c^ vu/garesfunt mortui r^/pe^u So/is et Luna in 
Hofiro/apide' IdeoPhilofophi nominavsrunt ipjum lapidem 
So/em&iLttnaminvicem^ ^niai» ipfo Junt potentta/iter^ Cfr 
n»n vifiln *tery fedin virmet^ effentia* Hinc quidam cx 

reccnti. 



Lib.2« Aegyptio-Graecoium. Sp 

rccentioribus quoq; hiiius ccwx mcmincrunrj fcd ci Mo- 
noccrotcm adiungunt, cum inquiunt : PhHofophi dicunt 
jireme'; lineanmatia e^einhacfylua, vntftn laudabile ^ for- 
mofum cfr alacre : maanu C^rohuflH cerntim, AliudvnicornUy 
monflrat PhfUfephus, tt Bafilius Valcntinus tradit afi- 
num fub tcrra purrcfadlum in ccruum mutatum flurcis 
cornibus: iErcosquoq; pcdcs habct refplcndcntcs ctal- 
bos: Quia rcs, cuius caput cft rubcum? oculi rigri ct 
pcdcsalbi, cftncfirummagiftcrium :Etnotum cfl:,quo- 
tics JES philofophicum rcpctafuf; Hoccnim fundamcn- 
tum & bafis cft opcris, vt non iromeritd in animali pcdcs 
rcfcmt : Dianx [acra cll,quia dc morc madabatur illi ccr- 
u.i, vt patctin allcgoria dc Iphigcnia ; Diana autcmcft 
natura lunaris: Sol cnim &Iuna cft tota compofitio : Cur- 
fu dcfatigatur, hoccft, cdvfq; in ruovarcafccndcndo& 
dcfccndcndo prjccluditur, nc fugcrcpoflit, doncc quail 
fclfamatcria in fundomancat, nccampliusafccndat, idi^^ 
ignclcvidri: Si vcro yisignis adcllct, violcntia animali 
fugaci ficrct : In montcm Attcmifium fclfi confugit, & ad 
amncm Ladonem captacft;Quia ita oportuit virgincm 
manerc inviolatam i VtpotcDiansEfacram,qu.T Artcmis 
di(5l:acft,quafi«V«To^'f idcfljatrcmfccans, vtquidamvo- 
lunt, vcl vt ali j,quod intcgros faciat, vt author cft Strabb, 
J. 14. Eft autcm Ladon Arcadix fliiuius, cx cuius filia Me- 
tope & Afopo, Thcbano flunftinc, Thcbc nymphanata 
fingitur, quasvrbinomcn dcdit;Eflquoq; Ladonfcrpcn- 
tisaurcapomacuflodientisnomcn,vtdidum;Q!Jpcunq; 
rcfcraturjfcnfus rci conucnit: InM.xnalo Arcadjx montc 
mincris abundantc, vndc Mxnabi vcrfus, vcrfabatur; 
Quia iliclocuspo^tis cratcclcbratifljmus ^HunacrisHcr- 
culcisdcportaturMyccnas, nclsdatur: At curtantusti- 
mor Eurifthcum inuafit ob captara ccruam ab Hcrculcj 
cumalias immaniorcs fcras fa'pius proftraucrit, ncmpe 
leoncm, aprum, hydram&hisfimilcs? Sicvidcturquid 
maius artc,quAm Martc vinccrc, cun<3:ationc, quam fcfti- 
n^tionc, lenitatc, quam violcntia: Hinc annum totum 

N ab(um- 



po Hicro2ly-.fi'corum Lib.iJ 

abriirapfit continu; currcnd.) ct inrcqijcndo fcram ; 

Itaciiim opcris ratio poITliIu; Anntnn cr.i^n (umimiu , in- 

Q^xxRi^Um, pottii. anttiju^im »of}ram calctm ^r^tp^remm: 

J\t^r/t miyjor i tt mpr.ris fpacio c Ix HuHra co^^fict nori fote(l,fu/io* 

ptis c^ip.^x . Hcolofe, qui^ ««7« ^'S'.?w^/f»>. My tholoj.i rf has fabu- 

Jasadluumcap^i/iicxp! ccotjCxHcrculc Idlcm ci^hfacU 

unr, qi]'pi-r .'^nMU:i)inregrumcurrat, ct Dclcioquaioccr- 

uam Auicis cornibus infcctcrur j Scd '''aec quu a gcnuina 

fua njtura jd aitcnam dcrorta lact'e dgnofcanrur, non 

conftarf,ncc quid vtilit it s lcgcntiutn vcl audicntium ani- 

<5, n)isprit.linf,prnjfcrncb'ihs crtencbras q.usnosaliqua» 

De Mttia fcnus dircufliDus : MiJas prjrtcrca aMri fymbolum tcncf, 

AuriViti vtcfvotu.^-iiiv^ij lcuT^a34Ccho,q loJ Silcnuin.humanU 

paxticipe, tcrcxcpiir^f^impctr^dct, vtncmpc quicqmd tjngcrcr,in 

aurumcotiucrtcrcrjm.fcf famc^cic -ncifluscllct, nilivoti 

pac.ijtfntia dudus ccilifionem aurficationis itcrumob- 

tinuilTct, hoc rcmcdio, vtfcf-Mn Pacflolo fluviolavarct, 

qui aurigincm hanc ad fcf? rra illulifjVt indc aurcas arcnai 

iaiflitarit ; Pcrbclla fabclla cft auribus non ingr.iti, ncc 

oculis, cum nil iifi auru n, quod jrdcrurctficirurjbom- 

nibus, oft-nict, aJauarorumdnpcri-uTJinfatiab.lcmdc- 

clarandam ct r frcnanduTi apidima : M d.is enim pcr- 

multos voto cllc con(lat> {c<^ p.ucifiimos ffcdu^Q^ia 

appcfcrc imiDcnfitarcin opum, cftin cu-ulqj voluntafc, 

ar 'nipctrarc io D- 1 dono : At qui* dcus c!}, qui donun 

adiO iox'um ;")etcnticonccllic.'' Fic^^ifus&Hicroglvphi- 

CUS; non ille. jj.!; vcrc D^-uscrt &dicitur,nobilqj dar biMia 

magis vrilu, q- a n placcntia, vt piccr filiolis :^-vrc^^ 

cnim, q.ii wt /);:'«)y7«,ct^/w-;if, aurcoruai dcorum pnma» 

riuscft, idcoq- fanti doni lareifor; Scd Silcnuni ciu«; "a» 

gil>rum*aut comircm b^nig: c cxcipcrc conucMr . Quj 

pando inlidcrs alelio, licct a pueris fencx d ni.rjt.or, 

plus liucn hiHct in rccc<fu. q a a frontc ;>^o iMft.f: 

Sihni Alci' H ncil'ud dc Sdenis Alcib^aJ-a increbuit, diclcriu v, ia 

btAdis. Socritc»ndcfoirai;>ri.nu.ntXvciiu5, iatcrius pukhcn rtu 



Xib»^. Aegvptio Gra^corum. 91 

h^Atiirr. Gi^nrrt^iuscninidominiJsaliqM^ndoiii vilido- 
limiiciii.» noiAiUf, ct mien8pf>lita litcii-«, incorporcpan- 
n»S5r)nirc['oMko: Hcr Silenumauf^cmjVtccPijnajCt Saty- 
ro8,i:ofWiffSitincrisBicchircu6?/?/^/4', nihilaI;uJ intcll/. 
gitur, quam vijjtssct fylucftntasfcumditas vnaunx pht- 
lofophicse, qux rt humttjiccr ct fusuircr tratflctur, qui 
mox indcfequiturauriporcns dcus, £!^cc-A«rfmuUiplJcem 
^,rdti.itT) ;?ro gfifia rcpendir : Hocdcnotiitvotum Mida:« 
Proprie dUfcm au''iica vis (uo fubicdio imprcira pcr hoc 
incelligifur, qux immcnra cft ct fc.npcrmulriplicab h», 
rifi rrircncfur ac in propria fua aqua vircus il^ igp.ca 
rcftmgujMir. Ochiicphilofophimultisinlocisagunt, in- 
primis Luiliu:} rraft^ttftam: Cap 2j. vbi intcr csctera, 
Et ^fi iKc^ff^Dqun^cltmatit eamiftfpeciaiiformafttlfuru^ idtft 
puiueris lubiilu, runc oflcndit tjuad magtM i^Mtionis efi, nec 
propter hec eum mir.iu ^ippreriart dehts^ fed forrtus hfKorare, 
cnm fiert poffi adjimflicts tjmtteKtf terminum per dtfcretig* 
nem op^rateris fapienti^ t,t d«£irtn^. cjuam fuperiu* ars confert 
in fuhfi-antia multipHcattua His addemus ctalia aurca anti- *• 
quitafis(yniboIa ct hicroglyphica, qu^ rcvcra inrcrum xyfgftf.(is 
naturanon fucrunt/cd vt ^lia pcr harcdcclararent, inucn- ^dmirandu, 
taab arti6cibuscc po<rtis. Vt (iint Aurca^et)», surcaplu- 
via, aurcamcfliscthis fijiiilia: Dc^Aureaxtatcrcccpium Aurea^tas 
cd, quod aliquando a<5la ilt fub Saturno rcgf , vt argeiitca 
fub loue, ct poft aerca & fcircafuh alsjs. At fi Saturnus 
nec dcus ncc homo aut rcx fucnt, nulla rcvcra setas 
aurca cxiitit ; Q^od ^i dcmus. fu ifc rcgcm, An igittir 
tcmpus aurcum lub co magis, qu.m fuh lovc i Foi e, 
quia (upitcr impius in p^trcm, qicm cvir<}vit, ct adul- 
tcr ct homicida ? An tals non Safiirnus quoquc 6n- 
gitur, qui Cxlum patrcm c»(Vraiuiri fcd rcm Rhcam 
pro coniug-r, Philyrcm pro.pcllicc pr;r«,fr ccttcfas ha- 
bu't, ct pruprios deuorauir libcios ? pro lovc tamcn L/fPTSff 
faxum fcu Upidcm deglutivit , o uem cum corcoc^ueic Hi/icone p9' 
OonpotuciK; cvomuiC; atquc i!> Lapis^ vt H fiodus ,'1;;^. 

N 2. ineaio» 



9^ Hicroglyphicoruni Lib.il 

mcmorat , pro monumcnto m jrtalibus in Hcliconc 

pofKus cO: Vt hunc hpidcm vidcrcnf & tangcrcntj 

rot anriq lifTmi Poctjc finxcrunt dc Hciiconc fupc- 

rando, in cu^us vcrticc f.ipisntia cx Mufarum fontc 

hauricnda fit: Saturnum cun lano nun<juaai rcgnaf- 

0:,vt Echnici crcdidcrunt 8c finxcrunt, q-jo' fe a Dijs 

originem duccrc alijs probarent, cx antc did-is con- 

ftat, fcd cjus opf ri pccuniam primam imprciram cllc 

vcririnile cft, vt fupra narratum ; Aurcam vcro arta- 

tcm dici novimus fub Saturno adam, quia omnium 

aurcorjm D-orum initium ^ Saturno , tanqifamprogc- 

nitorc corumdcpcnjcat. Sxpcnumcroqjoquc Poctx 

alijq; Scriptorcsaurcse pluvix mcntioncm faciunt,cam- 

AHreaplHvtA (\\xz non Mctaphoriccj vt Auream xtatcra, accipiunt, 

fcd prDprie, quaii rcvcra conti.gerit; N^rrant cnim 

Solc cum Vcncrc concumbcntc in Rhodo Infuia plu- 

viamaurcam dccidilfc, ac podexillo congrclTli Rho" 

dumnatum: Id Pozth quidcm condonandum ob li« 

liccntiam fui{lct,nili & Hyftorici ]dem affirmarcnt: 

Sic enini Strabo lib. i-f. fcriptum rcliquit , /« InWa 

RhoSorHm aHrum phijfe, cnm AfmervA capitf lovis na' 

ta efl: Pluilfc lapidcs , frumtnta, ranas, fanguincm, 

bcftiolas, infcda, in hyftorijs paflim annotatum lcgi- 

mus } & alia monllrofa multa prcstcr naturae ordi- 

ncm, corumquc fingulorum phyficas caufasrcddcrcni- 

tuntur, quafiinacrcm vivcntoram,vet radiorum folari- 

um rapta, ibiqaeconcr:ta & gcncrata, vcl cx fcminlo 

proprio vcl matcri:^ habiiftatc poftmddum dimittintur^ 

Vciumdeauro,ejurqucgcncrationcin acrceiiimfi legc- 

rcmus, fidcmnonadhibcrcmus: At pluvias aliquindo 

miraculofas cx Dei nutu, vi .Molis ternporciniEgypto, 

aut magicavi, vt ibidcm ,.contigi(rcctadhac continge- 

ic poirr,non cft dubium, cun cxpcricntia i J tcftctur om- 

nibusxtatibusetlocis-, aurcas vcro in Rhodo cccidifft 

pro ccrto habcri potTst, fi fatodiuino & miraculomif" 



hih.il Acgyptlo-Grascorum. 95 

fx dcmonflfarcntur* vcrim cumaddatur, tumaccidi(Tc, 
cumSoI Vcncriaccubuiiret, ac Pailas c Ccrcbro lovis 
nataprofiluiirct, Aliegoriam fcurabuiamprobeagnorcU 
mas: Ethnicitammonftrofa & iacrcdibilia, vtpotcfu- 
is bijs pafllbilia, non m dubium aut quiftioncra vcr- 
tcrunt,quia Solcm clTc Dcum ct Vcncrcm Dcam «rbi- 
irati cx co nil nifi Divinum procrcatum iu ccnfucrunt: 
Eadcm ratio circa Palladis ortum data cft : Nos novi- 
mus Allcgoriam, vt Dijs iliis omnibus, Cic ctiara 
hujc pluvix aurcx , in coruin concubltu aut ortu pro- 
lapfc, fubclTc; Si cnimSoI Philofophicuscura Vcncrc, 
pulcherrimafcsnina, congrediatur, Rhodus nafcitur 
illc, qji quarfitura millc mlliibus & a paucidimis in- 
vcnitur;, ac intcrim.aurea pluvia -fuboriturjjquia au- 
rum cuf»,auro^ tcrra''folJata cuoi fui^^qua,, .jSoI cum 
Vcncrc, mifcetur: Rofcus fiiic foetus cft five Rbo- 
dus, qji cx tanto compIcHjuin luccm cditur: SicPa!- 
las fapicntixDracxIovis Cercbro, fed Vulcani fccu- 
ri obdstricc, non fine caufa cxarta traJitur cadcntc 
auroperpIu7iam in Rhodo; Abfqu? VuIcarK) cnim, vC 
indrjm^nto primirio opcris, fapientia magifterij non 
pcrficituf; hocciT) p;rfc<H:acogaitiorcioccuIfxab(quc 
prxvia minuali trad^tionc habcri ncquit: 'Thcofica 
cnim fcientia perfcc^i Virgo cfl, & folum cx loui» 
Ccrcbro, tanqjani Seminariofuo, nafcitur, ncc Vulca- 
nijsautfabriljousirtibusprrmifcetur; Vndc eadem Pal- • 
las Vulcanun, fibi ri :ti infcfrcco.iSnfeiiT/,-itiif:jI:' rc- 
pulif, dc qjoru.Ta rix.i Brichthonius origincm duxit; 
Ejufdcm gcaeris , ncmp3 aurci, pluvia fuilT; fingitur, ^ , -i 
q'.is Dju^ in gremium dcfccnJk, tanta efficici;^ vt f^f^r^ 
inJc Perfea? Heros rorti!hjiJ3 natus lit, vim Jipi Iii- - .„ 
cam Meduf?, cum adoIevilTcr', tollcns cimqje capitc'^ *^' 
t>Iccl:ns, cx CJJU5 faiguiiTc guttatim fparfo Chry- ch' f 
faor, Geryonis trico:pv:)ris patcrj nitus ei, de qui« ^p^*^' 
ba3 alia$ fuo loco Utius traditur: Vc intcrim alia huc 
^ • ^ • N ^ Ipc- 



MW«4. 



94 HicfOglyphicoriim I ib,i, 

-y- fpr^anfft quarrplurifPi fitartinur j it.tcr c,u« 

Atejju^reA ^^^j^^ aurea, qna fuilTc dic.ru», cum />/f/M,df-«/Cr'>ic. 
'. ne arcanafux Philolophi>' myiKiucloi.uerif, &cjuldrni 

*"' ^ Pyha^ard aurca Carfnina) cjux adhuc fupcrlunr, ncc 

non Corona aurca ab codcni incapirc omnium primo, 
(forfcjntcmulurumgcnriuro rcgc») gc{laca,nume- 
lAntur; vctuTi dchisaluscopioiius: Nunc 
ad 4urcam Dcorum Gcncaiogiam fc- 
qucoti Libro tradcndan)^ 
progrcdicmur. 
* j^ * 



C»rtH4dMred 



* 



Finis Libri Sccundi. 




LIBEX. 



9f 








LIBER TER.TIVS. 

DE AVREA DE. 

ornm, Dcarumque Gcnealogia, cx 
qiiatanquam arborePhil lophi- 

ca? innur)cri ramiHcroumHicro' 

glyphtcorttm propagdntttr, 

Efutafioncm Dcorum, Dcaruirque 
gcntiliumj a cot fcculis «ntiqj ifi- 
mis a|»ui l^occas & Hynorico3, ncc 
nonmjiorcm mundi p<utcat rcccp» 
corumhacnoflra quafivlcima a?tatc, 
qui Chrifliana rciigiu exOcj gracia 
cl riifirc rcfulgcr, lo^licucrc vcllc, 
cilct tclam multis annorum miliibus 
contf xfam rcfcxcrc 5 *c fbrtc .)>erani ludcrcj tum qMJa 
C*^rf{^iini8'n (ua fidc fatis coni.rmcis fupcivacancum, 
tunqui^ tthnicislcr ptoribus, qui fccomnia fupcrfli- 
tiolisDvOiuTictHirou Ti ab ijs orforum facflis replcvc- 
runt, i.npoilibilc idipditn vid<ri poflii '.Propscrca ne qrs 
a;l1im<:t, nos hnnc fridiru.u idcocongclIiirr,<^uafi uide 
nuncpniis v r iasd<»^rinae confpici , aut fiitfit^i Ethni- 
crr imnuro!'':! ndcprihcndc dcbcar* Id cnim cx iacra 
hyftorh, omtu cxccnfionc roajori, ja npridcoi inna- 
tuif* A'tantncun qi? am r >(i.it lin^j'i,mci!ra m» 
venf, &licuumfitv 1 SoIt ^ardiun^tcncntc Coc i la pri- 
vatis xJiL.JS icccadcrciUccfnam^vtlocaqjf obfrurio- 

ra funt 




p^ /^croglyphicorum Lib.j 

rafunf, pcnitus introfpici qiicarf ; rcnimirciito qutq; 

csirtimavirjusnos opcrxprctiiimfaduros, riDcorumct 

Drarum gencalogiaspcrrcra;is involutas, & pcrnullum 

haflcnusajfiuin vcrimorigincm, cx qua promanarunt, 

rcdud-is, noQraqualicunqtjtilluftrationCjlucidiorcs rcd- 

£xM,e^ati- dcrcnTiUs: A^oncnim vidctur fantuni luminis ingcnio hu- 

fiij fropofiti- nianoacccdcrcfiroiumrciatrcsfcuperfonasproDijS ha- 

onihiis r.ulU bitaslongifrimirquc tempoiibus crcditas nc n clfc Deos , 

fctentiapro' quam fi ad h.TC indagct cx vcritatisfontibus, quiJpcrcas 

vemt. rcsfcu pcrfonasafapicritioribus intellcftum nt& intclligi 

dcbcat,cumdij nonfint:Noncnimfruiiraaut cafu intro- 

dudtasclTc vci quilibct imaginaripotcfl.- Hocvt prc-tfic- 

mus) pro talcnto a (ummo largirorc nobis concdfo, 

primo libro rcs txfgyptias prnecipuasj Hicroglyphicas di- 

das, cvolvimus , fccundo Gr.rcorum magis confpicuas , 

T>eorum ^''&auroinfignitasAllcgoriaspcrcurrimus; Nunc aurcam 

Kealogi* ''^" Deorum,DearumqucfamiIiam, cx quatanquara Cathc- 

rea. na numcrofaDcorum&Heroum progcnicsj qua Mun- 

dus, hucufquc laborat,dcpcndct, rcccnfcbimus : Homc- 

Cathena m- ^us lib.Iliad. 8. tradit, Dcos orancs pcndcntcs cxaurca 

rea Homeri, Q^^^^^f^f^ ^ lovcmdcCoelo dcrrahcrc conantcs, quorum 

tamcnconatusfuitirritus: Sublato cnim lovc, maxima 

corumpar$toliitur,quorumillc Progcnitor cxiftitjPrjc- 

pondcratitaquccztcrisomnibusautiioritatcct dominio. 

quiaCoelijmperium , vtfabulantur,ad ipfum pcrvcnit: 

Huncomncs Ethnici pro maximoDcorum colucruntj 

Cum vcro cx fc ipfo ortus non dicafur, fcd cx parcntibus 

tcmporcprioribusipfo, abillisincipicmus; quvcumncc 

ipfi,vtpotc.yaturnus&Rhca,ablqucvlla origine clfc ag- 

iiofcantur,fcd abalijsquoqucprognati, ad hos ncmpc 

GcsIum&Tcrram.progrcdicmur; Ethnici abfquc vlla 

facrdrum litcrarumtraditioncautcognitionc prafuppofi- 

ta cx dcnfis humanaj mcntis tcncbris varias dc Dco mun- 

diqucputibus opinioncsconccpcrunttNonnulIicaufam 

primama;'crnara contcmplatifunr, fcd mundu:ii vclut 

c$:dumcjdcmcoaEVuni ad^unxcrunt, vt Pcripathetici 

cuoi 



r 

Lib. j.' Aegyptio.Gr«cotum. p?* 

cumfuo Arlftotilcj Alijcaiiramcfficicntcm Deum a?tcr- 
mim,non abxtcrnocondidJlTcMundumj fcd voluntarlc 
intcmporc, vt/*JatonJci , vnacum divinoP/4f(?«<? j quo- 
rumfcntcntia ChrirtianismagisalTinis cfl,quamrcliquO' 
rumPhiiorophorum: Nonnulli cafu confluxillc roun- 
dum cx atomis imaginati funt: Quidam partcs quaf- 
dam minorcs,al(as poftahasfadlas, fcu coagulatascilc, 
vt butyrum cxladcfinxcruntj Sic Arcadcsjadabantic Cenformuj 
antcLunam cxtitilfc; ac alij qurftioncm illam folverc^^' ^" '^*^' 
conantcs, anovumpriusgaliina, an gallina prior ovo <«'«^« 
inrerumnaturafucrir, mirabilcs ortushominum & ani- 
malium tradunt; quemadmodum dc muribus ^Egyptiin 
initio primilibri narravimus: Atquc hi cumCrcatorcni 
CGcli & tcrrs , qui omniacx mhilo fcci^ nonagnofcc- 
• rcnt, animalia qaidcm omnia, vt & vcgctabilu cx tcrra & 
aquaintcr (c mi{lisdivctfa proportionc, «cccdcntc aerc 
&ignc, fiiafpontcprofilijire putarunt, accoelum ct tcr- 
ram? abfqucorigincfcmpcrfuiirc : Idcirco, fipro operi- 
bus facflis fcucrcatishabcr>;nt,nccogcrcntuf ct cfficicn- 
tcai caufara corum fatcri,ct lic in infinirura progrcdi,ip(b8 
f ro primis dijs non gcnitis rcccperuntjCoelo acre ct Tcr- 
riaquam fcuOccanum ct maria complcxi : Prsetcr hsec, ^ 
flumina,fontcs, montcsac vcntos tcrrae-ct coelo coa:ta- 
ncos ftatucrunt, vcl adfincs vel cognatos; autquod ma- 
gi$ crcdibilc,cx primo concubitu natos: Ex coelo ct tcrra , 
itaq; omnium Dcorum crtus dcducitur,vtctaliarum rc- 
rumomnium: Vciuti ct(i tam frivolis ct abfurdiffimis 
placitisnonopus fit rcfponfum opponcrc, tamcn pau- 
ciffimis vcrbismultacomplcdcmur, quibus corum in- 
tcntio prorfusdcflruitur: S'\ homo ex hominc duplicis RatioeiHatU 
fcxus, ncc nonanimaliarrliquaexpfopriofcminc, Itcmf;?»/r^ Er^, 
ct vcgctabilia, cx fuis fimilibu* fcmpcr oriuntur,idquc in yAcor.'.*T:': opi' 
tcmpore, fccundum fingula jnJividui-, tum nihil co- mOKcs de in- 
rum fortuito pi-3du<5lum, ncc setcrnumquidcft fccun- dividms ah 
dumindividua, imd ncc fpcciem;Quodquc dcpartibus aterno DroDA" 
vcrumcfl, nullacftcaufa, curnonctjamdc totovciiffi- ^4/i/, 

O muov 



p8 Hicroglyphicorum Lih.f, 

mumfit; Scdprimumabipfacxpcricnrla rafum habcturj 
Etratioconncxionisnotacfl; quia quicquid cx (cminc 
fuacfpccicjoritur j id naturalitcr &Don fortuitooritur; 
• • &quodinomnibu8 jndividuisin tcmporc ortum cft, id 
actcrnum rctrddici ncquit : Ergo fcquiiur & fccundum 
fcrum^ Homojtaquc&c.Ttcraanimalia, vcgctabilia, & 
omncs tcrrjc ct aqui parrcs/pccics & contcnta, acr ct to» 
tumCoclumcum fuis contcntis, nonfucruntab artcrno, 
fcdcirc in tcmporcccpcrunt; Non cxfcipfoj Ergo cx 
alio ; QuisillcaliusPDcus DcorujCrcatorcrcaturarum t 
Cn^ccra argumcnta, cum fintnotoria hic praetcrcamus j 
ct Dcosprimosctmagnos crcditos, Ccelum ct Tcrrani 
confydcrcmuscumfuapropaginc: Non ncgamusqubf- 
(lamrapicnrio(jfsEthnicorum,cum viderint tantam Dc* 
orum turbam dari^qux ad vnitatcm primaf caufa^tandcnn. 
icducidcbcatjomncsfcrcDcosad Elcmcnta mundi ma* 
jorisrcduxiiTc, atqucita pluralitati numinum tacitc rc- 
DunciaiTc • intcr quos Varro c({ maximc occupatus nc 
fabuIonpr<3rfusDijappareant; vcium cum hsec opinio 
multa abfurdafovcat.ctnon fit dc intcntionc authorum , 
qui primi cxvGgyptohancDcorum qognationcm in Gra:-. 
• ciam produxcrunt, nos illam omnino rcpudumus: Ex 

^ ^ . >.« CoeloctTerra itaquc Saturnus^ct Rhca progcniti funt; . 

L,attjena au- _ . , _. \ ^ _, _ -,-1- 

D um I^c'"'^^ Titanus , lapctus, Tncns, Cercs, Thcmis, et a- 

T^ J \\'u quos Hcfiodus cnumcrat: Ex SaturnoctRhea, fupfK 

rj f tcr^Iuno^NcptunuSjGlaucact Pluto:ExSaturnoctPhily* 

erount^[eu ^^^ chjfon ; cx Saturni genitalibus Vcnus: £x lunonc 

Geuealogta, ^^\^Y\cbci cxIovcfolocumMctim vxorcm dcvorairer, 
Pallascxcapitc ;£xIovcetIunonc conjugc;W<:4»«/ c^ 
AiarS'^Iovicx pcllicc Latona, A^oUoc^DUna'. cx Maia^ 
Aiercurim : ex Semele Dionjftusi cx Danae Perfeus-^ cx Alc- 
mena HerculeS'^ cxLeila, Po//u.v ct Helena, Caflor CX Cly- 
teMn<efiraf cxbinis ovis: Ex Europa Minos ct RhaAa- 
manfur: Ex' Antiope ^Amphionet Zethus \ c&Tha/ia Pa/tci 
fratrcs.cx CererePro/erpina: Aiq: hifunt cx muitis lovis 
£lij6pr£cipui,dcquibusfoIum, cxtcris omifiTis, agcmus 
« dcindc; 



Lib.2. Aeg/ptio-Graecoratn. 99 

dcindc paucos cofquc infigniorcs cx iVcpotibus cjus ac 
proncpotlbusiangcmus, Neptuni plxrifquc dc odloginta^ 
quot numcrantur,filijscx divcrfis iVymphis prognatis, 
ncc non alijs brcvitatls gratia ncglcflis : Coelum ct Tcrra ^^^*^ & 
concubui iTc, fi naturalitcr, provt coelum cft agcns ct ^*^''*» 
tcrrapatiens, iilud forma, harc matcria accipiatur, non 
rcpugnamus, crcatis crcandis ct quibuslibct cx (cmi- 
nc fuo provcnicntibus; fivcro fupcrnaturalitcr^autpra- 
vt vcrba fonant, pro adugcncrationis fcu coitionc, cl- 
lcborocxtirpandum phantafraajudicamus, non rationc 
autargumcnto; Mirumcft SapicntcsEthnicos hoc foni- 
niumfomniairc vt Coelo,patriSaturni,tcfticuIosattribu' 
crint,. cofqja Saturno, ncplurcsgcncrarcnturipfi libcri, 
amputatosclfc: Ncmo vnquam incrgaftulifi magisdcly- 
ravifjquam hi fapicntcs dr (^ti^nullus dc Dco vcram opinio- 
ncm minusamplcxuseft,quam hi Thcologijfidijsplacct, 
»ppcllati: Vcriimrefpondcbunt,rationabilitcrid fadumj 
hoccftjCaclum caftratumcirc, nc fcilicct aliud coeluni 
gcncryct, aliamvc tcrram; At (? omnc fimile gcncrat 
fuum fimilcjtui^^mrw^f etRhca, alijquc SatHrnini filijc- 
runt novicceli, nouseq-jtcrraf, quod tamcn ab illis non 
rcccptu cft,rcdplajrunc[je.vS<irw»(7 Tcmpus, c^ Titano ct 
/4/?f^<7,ncfcioquos progcnitorcs, cArThetidedeam mari- 
nam^cxCcrcrcdcamfrugumj cxThemidc dcam juftitiai 
faciunt: Vidcamusprimb S<if«r««/»ctexfiIiop3trcra,aut 
cx hoc patrc fcqucnfcs filios confydcrcmus : Pingcbatur 5^^«''»«^ Cr 
ab antiquis fcncx palliduscurvus, altcra manu falcem ^^'^' 
geftansct draconcmcaudam fibi mordcntcm, aUcTid' ^^^^"i^P 
lium parvumori apponcbatac vorabat:Capue galca tc- cASatHrtu, 
gcbarur, et fuper illi crat amidus : Habcbat luxta fe 
quafuorfilios, e'quibus/«^/>?rviriliaampatabat,equibus 
^«•««/oricbatur: Narrant i^^^wrwww, licetjunioFcuct T/- 
ta*toy tamcn adfcfcrcgnuirinftuliirc, ideoqj bcllu intcr 
TVr^w^w, hujufqjfiliosTVf^^fr/ 6\dio^iCt Saturrtnm exor- 
tum,caqjlcgec6pofitum,vt(i quilibcri mafculicx /J^tfii 
nafccrcntur SatHrnoji mcdio tollcrcntur : SatHrnut itaquc 

O 2 lovent 



loa Hicroglyphicorum Lib j 

^ovcm rcccDS natum ad (c defcrri iuflif, vciu.n a Rhca cir- 

• cumvcntiJslapidcmfiircijsinvoliKumacccpir,qiicmmox 

prolovcdeuortvit: Et Inpiier alibi in Crctaa Coryban- 

tibusnurrirur, donccjuftam artarcmattingcrct: Eodcm 

modo Ncptnnus &i. Pluto nati prx voracitatc Satuym^ Rhca 

fempcr aliud offcrcntc falvati dicuntur: Cum vcrd& Phi- 

lyramOceanifilijm amarct,Opi fupcrvcnicntc, incquu 

fcconvcrtit, c^c^-^c^Chironem ccntaurorum iuftifTimum 

ScprudentifIimuin(totdircipulorum lafonis, Hcrcultf, A^- 

r/7////>Magiftfumjgcncravit5 Poll Sathrnfts idcm afilio 

pairuscft, quodillc ruopatniniulcrat, ncmpccaftratio- 

ncm cta rcgno dcjc<^ioncm 5 juxta rcgulam , Pcr qnx 

quis pcccat, pcr Cidcm punicur : Tum profugus Ccelifi- 

liusdiciturin //4/mw vcnilFc; Mirumcft, tam ckrguam 

tcrr E portioncm tam magni patris filium fudincrc potu- 

ifTc, cumq; cxulcm ibidcm latcntcmfvndc Latium di(fluna 

volunt j hofpitio cxccpilTc: At ita nugari piacuit Eth- 

nicis, vtfaltcmfu^rumfcgionumctvrbiam dcnominatl* 

oncs, fundationcsctgubcrnationcsad aliqucm antiquif- 

(imorumDcorumrcduccrcnt,nccxhominibus, (cd dijs 

ortict progcniticrcdcrcnturcty^irwmarca antiquitus cc- 

rcisaccenfiscxcclcbatur, c<f>-^;V7; mittcbantur abinviccm 

ditioribus; quia Si?r«r»«/quafi lumcnvitxhumansEcllc 

vcldcfignarcvidcbatur;ct «lultorum commodorum jn- 

vcntor habcbatur : In hujus Dcj honorcm cum cclcbra- 

rcntur Saturnalia apud Romanos Domini fcrvicbant 

fcruis. Prx caetcris autcm mcmorabilc cft, vt.Natalij 

cx Trifmegitlo adducrt, tresomninofapientcs Trifmc- 

giftitcmf OfG floruillc, ncmpc C^him, Saturnum ct Adev 

eHrium: Plxriquc, vt didum, Satumum pro teraporc 

isr*^4. cxplicarunt, qujifi hoc cx cccli motu orfum , fitquc v- 

num faitcm , idco SatHrmm, vt ct ccelum , virilibus 

fpoliatum clTc: jdcra tcmpus omnivorum cfic, om- 

nefquc fuos filios, in tcmpore ct extemporc gcncratos 

abfumcre, ct quafi dcvorarc, nulliqucparccrc, nififortc 

lapidibus duri(&mis,idcoquc lapidcma Saturnovomi- 

tione 



Lib.j Aegyptio-Gr^ecorum.' loi 

tioncejfi^um dicl: Hxcquidemrjmjlia funtj fcd qua- 
tuor, vt£iunt, noninccdunt pcdibus: Nam nCarlustie 
patcr tcroporis Saturni , cur Tcrra matcr ? An Tcrra con- 
cepittcmpus? ^uid tcrraad tcmporis produiflioncm 
confcrt ? Quid coelum nifi ad PJanctarum motum rc- 
fpiciasf ^^idficoelumnarctct Planct.Ttan{um movc- 
rcntur, an proptcrcanon clfcttcmpus? Cur non Sol 
potius , qui annum ? dicm ct nodcm, csfiatcm ct hye* 
nicm, aliafquc vicifiitudincs ^tcmporis caufatur, pro 
Tcmporcaut patrctcmporis, qaam Saturmf aut Caifft 
bfibctur? Cur S^r«r«»/ claudus fingitur, cum tcmpus fic 
celcrimumctalaa vcntisvclociorcsobtincatf Cur idcra 
rcnexftatuitur, eum tcmpus non fcncfcat , fcd juvencm 
porius rcprxfentct? Vt cnim flamma ignis fcmpcj: cft 
noviniroa? ncc tantillo tcmporis fpatio cadcm pcrdu- 
ratj fcd fcmpcralia atquc alia nova fucceditj fic & te- 
pus , cjufquc roorocntum , quod ipfum Nurjc vocant, 
fcmpcr iuvencfcit, vctuf^atis nihil obtincns: An non 
pctius Draco, quem gcftat Saturmy-, iuvcntutcm rc- 
ferat, quam anni circuluro, cum cxuvias dcponat? 
An non idcm fpccic fit cum ijs , qui airignantur//fr- 
cnrio, JEfculapio , Hej^eridum horris ct alijs antc afllg- 
natislocis ? An vcro hic anni rotunditatcm, alibi duo- 
rum advcrfiiTimorum concordiarojalibi mcntis pruden- 
tiam aut vigilantiaro fummam denotet/' Vcra autcm hu- 
jusHicroglyphiciratioeftjquam Bafilius Valcntinus hit 
vcrbis exporif: Ego SaiurKusy inc^uit, P/a'/tetarum/»m' 
mtisin Yi>m.^me»toprctefior hifce pr^t vohis Domims omni- 
buSi me inter vot imtiliffimum ^ vUijfimHm ejfeinjirixi 
drcorrfdptibilii corpority r.igri colori^, mtdtarum affHuio' 
Kum initirij^ in hac wjferia* t^m valle chnoxium^ aitartifn om- 
fiium vcfirum probatorem-j non enim permauentem haheo 
manjionem , ateiue mecum mei Jimilem rapio , euius mete 
miferi^ r.uUi caufa imputanda efi , nifi $nconJlanti Aitr^ 
curio 5 ^ui mihi fua incuria cfr negligtntia hoc mAlnm in- 
^txit: Idcm occulta Phil: Cap. ii, Dc Gcncrationc. 

O 3 SAtttrni'^ 



loi Hicroglyphicorutn Lib.j^ 

Saturm-y tradit, cum nutricis culpa multis vitij« ex- 

pofituai, clauiu vnopcdcfaftuiii, ac ingcnio nihilomi- 

nus dQcilcm, fapicntcm, catum , cautumquc rcdditura, 

vt omncs in bcllo, cxccptis duobus, qui divitijs, ct 

potcntiafupcriorcscllcnt, vinccret: Hinc pallidus, cur- 

vus vifitur • ncmpe obmalam digcftioncni; falccm gc- 

ftat, qufa probator cft omniuro; Draconcm , quia cos 

quafi rcnovct, vcJfcipfum ;Cur autcm Draco caput ct 

caudamfuam dcvoransapud Authorcs toticsjnculcctur, 

alia cdcaufa, quam quilibctibi vidcat,ct diffcrcntiamcfi 

haccc confydcrcf; cl quantumdiftcntajraLupini8,aurc« 

plumbcisanimadvcrtct: Dcvorat fihos, cxfcfc gcnitos, 

proquibusfi quis Elcmcnta quafuor accipiat , vcl alia 

corpora, pcrindccft : Caput galca tcgitur, quia fortis 

in bcilocft, fcd amidus vilior fupcradditos ; hinc vi- 

lioris formn£E jeftimatur: At quidbcllura cu Titanibus 

fibiviilt? ,^od nimirumccaftcris cjusgcncrisSaturnut 

ad rcgnumcligcndusfitj qui Titanofi non a:tatc,tamcn 

fapicntia ct authoritatcantccclIit:7«/»i>tfrcum futione vt il- 

iinatus clFct, LapisofFcrturctdcglutitur: ^robum com- 

nicntumdctantoDco, nifi quid arcanifubclTct.' At Iapi« 

iiicin HcIiconcvidcatur,vbircli<fluspromonumcntocft: 

Satttrni falacitascicda , an omnis falacitatis in natura cau. 

fa cft, quippc cxqua Vcnusortadicitur, quz omnibus 

rcbusfcfc propagantibusincft? Tantumncboni cx vif- 

ccreSaturni mundoacccfTit? OdcmcntiahumanaZ)<r«»ff- 

rriVwrtf rifucxcipicnda; O caecitas mcntium Hcraclctico 

fictudcploranda, ntalcquippiaro rcverafuisDijsa Diis , 

, patriafiliojfadlumarbitratifintEthnici *. vciuTi hocvix 

•'prsrfumcmusdc ii8,quiquanti ct qualcsfucrintjfuisfcrip- 

tis fatisattcdatum nobis rcliqucrunt: ? tv Sat umum com- 

)iinunitcrauthores nigrcdincm in principio opcris fupcr- 

. vcnicntcm intclligunt , vt multis in locis vbi Plancta- 

iru fcricm obfcrvant, mcmincrunt : Atq- tum pcrcaftra» 

itioncm ^aturni zlovc fadlam non inconvcnicntcr ni- 
grcdinisrcmotioncm^afufca fcu cincritiaalbcdinc fubfc- 

qucntc 



Lib.jT ^gyptlo-Grxcorum^ loj 

fcqucntc loviali pcrad^am sK:cipiunt : Natalis Coines 
dc Saturno agcns chymica tra(5l^antium iudicia circa 
hunc planctam male cxcipit : Pt<tt(rea, inquit, Cnm An^ahat^ 
fingulii fianetu oh fimilttHdinem qnandam metalla fingH- fugnat. 
ta fint attributA y metfdlorum tortoreiy fiue chemifie nrtifi' 
ceSy hanc totam fere fabuUm ad Juam artem reiorferttnt, 
cum fit Gebrtim, Hermetem cfr Raimmdum platonicos imi- 
tari velle prefiteantur : Dicunt enim t fi5Ium fuiffe ab <»«- 
ti^is, ^ftod lupiter SatHrno genitales partes abfciderit acuta 
f<*lce, eaf^ inmaredeiecerit, ex(juibm&efi)umanataptVf'^ 
ntu i^Hta Satur^tii falft quidam, pater Icvis^praparati falu 
fciltcet, t^ui fit ex eo preepa>ato : Sedquyniamcum lufiterin 
vale vitreo extfiit in peracutam tenuem^ ae^Ufim foluiturpre^-^ 
tervimignis, cjuafumitur etiam ab ipfo Icve, cumvirilespartes 
fecumafferat, incidcns acjeparansfulfur intimum ac infale la~ 
tens, t^ua reciduntinvd^, ejuod accipiendis appottttur '^ldcirco 
(fr Saturno amputatas virilespartes dicunt^ ^ cum fal in aquam 
tanquam in mare decidat, ex tUofals Qrfulfure g ignitHr Ventu. 
Conantur enim mttaRorum torlores q^ ha4 dr alias hisfimtles 
/irtes excogitare, c^tubtu pcffint metalU in alias formoA tranf- 
ferre, teterrima pau^ertatis fbrmaperterritt, acfemperillam 
lepiaiffimipoeta Ttmoclis fententiamin animo habentes, quiita 
inquit : Ffifanguis at^^fpiritwpecHnia Mortalibtts ,- qua r.ulla 
cuifit cofta, Vtvos percrrat inter vmbra mortui : At bong Hefponfiead 
vcrba qriajfo, Comcs ; Adcore faturnina tc ftclla cxagi- caltimniMni" 
tatj vt ita totam artcm chymicam lacclfas & fomnium misaqna, 
ctrc putcs, ob vnius aut altcrius intcrprctationcm fsbu- 
larumtuopalatononarridcntiumjDcmusillumj qui ita 
fcripfit dc Saturno (forte Braccfchum ItaJam inriJis)pa- 
rumaccomroodane iiUapplicailc. Anproptcicanullacft 
chymijcvcritas? Intcrim intcllcxitillaj quaetu ad raorcs 
torqucs, potius ad chymi^e & naturx arc^na fpcdarc : 
Quid fi vcra fit chymia ctiam contra tuum praMudicium, 
&rupratuumcaptum} anproptcrca, quia tualitcriudicas 
AUt cam non capisjfalfam cfficics ? Non facics quaefo : Dc 
tortcribus mctallorum [iiihi non cft fcrmo, fcd dcartc 
• cbymica 



I04 Heroglyphicorum Lib.j^ 

chymic.1, qax Mcdicinam aurcam pcrficiat, licccnon au- 
rum fabricct, nccquid naturx aducrfum moliatur;IIIof, 
rtfACanos ftigmatc inura» licct, non vcritatiscupidos, 
tuoq- i«a'jd cgcntcs arbitrio ; Qjjd (i chymica tradlans 
Mcdicinani pcrficfatjquahominibusacgfisfuccurrat, An 
non fiii dignus crit mcrccdc aut prxmio? An non ipfi 
hoQ mcdio paupcrtatcm cffugcrc conucniat ? Non mirum 
igifur Ci hoc illi faciant fuo modo (lcgitimo) quos tu mc- 
tallorum tortorcs vocasj Qu^orum nonnulios (de vcrig 
loquor) plasvcritatiscxmcallis, quam tuFortecx fabu- 
liicxtorfifti, ncquiddcvtilitatcdicara, clicuiifcconftat : 
Gcbcr, Hcrmcs & Raimundus Platonici non fucrunt; 
imitcturcos qui poteft,potius opcre,quamoftcnrationc: 
Sarurnum pro fulfurc aut filc non accipimi s, attamen 
ciuscoloremapparcrc, antcquamfulfur philofophicfum 
rcucra fiat, alfcrimus ; Quid pcr gcnitalia ciusintclliga- 
tur fub Vcncris cxpofitionc latius Jiccmus r.Quidam anti- 
qui fcriptorcs volunt Saturnum rcgnalfcin Aegypto, ac 
Rhcamfororcm duxilfc in matrimoniura, cqaibusnati 
fintlupitcrctluno; Ex hisnatoscirc 5. filios : Claucmct 
virgam tribucrunt Saturno,quia forte cum Uno bifrontc, 
quiianuacftanni, communiratcm habuit, cuiconuixiirc 
traditur > Qujc commoda inucncrit Saturnus, & cur lu- 
Cauf44rcA' mcn humanacvitxd'catur, nonfatisinnotuit, nificau^i 
na. fitarcana: CurtamridiculorituciusfcftaapudRomanos 

cclcbrabantur, Vtdominifcruislcruirent, &non nififcr- 
A.GeU.U monis libcrtatc quilibct vtcrcntur ? Nam hic Planeta fu- 
i8.f.2, premus cum infimo & mcdio coniundioncm patitur: 
SicAviccnnadcaniraadift:i. cap.J. EtftcMtfolmagiivA- 
let,<LinsfortitH^inemfftam vfq^ adfatftrKftm, & deorfum vfj^ ad 
Ittnam, & ita aurnm efi preetefm ommhfu i/ijs ; & ideo f4a 
^mnes res sa/efies /f*»t mixt^ cnm terrefiribus ita mittuntfft- 
am fortitudinem defurfttm deorfnm : ^ta fortitndo terreno - 
rHmfui^ vt afcenderet fuferfM, O'fortftudofftperitufftit, vt 
defcenderet inferitu : Etfief*t non fotefifiert, ^ModSatHrntu 
mncftrrdt cumJtU in eodcmftgno-^ Ita wtn potefi fieri, qtfcd 

hoc 



i 



Lib. j.' Aegvptio.-Grascoium. 105 

hoc Tfntgifierium n4n retrahat depUmho mrunt : Scdintellige, 
auod vilttmns dicere, poffijuam hahes rationem, cjHod nofipotefi 
fieri,ifttod/tottJitma<^i/}erifi?n.\dcm Rofariiis ct Emiganus in 
turbaadfirmant, qiiod fol dat iumcn fuum (urfu-n vfq-, ad 
lunamjdeindcrcfpicitomniatamfupcrioraquainfcriora: 
Ac quod Saturni rplendor du fcandit in a^-ra, non apparct, 
nifi ten^brofus, et mcrcurius radi js folis occwrrit : Qupd a 
Trifnsegiftodctribusrapiecibus fuo temporccclcbribus, 
CrlOjSiturnoctMcrcuriorcfcrturjOmnesEthnicosfalfi- 
tatisc6uincit:Quomodocnini hitrcsvna vixiircnifiallc- 
goriceperhibcanrur? Dcquibus fatisrSaturnifratrcsTita- 
num)[apetum aliofq-, ac forores,Thctin,Cerercm,Thcmi- 
dcm,ctfiquje prxtcrca fint, hoc locoeuoUierc nimistx- 
diofumforct,cum nec noilrseintcntioniinfcruiatfingula 
ad viuCirn refecare;Nihilominus eorum inferiuSj prout nc- 
cefTitas tulcrit, fumcicntcni mentionemfacicmus: Nunc r^piter» 
ai [ovis, Saturni filij, rcs geflas ct hicroglyphica decla- 
raridaacccdcmus: lupitcr vtvoracitati Saturnifubtra<5tus, 
adDadylosIdrosinCrctadeportatus ibiqjacapra, api- 
bus, alijfqj varijs nutricibus paflusctcducatus fit, apuJ 
diucrfos fcriptores fabiilofos Icgitur, cuiushTc fumma 
cfl : Thtbis m Arcadia apud Mcircnios natus dicitur, Sa- 
turno creptus in Bjeotia, Co^-ybantibus in Creta ad educa- 
dumtraditus;HifimuIatisfacrificijsinfcrcymb4lorijtym- 
panorumq; ftrepitum infantis vagitu n occultirunt: A- 
drafteaetlda nutrices habuit Mcliirci filias ac fororc Cu- 
rctumfeuDi(5lyIoru: Cun iam adolcvilfet [upifcr ac Ti- 
tanus fenlillet, dan Suurni filios co.itra lufiuiandum 
legefq^eJuciri, ipfevna cii ritanibusfilijsi^aexarfitja^q; 
Saturnumet Ooim coniprxhenfos in vinculactincui^o- 
dias coniccit : [upiter vero Titanibus d-^be!laMs patrem 
libcrat: Poi\\d Sjiurnus rovimfiJusparat,dam fibiabco 
m;tuat,Tum Iupiterpatremderegpiodciccit,Uieoq;vin- 
culo lig^uit, et in tartarum protrufit ; Tandcmqj ci virilia 
m-mbrafalce eaiema nDUtivif , qji iHeCrlo patri a.n- 
putaucrat : Falx la^fla dicitur in Drcpanuni inulam, 

i* et 



io6 Hieroglyphicorum Lib.jJ 

& vinlia in marf, vndc Vcnus cxorta cft : Huic vidoriae 
contra Titar.cs & pifrcro Saturoum lovi czrcri dijad- 
fucrunt: Apollo cccinitcythara cius vi^florjampurpurc^ 
toga dccorus & coronatus lauro : Tum fcrunt lovcm 
Vcftac propofuUrc, pcrcjuamadcptuscratimpcrium, vt 
quodmallctj citgcrcf, at hanc virgmitatcm poporciirc& 
primitias fjcnficiorum. Fima crt Bacchum quoqj co 
Dcllo, contraTitancsgcftodifccrptumfuillc, cuiuscor 
palpitansPallas ad lovcmdctulit j Pdft gigantcs contra 
lovcm furrcxcrunt, quosillc fulmincdificcit &intcrco8 
iEgconcm, (cui ico. nunu* crant, capita 50.) lovcme 
rcgno depcllcrc conantcm fub Actnam montcm dcttufit j 
Vndc quoties latus mouct,Actna flammas cru<flat:Eodcm 
/«w. parr u cum lovc luno nata dicitur, ab Horis c ducata j Vcl 

ab Oceano & Tcthyc, vt alijs pla:ct : Huius potiundcc 
dcfydcno captus lupitcr fefc in cuculum mutauit> qui 
cum tcmpcftatc oborta trcmcrct frigc.rctqj ingrcmium 
lunonis aduolavit^a qua vc(lc tcdus^cam rcfumpta prima 
formacomprcflit & pdftin vxorcmduxitj ExIuiionc& 
lovcnafcitorMars, Argc, Ilithya & Hcbc: Ab alijshis 
addif ur Vulcanus ; Qucni Lucianus fubucntaneo conccp- 
tuelunone abfq» mans congrcfTu natum fingit : Crcdita 
fuit clTc divitiarum dca ab aniiquisj Eamq; fama cft lo- 
vem aliquandoaliefufpcndillc, pcdibufc]; illiusduas ia* 
cudcs appendiirc atqj aurcuT^ vinculom iniccilTc mani- 
bus jCumqjitalunopcnderctinxthcre, cxterosdcos id 
gravitcrtuliircjncq; folucrc tamea potuilfc: Atiribuuntur 
ciquatuordccim nyirpha? jPavoq; faccrhabctur; Quta 
proptcr illam cxfus fuit Argus a Mcrcurio & in illam 
avem mutatus : Anfrr alias fuit auis facrata lunoni j Sic & 
vacca cxanim*Iibu8;Quiacxfiguris Hicroglyphicis Ac- 
gypti cn,Iunoncmdenotans :Dc fabulis lunonis^vtante 
(ubSaturno, Nataiisdicitchcmicos artificcficonatoscire 
nonnullas partcsad fuos igncs &adfua vafcula rctrahere: 
Entetiuin- Z)»cif/^r /«««(inquiunt) SntHrnt & OpU flU, lovtfj^Coror 
Ji^» ^ cmwtx, cfrante loveM natxcodcm partn^Rc^Ma^ cfeJeo^ 

rMm- 



Lib.j.' -^gyptio-Grxcdrum. 107 

',MmC^'MviiiarMm deti, fartubns c^ matritnonijS frafeSha» 
*ju<e nihil ejt ahudt ^uam aqtta merc»rif, qtke Iuno nominatHr • 
Satttrni ea dc canfa efijllia, cjHod ah eo C^ eitu terra defliUat 
ac manat : Ffac terra dat opes (iue aurum chemicam, ejutd 
v»a defiiUet luno O' lupiter, Jiue acjua Mercurij, ^ /alin 
imafartevafcMfi vttrei ac in vafe reliElits : Cum verofriut 
effluat aejua Mercurij e vafcuh, nafcitur Immo ante Icvem-^ 
£c qua; fcquimtur apu.j Nstalcm ; Qax fatis in(inuanty 
hafcc fabulaslovjs&lunonis pcrmuitischymizdcditis, 
dc quofubicdo ^^x & introduAac fint, innotuiifc, licct 
non omncs vno modo acccpcrmr* Scd diucrfi ad diucrfat 
matcrias fuas ac opcrandi rationcs intcrprctaci /ucrint* 
In co cnim conucniunt, cfFc cas antiquiffima* philofo- 
phi.r chymicac apuJ AegypMos & Gricos vfitatac rcli- 
quias & piduras hifrroglyphicas, portarum libris fcrc 
omnium (parfas ct dccantatas, a paucinimrs nifi fuper- 
ficiahtcr inccllc<5las : lupitcr aurcm quis (it, ct quod 
fubicdium co dcnorctur, vulgari vcriiculo illo apud 
po^as citato difccrnirur : 

lupiter efi idem ?lHto,Sol& Dionyfpu, 
$i itaq; lupitcr intelledu idem cft cum Plutonc, et Pluto. 
fcliqjis, primo vidcamus Pluconcmj Hic fraccr dicitur 
lovis, itidem cx Saturno er Opi natus ; Militauit cum 
lovc cc poft vidorias varias rcrumq-, gcftarum fscliccs 
fuccciros, cum love et Ncptunoiadisfortibustcrrarum 
impcrinm AmCxi : Cui Hifpaniarum ct locorun» omnium 
ad occidcntem folcm cb'igir impcrium : Hinc Strabo 
lib.J. Gcogr : Plntonem fwffe opu/entia deum & in Ibe^a 
apudPyrenteos montes hahitajff, memoriiC prodidit : Fingifur 
curruvchi atrorum cqaorum ; Di^us Pluto, quiadiui- 
tiashrgiatiirj Cariibcmct filijscarcntcm/jpmfolusom- 
nium dcorum traduxit : Quia nulla dea ^um ob dcfor- 
rnuatcm et obfcurifarem regni marituni clfc fuum pati 
potcrat: NihiloRiinus Proferpi.iamCererisfiliam rapuic 
ct in curru ad fljvium Chemarum in Siciliadcportauir, 
atq; hinc ad fua rcgna fubtcrranea : Cincm habuit Cer- 

P z bcrum 



loS Hicroglyphicoriim Lib j. 

bcriim trfcipifcm, ciquc in.tr.olabatur TauruSj ct Nar- 

cillus, adianthuni &:C)'pariirus in Coronis crant dicata; 

Clivcs pro ir.llgni, vt h;^tt(r fccpirum ct A'cptunustri- 

dcrrcm gc{]ullcf]i\ciiui •• TcOatur Strijbo, Iib. 9. /Idri- 

fas Ccralt flhvij , ih facra fi(l'ant PcrKl^acta ciriftt:cl(.m 

Afv^fca P'^U^ ^^ myli iC(.m Cjuat7(l/im cahfi.m P/utoris ac Palladtj <?- 

iV^/f * ''•fWfcwwjwKfw: Hjrc dc Plutoncj cjuar dcSoicctDiony- 

io hucfpcdant, inrcrii.;s diccnrur. /npiier mq-^ct /uko, 

vt funt fratcr ct roror, marifus ctvxor, agcnsctpoticns, 

dc vno todcmquc fubjcdo intclJiguntur, dc quo antc 

Saturnus & Rhca, Oiiris ct ifiii cjufdcm conditionis 

ct profapi^ Pcrron^ Hicroglyphica-j Qupd cum fupc- 

nusratisdcclaratum (it,repciirionchicnon cgct:At huic 

curtantum fabularum affingitur? Id partim pro dccla- 

rationc rci iatcntis, partim ad potcntiam Iovis,qualis cre- 

ditus fuit, dcmonflrandam, fadum cxiflimclur: Lapis 

procofubftituitur; quia ita dccuit. cducandus tr.idKur 

faccrdotibus, qu! Cymbalorum (licpirucu cccultarunt: 

Cumjerccniin fhilcfophico nifi conjungatur ct in vno 

vafc quflfi c u co nutridtur,cmnis opcra pcrditur .- Nutriccs 

furrMciilfci fili;r icuapcs,vtalij volunt, quii volafili* in- 

fcdafurfumctdcf ifum circsfictum fcupucrum /'hilcfo- 

phicom vagantur : Titancs vincir,hoc cft fpicula jadlantcs 

fumcfascxhalarioncs; &Saturnum patrcm rcmouct de 

impcrio ; Icupo/} riigrcdincm adducitalbrdincm lovia- 

lcm ; virilia amputat cj, hoc cft fulfur iliud, a quo ni- 

grcdo & gcncratio jpfius proccdcbat; ^po//o cccinit c- 

jus vi(5lotiam purpurcfi toga jndutus; quia purpurco 

fipparcntc colorc vidoria apud lovem adcft Fcr Vc- 

ftam, Ignis intclligitur, cujus bcncficio lupitcr adcp- 

tuscftjmpcri|g; Vcllje igitur, quia jgnis (cnipcr no- 

vus , purus SfmaculatLS cfl Virginis inflar, vc.fumcft 

conccllum fcmpcr virgmitatcm (crui^rc : Qurr ics ttfi 

Hicroglyphicaantiquifu» {ucrif apud i£gypMcs ct Grx- 

cosj apud Romanos taii.cn vt rcli^icfa rrax'n c' rc- 

ccpta dl, cutii tot Virgmcs Vcliaks VcHa pcrpc- 

tuuin 



Lib.j Acgyptio-Gr^corum.' lop 

tuutn igncm, vna cum Virginitatc fovcrintj vt hy- 
Rovix tcftantur: Uinonis amore quomodo potitus Cit 
IupitcrjVt&raatrimonio,rcsad litcrani abfurdiiTima cftj 
fi vcroadoccultumfcnfum refpioiatur, forte conucnicn- 
tiarocumnatura avis rcpra^rcntabit; Cuculusincu;usa- 
vicuixnidumovafuaponit,illa a pullocxclufo propra;- 
mio nutricatus dcvorarur, dctcftanda ingratitudmis nota: 
Talia affingcrcDijsctDrabus ab infaniiTmia gcntc viJc- 
ffturalicnum; Allcgoriscautcmcjufmodicxcufant, forte' 
co , quod matcra filio in Philofophico magiftcriodcuorc- 
tur&fororafratrc: Sic Lt^/l: Thcor: Ttfl: 87. Remvi: 
lem accifioi ac enn faciat fuos (sm^lexari parentef , ^uouf- 
Oj^emtus crepent, c^ Jintveltit morttti :,lbid. Argentumvi- 
vum eH cauja rh ori is /«d?, c]uia ipfitmmct fe ipfum, tnterficit , 
^ pofieaecctMt patrem dr matrtmfuos ,^ extrahit eif animas 
a corporihuty^ epotat omnesipforttmhsimiditaies : Divitiarum 
Dca luno habita cft ; quia aurcum vinculum cius injcdu 
cft manibus,iplaquc Dca alte fuipcnfapcdibus a lovc: 
Cumcni«7 pars s^gcns & paticns, fixa & volatilis lint 
Iupitcr& Iuno,ii3:cnonnunquamobfuam volatilitatcm- 
in acrc (ufpcnditur, du afccndit ct fupcricri parti adhxrct : 
Nymphxipfiattributxluntaqucasportit)ncS;ct pavo co- 
lorcs variosrcfcrt qui rationcvolatiJismaterhT accidunt: 
dum cnim totum manctiixum,vnuscfico]orimpcrniu- 
tabilis: Mcrcurius autcm (axo Argumoccidcrat, qu]usSAXO 
ccntiioculi pavonis caudjpa/^«<»»<rinfcrti finguntur :Plu- Argut ecfi- 
fo quoq;opulcntia: Dcuscft, quia opcs cx inkris locis tci' Jus. 
rac,cujillepra:fidct,pctunfur: IpfiTaurusraccr, hoccft, 
Apise^gypMu^; quia vnius Tunt intcntioniS;JPyrenneo$ 
inhabitat monccs.*quia i(\i primafuefC]oca,vndc in Eu- 
ropafrctal!a pctitafintaPha-nicibuSjVt antcdi^ii- Indc 
quoque //<r?-f»/^f fuosbovcsabegit; IpfiCcrbcrus cuftos 
qui triccps fuit, ct Ciavcs pro infigni, quia finc cjus 
clavc nihil obtincri pcrcrit : Ad Chcmarum fiuvium 
rapuit Projerpinam ; nc agcnsabfquc paticnte vidcretur: MYSTI- 
De myftica au(cm caufa cur Plutonis cc Palladis ara C^. 

P ^ com- 



Neptunui. 



Phdtnix, 



Pr0teut, 



TritoH 



110 Hicroglyphicorum' Lib.j^ 

conimunisfucrit, nos nonnihil fubodorati fumus: (lcnim 
Plntonis rcgia alicui patcar, & Pailadis acccdat artificium, 
hoc quod quarritur Mcdicamcntum fummuro conficitur, 
quodartcPalladiaexdonoPlutonio concinnatom mira- 
biiia myftcfia apcrit; Palladia crim congrcgatio cura 
fulcano^ Premetheo, vd Piutone fcmpcr oroinofa cft, Ct 
quid myfticum dcfignat; vt alibi frpius annotavimus : 
Neptunui tcrtiusi^^jrwwfiliHf , marc ct infulas maris cu 
impcrio fortitus cft : Vxorcm habuit Amphuriten,fX. qua 
ctcxvarijspcllicibusmagnum numcrum filiorum fufcc- 
pit; Phzniccmfillumc Libya; loncmfiliimcx Pyrcncj 
qiiim lupitcr in ncbula, vt latcrct, comprcirit, ct cum 
Iunointcrvcnirct,in vaccaro candidara mutavit; Hanc 
tandcm luno, Argo intcrcmpto, srftro immilTocxagi- 
tnvxt'^ cumque hinc multa roaria Europxct Afiastrana- 
viifct^tandcm m/Egyptum ad Nili ripas vcnicnsdicitur lo 
primamhominis tormam rccupcralTc; qui: ab iGgyp- 
tijs Ifidis noroinc cuItacH: Indc fingcbatur ifidis Qa- 
tua cornutai modo luna, modo tcrra dida: Vaccam 
autcm Ifidis & lunonis clfc imagincm Hicroglyphi- 
cam, vt Taurum Ofiiidis& Plutonis, fupra fatis dccla- 
ratumcft: Troiana Ncptunus, vna cum ApoIIinc xdi- 
ficavitmatnia; Tridcntc & conchainccdit,vcQc cyanca, 
capillis nigris, oculis cxrulcisa quatuor cquis, vclvta- 
lij, vitulis marinis,t.radus: Ejuidcm Ncptuni filij funt 
Proteus cxPhanice Nympha, Triton cx Jmphitrite; Pro' 
fei^W) TmjlHsti Telegonut, ab Hf^fw/^occifi, quia hof- 
pitcs intcrimcbant; filia, Idothca, £[nx doc\^\t MeneU' 
um y quomodo f rtf/^«/ CjUspatcrcopriehendcndusclTcf; 
vt tradit Homer. Lib, 4. Ody[f. Triton Neptuni buccina- 
to & tubiccncftj Cujns filia Tritiavxxgo Adincrz'£ Sa- 
ccrdos.i Afarte coprciU pcpcrit /l^eLimppum : Tntonjo' 
vi bcHu advcrfus Gigantcs gcrcnti in caufa fuit vi<5to- 
ria: ^u concha invcnta fonuminauditumcdidillct, quo 
slliinfugam vcrfi fucruat: fuprcmi pars corporis vfq; 
ad vrabilicum fuit hominis^infcrior vfquc ad caudam Dc\. 

phini 



Lit . } Acgyptio-Gr^corum. 1 1 1 

phini, duo8pedcsprioresequinoshabuir,cjudiniq-, du< 
pliccm inluiix fornianri' huircncjus fucruntcolorcpur- 
purco j Apud Romanosfupcr Tcmplo SatiirniTriton qui- 
dam cximi r raagnitudinis fuit collocatus , qui buccinann 
irflibat, quoricsoricbatur vcntus, caudamq-, intra tcr- 
ram occultabat;Giauca quoqjfuitcx filiabus SAturniy cx (^iducn, 
Opi nata: Ex Phtlyre autcm Chiron S^/«r«»filius,cujus chiron^ 
vxor Chamlo Jpcllims ^W&i vcl Occani vcl Pcrfse : iilia 
Ocyrhoc: quiavcrd patcr cjus cquum fimulalfct cutn 
Philyrcn pctcrct,ncagnofccretur. bincChironab vm- 
bilico fupcriorcspartcs corporis habuit hominis,mfcrio' 
rcscqui: Cum adolcvilfctin fylvasabijlfc diciturjVircfq- 
hcrbarumprimusobfcrvalTc; vndc & ob pcritiam Ghi» 
rurgiatautlaborum manunm,C/?r><?» fuit nominatus: A 
Diana vcnandi rationcm in fylvis didicit : Idcoquc A' 
chi/lis, Hcrcuhs, I(tfonisttM,fcti!apij magiftcr in vtraqucar- 
tcctmcdcndictjaculandi fuiircfcrJbitur ,vt jamantemc- , . 
minknus : Cum vcro Hercmis fagittas vcncnatas incau- ,. . 
tius tradlarct ab vna carumin pcdcl.Tfu^cx eo vulncrc ^J^^f 
ctdolorc obijt; Vt dc Proteo, Tritone^ alijfque ejufmodi 
inonftrofis ?octarum jnvcntis,nihilaliudnifimatcriam 
philofophicam> VV\k curo Cerhcro, Chi7rr<era, Sphyn^e Ct 
Draconbus^Tj/jWwct Echyame iiIijs,denotaiitibusfpar' Cic LxTuf^ 
fim aiitchacdi.vimus, ct jnpoftcrum didurifumus, ^ic ^Udfl.lJena» 
quoqucChironisdccIjrationcmfublafonc attulimus, il« x>e»r, negat 
lumncropctofHcroum circmagiftrum,quieosmanuum Hippo-Cen' 
kborcs (cu praftica circa Mcdiclnam aurcam indagan- r^«M/iw att^ 
damdocucrit; A^^unc aliud Monftru cx SatHrno progc- fhimxrdm 
nitum, at finc vitio naturn?, vidcamus ncmpc Vtnerem'. vnt^Mamfff 
Ejusortus Hypcrphyficustraditur, ncmpecxS^/»yw ge- ife» 
nitalibusin marcproic(flis , ct cx fpuma maris, vndc et V E N V 8 
Grafcis dicla cft«Wm,cum «^««'fpuma fit 5 In Cyprum Monjfrum 
primumConchadcvcniircpracIumitur , vndc ^ Cypx\2 finevitio. 
cognoirinatur , arri quafi Cyprioprxfcda: Dc cjus pul- 
chritudinc,quomodo ex mari cmcrfcritj/^octx ct pido- yenuremer' 
rcs confulantuf : Jpe/les cnim in co fummara fuse iwt^eas. 

vim 



iit Heroglyphicomm Lib.j; 

vimcxprcflic; IntcrDcasomnes pulchcrfima habita cft, 

indcaParidcaurcum pomum,promilla infupcriliiHclc- 

na, rnulicrumrormofiffima, quod pulcherrimaEdari cx 

inrcriprjoneucbcbatjobcinuit: Scqucntibus fcculiSjCum 

cjus puichritudinis tanta fama a Poctis fub Alicgoria 

Tparfa ciretapud Gra:cos & Romanos, huic tanquam vo- 

luptatisacamorisDcx litatumcftj Muitamillia tcmplu- 

rum inftituta ct dicata, & innumcrai mulicrum lafciva- 

rum M/riadcsejusminiftcrio, hoccftlibidini, facrarxfu- 

crunts adco ctiamvt in Provcrbium ccircrit, non cuivis 

horaini contingcrs.adirc Corinthum, tanquam omnium 

rcrumfoeliciflimaciretCorinthum. vbi totmiliia proftf- 

bulorum Vcncrcorum pro miraculo habcrcnrur,qux ad- 

venas quofcunquc fux pulchritudinis et voiuptatis illccc- 

brisfacilccaptarent&alliccrcnt, vidiircctluilra(Tc:Cum- 

■quc Vcnus proDcatambcncvoIa humanogencri fcmel 

rcccptaeiret, nullus invcntuscft,qui huic bcljura indixc- 

rit, quinoncjus culluimaximcltuducritfequcmancipa- 

rit; MartcmvtDcumrcvercri, honorcafficcrc, niturx 

human^ quid advcrfura vidcbatur, quia is fanguinis effu- 

rionc& mortcgaudcrccredituscftf ccontra Dcam Vcnc- 

rcmagnofccrc, ciq^ rcvercntiam volupratlbus cxhibcre, 

quidamabilc & jucundum omni gencri iuiJicatum cf>; 

feMUsvta- Hmc Vcncrcmpaccm,MartcmbcIIuradiIigcredixcrunt» 

miea rMtura huncrnorri, illam vitx caufam prxbcrc: At dcploranda 

frodearc' cfthuman:^ mcntis caccitas in his, vtinalijs, quod Iici- 

ceptM, tum ab illicito , bonum a malo haud difccrncrc potuerit : 

Vcnusnonprolibidincapud iEgyptios ct Gra'cos anti- 

quiftimos introdud:acrat,fedprofiIiaSaturni,( Cuius fo- 

rorcft Vcritas m profundo fpccu abditaj qua: tamen 

cfrccpulchcrriraactigncrii in noftro fubicfto cxcitarct , 

hoccft,amorcmctappctitumfcfepropagandi: Hxc fuit 

occafioomni»idoIoIatriasetVcncris cultusj Qood vcro 

iliud ita fit, multorum tcftimonijs addud^is,fi opii:> ik, 

dcmonftnrc liccrct; at nos piucis hic contcnti crimus , 

hoc prxiudicioj Nos qux dc Vcncrc didari rumus,non 

intt^c- 



LiKj Aegyprio-Griccorum.' if| 

intclligcredclibidinc «nim»liumautvoIupta?c&dcfydc- 
riococundi, vtquldam mythologi Vcncrisfabulascrairo 
modocxponunr, nccdc ftclla Coelcfli, quamVcncrcm, 
Helpcrum vel Lucifcruai dicunt, folis przarobuloncni 
autpcdiircquum,Planctam,nccdcmctalIonotocommij- 
ni. quodchymiftarum Vuigusquoqjficappcllat, fcddc 
quodamfubiecflo philofophico, fincquoDihilcfficipof- 
lit : Hcrmcs cap 4. lam VrAM ait : E^o genero litmett,nec tene- 
i^Kt nteA fta tttrAfHnt , c^ nifi meum e^et met^lHmficcHm, omnia 
corpoKi meii»iit^rere?}t ^ ^l^i* ealiqnefacio, (^ eorHmrttbt^i- 
tiemdeleo, cfr jHh(iantiam extraho ; Aieigitftr (^fratremet 
ittnclis mhilmeliHi ac vetiera^Hiftt : Rex antem dominatoryfHis 
fratr>bi44 tsfianiibHS ait : Ego coronor ^' diadgmate omor, ffr 
revn} ve^ro indusr, c^' cordtbns Uticiam ingero, ^ ego vin^Hs 
vinis c^-pe^ori mex m.ttris (fr [Hhflantia eittSy confinere & qni- 
efcere meam fulfflantiamfaciot &* invifbi/e ex vifthiii cem' 
fOKojuncoccHltum apparehit, C^ omne ejftod phtlofopht ocCHlta' 
vernnt ,exnobis generabi(Hr.%'\c FlamcItEx Dcmocrito: o^- 
ris tgitftr corpHt protrahens ejHantMmpar e^, ceu cjHAndam /itt' 
gnam obiongamfacito : PofieafHper carbones reponens inipfum 
VulcanHm concita, irradians uunc faiefoffilt, nunc oera Attiea 
continue, vel alternatim humgrum c^ ^eSins Paphid exornans, 
pHichrtorp/anefiet, aeg/aucHmco/arem abtffiens apparebit tota 
aurea : Cum ta/emfortajfe Parts Venerem vidijfet, lunoni c^ 
PaUaiiatttepofuit, Etibidcm iVenHS vt homo,ammam c^ cor- 
pHi habet : Oportetigitur materiamccrpore (po/iare, vtperma» 
nentejpiritft dngenie ad cuiufcun^ cjuitfiti perfecitjnem accom- 
modtturx ^jid efi Ventu ? ^^od homo m tteriaie corpHs: Ani- 
msijuidemejf parstenttis inipfa^ejutt per regimen in /nce prodity 
hoc efi,JpiritHt tingendipotentiam hahens: Corptss vsro efigraue 
Crmateriale, terrefire^fuam quodvmbram habet, qHamopor" 
tetJpaiiareigneopharmaco:Wxc\Vc quac fufficiant : Ciccro 
inlib.j.dcnatiiri dcoiijj fcquutus Varroncm, Orphcuni CurVer.eres 
Romanum, fcu thcologum Ethnicum, Vcncrcs plurcs (^. dijp/ures 
producirjVtconfucvitcirca omncsalios dcos,dcafq;CtHr- numerentur 
rocs } Cum cnim hx pvrfonx fint faltcm rcucra hicrogly- ciHfd.mno* 
phicx et fid r ad intcntionc iIlorum,qui agnovcrunt, quas n:hiis^ 



114 Hleroglyphicorum Lib.j.^ 

rcsriibintciligcrcnt, indc cor;tigit,vtdcu8,dca,hcrosvcl 
hcroinacx illis alisatqjalijspjrcntibus, locis, tcmpori- 
bus pt circumftantijs prognati dicantur, vt patctfcicin 
emf^us, Iccoc]j nc fjbala aut fallitas rcligioni rcccptar 
ir>eirc vidcrcfur, dillindioinucnra cftprorcmcdio, quo 
criani divcrfiflima conciliari potcrunfj Hoc modo, in- 
quam, Ciccro di<5lo loco trcs Vcncrcsfuilfr affirmat, quo 
•d origincm diucrfas ; Primam e Csclo ct Dic natam,cuiu8 
Elidc dclubrum cxtct,altcram cfpum3,cx qua ct Mcrcurio 
Cupido fccundus ortus fit, tcrtiam cx lovc ct Dionc pro- 
crcatam, qua; nupfic Vulcano: Nos novitEus Vcncrcm 
nccdcam ncc homincm fuilfc, fcd pcrfonatn apud i£gyp- 
tiosintrodudam, quafifccnicam, pd dcclarandasrcsfub 
i}8 nominibus occultatai*Idcoq-,tradidcruntantiquiorc8 
hancnatam cx lovc ct lunonc, vna cum 0{>ride, Ifidty Ty- 
phoncct Apollinc; Sivcigiturcx Satuino,fiuc Iovc,fiuc 
Ccelo, fiuc aliundc gcnita dicatur Vcnus,rc8 tamc vna cll^, 
€t non plures, vtfapicntiorcs cxEthnicis dclyr^runt j Dc 
qua ficonftct apudauthorcs, dc nominibus non curant' 
Nomina cnim dicunt elfc proptcr rcsct non rcs proptcr 
nomina ; H r c funt vcftium vicc, illar res corporum vivo- 
ruro ; Fartum vcftium amant amstorcs, inquit Coniicu», 
non vcftcm ipfam^ Ita ct philofophi fartum nominum, 
non nomina, hoceft, (blasrcsadmirantur etrcfpiciunt: 
Necproptcrca fabulacirc dcfinetquicquiddcdij«di(5lum 
cft, quod Ciccro inpcrfonis, rcbuscttcmporibus bcnc 
difiinguat; Caute quidcm fatis,at non vcrc : Dillindioncs 
cnimcius fuiu dcnon cntibusctmanifcftc faJfis : An Vc- 
nuscx CocIoctDicnata c(l? An Coclus cum Dicconcu* 
EthmcuM buit,vtcumTcrraantcdi(5ta?OMcdici rocdiapcrtunditc 
rehu4 divinis vcnam ;lnlanit Ciccro prac nimia fapicntia : Sic trcs lovcs 
infanicMm facit,quoruro prirousctfccondusin Arcadia nati, hic Cgc. 
plfifa^ere Io,iIlc Acthcrc patrc ; Tcrtium Crctcnfcm dicit Saturnum 
videntnr, patrcm habuiiIc;Ex primo Profcrpinam ct Libcru, cx an- 
tiquiflimo lovc Athcnarura rcgc ctProfcrpinaDiofcuros 
tutos tltcmMcrcurios quinq;, plurcs Apollincs, Cupidi* 

ncs, 



I.ib. j I -^gyptio-Gr^corum. 1 15 

tes, Baccho$,Hercules,SoIc8,Iunas fcu Dunas,vt fuJS locis 
vidcbimus :Condoncnt quoq. Mythologi mihi,quod Vc- 
ncfcm nonproluxuriaaiit Iibidinccxponam,vtha^cnu» 
toti mundo placuit . Nim fi de prima origine ct rei^rita< 
tcfcrino fit, vt rcs cft, fcntiendum ct loquendum pufo^ Si 
vcrodercccptaconfuetudinc, nccabca rcccdcndumafr- 
bitrorabfq; manifc(}acau(a: Mcdicinoucruntfunif^ioncs 
incorporcanimaiium, prxfcrtira horoinijcircvarias,na- 
turalc>,vitalcsctanimalc8,atq;ha8dinin(5l3siqrenncivas 
^tmotiuaSjTntclicdura ctvoluntatcro, acfingularumcx 
hifccmultascircdifFcrcntias.variaorganactrpdcsjExna- 
turalibus vnacft gencratiua fundio di(flj, qux in mcbri* 
gencrationidicatisfita c(t, caq.,quamilliMythologidc- 
am Vcncrcm cxplicint; Quod li ita liccat, vbi funt castcra: 
alijs funftionibus dicat.T^Salacia, VcniIia,Cinxia, Prc^na, 
Virginenfis,Partunda,Lucina,Rumina, Cunina, Edulica, 
|*o:ina,ct quis numcrarct omncs? Vcncrcm amica Adoni- 
disruilTciaraantcnarravimusjQlJorumautcmliberorHra fg^f^^rf^ ' 
Riatcr ctaquibus radafuctit, infcqucntibus diccmusiDc^^^^^^^^ ' 
Saiurni filijs latif, nifi quoddcvnica rcritatc, lo^o hoc *^ --y^^^^- 
traAatuindaganda, quscTcmporisfiliadicitur, adurifi" ' 
mut: Nunc ad lovcni et lunoncm rcucrtimur: Mctim 
Occani filiam lupitcr primo jn vxorcm duxcrat, quje po- 
^capharmacum Saturnobibcndum prscbuit, quoillcLs- 
pidcm prius,dcindcfilios voratos cvorauit : ^trum hanc PaHoi nbf^ 
^ravidam fadVam lupitcr, (an praramore,an odio,ignora- matre. 
tur) dcglutivitjcx quo cibo mox ipfc gravidus fadns Pal- iJovispiU, 
ladccn armatam c capite pcpcrit: Pofica Thcraim duxit,ac 
-tcf tio lunoncm, quamrctinuit: AlijdicuntThctidcmin 
varias formas vcrlam dcnic. comprcllam a lovc foilfc, 
qunc cum clTctgravida^audicns lupitcr, forc vtcx ca nafce- 
rctur,quiCce!iimpcriopotirctur, illamabrorhuit. quare 
ipfc pofica apud amncm Tritoncm Pdlladem pcpcrit: 
Quje Tritonia dl Aa cH proptcrca,aut quod a Tf i tonc cdu» 
catafit:Eft itaq-, Pallas abfq; matrc cccrebrolovisorta, 
f'uIcanopcrfccurimipfiv:ampr3Ebcntc;Homcrusabop- 

0^2 pido 



ii6 Heroglyphicorum Lib.j^ 

pido Bxotix Alalcomcnio Alalcomenia nominavit,quod 

apudfcnatam fuiircMmirruam AUlcomcnijdicrrcnt, vc 

FnluM tn jiij strabo lib 9 Dz aurca pluvia, Rilladis natalcm locum, 

pr^j:Gr^m: Rjio^m^^ccorantc^anic dixmius : Palladcm Dicnyfoiii 

A 1/^ Nyfaenutritoprctfc(flam fuilfc ab Ammoncad dcvitan- 

verbo He- (j^jRj-jca; infidias, alij fcribunt, qui cx Ammonc Satur- 

braico agt- ^^^^ ^^j j^y^p^ faciunt : Dc nominis rjtionc diircntiunt 

/ . '?^'' nonnullijcum quidam,quodcorpalpitansDionylla Tita- 

'• nibusdifccrpti adlovcm dctuIcrit,aIijquodiaculj mittat, 

alijquodPailantcmgigantcmiaculo intcrfcccrit, didam 

putcnt; Vndccunq^fitnomcn, proinifcue /'allas, Trito- 

nia, & Mincrua dicitur : Virgo (cmper manfiffc crcditur, 

quxTircfiamcxcum fccit, aquonudaconfpccflicirctla- 

vans fc in fontc Heliconis Hippccrcnc : Vulcanus q'Joq; 

vim ci infcrrc volcs fpc fua fruflritus cftjvt ante mcmora- 

vimus : De Palladio infcrius fub Troir rcquifitis agcjur : 

Quid iam pcr hanc dca antiqui intellcxcrint, facile a quo- 

vis pcrfpicifur ^ Ncc vcro quicquam aliud,nifi fjpientiam 

acut^' mcntis ct cmundi ccrcbri,PaIIade cx ccrcbro lovis 

nara,denotariccnf<musj Sinccacnira nihilpcragiturncc 

in alijs arduis ncgocijs, ncc in magiftcriophilofophico, 

quodidcofjpicntum vocatur : Hxc arcanorumcontcm- 

platio pcr Palladem defignatanondcbet vulgoproftitui, 

fcd fub philofophix vclis «bfcondi, vt multis in locis phi- 

lofophi cum ohteftationibus ct imprccationibiisadmo- 

ncnt^HincTirefiasabfq; dubio excjecatus fingitur,quod 

nudam Paliadc m,vt Adlixon Dianam hinc in ccruum mu- 

tatus, vidcrit: luno vero cum Pallad/s monftrofum par- 

lumcxccrcbrofui coniugis faftun^ audiviirct, iratacum 

Typhovex diris exccraiionibns tcrram pcrcufTure dicitut, vndcTy- 

percuffHfer' phon ille, to^-drjjconum parcns, prodicrit; Cumqjali- 

ra. quando ab Apolline in domum lovis ad conviuium 

Heife. iuilfct vocata, atq-, intcr alias cpulas laducas agreftcs 

2.[ffvUfi/ii' appofitas comcdilfct, cum ante cllct flcrilis, graviJa 

fi^i traditur, ac po'ft Hfbcn filiam pcpcrilfc : Quam 

Latini luvcntatcm appcliarunt, lo^vi pocula ali- 

quam- 



Lib. j . Aegvptio«Graecoium, 1 17 

quJmdiu mfnirtrantcm : HxcHfnu/ivyiorditadicitutin 
CaMo, Mitiis Soror ncc non f^'MlcamiT>c Mai tc,quod cx 
love^Xunonc natusfit, antiquinondubitant; Hujus rcs Mars ^, 
gcrtxnonnifipraflia&adultcria cum varijs concubmis, lovisfiliM, 
cii propriam vxorcm non habucrit, Icguntur; /^auciffimo- 
rumnosmcntioncmfacicmu'?. Adultcriumcjuscum Vc- 
ncrc notiflimum ctl ; dc quo Pocta Ovtd, 

Yabui4nArniiHrtotcnoti{ftt»4 Ccslo, 

Mtikibfrii cmpti, MArJj^ Vcnttj^ dolis. 
Vcnus Vulcano nuprcratdcformi,'claudo&opcrario ma- 
rito, formondiau mulicrum^tcncrrima&luxuriofiiTima; 
Huiccopulaturitaquc furtim Mars, ata Solcproditus, a 
Vulcano ligaturvinculis impcrccptibilibus, fortiflimis, 
vt ita rifum et lufum prxbcrcnt fupcris vi Jcntibus •• Etlini- 
ci PoctcT ctfcriptorcs Mirtcm pro Dco bcIli,proq;ira,vin- 
diifl^ajbilc&rurorcaccipiunt&intcrprctanfur; Vciuanti- 
quiflimi ad vini qiiaJam igncam,ardcntcaIovcproduda 
rcfpcxcruntjquxmfultus&prxliaignisfufiincrcnovcrc- 
atur,ct quafi invulncrabili fit corpcrc; Si Vcnus noftra cu 
hoc Martc concumbat in apto cubilij &a A^«/(f4«i' rcti acrio 
velchalybcG vinciatur, nafccturinde pulchcrrima' filia 
Harmonia d\6^i-^ hoc cft harmonicecoponta & omnibus 
numcrisabfoluta; qu3» futclarcnumcnantiquiiusdiccba- ^^ifs Har' 
tur:Incujusnuptijsadfueruntomncsdij, dcjrq; cumfuis ^i«»edicit$ir 
donis,ctcpithalamijs,qu^rcceIcnturavarij8/*octis:Nup- ^*''*' Vt*icaj 
fitautcCadmo^dcquofupcriuSiAcgcnoris V\\xT\\i.ucnxt'"**^ fmckrH, 
gis filiojDracOjquilociosC^rt^^if/aquaadfcrrc iulfos intc-'^^" pernicio' 
r:mit & ipfc a quibufdim M^rtis ct Vcncris fiiius dici-f'^^^^'^^'^ 
turiVnJcavunculusHarmoniaccxtitit; Poftmultas cala* ^<formarih 
mitatcs, quasCadmuspcrpclTusnarratur, vracuHarmo- 
niavxorcin Draconc convcrrusfivHgitur ^ltavtobiruj fc- 
reomnium Hicroglyphieorum dcorum aut hcroum fuo 
ortui corrcfpondcat,nc fabula clTc non confpiciatur : Har- 
monia cnimcxMartcct VcncrcnatacftMcdicma ilia au* 
rcaprimaviccI6^oIaborccIaborat3,qua:/icIoccturCadroo 
(^ quo Cadmia noftra dicitur jtQ ad^uc omncs dijcu (uis do- 

0^3 niSjhoc 



ii8 Hicroglyphlcotum Lib.j, 

hoc cft,fru(?lus & ctlcdusfpcratusabclTc nequitj Dtni- 

quc vna cum Caimo in Draconcm mutatur imo 

jjiJodpqus,inB<iiiIircum; NoQra cnim Mcdicina dcnud 

(uo (lmi!i mcorporata, bafilifci vim ficoculos najifclturjvt 

apud nortratcs Philorophosfrcqucn.tiflimc lcgitur : Huc 

fpcdantrcquentiaPhilofophorura difta; In Mctaphor« 

Bclim\ipud Rofarium: ^jiande extraxcrii mefitrtimkna» 

turA mea^ (^ parltm vxorem meam a mturafuayC^ fcjfea ecct- 

datii naturast ^fufcitamur re^urreRiene nova cfr tncorptrali^ 

i eoejuod pfleamori nonp^ffnmus i Et inSccrcto maximo; 

: Aurum loi^uitur e^ dicit : MaledicantU'- , ejui nobiltjfimam 

\ weamfotmam vihptnciuntx Egojumnobilijftmum tns^ ^ 

omnestnfiuentU Coelitnvnum convenerur.t admeam generatio- 

y nem per mandata Deipotentis, C^ egofum opus naturaperfelia^ 

\ "* ^ fumnatus fine aelulterioyC^tJiiphantafttci&novelh obca- 

\ catimejpuriumc^ haflardumvocant <y d!me ignorant. Ego 

verofum incorruptibi/is c^fi/tus So/ii , c^ mtnima pars Jub^ 

fiantiameaeHtotummeumcontinens ^ nec in me ali^uidcor- 

\ ruptibile reperiripetejf ; Et tamen ijli ex cotruptibtltbus me 

\ c^fubjiantiammeamvo/untmu/tip/icare-^uomodopojfunt ipfi 

crearefi/ios mtifimiles abf^confenfu c^ confi/iomeo, nequae^ua 

fiet y auouJtL egofimenmeHmigncmm M^aueroinjaugutne meo 

fluenttia/bo & i^neo: Qux pfilofophi vcrba cvidentilTimc 

Harmoniam Philofophicam dcpingunt: Cujus hxc 

dcfinitioaquodamtraditur: E\wt cQquoddamcompp- 

fitumhabcns m fc virtutcm roincralcro inclufam, cxi- 

ftcnscondimcDtum) antidoturo & mcdicina omnium 

corporumpurgandorum&tranfformandorum in Soli^- 

f^u/canut 4. cum & Lunificumvcrum. Cumvcro Vu/canus vincula 

IwUfiiim, jnjcccritMarti & Vcncri,Harmonia:,hoccft,nonrnj Mcdi- 

cinxPhilofophicaeortumfua quoqucopcraadjuvif, licct 

Zclocypia idfcdusidfccilTcxftimctur, hinc dc ipfo, vt- 

potc Martis fratrc, fcorfira diccmus; idquc brcvjtis. 

quit alibi fxpifTirrtc cju8»cntiofir;&fincr«/f'«w vix vl«' 

lu9 cx his Hicrogly phicis di ji aut dcabus dccUrari potcfT: 

l i^roptcrdcformiutcnia lunonc matrc c ccslo in marc 

praeci- 



Lib. j Acgyptlo-Graccorum. g 1 1 

pr^cipftatuscH: cxquocafu claudus fa^ui, aLetnnijs 
p€>^ educarus traditur: Ignis cjUM invcntuni,vtalij, Pro' 
mcthci ) fiiiinimccrcdiiur: Hinc Lampadophorit , dc 
quibus infcrius, ipfidicata : In Infula Lipara ofHcinara 
habuiirc putatur, ac dijs rouJtisarina fabricaiTc, &Iovi 
fulmina faccrc : Talum aercum fccit Infula: Creu praefidc: 
fic&cancm xncucxirricepulchritudinis fccitvivum^quc 
louilargitus, iilcEuropaE,haBcProcridi,qu3c 0/»W<?j«tq. ^^^,-, j» /^- 
is canis poftca fuitaloucin lapidcm convcrfus : Pando* ptdemcon" 
ram /ovisiu^ru formauitpro igne iPromcthcorapto,ho- •fffr/Hu 
minibus cff<:rcndam> Armaloviadvcrfusgigantcsfabri- 
cauit,proq'Jo Afinerv* nuptisi cxpctivit; atillacius li- 
bidinirclucftatacft: Lconcs ipfi confccrati fu«fc,quia ig* 
ncaanimalia fint.FamuIiCyclopcSj Brontes,Steropes at 
Pjracmon ,c\\ioxuvA mcminitVirgil: 8. jfincid: Ar^alns Ardalus, 
cius filius ccilam fccit Mufarum apud Trxzcniosj Et Bro- BrtthcHs, 
thcHs , qui irrifiis ab omnibus proptcr dcformitatcm orit 
in igncm fc conjccit : Eius vxor prortcr Vcncrcm Aglaia , 
id c(l fplcndordicitur : Vulcanus iniurix acccptx a ma- 
trc lunone fquar divitiarum dcafingitur^ minime obli- 
tus, aurcamfcllamcum occultis quibufdam vinculis do- 
noejmlfit, quacdcam, cumalfcdiirct, (latim implica- 
vcrunt. Natalis fub Vnlcan§ rcccnfct Chymicosquoque 
Vfi/canumCihi proprium acccrfcrc, & pcr eum intclligcre 
fulfur aut argcntum curfirans, quod nihil nifi Cax natorx 
infcrccipit, fcd ab omnibusfcparatur; & qu<c dcinde 
afpcrgitcxanimi impotentiaaninfcitiaan invidiadicam> . . 

ncfcioj At ipfcfibi fua habcat fcomata, ««/'»»» *''fhir *'x*Vj ^^**^]**' 
Igncm gladio fodit, dum FHlcamm ita contumcliolc "'^^"^* 
cxcipit; Quin oftcndit fc Ignis vfum non alium,qu^in '" ''^* 
manibus calcfaciendis aut cibis coqucndis aut fibiili- 
bus offidnis convcnientcm fcirc- cxjftimansraedicinas 
optimai abfque ignis miniftcrio concinnari poirc. )n 
quofallitur: Optimx cnimMcdicinac optimojndigcnf> 
quod cft jgnis, Elcmcnto, vtpote fpiritualitati & fim- 
plicitati proximo, fine quo ncc natura ncc arsopcra- 

tur: 



no Htcroglyphicomm Lil:> ],' 

^iir: Vu!cinu8itaqucnon cftaMcdicina fcpafjHclus, fcd 

illi,vtcoqiiusculinx , maximopcrcconjungcndus :Cun\ 

/^alladc Viilcanumquidcommunchabcrc, ii nonconcu- 

bitu,tamcn vniusarar culru, jam an^cnarravinuts.' ••'/;. 

itaquc gubcrnct Vuicanum, lioccft prArnKdifarioct Si-. 

picnt'aigncmPhilorophicum,dcquoquo(ijRu!Hp!<:x iif, 

multisinlocis traclatuminvcniiiius:Ad qujiuor taincn 

gcncraomics igncs.quorilmcntio firapud -lufhorcs, rc- 

ducipollc, ijfdcm tcfiibus non cft dubiumi ncmfcjd 

natUTjlcra, innatura!cm,contra naturim&occarionatum 

fcu Elcmcntalcra: Siccnim Rip]aruspcrt.3.,^.i//^<5r/'«;?< 

igniHm ^enera ^Hs fcir<d(bes-^*iaturahs y i^r,AturalU (^ con- 

tranaturam, E/em^vt^/ff^qui accencHt h^i^ffm » Hu ifnibns 

Vtimur C^- ko» plnrtbus : IgKts coHtra nHtttrnm debet excrucu* 

re corpora , ipfe efi DracOjCjuemadmodum tibi dico ^jolettter 

comburcKSy vt ij^nisififerHt • /^tiis natur<t efitet;tium met^rnP^-^ 

iile ianis naturaliter jrjs/fcuig^reii l^nem ofcafionA^um voca>- 

ntus innaturalem, vtcalcremcinerumf^balneornm adputre- 

Jaciendnm: Abf^ hisignibustK nihtl perduxeris adputrefa' 

Eltonem^vtpolff^feparari fttamateriat vt (imulfttproportio- 

nata ad nou^m coniuK &ionem • Fac igitur ignem intus in tuo vi- 

tro^quicontburat corporae^c«teit*i , ^vam ignis HUmentAlii : 

Hapc iilc: QuibusctLulIius, Flamcll, ct Scala Philof: 

Scal. I. tlijqucalfcntiuntur; rcrVuIcanumigiturlgncm 

occafionatum fcu innaturalcm ct Elcmcntalcm propri^ 

intclIigimus,non autcm igncm naturalcm) fcd addimus, 

Igncm contra naturam ab ipfo Vulcano prnrparari dcbcrc, 

qucm fijgnovcris, dimidiumopcris Fhilofophicj obti- 

nc«: In LcmnohabitatTcdicitur, quiacam infulam tcr- 

ramhabcrccalidamct nicdicinalcminprimi» confiattO- 

pcraquxfccitfabriliapartim funt /*hilofophica, partim 

altcnuilntcntionis,ficonfidcrcntur attcntius: Dcorum 

ctHcroum clypcos ctarma fccit, ct infignia difiribuir; 

quiaabigncomnis corum motusct potcntia pruvcnitj 

vndc talcs fint vcl habcaniur : lovifccptrum ct fulmina, 

Marttcl/pcum, Ncptuno tridcntcmctalijsalia fuxartis 

monumcn. 



Lib. } Acgyptio-Graccorum. 121 

monumcnta rclinquit : Matrcm tjuoquc aurca fclla coii- 
ftrinxit,q od in vltuna opcris partc cvcnif,cum jam om- 
niaopnmocolorcapparcnt: Nunc (cquunfur lovis filij 
cxpcllicibus- Exhis Apoilo & Diana prnrcipui funt cx *^p*ll»f*» 
Ldtona nati , vt plnrriquc fcntiunt : At Hcrodotus in Eu- ^ol.sdevpi 
tcrpc fcribit, Apollincm ac Dianam Dionyfi & IfidisM'*'» 
filios ellcaiunt, Latonamquc iilorum futirc nutriccm, 
eumillosfcrvavcrit^ ^Vam •Latona cumcflTct vna cx 8. 
JE)ijS «^gyptiorum j i Ccrcrc dcpofitum^pud fc Apol- 
'Imcm fcf vavit .cum in Infula Pjotc fivc natantcab impc- 
lu Typhonis.Ofiridis filios quarrcntiS) protcxiirct : Tul* ^^^^^^,^ 
lius quatuor Apollincs rcccnfct lib. j.dcNat D^or.An- ^p^//,„^^ 
liquimmumcx Vulcanonatum, cullodcm Athcnarum; ^,,^^^^. 
aliumCorjf bintie fil>um in Crcta, tcrtium cx lovc & La- 
tona: Qnartum in ArcadiaNomioncmappclIatumjTcr- 
tioautcm,vtcclcbcrrimoomncsrcsgcftar& multi libcri 
cxdivcrfis conciibinisfufccptiafcribuntur: fcriim fircm, 
proutgcftacft,autfccundum naturam fc habct, confydc- 
Tcmus , NccHcrodotusncc Ciccro illa diflinftionc o. 
pu8 habuiirct} Et pcrindccft,^ quibusApoilo natus di- 
catur,cum faltcm fit Hicroglyphica pcrfona, qux in fub- 
i^antialocura noninvcnit, fcd in qualitatc tantum, aut 
rclationc,nififccundas notioncs faccrc malimus : Idcm 
fcnfuscrf, fiucdicatur a Latonanatus Apollo, fiuc abl- 
fidc, fiucabOfiridc, fivclovcj funtcnimOfiria&Iupi- 
tcr? Ifis & luno rc vnum ct idem $ Ncc rcfcf t num Lafo- 
nanutrix ftatuatur, num matcr ApoIItnis, idcm cftoffi- 
cium; fivcro Wconvcnicntiam rcfpiciamus, magis dc 
nutricc opinio probaturj At quiaita rcccptumfit, Lato- 
nim Apollinis& Dianxctmatrcm ctnutriccmcircfiatui- 
mus: Ethnicidc ApoIIincctSoIc,vtctdcDiimactLuna, 
hihilccrtidctcrminarunt, tn fintpcrfonscjcdcm, an a- 
liar aut divcrf;*' ; ct an fucrint in tcrri, aut in coelo,an fint 
illaluminacTeli, an vrro Herocs tcrrx fucrintj Ciccro 
Tuo morc 3 .Lib.dc Nat.Dcor. quinquc So\ts producitj v- ^uiu^ S»" 
nusjmquir^corumquiJ^oIcadi^flifHnt, cTovcnatut, nc-/^/ Ctctrwii. 

R pof 



112 Hicroglyphicorum'v . Lib.jJ 

po» >EthcrUfu;irc<Jicitur • AltcrHyperionc :TcrtiusVuI- 
canoNili filio: cujus vrbcm ^gyptij voiunt circ cam, 
qurHcliopolis appcllatur: Quarius is, qucni hcroicis 
temporibus Acbanto Rhodi pcperille dicitur,avum laly- 
fi, CamirictLtndi: ^^intus,qui CoJchis fcrturiEctam 
& Circcn procreallc. Omniihasc nomina clfc fidact a 
divcrfis Poctisdivcrfisrcbus, pcrfonis 8c!octsattribul«, 
quilibct,nificxcusfit, vidcicpotcrit : Atlibuit itaEthni- 
cis fu«fupcr(litioni rcmcdium quarrerc,nc vni Dco plu- 
rcsctdivcrfosparcntcsac patrias attribucrcnt : Qupd li 
hosDcos omncsfuilfc dixcrinr, vbi igitur tot folcs dij 
raanfcrunt i fi lumma Coelict cadcm cum Solc coelcfti , 
forfitancum invctcravcrint,in vnum locum congcftafuf, 
«bfumptoluminc? fiRcgcs ct homincsfuciint, cur Dij 
dicuntur, autDcorumfadapcrfcciirc? Noracn^nimSo- 
liseosDcos faccrc non potuir, ncc adulteria multis aU 
fcripta, necaliafaciiioraautfcclcra^qux fi ad litcram aut 
hy ftoriara accipiantur, non homincs , at vix fcmi-homi- 
ncs? ipfosfuiireconvincunr,tantumabc(^,quodDcorura 
nomcn mcriti fuerint : Apollo iraquc licet quadruplex fti- 
tuatur,&SoIquintuplcx,diverfis parcntibus & locisna- 
tus, tamcnvna cftpcrfonaHicroglyphica, non Ethnici» 
fcriptoiibu8,fcd Chriftianis artificibus ct Mcdicis nota, 
Ex O^ruie & I/idey vcl ctiam /avt & Iu»»fie nata, aut love 
ct Latorta' Intcrimpcr vtrumqucct Apollincm ctSoIcm 
^olCceliitMis communitcrSoI CoeliintcIIc(fiu8cft:At illcquidcm mun- 
I ^^\ di ocuIus,Cor CceIi,R<x Planctarum , lampas tcrrae,fuga. 
torvmbra:,fonsvita:,fiibcrdicj,patcrlui>, &curforom- 
nipotcntis Dcicrtctdrcipotcft; ncquaquara vcrd Dcus 
ipfc: i^cIeractLunamncgallc Dcos Ethnicis irrcligiofij 
vidcbaturetcapifcmul<flandum crimcnj Primus Anaxa- 
AfMXAiiorAS gorasfprctisfal^rumrcligionum roinis i^olcmnonDc- 
%oltm ta^idi um at lapidem ignitum ci ardcntcm dixit, & dcmonftra- 
itrdtnuw uit caufas cclypfium Solis.ct Lunx pcr naturam accidcre, 
eHxr, &non,utEthnicipurabant;C(rcpa(fioncsetraorbo8 Solis 

vcl Lunx,quibusvc mcdcrcntur,pul(abant Auziliaria arra- 

Hinc 



Lib.j Acgypti6-Gracconim. nj 

Hinc Ovidius 4.M ct. Cumfrufirarefoftant trAauxiUarUlu- 
r* : Scu analogicc Solc intcllcxcrit AnaxagorajjVtquidara 
voluntfquod lapidcm rubcum arrfentcm, Solcm <*bilo- 
fophicum innucrit) fiucridcndi gratiact fupcrflitioncm 
vulgicludcndi,cju$fcnfcntiaamplcftcndacft, quia om- 
ncmdivinitatcmcrcatHris& Juminibus mundi dctrahit.- .. . 
Filij Apollini plurrs afcribuntur, Orphcus, Hymcnxu» . '?' ^ 
ct lalcmus c Galliopc^ DclphuscxAcachallidciCoronus 
c Chryforte- Linus c Tcrpfichorc, iEfculapiusc Coroni- 
dcnympha: Tradunt Apollincm cx Hypcrborcis Dcl- 
phosadvcniirc,a Dclphocjusfilioitadidosj dcquoloco 
fabulatifuntantiqui^IovcmcHmvcIIctmcdiuraatqucvm- 
biHcum tcrrx invcnire, altcfamaquilamaboricntc, altc- 
ramaboccafuparivclGcitatecmiriirc, jufTilfcquc illas rc- 
fta & crcgioncconvoIarc,qiiaccumin Dclphis dcniquc . 

convcnilTcnt, ibi adfemprtcrnam fafti racmoriam aurca ^^j^*** 
Aquila dicatacft :Qu^ rcscum fabulofa rit,nccquidvc- **'^'*. '^''^^ 
ritaris in fc habcat^nili quod dcmonftrct Z>cIphos, ct tcm- ^'''«'"* 
pluro Apollinis Dclphicum cifcin vmbilicotcrrac ^ Gco- 
graphix cxiguam cognitionem prodit; Omnis cnim lo- 
cus corcfpcdu in mcdio mundi cft, quia terrar globofuns 
nonquadratum,autaltcriusfigurzcorpui: AtTemplum 
illud Dclphis cclcbcrrimum, vbiantiquitusApolloora- 
cula rcddidit, ct aramhabuit cx folidis aureis latcribut, 
<^uorum millc Craefus Lydia: rcx ditidimus cdmifcrat, 
hunc locum ita honorc ct cultu cvcxic, vt apcx mundi, AraanreA 
rcuracdiumtcrrarviderctur: Quod fiad AMcgorlam illa Apolltmila' 
fid^ fint, Autherconfiiij cx Anftotili? Epift : non incon- tuta. 
cinrccxponit, vbi dicit : ^^oAhuitiff^rth duo fmt /apides Nota. 
fyiticifales, albm^ ruhens mirai^t/jfn^tiftr^i A/bm in ec- 
CptfHSolUiitcifit d^^arere f«^tr fticies a^tiarum^abfcDndens fe 
vf^i^eadmedinmnoCfemy C^pofreaverfitinprGffirtdumi Ra-^ 
beKS \>ero fx o^pofiro operatnr , tjfiia inciptt afcendere fnper <«- 
eiMaiinortuSdUvJ^admeridtem'.^ pf^fisa defcendit in tro' 
fnffdttm'. Hae funtigitur dur flqwlsc qu.r convcniunt \n 
aicdiotcrra*, ibiqaeanrc«.«quila pro monuracnto ftatui- 
' R 2 tur; 



ti^ Hicroglyphiconim Lib j. 

tur : ApollinifaCfxcrintCicadae, obcantum, & fidicuU 
pi(ci9; itcm Aurcustripcsipriafjpicntibus Gracci^e ilica- 
tuss Iunipcrus&Laurusgraf«pIantx hibebantur: Om- 
nia pfopcmodum aurca attributa fjnt, vt & calcci aurci j 
Gryphcs&corvi fubcjuscurarurrunt ; Bosilli ma^ftaba- 
turi Agnus,8cCytharzinvcrio,8carsmcdcodi & fagitta- 
. rum fciie c*Tmtcndarum pcritia cidcm tribucbaturjfcmpcr 
juvcnis Hngi(ur,cjpjliispra.'lorigis;fiiigulariquoq; ominc 
l^unt nmulachrumlauTcumramum tcnuit: liujus ima* 
go ab antiquis fingcbarur^qyr dcxtra manu Gfatias pcfta^- 
rct, atfnnltri fagittas&arcumjf^ythius vocatusfuit,quia. 
Typhoncmfigittisintcrcmcrat, quiSolis calorc poftca-. 
corruptus Apollini Pythio npmen dcdit : Nam »f"5i^ Pu- 
ti=cfccrcftgnificaf;dc<juoinfcriu9 : Cur vcib haEc omnia 
Apollini riibuantur,cvidcntcs funt caufx: quia Apollo 
aurcu^Dcuscd, caliduSj & non mutabilis, qujfagittas 
cmittat in Typhoncm &artemcdcndicxccllat; quiaip- 
fccft OrMs vltimosDcorum,quiiniEgypto rcgnalfc fin- 
guntur, & Mcdicina quxTita humanorum corporum ; hie 
. cft prifcs Mufarufii, Fo^tarum lumcn ct columcn , cuj; 
Lauruscanoract (cmpcr viridis dicarur,cujus[magopar- 
cicipaccurnLunafcuDiana (ororc, quxCharitcs dcxrra 
pra?fcrt, quiac(! gratiofum Dci donun),ctfagittas (iniQra s 
quiadcnouofcmultiplicarcpotcft, fuafquc vircs in Ty- 
phoncmcxtcndcrcj BosiIIifaccr,quia ApisOroconvc- 
nit; Aurcustripcs, quia trinurt) vinculum, conOans corf 
porc,animact fpiritu,cftpcrfc(flum,ctcxcircuIoSolis fit 
triangulus,itf rumquc iucdio quadranguli in c^rcuiu rcdu • 
citur: In Paroallotricipitimontc habitat, quiagcminui 
ci> laborpr: parationis ctopcr^ionis fapcrandus, antc- 
quamad cu.^i alTcqucndum pcrucniatur : ^x filiis cjus 
Oryhef»x Orphcu» fuilTc fingitur,vt ct Linus , potius ob FoHiczm 
vimctrancndifc-cntiam, quamaliasobcau(a$^-Hunc c- 
ntm hororcm,po(l Orphcum ct Linum PoetXy ijsianquJ 
magillri^fuisgraritudiniscr^o prxbucrunt; Sic Orphco 
ir.crcdibiiiiiqu£d4tUdircrip^iunt^quodCytharac«ncndo 

(axa 



Lib. j . A cgvptio-Grapcoi utru 125 

fiXi movcritjfcraaattriixcritjduvios in curfu^avcs in vola- 
tu6rniant}hoccl}, quod dura cmollivcritct mollia (cu 
fl ixibilia iiidurarit vnocodcmq: artificio: NamfcuPo- ,,. j, ,q 
i- : a ca m t ; Ltmu4 vt hic dHrefctty cr hdc vt C<tr4 4tejH'fctt , '^ g^^. 

Vfio eodcma, ia»e, Sic illius cantu divcrfiffimx opcratio- " . °_ 
ncs pMrracrac narrantur : HuncO/pncoof» prmium autno- •, . . 

'^-r I j r^ L ^ • a ■ _, re/i£tOtftt A' 

rcm cllc rcligionisapud Grxcos abitgyptijs tranflat^j jam ?^ 
ante mcmoravimus; Hinc Lucianus in Dial :dc aftrolog; ° 
ipfijmprimuojGrjecis Adrologia tradidiircrcfcrthisvcr- 
bis ; At Graeci nihil vcl cx i£thiopibus,vcI cx iGgyptijs dc 
AftroIogiaaudivciunt/cdillisOrphcus Calliopcs& Oc- 
agri filius hxc priorcxplicavit; Dcfacris Bacchi ab co in- 
trodu^isinferiuscopiofiusdicctur, qucmadmodum ctia 
dc Euridicc cjus conjugc» rauranias in Baeoticisdc cotc- 
Oatur,quodmulcahumanx politicjcq;vitTVtiIia jnvcnc- 
ntrNam ct Dcorum initia & vnivcrfam Thcologia primus 
apcruit,ct ncfjrioiu racinoruexpiationcs cxcogiravit, ncc 
nonmulra roorborumrcmcdiaadinvcnit; vtipfcin Ar- 
gdnauticis dc fcfcfcribit his vcrbis :. 

Dicere fert AMimM,jU£m»^f*am tempsre Upfd 

Dixf, Cum Bacchi,cum regit Apolltnis aBttt 

Sumfiimuhjjorreuda vt narrarem fpictt/a c^ i4em Orphem 

Foedera cum Superij mgrtaitktu dt^ medelat, ' morhorum 

remeMstrAf 
QjjbusfatisinnuitquoddcMcdicina quada ab ApoIIinc ^,f, 
profeAacaintclligidcbcant ;quor&fpcdant libri Phyfici 
abcociefcripii,quosipfccnarratin initio Argonauticoru; 
nempc dc Elcmcntoruni intcr fc gcnerationc iTiutua,dc vi 
amoris inrcbus naturalibus,delapillis> &reliquidcrcbus 
varijsfub AlIcgorijstc<flisj Cujusfuxdodrlnar/ummam OperaOr' 
quandam librodclapillisdidlis proponit^ vbiantruMcr-fi^f^. 
ciirij dcfcribit,omniu bonorii plcno,dcquo fub Mcrcurio* 
Ct tedatur fimul,rcrum arcaniHimarum (c fuiircconfcium, 
dumitacanit: 
Al qitfmcnnjj virtim di$cit prudentia eordtf 

R^ (Cxters 



126 Hicroglyphicorum Lib.jr 

(Cttterd vt emitt4m,qM4t plurima mAxima dicani) 

Scire cttpitjiftrteifciet ejuacttn^ue volntant 

TeEiiribm tacitismortaUs^uajj vtlucres 

Inter fejiridtutt Cceli ferfumma valautes, 

Infatfelum vf cr»citaftt cantum mortalibu4 vllUy J 

Sto^nificant^^ lovis mentem,£ens nuntiafati^ 

Is (erpentii humi nofcetfirmare Draconis 

Sihila,ftrpentum^fcietfuperarevenena, 

Qu2 Iicctalij aci Magica vcl luguria intCTprctMi qucant , 
▼tfortcliccft, tamcn cumnccOrphcuircvcra magusfuc» 
rit , ct fi fuilTct talis vclaugur, non tamcn harc fc fcirc,ni- 
fi Allcgoriccadiirmarcpotlct; SicdcDcmocrito narrant 
ipfumauguriaintcllcxiircctvoccsavium^vclut ctiam dc 
ApoIIonioThyanco;Dcmocritumquc(qui fuam doftri- 
namcxi£gyptohaufit) ccrto noroinc avcs quafdamno- 
minarcfoiitum,cquarum(anguinccommi(}o,anguisnaf- 
ccrctur, cx quo fi quis cdilfcr, avium omnium intciligcrct 
idioroa; Atq; Mciampomcmorantangucs quofdam v^i- 
fos, vndcilic poHca fcrmoncs avium dicitur intcllcxiffc : 
Hujufmodi clTcfain(lima,fiprout(bnant,accipiantur,qui- 
libct ratione prxditusdifccrncrc potcrit ; Vndc Ciccro;ad 
litcram rcfpicicns Dcniocritia: do^rinar,. A'»//^», inquir, 
virum maiori authoritate maiora mendacia prttuhffe : Vcr u m 
ncadcomcndax habcaturDcmocrims, cujusfapicntiam 
ctaurcadi^criaHippocratcsadmiratuscdctPlalo in dc- 
litijsliabuit:,pcrAlIcgoriamcjus honorcmfalvabimus,vt 
ctOrphci,ApoIIonij ctMcIampictdiccmuspcravcs, vo* 
latiiia, ctpcrfcrpcntcs, volubilia fubjcda philofophica 
intclligi j Ex anguc cnim nato dc fanguinc putrcfado qua- 
rundam avium,comcQo?crcdibifc cft, «vium voccs non 
ignotasilicuimancrc: Exvolatilibuscnim (ijbOantijs Hc 
firma ct fixa) pcr putrcfadioncm foIutionis,Qujnt4 clTcn- 
tia diAa^qoa; cumntingrcdicns&liqucfiens^anguis ap- 
pcllatur, quidcindccafdcmavcs, cxquibut coaiuit, ii- 
militudinc naturx facit pcrcipj; Hu;ufmodi Allcgorijs 

nao* 



Lib.j. -^gyptio-Grxcorum. 117 

modcrnoru m fcriptorunj libri pleni funr) qui lunrentur a 
curions:Ideni hicOrpheusfinxicfe conjugit amorcdu' 
dum infcras Piuconii (cdcf et Tznara adijire^Cum inqui( 
in Afgonaut: 

C^terM narravif tfMdviM^vfTdttardaJim, 
fmhrtfas Ditif^ domos & trijiiaregna 
CoMJifMs Ctthara^vxorijf^ coaclns amort» 

Quxnam aucemnntregna Plutonis? jamantetradidimus 
nempefubtcrraneaina circa Pyrenaeos montes^vndemi* 
nerx ad medicinam ct metaila ad diuitias hominum com- 
parabantur: /itcxtcris,quxdeOrpheo reftant, alibi di- 
cendis,hicomiiTis, dc-(Efculapio,quiabomnibus proA- ^, . 
poilinis filionaturaliagnofcituf.pauca adijcicmus rHujus '*'A«*<f' «"• 
matcrCoronis craditur,quajcumcx ApoUineconcepillef^ 
acpodcumaiioremhabuiirct, a Diana intcrcmptaeft: 
Cumque rogo impontafuiiret,Mcrcuriui e vcntre mortux 
iErcuIapiumextraxir,vclPhaebusipfe, wtOftid, i. Met. 
inquit : 

No» tuUt in cin^es labifna fhoehtu ^ofdem 
Semina , fed natMmfl<tmmUy vtero^farentis 
Eript4it,gemim^ tultt Chirtnis in antrnm, 

Hujusnutricem fuiffeTiigonem volueruntet cum apud 
Chironem Centaurumeducatum,ctab codem cruditum, 
aquoartcmmcdcndi didicit: Priusdidus eftApiu8(iW 
blandumilgnificat) quia dolores argrotancium mcdica- 
rocntis delinirct : At cuni Afclen jranafrct, ^EfcuIapius 
nominatustraditur, qui Grjccis Afclepius cft 5 Fabulan- 
tur Hjppolitum ab cquis laniatum ejus arcc rcvixiiTc* quarc 
fcrcur lupircriracus ob invcncam arccm, qua homincsin 
vitamrcvocaripoircntjrcpertoremartisfulminccpnfecif- 
fc: vthabctVwgihlib^.t^neid: Quod cum gravitcr 
tuIiirctpaterejus,acmagnopereluxilTet (cujus lachrimae 
inclcdruaaconverrsecreduntir) Cyclopcs fagittis con- 

fccic 



1 2 8 flicroglyphicorum Lib. j • 

ftrcit; HincillccCcelorelcgatustcrrain pcrcrrauifjCumqj 

liyicimhi puerianiorccaptusdircocunicoccrtAiis Hya- 

cinthuni in)prudcnsoccidi(Tct, vtOvid. isMct:rcfcir, 

profupus eSparraad Laon cdontcmdicitur Trojam con- 

(ugi(Tc,quitumrorteiiiznia civitatis cxtrucnda curabat, 

c»€jue opcram fuam mcrccnftxiam collocaire , vr (ub Trojn 

dicaur: VxoriCrcuIapijEpionejCxquaillc fufccpit Ma~ 

chacncm &: Podahrium,l«(bciHygi<eam : Alij vElluIapij 

non filiim,atvxorera Hygiaramflatuunt: Scrpcntcs in 

cj«sturclae(Tcrctiprcrunt,iI!iq;dica(uaiDraconcmjlpliu8 

enim baculumgcminicingcbant Draconcs ; galius& ca- 

pra cj offcrcbantur: Ex ApoIIincautcm ty£fc»/apiHfyOn\' 

nis Mcdicinz author & patronus , vt Ethnici Hnxcrunt, & 

ex Coronidcnympha,(qujccornicuIam dcnotat) dcduci- 

lur, quia Apollod Orus noftcr vcfte purpurca in mndo va- 

i)svidendiis,Coronidemadhuc,hoc efl, farccm nigram, 

damnatametvituperandam complcditur; a qua ty^fcu- 

lapiusnoftcrpercombuflioncm fcu calcinationcm fcpa- 

ratur) Indc Corcnidis matereft Ph\cgyii{9>^iy*niutcai 

cft comburere ) comburitur cnim Coronis vEfculapi j ma- 

tcr, vtetScmcIe Bacchi, codeai fcr-c re^cdu : fi vcro 

dicaturMercuriuscxtraxiirciE/c«/<i;?i««;cx cincribusma- 

tris,f6Jcmrcsred''t}Hoc enim efto#iciumMcrcurij,& 

r.ilnifiMcrcuriusfft.dcquo dicitur: Hoc eft (ummrm 

ArcanumPhilofophicuro &Mcdicom , quod fub extra- 

dionc ^EfcuIapij cx fuis fsccibus ku cincribus dehtclcitja- 

dcoquccvidenscftjVtrihocfolumcxantiquiftimismonu- 

mentisextaretjfufficicns tamcn icftimonium hujus Mc- 

dicinz&urcx^ac vanitatis TheoIogineEthnica?pcrhibcrcf: 

Primoenimcumlupitcrcum Latona congrcditur (quz 

ctnrubea fit,ramen inuttliscft.donecalba Hat) poft ali* 

quodtemponsfpatium nafcitur LunafcuDianj, de qua 

iBoxdiccmusjacpauIopoft ApoIio,Dianx frater.hicpur- 

ptrc^jillacandidavcfte vclcarncvircndi;*Et licct fcror 

&rrit;r fint 0emelli> ramen fororantc fratrcmin luccm 

prodir^hoccft^albedoantcrobcdincm, ac dcindeprarftar 

obftc- 



Lib.j Aegyptio-Gf«corum. iip 

obftctricls offidum matrijquod mirandum cft, nihilomf- 
nusinartc j^hilorophicacontingitjVbirubedoabrquc »1- 
bidincprarccdcntc nonapparct; Rubcdincfcu Apdllinc 
nato, hicin iprovafcconcumbitcuaiCoronidc/cuinftar 
cornicis nigranymphd, ctgcncratt/£rcuIapium,hoccft, 
omnis mcdicinaE Philofophicac authorctn ) Hic c/dE/cuIa- 
piusamatrcfuarentcrrj nigra(epararincquit,nifi pcrco- 
buftioncni; cttunc nafciturAcfcuIapiuspunffimuSjMc- 
dicina aureaPhilolbphica, omnibus numcris pcrfccfla : 
Dcfeccilla nigraconfulanturauthores, quipaffim cjus 
mentioncmfaciunttNobis vnusArnoldus hic fufficiat- 
quiinnt)voLuminecap.7. H/crf«/«w Ow/, inquit, rHhi- 
cHndifftmui tmpalpabilis in [cipjo y elevatur etiam C^crefcit in 
vtodum fermenti , c^ fefdratttrabeo in calcimtione pradi^d 
terra mgraJnbtiltffimaC^perlHcidjty ^H<tinfHndo vafis fub M- 
£iopHlvere rnbeo re^eritHr .cfrc. Hic cft Acfculapius noUer, 
dc quoHcrmcs cap,3, Fi/iHjtt(^er,inquit,iamregft/ttac 
THheoornamento c^ cartteindutHs ejll lamfiliHS ttojier geiU* 
tHS rexfHmit tin^Hram ab ignf; illfim vero marecfr tenebr< 
fH^iHnty Q^ Selisradiof DracofHgiteum£oramina objervabAty 
fHinJj^noJiermortHHSvivity dr RexW^ne venit ae coningio 
gOHdebit cfr occHltaapparebnnt , filiHfc^ nojter iam vivificatHs 
fit igne bellator r^ tin^Hrisfnpereminens, Trigonc Acfculapi j 
nutrix dicitur quia binaitcratio convcniat nutsimcnti c- 
jus; Apiu8,qualiblandusdicitur, quia Ncpenthes mcdi- 
camcntum Helena denotat; Mortuos vit^ rcftituit, quia 
tcrramortuarcccptafuaanimavivificaturitcrum, vtmul- 
ti«Ioc«sa(Icritur,&BoncIIus in turba u^iitutiProptereay 
inquit, Hlanattira^ cni humiditas adempta ejly cHmpernoSies 
dimittitHr , mortHO Jsmiits videiHr , c^- tHmiiU natnraig- 
neindigetfCjHOHfcfuecorpm C^HHhs ffiritns in terram z>ertAn-. 
tnr, ^tnnc fit pHlvismortH^fimiiis in JHo tHtnnloi His per- 
a6iisreddit DeHfffiritHm cfr anim^m , C^ omni infirmi- 
tate abiataconfortata e^natnra nojira c^ emendata. Oporteti-. 
^itHrUlamrem combnrere abf^^ttmore y donec cinis fi^tt'^ tj/ni 
cinisMptHjftreciperelpiritHm,4nimamj ^ tinfiHranf infnjam : 
S AcfcuU- 



I j o Hicroglyphicorum Lib. j , 

JECcuUpiut itaqucfuaArte corporamortuain vitaiBrcJu- 
cit ; quiiilUquximperfedAfunt, &qua(i mortuaexin' 
firmitaCcad fanitatcm ct vitam pcrenncm tranfmouet: 
VxorisctBlionimnominisratiopatct* Ia(b cnim a mc 
dcnclo,& Hygiafaa(iinitatedicitur: i^crpentcs vcro cur 
incju^tutclatmt^ratis apparct^ quia dupiices fcrpcntcs, 
quorum vnus ed alatus» altcr ab/que alis fcu duplcx mcr. 
curialisrub(lantia,mas&fcemin9,c(linitium& finis ope- 
tis : HincDraco iiliadvigilat&riccrcd) qucmidmoduin 
& Mercurio & alijs hujus familix dij s & Heroibus eandem 
cbcaufam* ^uodcovfqueapudEthnicosprocerto ha- 
bitum cft, vt iEfcuIapium Dcum Romam in Scrpcntis 
fcuDraconisfpcciclegatireduxcrint,cum pcflis maxima 
. . ibigrairaretur^I.4.narraturinferius;ItaDiaboIu8Ethnico- 
€x Ep^^' fum fuperftitioni, qui noftrisprimis parcntibus cadem 
*"*' formaimpofuit, artipuIatur,proey£fcuIapiocrcdito fcin 

Draconcm formans : Qupdadduntquidam dcovis cor- 
niciSjexquibusSerpcntcsexcIufinnt a confcijs raccrdo- 
tibus, foricltafehabct; licet Hicroglyphicum fit& non 
hy (loricum quid , J|£:ulapiuro cx corhicis ovo cditum 
clTcj Eft eniro ovumlFocphilofophicum fubnigrum mul« 
tis fupcr Buitatibus abundans, a quibus Acfcuiapius noftcr 
fcparandus c(l : Sic cnim Arnoldus paulb antc citato loco: 
^^saterratufrrapraM&aj inquit,iW calciMationt fefaratnra 
commixtoyejna. aiiasfnerat in t»to cpere iftftpara^iiii propter 
fcrtt//imamv»ianem; EtideoHeeefefMit perfortijjtmum arti 
^ciumfeparari •' Et /IremMt/erit comrnixta^propter fni impu- 
ritatem,impecUret pura materiaiti^refum : Harc ille f At Lul- 
liusmonflrathancnoflraromcdicinam c6 vlq; clabora- 
tamformamovi infuper haberc, cum lib. Jcquintacir. 
DiUinA. 5. pn.l. ^ofrigefaEloy inquit, i$tveniet artifia 
imfoMtemntflrMm rotHndHmy admo<iHmovit<jttemextrahat(^ 
■i«Wtfr,cJ-f.EtinarborcPhiIof fub 1 i.principio: Poflof 
tmMillim cotoriiincipitcoadMnariinmehoinformM rotmmeUad 
modnm CMiufdam rotrtndiffima iHna^circu/ariter contenta : Acf- 
culapius extradlus ex cmcribtis Chironi fcu manuum opc 

ratio. 



Lib.j Acgyptio-Gr^corum. iji 

ntioni educandus traditur. Quia rt Bodillui in turba te- 

flatur- FottusextraElusnoft ntji UBt ttutritur & igntfer fe • 
C^pau/(itim,Jumparuu/useJ}^ & e^uanto maiis exuritur ojjfi" 
bus confortatiSy iniuventutem dedtuitury in quamptrveniens 
fibifujjicit : HocvuItChironiseducatio, quod quafi ina- 
nuducidebeatadignemtolerandum: >G(culapij memi- 
nitquoquc Hermesantiquiflimus, qui D/alogos ad ipfura 
inftituit,aiias citatos : Solu, quijdemeftcum Apolline, SoliaflijAei' 
iilioshicprxtcrimusjntcr quoseftt^eta, dequoante, tayAugias^ 
Augias^ dequopoft, & Phaeton ; Hic Cl/menes nym- Phaeton, 
pha?fiJiusadpatremaIiquandovenicns, i^oiis currum if' 
cendcre impetravit, voto fibi nocivo 5 Dum enim quatu- 
or Solis cquis Ccslo invehitur,in Eridanum, non procul 
a Py renaeis monti bus praccipitatur ; quo venuHo figmcn- 
to foetae documenta dederunt & dodrinjc phyficar & 
& moraiiS; nempc quomodo^haeton Philofophrcut, 
10 Eridanum auriFfrum prarcepscadatj &nonnimtiaI- 
tapetcnda, nccquidfupraeapturaautvircsproprias fen* 
tandumellc; Etfibcne res ipfa conlyderetur , idemcft 
Fhaeton, qui Acfculapius, nillquodhic medicinar vfum 
fpe(flet,iIIca]ia,quaemultisincred!biIfiarftimantur:Tum 
enimPhaeton (uoardore aSoIe conccpto combuflit E- 
ridanum &exiccavir, imoaurirerumfecit, vtalijfabul^- 
lur • DeeoAugurellusexLullioexifltimat, fiinmare in* 
ciderit,totum marecombuftiim &exiccatum iri,& aurife- 
rum futurum,nedicam, vtiiligarriunt, in aurumcon- 
verfumiri: Sedadi^olisfcu Apoilinisfororem Lunam fi- 
ueDianamredeamus, qUT eodcm cum illo parfu, fcd 2)/4«(i/^» 
temporeprior,edirae(}: /^lxrique Delum locumnata-r 
lem ApoIIinis&D-anaiarbitrantur j Et Arcades Profele- ^ j^^ r^- 
nos, qua(iaotelunaresillosdi(^o«, quinonproculab A- * 
pidano habitaruntjante Lunam exortos nuganturquiJa, 
interquosefl^ Apolloniu5in4. Argonaut: & Mnafeas e- 
jusenjrrator&ArKtotiles : SicTheodorus lib.29 ,Ari(^o 
Chius&Dionyrnis Chalcidenfis in primo fu« acdificatio- 
n'siropudentiinn.eafiutraiarunt, paulo ante bcllum,quod 

S J ab 



fjt flieroglyphicorum L?b.j; 

sbHcrcule advcrfus gigantes gertum efl, Lunam primo 
. upp3rmire,q'io tcmporerdbulantur Profcjenum Orcho- 
mcniBlium ArcadibuB impcrdirc,vttradit Duris Samius 
in lib. 1 5. rcrum Macedon : Hifcc mcHdaciflimisrclationi- 
busEthnicisvoIuptdtifuitantiqaitatem furgcntis dcmo- 
ftrallc) defumptiscx nomineperfon.Tjquxnunquara ex- 
titit; autficxtitit,inanenomcn fuitj^ fi vixitrct quidam 
rrotelcnusappcllatus, an proptcrGailleanteLunamex- 
ortam faidct!' Quod fi vcrohisrefpondcre quis vellct, 
an nonjurcqu.Trcret, Num Profelcnus cumluisArcadi- 
busintencbristamdiu degilTet, cumijdcmtcftenturLu- 
namfeu Dianam & Solem feu ApoUinem eodcra dieac 
parcucditos, non inlucem, quialux nonfuerat, fcd cum 
Juce in mundumPVeiu Arcadicus afinus his laducis luxu- 
riet: NecfoIumArcadcs, fed&alix gentes Dcorum& 
Heroum ab ijs ortorum monumenta fibi accommod^<n 
runt, prxcincntibus Poetis; Hinc lupitertot locisnatu» 
dicitur ; vti\ratalislib.i. c. i, miroitur^modom Cretay ma- 
j ., , . do Thebis, modo i» Arc4dia,mod» apftd Afeffenios: Et ne qiiid 
J* •'"'dc c.Ttcrisdijs, aut heroibus dlcam,qiu)tvrbcsHomeri 

tr^'*^* P , fe patrias aut congentiles jadarunt, quot ejus fepul- 
ramtasjith-^^^^^ ortcndcrunt?vt Giccro pro Archia tcftatur 5 Ea- 
Btc*r/4m* j^^ vanitatis & gIorioI;c falfnc infignia in Thetralo 
nodro, Hippocratis filio agnoiciraus, qui coram A- 
thcnienfibus impudentcrjaAatfuum gcnus ab ApoIIine 
dcfcendcrc, vt & artcm : Quid fi iEfculapius ac Apollo 
nunquamvixilfcnt, an Theinius propterea abfque pro- 
geniforibusfuilTef? At hjcc eo tempore communia fiie* 
re.' An non^neas ex Vencre, Romulus& Remuseac 
MartcacRhcaSylvia VcrtahV ex t^nea oriunda, pro- 
geniti funt i Qjpt funt vrbcs , regiones & gentes> 
quje fcriptorcSi dum fub Ethnicifmo adhuc etTent,ha- 
bucrintj&fcnonadijs vel hcroibos, Trojanis aut alijs 
derivarint? Ita veritasper adulationem oppreita, &dig- 
nftifis & antiquifAtis opinio pcr mendacta horainum 
mentibus impreiraell: Dc Luna, quatcnus Cceli lumi- 

nare 



Lib.} Aegyptio-Graecorum, ijj 

nareed, hic nihil dicimus^ at provt Latonx filia & A- 

poliinis forory alias Diana, eam confydcramus : .^^od 

fratri foror nafcenti opem tulerit, & matri Latonac ob- 

ftetricem egerit, jam anfcattigirous* cjufquereiratiofat 

eftconfpicua: NamRubcdoaibedincm fequi dcbcr, & 

iKjn econtra, tcftantibusomnibus Philofophis : Virgini- 

tatem verb Dianaperpetuam vovit & aparrclove impe- 

travit, ncmpc dctcrrita periculo partus^ cui adfucrat : Al- 

bcdoenimapparcns eximi non debet, (cd coqui ad ru- 

bcdinem; ideoque virgo mancrc dicirur: Ab Ethnicis 

quoq; Lucina invocata c{l, quae parturientibus, vt luna 

(quac ipfaeodcmquoque partu cum lovc a Rhca edita 

erat)pr^elle acopem ferre credebatur, necnon nafccn- 

tiaomniainluccmevocare: Venatrixlemper arcu& fa- 

gittis vti fingebatur, quibus Orionem venatorem opti- 

inum c:6invi-dia 2cin(lin(^u ApolIiniSjaquisinnatantcm^ 

tnfeiaquidclTetjtranftixit: Cynthiam quoqj camvoca- 

runtamonte Dcli altifnmo, vbi nata fity&AmuIcnarem 

& foeminam eire putlrunt, vt Orpheus in hy mno : Auda 

dc deficiensjcadem quoauc foemini mafq; .Alcman Meli- 

cuseamvxoremAeriSjcquo Rorc filium conceperit ac 

genucrit, arbitratur : Bigis ea vchi & non qiJidrigis,vt So* 

lem, Marcm Mani/tHs fingitr Et vcftes (plcndidas indu- 

ere & exuercy cum velit, irq; oceano lauari, & lam lu- 

cida, iam obfcura pro veftifi Iplendoreapparere Homcrus 

hymnographusiilefcribitiaccruabus candidis cjus cui«^^^^ T^iaM 

rum tradum dicunt.Ciccro ^. de Nat. Dcor* trcs Dianas qv-.-^-j 

ftatuit,primamIouis&ProfcrpinaBjqua2 pinnatumCupi- 

dincm gcnuiircdicitur} fccundam notiorcm, quam loue 

tcrtio & Litona nataro acccpimus ; Tcrtiae patcr Vpis tra- 

ditur,Glauccmatcr> camGrjccifajpc Vpim patcrno nc- 

mine appcllant. Latona cjus & Apoilinis mater 

cft ; idquc vcriilimum .- Nam Lato Iivc Latona di<f^a 

vnum idcmquc fubjcdlam dcnotat; Idquc Moric- 

ncs fTpilfime inculcat, cum inquit:iV^5y?^ tjmdtm 

Lato qttamvis primnm fit rnhetts ^ tAmtn efi utHtii^^i&c, 



q4 Hicroglyphiconioi Libj,* 

Et: Si4t4tem Lnt0ncum [Hlphure comlfuratury cfrc» Item* 
cjmndoafitem purns L.tton tamdiueiecociuitury C^c. Et his fi« 
roiliainnumcraruisvifencialocit: Orionem Dianajacu* 
lis intcrcmit , venatcrera magnum,Tripatorem illum^Io- 
vis, Neptuni & Mercurij filiuro •, qui ab Oejiopione cx« 
c^ecatusinLemnumprofedusaVuIcano perbenigncex- 
cipitur: Vulcanusejusmirertusperfamulumfuumad fo- 
lemorientem ipfumdeduci voluit, vbifanirafl reOitutnt 
Jumcnrecuperavitj Quid quacfo Vulcanus opis prarfta- 
retOrioni, nifi cx arte fua? Ideoquciprumad Solem ori- 
entem mifit; quod intclleftu facilc eft, nec cgetexplicati- 
one: HuncOrionemDianafpicuIis transfixit, cumna- 
raretinmjri, iignumfcpcterearbitrata: Ed autem Dig- 
na&mas&:foemina; quiaHcrmaphrodyticae natorx cft, 
cumfubaibcdinc fit rubcdo, &:exfoemina Hat mafculut 
in ma^zifterio Philofophicoj Sicenim Senior : Hacejivir' 
tuif<tmin<t,ci$iamfAminamfec(rat in 9. diebusyjl2,nificat antms 
flHdteftvtrtitsfamiiutteiuamfecerHntmAfcnlMm, cum ceaguU' 
t»r ^fij^itur irt igne^i^fit mafculm caltdus &ficcus, peridem 
^uodaCfjuifiuitapartei^niayC^ mrHinatur tUMC mafculus, c^ 
nominaxit hanc aqtiam ceagulatam nominecuiuflthet mafculi' 
deinde defpon/averunt eam , (^ ipfe efi ex ea, gt* ipfe efl rdaix 
eius c^ coagulatio eius. Rorcro habetfilium Dianafeu Lu* 
na,^aamvisvirgoftatuatur: quia vt ros cadat ante eius 
exortumncccifecftj Bigis vtitur , non quadrigis, quia 
faltemduos colotcsCacitapparcre,nigrcdinem & albedi- 
nenij &triahabet Elementa; Solautcro omnes colore» 
quituorrcquirit&qi^atuor Elementa, fi authoribus cre. 
Mircurim dendunn fit : lupiter quoque ex Maja fufcepit Mercurium: 
y.hvisf^M HicDeorum fingiturvigflantiflTimusj In Cyllcne Arca- 
di^montenatus: PaufaniastraditeuminCorycio mon- 
tc, non procul a Tanagris natum & lotum fuilfe in Tf icre- 
na, vbitrcserantfontes in agro ?heneat[co,a nymphi» 
«ccoliseiusmontis: Alijeducarumeum dicuntfubportu- 
Iaca,quxplantacft huroiditatc&frigiditarcnMxiine abfi- 
dan$3 dcqua&LuII: ThecnTcft: C. 4. liiter vcgcta- 

bi iia 



Lib.j, Aegyptio.Graecoium. ijy 

bilia Mercurioappropriata Fneminic, cttminqult» Incer 
vegetabili4vitiscli(5(«materiamarcuiina & magna luna- 
ria, qu^eiiruccuJ Vitalis, & radixfrumentifiue (Iraroi. 
nis &;porri&; portulaca, malva&MercurialiSj&Cheli- 
doni« : CumqucnatuselfecMercurfus, alijdicuntluno- 
ncmIacipnprxbui(Tc,acpcr infcitiam eum aliquamdiu 
nutrivilTcj cx cojus ore lade emitro viam iadleam in coe- 
lofa(flam: Alij malucruntOpirojulTamlac infanti prae- 
bcrc, ilIudinfaxumexprc(fiirc,quod Saturno obtulerat, 
quo ia coelum delapfo ladlea via UAx fit : Otio abundan- 
tiscifet h3ecfcrupuIonusade6manifcf)c falfa rimari, nili 
nonnihilarcani lateret. Nam quarhai^enusdiximus licet 
Cenujora Hnt, taroen k mundo recepta & Echnicis credica 
fuerunc: Nobis condac, quod(ubje(fhimartischymica: 
fitMercuriusjquivndecunquecrtus fic,femperex mon- 
tanolocodeducitur :Maja matcr ejus ed vna PleiadHm) 
Atlantisfilia, &accipiturpro colle Atianti adjacente, vc 
ance notavimus : fiveicaqueexMaiafeu Cyllene monce 
Ar£adixprodierit,perindeerit: In Tricenalotusa nym- 
phis,hoc e(l, terpurgatusfuis proprijs aquis; Alatum 
cumfinxeruntjcuigallus affidebat, juvenem formofum 
fine fucO) acfinecomptujvultuhilari atqueacribus ocu- 
lis-, qui aureicathcnaauribushominuman#bXii, morca- 
les qu6cunquelibui(rcf,traheret; Hujusfimulachrum Ae- jp^^j^j 
gypcij p»r(im atra facie, pjrtim aurca& claraconfinxcre: ^^ ^ 
Aercus expretfus cft cum aitante ariece,cum prxelTec gre- 
gibus : Caduccus illi dabatuccum anguibus geroinis, ma- 
reicfoemina, fciliccc mutuo connexu circumvolutis, &; 
concordibuSiquorumcaud^dcmictcbantur ad capulum 
ciducci:Huncab Apolfine acccperacpro lyri,quim inve- 
ncrjt&ApolIinidedcrit: Cau(4 Ser^encum in eo con- 
ncxorum hrc (nditur i cum caduceum intcr duosangues 
accrrimc' inter fe dimicantcs conjccilTet , atque ij rcpentc 
fadi etlcnt amici, inpoOcraro virgam eam geminis angei- 
bus circumvolutia infignitam gedavlt: H«i:c omnind 
Chymicaclfc, atqucideo fida& introdudaabantiquidi- i 

mis ^ ^ 



ij({ Hicroglyphicorum Lib.j^' 

mfsnetBO^ninquimhilvnquamlegcrit corum,autdiQor- 
ci judicijautdurioris ceruicis Ot,non animadvertic:. Dc 
quibuscum tot volumint tani rcccntiorumquam vetc- 
rum ^criptorumfere^oranibusfuis paginis attertefitur, 
nostcrtunonia hiccifiirc fingularia rupcrfc ]cbimus:Ala- 
tuscftj&pingitur^quia/^hilofophiGusMcrcurius ctfi non 
. fitvulgari$illc&crudus,tamcnalasad volandum habet, 
^ r^j-^^^ nifi derincaturhruofratre: galiuseiallidct.pruptcr vigi- 
'fo tt uts, iantiam,fircnuitatern & volatilitatem : fine fuco & comp- 
tu rormorus,hocfeft,fuanatura honmgencus Silegitimus 
abrquemixturacujufvis; quod aure^ cathena ducat ho- 
minesauribus, crcdibiIcelt,non folumcloquio.vtalijcx- 
ponunt,fcdquod ipfcMcrcuriusomnium legum^artium, 
Mcdicinx, mercium, totiufq; politix author apud i£- 
gyptios dicatur , vt antc narratum eft ; Quia Mercurius 
Ifidiprarfuitj&aMcrcurio illa enutrita dicitur, omncfqj 
*rte8&lcgcsaccepiire>, ^'icMcrcurius revcra trahit ho- 
^ines auribusy icdaureacathcnd>quia adejus artisnu- 
tura omnia fida, pi<5^a, fculpta, fada & perada ftatu- 
untur: iEgyptijautcm p^^timatrapartimaurea facic c- 
umfinxeruntjquiaitarcueracrtj^urea interius, atra cx- 
tcriu«:^rcu$Martisnaturamrepr3?fcntat aricte : InCa- 
duccofunt^cminiangucs; quia cft dupJcx Mercurialft 
fubftantia, quarum vnacft calida&ficca,altcra {i\^\^^^ 
humida; &ficcontrafijsquaIitatibus, qua: tamen redu- 
cunturadconcordiam; lUacft mas^h^cfgsmina: illa a* 
gcn$, hxcpaticns; Mirabilis virtuscft eiusvirg<e,quod 
diftidentcsconcordcsfaciatfcrpcntcs, quodque animas c 
corporibustadliscducat, inquc carcducat; Hoc cnim 
fblus Mercuriuscfficitinmagiftcriophilofophicoj Idco« 
quc vulgo ^xzxxux^Eft tn Mercurio f^uiceiuid ^uaruntfapieH- 
tes '^ EtLu]l.lib.dequint.Eir.Diftinc.3.deIncerat; ^a- 
*iam,'\T]quit,Eiewerjtafuntj<fua induranty fxaMt^ congeUnti 
C^tsfu^eti^m i»clurant0rjix4ntur & congeUntur : £t fic eft du- 
flex corfyderatio in artejcilicet ccmponere ex vna nat/ira VKiut 
metAlliduos liqucrejcontrari9S in comfofttione i Vnumy <^fii 

virtk' 



Lib.j, Acgyptio»Graecoium. 137 

ttrunt, ijtti fit votutilit^injixtist^inillUi Jfle vero fecHndui 
liquoY xndH^atur^ fxatur e>- cengeUttfr perprimttm : Ex (jHt' 
htu amhobm liqHerthm rejnitat vnm lapus cotteeUfni, fixus (^ 
induratuSy quihabtt virtutemccngelandi mn congelatumii»' 
iurare rttoUificmn , (cffixaye infixum^ c^ mol'tficare durum, 
Hacc ell duplcx ilU ferpeniua» connexiojquorum vnus a* . 
latus^alfcribfqjalisfingifur; hsrc eft dupicxfacies lani, Kf^^ ] » . 
qux rcipicit in prxtenta & profpicit in futuraj aut potius , ff^ogyfht' 
qua non fixa natura iiitrat in fixam, ta iquam pcr lanuam ^"'^* 
apertarr^* Wxq eft gemina av s vna cum pcnniSjalfcra fine 
pcnniSf & vna appr rhendit roftro caudam alieiius^vt eft 
infigniaSenions: Qilidpluribus? Hscc res eft nofior, 
quamguodadeamdenionllrandam plurateftimoni^ad- 
ducidebeant: Z)efuricitateMercurij mirum in modum Mercttrifisz 
coufennunt,quodcumparvuIusc(rctadhucinfansaVuI- yuicatto • 
canofufceptuserudiendus ci inftrumenta fabrilia furri- c/Hditm, 
pucrirexofficiPfl} Vcneri cingulum, lovi fceptrumj A- 
pollini bovcs Admetiregis pafcentij&pharefram, codc 
die quo natus eft : Cupidinenjque palseftra fuperavit re- 
ccnsedi^Usin lucem: Poftadulrus varia officia obtinu- 
ifjPcmpedforumcocnaculum veirere,*flcrneie curiam, ^l^^i^ M^r- 
lovis m^ndiita pcrdtemcircumfcrrc^&hueJlluc curfitare «^*"'^'. 
pernodcm mortuorumanimasadinfcros deduccrc, pa- 
JtftriSjConcionibufqj praccIIc,8.:nullo tcmpore quicfcc- 
r:: Lyraminvcnitjiiovcm chordas teftudini ad Nilum 
invcntr primus intendi'j f rimustrcsfidiumfono9acu'u, 
gravcm 8c mcdium rcpci ijt : Baftum paftofcm in faxum 
Indiccm coovcrtir, Ovid. 2. Mctam : Argum centum o- Mercurtus 
culorum, qui lonemin vaccam verfam feruabit, SaKo c^^ypnjf 
occidit : ex^gypto prifuif, & iEgyptijs leges &: literas legcs ^ Itte- 
tradidif, a quibus nominarJ ncfas habebstLfr; fubtcriisr^w tradtdtt^ 
quoqjmancnsTrophcniu?,aquibufdamdiduseft:AftrO' AfironomiA 
nomix & PhiIofophiaEauthor& Rcligionis ThebanisSa- & Philofo- 
ccrdotibuscxtitit,quimaximebasdifcipIinascx^cuerunt,^^w^«/W 
vttcftaturStrabolib. 17. Geograph: EtMarcus Manili-M^rr«r/«fc 

T us 



1^8 Hicroglyphicorum Lib.j, 

os, lib. I. rerum Aftronomicarum his verfibtti : 

Tf*pri»cfp!4Uthcr^facri Cyllemt t4titi, 
Perteinm CtelHminteritu^umfy^era notAy^C' 

Idcm /•octa conatar oflcndcrc vnivcrfum fundamcntum 
rcligionisapudiGgyptiosa Mcrcurio priusfuifTc invcn- 
tum, vnacum ritibus facrorum rerumque naturalium cau- 
fis: Exhisquidaliudclicicmus, qyafuprius fub^gyp- 
j^ . tijiumHicrogIyphi:i$rarpiusr<rpetituiiaxioma,aMerju- 

rio dcpenJcrcomnia,eumqucelk omnium rcrum ma- 
gidrum : Furicitascjusnimis nota eH: iliis, qui qucm- 
cumque Mcrcurium elaborindum fumpfcruntjHlnc Vul- 
canOjCcrtcrifquc dijs inHrumenta furripuit^ At cura Vulca- 
nocducatus dicitur ? quia Vulcano efl proprius difcipu* 
lui, & ille huic prarccptor: Officia c/jsfatisconftantj 
Mercuriuscnimdicitur,quafimedius currens, quia Dijs 
k pcdi bus fuit •• Sic in artc Philofophica currit pcr initium,' 
mcdium&fincm: Mufica inftrumenta & intervalla in- 
venit; quiaomnia fiuntponderc, numcro & menfura; 
cx quibus tandem fonorum qui J cvadit:Battum in Saxum 
vertit, & Argum faXo intercmit; Ni! mirum, quia Mercu* 
riusfeulndcxintrivijs ipfe cft nonnunquam lapideus: 
^gyptijsomnisdifciplinx authoreft, vtnepcrcpetitum, 
atquodnominarincfascfrct, arcana Aegyptiorum facra 
tninifcfiat a Mcrcurioprofcdta& de Mcrcurio infiituta, 
etfilcntioinvoIutaclTc: Cuiusreieuidcns quoquc argu- 
FrTuH:iti mentumcft, quodMcrcuriusrcfertur ctiim inicr Arca- 
prt.Gram.ah nos illos Samothracum dcos, quorum folcnnia qui ob- 
Hebrdtode- fcrvalfct, intcr turbulcntifiimas tcmpefiatcs fcrvabatur 
dMcity^Hod omnino: Ijs Vlyfifcminitiatum ferunt in Samothracia, 
Abjirufum fcd vitta alba pro earnijs vfum fuilTc ; quippc cum initi- 
fona'-,vt& antcstxniaspurpurcfls circa vcntrcminncxucrint;Eratau- 
Cahiros, tcm mos initiandi in Cabiris^atquc Dcorum nomina,quos 
ARCA- nominarc^cfascrat,ifia fucrunt: AXIOERVS, AX« 
NISSIMAXOQ^KS hy AXIOCERSVS: Eratautcra Axiocrus 

Ccres 



Lib.}^ Aegyptio-GriecGiurn; ij5> 

Cercs, Axiocerfa Profcrpina, Axiocerfiis Plueoj quibus r * 
quartusacccdebat C A S M I L V S, quierit McrcuriHs, vt / ^^^u. 
fcriplitDionyfiodorus. Triccps Dcusvocatur, marinus, Vf*** ^***^ 
ccelcftis&tcrrcftrishabitus: CumHecitecongrcirus cx ^'*"^ff^*^- 
catrcsfiliasfufcepit. Athcnicnfes Tcrreftri Mercurio ''"^ ^''*' 
Choesvocatafolcnniacclcbrabantdie 1 j.LunjE Nouem- ^'^>^''^f'f"' 
bris,quibus fcminaomiiumgcnerum in vna olla mif-"/'.^ ''*^* 
ccrcntur & coquerentur : Ijdem in ejus honorem Hydro- ^^^^' y*^*^'» 
phcj^aagcbant-,de quibus inferius.A Lycophrone triceps y^^P"^"^ 
Nonacritcs CtarusDeusnuncupatur; ALadantiocitante'' ''^'^* 
Hcrmctemjntertrcs, quibuscilet fumma fapjcntia, V- 
f anum five Ccelum, Saturnum & Mercurium numeratur : 
AquibufdamPoIygiusdicitur, cuiHercuIcsdevidis gi- 
gantibusclavam confecrarit tCujudibet mcnfis dics lu* 
nx quartus Mcrcurio fuit dicatus, (icut primus & feptjmus 
Apollini, quiSoIcft: Traditurcum PIutone& lovccol- 
i^cutusfuiirc, eorumquelegumarcanahoroinibus expli- 
cafife: Ipfilinguavidimarumfacra crat, quac-vltimopro- 
ijcicbaturinignem: Habuitplurimos filios f intcr quo» 
e^thalides Argonauta) & filias,exquibus Angeliar mcmi- 
nitPindarus:IIlima<5Vab^turvitu!tlsj Ejus fimulachrum 
jnter cactcrjEleufinicrum facra fymbola pertabatur, dc 
quibus fubEleufinijsdicemus rHjccprsetcr antc cxpofita 
Mercurij naturam,& ci rillefacriiadhiberctur&Dcus crc- 
ditusfitjfatisdilucidc explicantj quod nirairum fit ex 
prxcipuisHieroglyphicis iEgyptiorum &Grarcorum, i- 
deoquc cjus folennia cum filcntio ab initiatig & juratis 
perfonis , ne quicquam altcri apcr.rent , cclebrata fint; 
HincfruflraLadantiusMcrcuriumlibrodc falfa religio- 
nearbitraturfuilTehomincmfingulariingcnio & fapien* 
tia: Et CiceroIib,dcNat. Dcor: Mcrcurios plurcs pro- 
ducitjaiTcrcns vnum Coelo patrc & Dicmatrc natum,alte- 
rum Valentis & /»horonidis filium, tertium lovc & Maja 
cditum,quartumNiIopatre;quintumquem colunt Phe- 
neatx. Vnusenimfaltcm Mercuriuseft,^ifqueHicrogIy- 
phicus,ncc Deus,ncc homo; quanivis non ncgauerim fa- 

T i iffc 



\:% 



140 Hieroglyphicorum Libijl' 

iireqHordimrjmmre fapienti.T virosHcrmctcs Hru Mcr- 
curios didos in ifigypto, histamcn nihil de an'e didii 
HffffiffJ /«- atrcnbi polfe: SicHcrmc* Trirmcgiftusipfe Mcrcurium 
niotefle Hc- intcrtapicnti(Timosrccer:fct,nonfcip^um intelligens, fed 
^^^;^^/?^,y.^, Hicrugfyphicum } Hicvt interdcos Acgyptios & Elcu» 
lar calcAvs ^"i'0!* numcrabarur, rjc& Samothricumjqunrumfolcn- 
iiinera, ^^* ^u m ijscjufdem fue^u it intentioniirj H ic, vt illa ar- 
MerCHrxpu cani(fima, His vc iliis Mcrcurius intereratj & faccrdo- 
venditor c^ tibus i<c initiatis clavis aurea in iingu,»; Hi &iIiiAngc- 
ueiociator- ronae filentij de^jautHarpocriti deo litaucrunf, tdeoqj 
dcorum nonjina in vulgum fpargere ncfas erat ; non 
quod pcr fe malum elfet, Deos crcditosnominare, fed 
nc arcana fub nominibusillorum deorum, & f.icroruni 
latentia innotcfccrent : Hxc fuit vnica & pr:)priacaufa, 
cur initiaticirentfele(fli & iuraci,qui celebrarcni illa fa- 
cra & (imulachra viderent,cur intcrdidum cr^t quicquam 
dcdijsaut fairis invuJg;»re, «ut ipfos Dcos nominarci 
Hmc dijs illiscoramunia & gcncralia qurdam nomina 
attnbuta funt , qux funiroara eoruin dignitateoi defig- 
nent , vtfuntAxioerus, Axiocerfa & Axioccrfus; Ccres, 
Profcrpina &/'lutoj Ccrcs eadcoi cft, c^ii EIculLva m- 
flitutafuntj de quibus infra fcqucnti Iibro , & P\i\io 
divitiarum Drusfubtcrrancus, dc quo fupcrius; Mcr- 
curius his additur, vclut miniftcr, qui cil O imia in 
omnibus : Fabulantur ijs facris Vlylfem initiaturn jfic 
cnim Homcro placuif j tj?ni<E autem purpurca? , noii 
albac, illis adhibcntur, in quibus cum c^rarit VlylFss, 
tot crrorum & tcmpcflatum ipli m rcduu immiifa- 
rum, qu bus tamcn fcrvarui cft, caufa extirit: Cur 
triccps eQ Mercurius , novit is, qui legit apud po* 
ftratcs cx HTrmctCj Tresvidi ficics in v;>o pifrcj iic 
Rofariusj Mattriay'm(^\.\\tyLapidi.s PhUofophorurKcj} acjHA c^ 
inieUigitHr de afjHA illorHin trtumy vt proi/al Hortuianw ; 
Necdehnt e[fe plura ner pattciora^ Etdictt^ qnoaSol cji 
m^fcHlns-i Lnna fcemina ^ Affrcurim fferm^: Nona* 
criccs Mcrcurius appclIaiUF) quia Nunacns Atctd^x 

moiis 



Lib.j Aegyptio-Gr^corum. 141 

mons pfrceJebns in jugis habct ftillantcs c faxo fri' 
gididiinos humorcs 5 H\CiUtcmac]UJ I}ygiavocatur,in 
qu ncq^ argentcum,ncc[; xneum, ncq; fcrreucD vaspo- 
fcil' rublidete, quin confumatur & croditur •• Gon- 
rerVire autem ca;n nifi vngula mulma, nihil credeba- 
tUr: Mjrinus dicifur Mcrcurius, vtal(| putarunt, t)uod 
pcf m^ire, Ccslcftispcr Ccclum,terrcftrisper terram Dc- 
orummindan perleccrit,verurnnos fcimus, quodin co 
(it rjperius& infcriasjCielu & tcrra PhilofopIiorujSi quod 
terra fit pafticcps dqu t, idcoq^ triura nafurarum dicaf ur. 
{c\2 qjod conrtet ex aquj & terra, tanquam proprijs Elc- 
mentisvilibHibus&pfxtcrca quinta cirentia fcu ccsicfti 
virtuce abditj ; Hccats: congreirus triformi matcricC, cx 
ea gcneruvit filios : Cur vcro Afhenienfcs tcrreftri Mercu- Mercmium 
riOjTrophonio dicflo, ejurmodi foiennia fecerint (cmini-7><'?^^<'"^*'«» 
'bu3mi(h's&cod:isomnibusinvnao!lamirab!lceft3&:i£ n^mimrin^- 
gVi^tiosritus oftcndit;dequi';U3cxh3<flenusdi^i8ratio-A^'^'^« 
cinar» hcrat •• Myfticam quoqjcaufam fubclFe animadvcr- 
titur indiebus Mcr.ris Mercutiodicafts. Arq- indcvide- Mjr/?iV4. 
tur & apud R">manosmoremnumerandi dies pknctarii 
feptem incepnrcj cum &apud ho9 vt ctiamnum Apollini 
primus&ieptimuif, aCv-^Arrarfffqoartus dics aflcribfttur, 
nonramcn habitorf(pcd:uadLui ae<i£tatem aut rootum, 
vtcfhm : j^uoj Mercuriusle§e9alove&/'Iutonc5diviti- 
arumDeo,rtiutuatushoT»inibuscxplic^it,;amf:rpiusdc- 
claratumcft: Lmgua ipfifacra, non vc hadenus cxifti- 
matum,tanquam Eloq-jeiuix DtOy fcd (ilcniij, & quod Mercarto ! 
e us facra intra dcnt um vajium fjppreifa iingua rcticcnda UnguA facra^ 
rint-,qaTidcocxtcrnonru vltin^oabijccbarur jfl jgpe:quia vtfilentu w 
nunciuscrcdcba^^urdenrumj^ogeliim rilijmhabuillctiii- ta, 
gitur; Dc nmulaciiro cjus tntcr Elcurioiadiccmus :Hic 
itaque «ft illc Aiercmas quf pcr vnivcrfis mundi '^^x- Affrcwim 
tesfuis !cgcs,fjcro3 rifus, ceremon-as & culrus inftuu- jwa^W<7i»»- 
it; Cumquc rcvcra nunqu»m in rcjm natura Fucrit,m- pofnit, 
fi fccundum inrrlledurn vEgvpiiorum faccrdotuoi & 
Graccoiui^oetaju Hicrogl>'phicc& AllcgoriCjr.ccnonia 

T i artc 



i^z flieroglyphicorum L^b.j; 

artcipQstum cognitl arcanifTima, nihilominua omnia 
mundana, tanquamDcustcrrcnus, rexit,ordinavit, fixic 
&rcfixit : Ex tr^gyptoin Phoeniciaro, &ad Grn^cos cu 
(iia rcligionc my ftica pcnctravit, ab his ad Romanos, qui 
toti fcrc orbi, cui dominabantur, Mercuriu ciq- congcn- 
tilcs Dcos prcpinarunt & obfcruandos prarccpcruntj Hac 
rationc Hifpani, Galli,Gcrmani, Britanni,aIi;quepopu* 
U Mcrcurio, vt&Marti, iitarunt,qucm«dmodum cxan- 
tiquis hyllorijs patct-* Quamvis potius Gcrmanos ab 
ipfisiEgyptijs (fiquideraRomananccnomina, ncc nu- 
minacumimpcriototccntenis vix confirmato multum 
curarint) Mcrcurij cultum haufiirc arbitrcr carationc, 
quod «x£gyptij Mcrcurium fualinguaThcutvocaverint, 
tcGermani,quifortca/l/rrr«/'f) cultu feThcutonos fiue 
Teutfchenindigetarint,longc ante Romanoril adventum 
inGernianiam Mercuriuminfylvisvnacum Marte colu- 
crint j Quid alij dealijsejusnominisratioflibus adferat, 
nonignoro, necmultumreruto, nifi faltcmprxfumpti- 
oncs potius quam probationcs cirenf. Plinius 1. 4. c. 1 4. 
cxiftimatTeutonesGermanfacpopuIosfic di<5los aTeu- 
tono Dco, qucm ^rra ortum cxifiimabant: Mercurius 
enim vcre ex tcrra natus dicitur : fic & Tcutatcs , lingoa 
Galllcaolimdidus Mercurius, quia Gallis quoquc colc- 
batur &fanguinchumano placabatur; Vnde Lucanus; 

Et ejuibtu ijmmitis piac^tur /afiguine diro Teutater- 
Avcntinus lib.i. Tuifconem.Nosc filium facit, qucm illc 
inArracniagenuerat,&inEuropammifcrat,quicquid m- 
tcrRhenum&Tanalraamncscontinctureidemaflignans. 
AlijTuifconcmvoIuntellcAfcenas filium Gomcri pri- 
mogcnituiii,aquoGcrmani die Teutjchen didi funtrfed 
cumdcorlginibus gentium illa fintvaldcmccrta, nccli- 
tcris veriflimc prodita , crcdimus vt accepimu^ aut acci- 
pimuS) licctnonoroniacrcdamus; Harc dc Mercurio, 
CofraiccDcofufficiant; fifaltemilliusA NTRV M cx 
ARCA' Orphco&vnonoftratium inquircntibus oftendcrimus: 
NISSIMA Sic enira C>r/>^^/inIibrodclapiIIi»,dumhomincsiad flu« 

dia 



Lib.j Aegyptio-Graecorutti. 14 j 

diaa^hortatur, cosadMcrcurijfpcIuncamablegat, ona* 
nidm bonoruiD & commodorum plcnam, hitcarnau 
nibus: 

0"f/i Kttii^fiwmf mrfUfA':nr nrtf emJytt^ 
EV nlKunfxrt xrtfH inK^ifut E'^/*rf«», 
E-fS* »y* T*rr<>K»T> xyx^ei* Kuri^Kit ifxi^fif^ 
JiHA xir ifxpvrifnnt hytieirHTriW» xt^i^r, 
0«« /■el»»r«?^«,)r^ip;/>.i»'f «Xw/ox/ii ij». 

Hoecft, 
j4t ^Hemem^ virum dacitprudentiacordis, 
MercHrij ingredter ffslHncamyflHfima vbi iUe 
DepofHit bsnA,(iAt quorum pr^ejrrandts 4Cervn4 * 
AmhAbtis VAlet hicmMubwJibifmHere ^ ijia 
Ferre domnm : valet hic vitare incommoda cmEia. 

Et Augurcllus Lib.i.Chryf fimili fcremodo Thalamum 

acCubiliaGlauras N/mphacdcfcribit : 
Efi luctu fummofecreti in vertice montit^ 
Fo»t vbi desHrrit mtidit argentetu vndiSy 
Ft^ecHi exefnm tendem aperitnr iu antrnm: 
IntHS habet prafians divino nHmine virgo^ 
RHricoU GlauramprifcotjHam nomine dicHnty 
Hhc denfos intervtpres anguflus (^affer^ 
Acclivis^ dtgre perdficit caHis eMntem, 
yefiibHlnm ante ipfHm^jpelanca Uvis Qr a(Jf*a 
P^/anicief,non ampla tamsn horrentibiis vmbris 
CtniitHr acfluvtf ripis c^ margine tophi 
ObdH^aviridimHfca,^ifl7f^corjmbis • 
Ingredttnr vero fi ejtiis fueiiciteriOmnem 
ContinHo I/tbem hHmjinam,mirabile di^H, 
Bxssitacpondpts /Hbito mertalerelinqHity 
E^ pHrnspenitHfjj ienisfft fpiritm iQi, 
,^t§j aditHS Itifiret CHn^oSyaoiliJt^feratMr 
Per cH>teos,qnibHS in msdijsfeaetaHrea Nymphaf 
Anrem &circHm thaUmns ^fapra^ renidet 

£>niH 



144 Hicroglyphicorimi Lib f, 

^j^lfi AttyitaliHUpeA'l)ux calc-^titur etffjtunty 
^t ^^ ip'\i e X iiHYo splet/det canfUtaftfpclUx : 
T^ayinftjt^veifna titiibes.)iyirnontibm aT,trttm 
Hoc pLte^qfit rtbtu tamisDnmorciia djtt^ris, 
^ ^2moA^ I i(tc VI 'um juertt preciofjis^inde 
Erue.nec ftit»ptit,tiimio ntcparce Ubori. 

^u.r rccenfiorisaurci Pocrjcvcfeaurcacarmiria fatis 
explicant,quidOrphcusf crantrLimyl/(rrr^n) intcJlcxcnr, 
adquodfapicntcsquofcunq} ludrandum adhortatur: In 
hoccnim antro Nympha anrca habitat GUurc didla,qujc 
ipfacd /T/rrrwr/Wj&quotruntrcrum inmundo nomrna, 
totappclhtioncs fjmilitudinarias fibi 3i<i(c\{citj ncab in- 
dignis apprsehcndatur; Hincmturb» circafincmdicitur: 
Neergstnnttvieralitate notninnm decipiartSjmortffis cttm zi- 
vit 1//^^'. -Sedccrtohabeeumcj-Ktdejfe, cuinihilaltenum acce- 
dtt , ne^infertHr'. Etus igitttr;OCtttm invcfligay (^adenum 
mhi/fitnferasy C^ fine multipiicarehemines Kcmina , quantfl 
mffUipltcarentur^fapirntiamtiofirampfieri riderent'. Ncquid 
dcmodcrnorum igitur nominibus huic matcn> & Tubjc- 
d:o attributis, cunjiiinumcra finr, curemu9,apud anti- 
quidiraosdidmushancvnam candcmqj rcmMercurlum 
dict.jrn appeHiri,&: pc r cam intellii^J ? Apim,tot tauros dijs 
facros, aliofqjdGmitosdrjconcs antcmcmcratos,&fcic 
omnia Hic roglyphica animalia & numinj^ itcm rot mon- 
«- F ,. (Ira.Tvphcnis&EchidnarfobolcmjCfrbcrjm, Chymx- 
^ ram,Sphyngcm,nycrim, Hcc;itcn, Cjcryoncm, tot lco- 

' r)C8,cquos,avcs&bcftias, quarum partim mcntio fad» 
^^- ^ **!.' cft.parcimfict fuislocis: NuncadD^onT/um loviex Sc- 
, /{,, mclc natum progredimur, non miijus cclcbrcm Mcrcu- 
^ '*■'' rio 5 HicidcmcliapudGrxcos , qui Olins^apudiCgyp- 
2^ ^^ _ tios&BacchusapudRomanos, quod pjtct cxomnibus 
jJ'j)"o ipCj 4ttributjs; ided nunc ipfum Olirim^nuncDionyfum, 
^^* nuncBicchUiii promifcucnominabimus, fcmptrtnum 

lubjcftum, vt ct antiqui fubintclligcntcs : ScmcIcCad- 
nii&H^rmoniz filia,curamorta|is cltct, &aIovc,vt fa-^ 

bulan- 



Lib.j. Aegyptio-Graccomm. i^j 

bulantur Poctx , in amplcxum pctcrctur. luno lovis vx- 
or anum roentitaSci«eIxpjr/uiifit>vt lovcm per Styg^i% 
palu cjnjurarecompcllcrct. fcconceirurumquoj pctc- 
rcc,ac dcindc flagitaret a love vt ad fe taits acced^r -t qaalis 
lunoncm compicdcretur j Cu-inq*, Scmclc hoca lovc im- 
petrdifct, acvim iu{minisiu(^incrc;non poirrt, continuo, 
vtdtcitur, in cincrcm conucrfacft, cumjani odavum 
inenfcmficfusexiovcconccptusexplcviirctj vtOvidsj. 
Met : vcnuiie hoc dcfcribit his vcrfibus. 

Ro^at i//a hvejTffiyte nsminf munpts* 
Cti* DePis^elige,ait 5 KMlUmp,^tie'-e repn/fam^ 
^l^-oc[^magiicredasyStygij ^f^ojf^ confciafttmo 
Nnminittorrentis,timor 87- Dens i!/e deorttmefi' 
Ldtta ma/o nimwnoa^ potens^peritr^r.i^ tmsantu 
O/?fec^Hi0 Semcl ./fpia/<i /» S jHrniji^diXttf 
Teio/etam^/s^i,Veneti: cit-mf*ipts inttis , 

D<t mthi te ta/etn i Corp.-Y^ morta/e tnmultHi Simele Dio* 

N<7« tulitaerios,doni/^ inga/ibtii arjit^ fijfSmnter 

com/fuf/.t, vt 
Cum vcroSemelearfillct, lupiterfoetum cx ventre cjus & iy£fcHl<h 
furrcptum, nc ctiilc pcrirct, fuo fcmori alfuit, & ad iu- pij- 
ftum maturitatistempus geftavit,quo i ibidem licdefcri- 
bitur. 

JmperfeUtu adhtic infans genitricis ab aho 
Eripitfsrfpatrio^^tener {fi crederedigntim efi) 
InjHitHrfemori,m^^€rna^ tempora compiet, 

P^terjit mO' 

HincDionyfiusvocatuseft, quia pupugeritlovis femur, '*'*• 
cum natuscllctcornutus, vcIvcalijvoIunt,quiaIupitcr 
cUuduseirct,cum illum alfutumfcmorigefta.et, vel vta- 
lij, quialupiterpluviaradimiferit, cumnatus fuit: Alij 
Dionyfom ftatim natuma Mcrcurio deportatum ellc in 
Nyfana Arabine vrbemtx^gypto finitimam ad Nymphjs 
cducandumallcrunt: Hinc& bimaccr didus cft ;Alijdix- 

V crunt 



14^ Hicroglyphicorum Lib.j^ 

crunt Scmelcn lovi quidem Dberum peperiire, redaCad* 
modeprschcnfim cum ptii.ro recensnatoconicdlamicar- 
cam fuillcligneam, qur fucntajllu marisad finesOreataf 
CiUudruit oppidamLaconum)dciata,rcd abindigenis a- 
pcrtaarcainventam fuilfe Ssmelenmortuam, fepultam» 
que magnificc,at pucruin cJucatum. At Meleagcr non 
airu[umfui(refcmoriIcv;sarbitratuscrt,fedab ipfisNym* 
phis e cineribus marernis (larim (reptum & educatum } 
Deniarchus dicit cum ab Horis cducacum? idquc in 
jEgypto, vt vult Orphcus, qui tamenpnmusfuit, qui 
(^jyptuf eunaThebis natumdixerif; Vndc iEgyprijs fcriptonbus 
ttHTantflr ^^' Gracci nugari vifi funt , qui Diony fum c Semclc & lo- 
Q^^i.^^gj^^^'v&^tog\\%x\imdicMt Thcbisj quodaccidilTe aiunt, quia 
#»y/^. Orpheus in e^iEgyptuni profeduS} cum ibi my fteria pcr- 

didici(ret,amicusThebani8,aCadmooriundis, ijfq;grati- 
Hcarivolcns, ea finxerit de Dionyfo> {juod vulgus The« 
binorum,partimob infciriam , partim, quiayellettantum 
Deum fuum civemputari,facilccompIcxum e(l6cadali- 
as nationcs pro vero tranfmifitzQimdque hic dc Dionyfo 
Thebanisobgratiama /»oetisaffidlodici:ur, idem de a- 
lijsdijs Sc hcroibusexiftimandumcn;contigiirc> vtantc 
monuimus : Qu^ldam dixcrunt Dionyfum a lovc ac Ce- 
rcre natum elTe & difcerptum a tcrrigcnis & coftum/cd a 
Gercrc compaiSis mcmbris rurfum iuvcnem revixilTc: 
Alij HyadasCqujC pluviam (ignificantj fuilTe Bacchi nu« 
MirdCHloft triccs, in Naxo; Cumquc apud iVymphas adoIcvilTct, 
resaffiBit multas rcs aJmirabilcs fcciire; quas iVatalis Cooiet in. 
Vi^njfo» Vcnat: Lib.4.ficcoiPplexuscft: 

HasinterferstUm ludsndofori^e eecidit 
Et ferro lapides iEltitercMffit eodemy 
Extlftit dulcM vini de vulnere rivHS • 
Hinc LicerAvit oviffrHfta'tm vifcerA. tak§ 
Jr.f\cientefohm,c, nis .iiyentiafetis 
Mc^nbr i^ iicit hnvii, rHrfus mirabile di^si^ 
Divif(tpecHdit ceiermt mamhra repente 
£t vtrides herbas decerpjitpabttla nota, 

FcttUT 



Lib.j, yfi^gyptio-GrxcoruniJ 147 

Fcrturamphisbafnafr.(id vipcraf vtrirqjcaputhabcntino- 
nicneft)a<juaintib!amorfus elfet, pBJmitc vitisjc^ui for- 
fe propirquusadjaccbatjOccidilTe; rocl,lac , &aliosrua- 
ves liquoresctcffacxcitairc, fi vir^acampercufiiircf: A 
love in ceelum pcrfatusata lunone fcredcjcftus fingitur: 
HancfcmpcrjuvcncmdixitOvid: 4,Mctam'.alij barba* 
fU) alij imbcrbcmpinxcrunt; lUcius tcAatur DionyO 
cundcm juvcncm & fcncmfuiilc ab antiquis cxiftima- 
tutnj & Orphcus cum marcm & fceminam cilc tradit: 
Quodquidam dccapucfolypiaffirmiruntj illudquidcm 
cfui jucuDdumclIcjfcd CDulta [omnia parcrc phanraHi- jp,?^/ e^^ti 
ca,dc Poerialijcxpcnunr,cam jucundam fuis Bgmcmis Pe/ypi40m- 
vidcri, fcdmulta inania &dclfr«mcntis(]milia fpargerc; fatMr» 
quodfivcrijm cftj inpnmis lccum babct circa hanc 
Dionyfi aut Ofiridis,fcu Bacchi allcgoriam, cjusnativi* 
tatcro, vitam & rcs gcftas coHiplcftcntcm ; Vcrum li- 
cctnonnuliaa poflerioris arvi /oetis Diony fi fa^is af- 
£da fint vulgaria^tfmcn plsraquc dcrctus magni 
XKomcnti arcaniflimis indc ab antiquitatcfabularum in- 
volucris ad nos vfquc tranfinilTa & propagara cifc, nul- 
lumrelinquiturdubium: Si cniiavcl vmi folius ccnfc- 
ftioncmac vitis invcntioncm Dionyfo tribucrcnt,idco- 
quc talia & tanta mundo ofFerrcnt confyderanda qux 
ipfi afcribuntur, antiquiffimi fcriptorcs Elieboro non 
Encomiodignieffenr,im6viderenfuromnium hominum 
nequlflimi & flultiflimi: Eorum quidamiEgyptij longe .„ 
divcrfaabhadcnus diAis de ortu Dicnyfi tradidcrunt: ^^^H*^^»** 
AiuntcniroAmmoncmrcgem partiaLibyx^ qui Coelifi-'*'*^*'''''*' *• 
liamacSaturnifororcm duxerat, cum vifcret regioncm '^^''"''X"'' 
«d montes Ceraunios, reperiflc virgincm forma egregia "'*?'^"'*'« 
Amalthcam.nominc, cum qua congreifus filiLrogenuit, 
quicumpoflca rohcrc & forma circtinfignif, Dionyfus 
fuitvocatus: Amalthcam confliluit leginam prcpirqui 
loci,cuiuslocifiguracumclTctcornubcvisfin:ilis, didu 
cfl cornuHcfpcridum,ob fcitiiiratem verd rcgionis qux 
tDultipliccs domcflicorum fruduii arborcs produccret', 

V 2 rcgio 



148 Heroglyphicorum Lib.j. 

rcgiovccata cft cornu Amalthca?. Csetcrum Ammon 
vcritusRbcse zclotypiani, pucrum in Nyfam quandam 
yrbem dcfcrri curavitlongeabijs locisdiftantcminqua- 
dam infula aTritoncfluviocomprnehenfa ad pra?cipitcm 
locum, vbi fucrunt angufti^ qunrdam,quas portas Nyfasas 
vocarunt. Eratibircgio peran^aena, moilibus pratis di- 
Oinda, locufqj irriguis multis aquis lympidis fcatenti- 
busabundabat ^omnifrufti.fcrarumarborumgcnerecon- 
fifuSjCum muitx ctiam optima:vites fponte nafccrcn- 
tur. Afflabaturlocusmultis amxniiriniiSac falubcrrimis 
vcntis-,quarcincolae longiflimaxtatc frucbantur cum rc- 
gionisingrcirusmultlscondcnrisaltifqne arboribus fcpi- 
rctur&valiibusfatisprofundisjjfa vti^olnon facilc pof- 
fct penetr^rc,ac vix lumcn ipfius Solisj ad omncs acccirus 
fontcs fu.r.intdulciuri] aquaruro,cumfcmpervircntes ac 
odorifcra: arborcs roulrac circnt, & fuavcs florcs, & vari- 
arumaviumcantusj atqjvtvnovcrbpconcludam, nihil 
prorfusadabfolutam voluptatcmhabitantiumibi dcfyde- 
rari potcrat.llluc vbi Ammon acccflllTet, filium alendura 
•W^» dicitur de Jilfe Nyfar, vni filiarum Arillxi, cujus tutorcm 

jirijt<tt^ (T jnftituitipfum Arifiyum,virum prudcntiaomniqjgcncrc 
^'^'''''''■^^^'^"'dirciplina.um praffiantcm: At /'alladcm prxfccit dcvi- 
habent Dio- tandisinfidijsnovcrcx,qu{c pauloantead fluviu Triionc 
^A* e tcrra cdita vifp, Tritonia fuit appcllata. Enimvcrocum 

Rhca pofica virtutcm & gloriam Dionyfi privigni vbiquc 
cclebmr: audiviller, irata eft Amrnoni, Dionyfumq^ om- 
r.i artc procurjvit capcrc,quod cum faccrc ncquivillct, rc- 
liquit Ammoncmj & jd f ratrcs Tifanes confugit, apudque 
Satnrnumfratrcm habitaredccrcvif •• Pcrfuallt ctiam Sa- 
turno vtcum cftcrisbellum advcrlus Amnonem fufci- 
perct;quodfa(!^ifatum cfi:Ammoncm,inquiunt,tuman- 
norarpcnurialaborantcm in Crcfan; ncccfiario confugif- 
fc, duxiilcq; filiatn vnius CurcfU!T\ runc iniperantiufii 
Crcfam nominc^atqj infubmpriuslJcamnoniinatamab 
vxorcCrctamvocalle: S:'furnusoccupatisaIc locis Am- 
njonis,cuinnimisaccrbe'impcrarc vifus clict, magnum 

odium 



Lib.j Aegyptio-Graecdmm; 149 

odiumfubdiforuminrcconcitaWt, ncc itamuIfopoftciS 
niagniscopijsconiparatisadverfus Nyfam & Dionylum 
militavit. Dionyfus audita fuga patcrna, muUosmi' Dionyfiex- 
litcs c Nyfi collegit, & intcr hos duccntos peditcs,ro-/^<5/*//*. 
bore,bcneuolcntiacrgaipfum&officijs prxdantcs : His 
acccircrunrcoIIcditiarcopicrcLybia &magnarnanus A- 
mazonum,quxctiara cdlibcntius adventarunt,quod in- 
tclligcbantfcPdllademrcrummjlitarium ftudiofamfoci- 
«mbcllieirehabituras: Sic marium fummus Iropcrator 
Dionyfus,foen)irjarum Pallas duiJlabat cxercitum. fnito „ // j ^. 
prxlio multis vtrinq; cadcntibus, Saturnus vulneraius j 

ci^, ac vi(^oria fuit pcncsDionyfum , cujus procclara vir- ^"^ 
tusillodie pratcipue enituit. Titancs fuga fe ferv^runtin 
loca AmmoniSjjjuosperdcditionempofleacaptosliber- 
tatircftituitjoptioncraq; dcdit,anfecum vcllent roilitare 
velabirc,quionjncs fccum milirarunt,ac Dionyfum tan- 
quam Deum falubrem coluerunt. Aiunt cxpcditioncm 
adverfus Saturnum fuiite fufcepta, militantibus vna nobi- 
Jiflimis Nyfvis, qui Sileni fint vocati, cum primus qui 
rcgnavit Nyfa!,SiIenusnominarctur. In itinere multa 
monftra domuit, dcfcrtafq; rcgioncs colonis replevit. 
Saturnus Dionyfi copijs auditis vrbcra fu:cendit, abdu- 
ftaqjfccum Rhca& quibufdam amicis pcr obfcuritatcm 
nodiscxvrbedifFogit: fedcum incutlodias vbiq^diftri- 
butasincidilfcnt, venilTcntqj inpoteftarcmDionyfi, non 
roodonihilinhumanumpairifunt, fed ctiam vltrdinvita- 
ti,vtpropaterna charitatcinpoftcrumcum ipfe vnavive- 
rcnt,omnem debitam rcuerentiam ob cor.junviioncm 
fanguinis confccufuri; fcdcum denuo Titancs cbm ar- 
maparaircntj abcodem vidipugnaad vnum funt truci- 
dati. HjtcnarratiodeDionyfiortu, bello& vi(5loria totu 
artificium Philofophicumgraphicedepingit cum omni- 
busfuiscircumfiantijs, vtmox audicmus. Cum vcrd 
Diony fius hac vi(5loria parta.dc omnibus nationibus berc 
mcrcrifluderct, orbcqj terratu illa, qua: fciebat docen* 
do peragra.it, Mercuriij rr.fmegiflu vxori confultore, 

V i ac 



150 Hrcroglyphicotum Libj.' 

MercHriw, ^c Herculcm iEgypti pra^fidcm rcllquillc dJcifur; Pro- 
p f* metheoqj prirouro ab Hcrculc locum dedilFc: In mcn- 
rromttheM, (jbuj jj^^,.^ ^^^ procul ^ Gangc fluuio columnas duas 
ejjptoprK' crcxitinoricnte, vt inoccidcntc Hcrculcs: Indiam vni- 
Jf *. verfam dcbelUuit,.& vrbcs Oricntiilubegit : Eius cxcr- 

cicus fuir ccadus ex «gricolis mulicribufqi : Poft tricn- 
niumcxlndia rcdljt,mox pcr Libyam&Hilpanias pcrua- 
garusjmulicrefq; chorci» 2c («Itationibus indulgctcs mul- 
tasincaftrish«buit:Hic vbiNyfam florcniiffimam ciui- 
tarem in India condidilTct apud Indumfluvium, Ariad- 
nam duxit : Furorc autcm a lunonc inic^o pcrcitus or- 
bcm tcrrarum pcragrauit:Diccbantur Cobali darmones 
immites & inhumani quidam & Satyri & Bacchx (vndc 
ipfc Bacchus didus)& Silcni ipfum comitari cum cym • 
bali8& ftrcpituquocunq; inccdcrct, qui incurru a Lyn- 
cibus tradiovchcbatur. OhU: 4.Metam: clrcacum lyn- 
ccs,tygres & /'anthcrx cllc conrueuerunt : Pardaii pcllcm* 
feroFcr gcflauit, vndc Bryfeusappellatus cft : Lufus ipfi 
focius fuit ; Pro fccptro thyrfum geftauit : Saccr illi abi- 
cgnusramus, abics, hcdcra, fmilax, qucrcus: Picaintcr 
aucs, &: £cu8 folia) Narcifliq; corona non ingrata fuit : & 
Dracointerrcptilia: Eius Saccrdotcs facminiecrant Mar- 
nadcs di^ar, Thyadcs, BacchaE&Mimalloncs. Lcofac- 
tus, cum vchcrctur naui,omncs nautaspiratas, pr.Ttcr ip- 
fum gubernatorero in fugam vcrtit, vt in delphincs vcifi 
in marc ftatim dcfilierint : Tricnniura apud Proferpinam 
dormivir, dcinde excitatus chorcis indulfit cum Nym- 
phis: Ab Indica expeditione in patriam podtricnnium 
revtrtit, hoftcfqj (ijos profligauit : Cumqj idcm fit, qul 
Ofirls, vt diAum, cum fcpultus fuilTct, rcvixifTc fcrtur 
integcr; Ncnfolumcornutus, fcd etiamtaurinocapitcab 
antiquis /ingebatLr : Fertur hic dcui primus omnium 
Dionyftti pri- mortaliumdcprcfiosad fordidaqurq; hominumanimos 
mtupro Deo ad dcorumcuhumcrcxifrc? vtOuid:habctlib:j.Fafior: 
€t*ltHs aputi Antc tuos ortus &c : Quod dc Orphci fcflis Trictcricis 
Gr4c§t, ad Crxcos tranfiatis omnium priao intclligcndum? dc 

quibus 



Lib.jj Aegyptio-GraecommJ 151 

qulbus po(t agemtjs : Cum diCccrptui c(tet in bcllolouit 
confn Titanes, /*alUs cius cor palpitansad lorcm deta- 
lit : Primvs omniuai duxit triumphum, curaq; illc mitra 
circacaputvfus clTct, manfitporteaconfuetudorcgibus, 
adeius imitationem diadcmate vti : Qux omniafiadva- 
gucm cxaminarc ipfiq;rci,dcquaconfidafunt,prodigni- 
tate appIicarcvellcmusfortcinftitutT brcuiutis rationcm 
tranfgfcdcrcmur; Ideoq-jfuccindcdeillisraltcmtrad^bi- 
mus, cum (logula maxima cx partc cx anre diAis & po^ 
declarandis ciuccfcant : Dc combuft'onc SemelesiTiatris 
Bacchijfub iEfcuUpi j ortu diximus ; Qma fiinilis vtrobiq; 
Riodusjlllc cxCoronidi$,hiccx Semclcsmatriscincribus 
ercptus & cnutritusdicitur,illc aChironcjhic a Mcrcucio, 
vcl vtcrq; & cducatus a ny mphis,Hyadibus, aquofis parti- 
bus;Bimatcrc(l, quiabise Mcrcuriogenitus, vttradunt 
oroncsphilofophi : KammfierfiUfUiincjmHnt.habetduotpA' l,Hll:The9r: 
tres & dnas matresy d* ^«m chare HHtrutu eliinigney ides Te_fi*€%A'^» 
»««^w.i«» wtfr»>«r;Io7lsfcOToriairutus fingitur, vtmaiu- 
rcfcat; Itacnim conucnit in artc;Nam fixum figit volatilcs 
£(lq; boc loco lupitcrcuro fuo fulmincad Scmelcn mor-^ 
talcm, longiiiimis capillis prsdita, acccdcns, Ignis nodcr 
in vitro acccnfus,qui comburicraagis quam ignii infcrni, 
TtcxRipIxo fub Vulcanoadduximus : Hic lupitcr iuaat 
& maturat noftrurafartumjQiii dtfccrptusa tcrrigcnis fcu 
tcrrcnispartibusa Gcrcrc matrc,aquca fubftantia,c6pidis 
mcmbris intcgcr rcuixit: Dc loco natali & parcntibus fatis 
diximus; Miracula,quaj fccit,c6dcrcfpiciuf,quodipfeaIia 
divifa & mortua vnicdi & rcfufcitadi vim habcat; Amphi{- 
bxnam occidit,duplici capitc fcrpcntcm j Quiaduplcx c(l 
(erpensinartcoccidendus,cum aiii &abfq;alis : Liquorcs 
ab ipIbproduAi;Qujacxaqua & terratotuoi conl^at com- 
poGtum ; Si itaq; Dionyfus adultus cftin terram rcdad* 
fub(lantia,non abfq; caufj dicitur liquores proiuccre : lu- 
vcnis,bari>atus>imbcrbi8,fencx,mas/xminaeft;Sicenim 
Agmon in turba : /?»^^r^Af <r/?,inquif,(^ ejiquo^hri^ati^' 
i»/«f; tmplHmi^^ mn volmty p!Hmisprxdittu f »«^ efic^ voUas, 
' ^Jiaij}iaipfHMxcr^,V{rHdi€f(,^4ifHanegaSftt0ttfAifo tug^it 

De 



15 1 Hieroglyphicomm Lib.j. 

Dctx£gyptlorumtraditione , qui Ammonc Saturni fo- 
r jrem Rhcam pro conjuge habcnteroj Dionyfi patrcro & 
Amaldicam Nympl.amatrem faciunt,dicimus,quodip- 
fipotiusadrcsquamnominarcfpcxfrint, cumalios pa- 
rcntcs Dionyfoanignent,aliofqucOIiridi,qucm tamcn v- 
num & cundcm cura Dionyfo ftatuunt ; Manifefte igitur 
iplihylloriameire ncgjnt^fedHicroglyphicum figmcn- 
tumadrcsfignificandas mventum: Adcorau Amalthca?, 
omnisabundanti^fontcm, & hortos Hcfpcndum fimul 
rcfpiciuntj AtTopicailla dcfcriptionc tot circuaifianti- 
%AUeg9rut arumprimi invcntores nihil aliud innucre volucrunt, 
ab[o'lHtiJfim<t quam Allegoriam vnivcrfalem totius opcris intclligenti- 
exflicatio. busoboculos poncrecum omnibusfuis diffcrentijs & 
partibusj adcovtvix putem cvidcntiorem apud recen- 
tioresextarc fimilitudinem, qua artis totius opcratio ad' 
umbrctur magis, qutm ilia: Per pucrum, fubiedlum 
intelligitur j Per Nyfam vrbem, vasj vbi fint Forti Nyfx- 
X angufix, vafisobferatio & conclufio: Rcgio amsena 
varijs arboribus, vitibus, ventis, fioribus,avium canti- 
bus,denotatomnianecclTaria advitam & voluptatemi- 
bidcm ipfi adcire : Arifiarus prudentifiinius & optimus 
artifexpra^ficituroperi: Fallas fingul^r>s fapientia & in> 
gcnijfubtilifasvtquoq; adfit,requiritur :Qu.t deindead- 
duntur de Saturnocx infiindu fororisRheae,qux Ammo- 
nero reliqueratjadverfiis Dionyfum bcllum movcntis, de 
nigrcdineSaturnina in principioopcrisapparentenos in- 
telligimus; Amazones virgincs bcllatrices adfuntDio- 
nyfo jLacenim virginis muIturaoperatLTct visvirginea; 
Nam mater eiut virgoefiy ^ pater m» concttbuit: Diony- 
fusvincit Satarnum,quianigredoceirat, &Titancsdedi- 
tionecapit; hoc cdfumofas exhalationcsmatcria? fifiit: 
&: Dcus falubriscultusell.Dionyfius j quia filuti homi- 
nu,vt&/EfcuUpiusnatu$cft: Monfira domuit multa, 
. quitipfa matcria monftroru noroen & omcnobtincf,vt 
anicJemonfiravimusiquam domat, &defcrta8regiones 
colonisrcplct: Naro vtLull: Theor.teft.c.9. Intfio /»- 

qnon 



Lib.j Aegyptio-Gr^KCorum, ijj 

9U9rer£liiHc4tu*-magnHScir4c», ^praijcitur a m.fgtte defero 
ArahUy (]hU tm>nidiat efftfocdretMrprit ftti^ ^ ftriret #» mari 
mortuo^cyc.f^^erte ij^itHripjHm, c^mittein re^atim Mchiopia , 
vide naturaliternAtivtis e^ : Saturnus vrbem mcenditfu- 
gienspcrobrcuritatcnodis; quia igncnigredo no(fti« a- 
bigitur; nontaraen violcntia, fed humanitate tradatur, 
fuaviterma^nocumingenio, vtppte originis patrixjat 
Titancs,qui fint fulphurc.T cxhalationes omnino e mcdio 
tolluntur; Quod deindc orbcm tcrrarum pervagatus fit 
Dionyliusjjam ante fub Ofiridc expofuimus; Mcrcurium, 
Hcrcule & Promethcum domi pracfecit oflficijs regni» In- 
diamrubegiircdicitur, Libyam, Iberiam fcu Hifpanias, 
quia hnErclocaoptimis mctallis abundabant : Cobalidae* 
monesruntagreftes&venenofifumiqui adfunt materiar; 
Sat>'r.,Silcni,muIicrescucymbalis& ftrepitu, volutatio- 
ncm&Lagitationcmmaicrijefignificant;itcm motum & 
fonhu; Lynces,Tygres,&Panthera?, diverfitatcmcolo- 
ruminfinuant; TWyrfusipfi profccptro, nonquod viflu 
cofignificctur, proutvulgarcs exponunt, Etintcrcxtc- 
rosquida lmguax(&abfq;Iingua nul!us)dc nationc Eu- 
ropxfortilTima, &literis&armis;julli cedcntc, harc tan- 
toviro,fidi]splacet,digna verba protulit, Eam Thjrfige" . 

rosmftlcos,atpattcoi Bacchos pnbere '^ Etalibidc eadem ; O 'Delteativer' 
pifces ,pifces,inc[Ult, nonefi hac ac]tta,in£]ua vos natetii,ejHibHi ff*'*'*^^' 
magisilleex CitharonCi (juam Belicone Itej^or fapit: Quafi ye-/»-^ delicatm 
rohichomuncioquicquam viderit de arcanis thyrrf, ^<!osiutts, 
non potiiis in fupef ficiali cortice illorum ha-fcrif; Qjjd '^^Z'; «**'»«<' 
•fcivitjnifivcrbafuoordineponcre Sybarita comptus [tu P^'^?***^* ^*^" 
mone,&deIicatus?hyfignatus,fenfurfrum plcbcjus om-^ mtraKaum, 
ninp /Cuiille gcntinondetraxit, vt{c ccnforem &arbi« 
trumlatinitatisfaceret/' Atillencpifcis quidcra,fedapu- 
is fimilis, qax exfpumamaris ottx fpumas Iingunf & 
pafcuntfupcrficiemaquaru, nonprofundum pctentes: E- 
jufmodivcrborum Dacdalilabynntho rationis includcn- 
diinlcarisfuis, vr res iplaconvincetaliquandotalionem BaechifHif^ 
patientur: Staphylus dJcitur Bacchi fuiife filius, cMmi Staphjlus^ 

X fili- 



154 Hicroglyphicorum Lib.jJ 

filiamRbiocumcomprciTiircc Apollojilludq; Staphylus 
fenfiiret, quodclTct gravida, illam inarcam incluntj& in 
iDaredcjccit: Arci inEiibjcampoftmododelata,in fpe- 
Anipu» lunca qn^jdsni An/umpcpcrit, qucra iti^moerorenomi- 

navit :Hic Anius portca cDonppe Nympha Sperma,Oc- 
no&ElaidcrafurccpitjquibusApolIo concefllt, vt quoti- 
csoprarcnr, velvinum^ vclfcmina, vcl olcum capcrent 
pro fuorum nominum fignificatione : Alij Dionyfum fo- 
lemarbitratifunt, vt Cercrem Lunam 5 Sic Virgil.lib. /. 
CtOTg'.Vos6cUriJfimavinndilMV7ina,d)i Orphcus m hym- 
nis: SoUUrus Dionyfunty ^utmcognomine dicttnt ; Scd Po- 
ctjeficfccundumcommuncm vulgi captum Joquuntur; 
fi Dionyfus eft Ofiris, vtalibifatiscon?incitur,& Apol- 
lo&Diana, Sol & Lunafunt,quomodo Apolio dicitur 
Ofiridis filius, Sol Solis, vt cxtcra abfurdiffima omitta- 
iDUsfVcriim ex hartcnus di^is omnia dc Dionyfo rcflan- 
tia, cur triennium dormiucrit, leges tulcrit, tr ipudiortjm 
Dcus fit, in lconcro vcrfus, cornutus habitus, mortuus 
- rcvixcrit, c;ufqj nutriccsaMedcacoc^x dicantur, & his 

% " fin^>l'*f^cilcintelliguntur: Nunc ad Pcrfcum lovis cx 
JovupliHS, jjjij^jj- filium acccdcmus: Acrifius Danaes patcr filiam 
Danaeninahcncum thalamuroin aula domeflica fubtcr- 
rancumiliclufit, proptcrcaquodcxoraculodidiccritfc a 
ncpotecxfilia occifum iri-Huiusigiturmamoremcnm 
lupitcr incidilfct, aurofimilis diciturc tholo dcfluxilTc, 
quod cum illa in finum cepilTct, lupitcr quis elTcr, fe pa- 
tcfccit,ac illamcomprcfTitjCx quonatu8cftPerfeus:Hoc 
Horatiuslibj.Carminumficdelcripfit; 

PerfcttrtPH* JnclufAmDaminturrisaheneA 

fiohHflA^fores (tt vigtlum canum 
Trijies excuhiet mumerant jAtii 

NoSlffrtii^ ah adulti ris, 
Sinon Acripumvirginis ahdittt 
Cuftodtmpuvidum /upiter & VevtfS 
' M.tftJent'^foTe emm tutum iter &p4tens 

Cohverfa 



Lib.j, ^gyptio-Grarcoram, 155 

Converfoinprenum Deo, 
A-irttm per medios vrefAtellites 
Bt perrumpere amatfax4 potentih 
l^HfHlmineo : 



ttHi 



Qjidam clamillam peprriire volunt, & pucrum tncnniu 
ab(olvitrc,priufquaaj Acrifius id perlcnfiret,tuniadaram 
Hcrcei lovisDanaen apcUrcfuiircaddudam & inteiroga- 
tamcxquo pepcrilfet, cumque!iIacIouediccrct,mJnimc 
crcditam, ca^fa prius nutrice, qu2c ipiiadruMlct, in arcam 
ligncaro incluf^m fuiirc,& in marc dcjcdlam.Dcinde cum 
ad Infulam Scriphumarca applicuitlct, a Didycfratrc 
rcgis, qiiiibifcrtepifcabatur, hxcarcarcti extrahitur j 
qucm Dinae rogauit, vtarcam apcrirct, quarc cum illc 
reclufitTctjdidicitretq; quinamcircnf,don;u dcduxit,& vt 
affinitateconjundosapudfc perhumanitcrhabuit, Poly- 
deftesrcxdcindcDinaac vim inferre conatus cft ? quod 
cum ob Pcrfcu non polfcf^munus Pcrfco imp'ofuit,vt ad fc 
Mcdufa:caputadrcrrct,quodHippodami3efilia*in dotcra 
darcvcllct.HicPoIydc(5lcsScriphircx fingitur, adncpo» 
Ncptuni-Cuj dumPcrtcusparerscogitur, aditcrfcfc ac- 
cingitj APalladcitaqvfcutu & fpcculu 4 McrcurioHar- 
pcn fcu falcatum cnfCja Plutonc pci a & galca, a Nymphis 
talariafeucalccos volucrcs mutuatuseft- quibus inftru- 
mcntis Perfeusinftrud:usadMedufam, multos horaincs 
infaxa convcrtcntcm,vnamGorgonumcontcndit:Gof- 
goncsautcmhabcbant capitafcrpentibus implicira fqoa- 
mofis, dcntcs aprugnos, manus feircas, & a!is, quibus 
voIabant,aurcas:H^ incxtrcmis Iben> partibusad occi- 
dcntcabHcfpcridibushaudprocuIdiftatcshabitaredidac 
funf.Mcnanderinlibrodc myftcrijs SciiJactia mcmorat ^j/^^^^^^ 
intcrGorgoncsanonullis numcratam fuitrc:Primoautcm^^ myfterut 
adGrseasPcrfeusprofcdu&cft,qu2crant ^ofOfcsGorgo-r- /^/r- ' 
nu,numcro trcs,ocuIum&dentevnicum comnr/unc ha* 
betcs,quosabillisrautu6acccptostamdiurctinuitdoncc 
iiix Ny mphas^qu^ alatos calccos hftbcrct,indicallct : Ho- * 

X 2 rutn 



15^ Hlcroglypfikonini ] Lib.j 

rum opcad Medufam accedeni qutm flvcrrusrpcculoco» 
tfinpljjtusjcum ipfc gaica Plucoms tedus conrpici non 
pollet, P«lIademariumdirigente,vnicoi^u obtruncavir, 
capu^qje^usin peram conjeiJtum, lapidificandi virtutc 
pra?dirun) ad Palladem gertavitj In rcditu Caffiopcs & 
Ccphci,»^fhiopum rcgis, fiiiani a monftro marino diia- 
cerandim Andromcdamdi(flam,oftcnro capitc Mcdufa?, 
libcravit,&in vxoren)duxit : Atlantcm in roonfcm ver* 
Kir^ cujus Mxra fuitfilia; dcquaHomcrus i.Odylf. 

Colitatria Mv4 

Fi/ia frudentis AtUntU , qtii alt4. ^roJHndi 

Omnia cognovit Pelagi : 

Hic Atjas^dcquo antemonuimus, dicirur impcrairc HcC- 
pcrijs & rcrponium a Tliemidc Parnafia acccpitfcjfuturum 
clfe, vt a quodam louis fiiioaurcis pomi« rpoiiarctuf ; fjc 
Ovid .* iib. 4-Met, 

Memor itlevetuftA 
Scrtis erat : Thewii har.c dederat Parttaftafortemi 
Tempwy Atlajveniet^tuaejHo fftoliahituraHro 
t^rhor^ C^ buncpr^t titHlumlotti natus haMit, 

€umigitutPcrrcusabrciflrum caput Medufe rcportarct, 
Jkab Atlantc,vtIovi«fiIiu8, tiofpitio repudiarctur, huic 
Mcdunccapuc o(Icndit,ita inquicns: 

At fjHoniam farvi tihi^ratia nefira efif 
Accipe munus, ait, /ceva^ /r parte Meduft 
Jpfg retrouerfu* yfejUAientiaprotu/it »ra, 
^^Hontfis erat,monsfa^Ht Atlcjs, 

j 

PoOea Perrcusfortefortunaludcnsdirco, avum fuum fn» 
cognituoi Acrifium difco in pcdc vulncravif, cx quo 
vulncre illc , vt fato pracdiftum crat, intcrijt . Ex 
&iiguioc autctn Mcdufst c^ufo Pcgafus &Chryraor nari^ 

6"SUn.* 



Lib.?.' . Aegvptio.Gr«cotum^ ijr 

finguntur •, rcgafus, cquujtfatusad P»\hdcm dcdudujj 
^uaBcIlcrophontiGlaucifiiio (iicpoti Sifyphi, pronc- 
poti iEoh", abncpotiIouis)datugc(]adtrw.ldandamChi- 
mafrain, monflrum triFormccx Typhoncct Echidna na- 
tum; Hlc Bellcrophon, vtThcopompus Iibvz.Philippi- 
carumcxfabulo^a traditioncfcribir, Chimaraminhdcns ^ 

Pcgafo n^ fagittis tranffixir, fcd hafta quadam pftijt, 
quns piumDiimhtfberctinrummapartccoll'!catum,quaHi 
partcmhafta: cum Bcllcrophon in os Chimxr^ intru- 
/ilTct,pIumbumigne(qutmcfflab3forc)colliqucfaftum, 
in vcntrcmChimrrjrdtfluvitj ctiiiicombufTitomnia in- 
tcflina, vndc mcrua cft : BelJum ftratagcma a BcIIcro- 
phontccxcogitatun) j Quod fi quis pro rei geftje hyftoria 
accipit, aut dc quarc ct quamob cauranjfidum fitnon 
pcrcipit, plumbcus ingenio xftimari poflit : Eiufdcra FoMsfleii' 
Pegali vngula fons Hippocrenein bicipiti ParnaHoexci- cmisvnic. 
tatUKtraditur, exquoMufje, ApoIIo, pcetae ctomneslitc- 
fatibibuntetcruditioresevadunt: Sic cruditio poetarum 
cxfonterarnafll, hiccxvnguIaPegafij/^cgafuscxcruorc 
Medufar, Mcdufaexmonftro marinoprogcnifa, aPer/eo 
trucidata, Pcrfeus c lovc, lupitercSaturno, Saturnusc 
Carlo, tanqu3aureacathcnadependetjIdemdcChry(ao- 
redicendum, quiGcryonis (ricorporis, puniccos boucs 
poflidcntis, patcrcfl; At quis hancFerfei allegoriaro ex 
prarcedcntibus non agnofcat? Nihilominus pauca adijcic- 
mus : Aurca pluvia ct kjpitcr defccndcns in Danaes i\- 
num, nonauaritiamnccvoluptatcmaurocmptam dcno- 
■ tat, nififccundand, fcd quiaicainartificiophilofophico 
conucnit 5 Ibi cnira aurum cum auromifcctur,ct^A-z//ro^ 
pipu Kofiermfcttnr intiere^vx R iplarus por:6^,haber, nenimi- 
f4m If/ideofperflahiii-s carhnthHi : Et Rofar : Conceptic^incpit^ 
^ defpotifatio fit in putredme inftmdo v^fis, drgenerAtiogem-^ 
torHmfit inaere, Jciltcettncafite vafist idej}, fiUmbicl ; Et Sc- 
nior s SicHt videwta fiolem habcnte%n dues radios fupercinere 
mertuo piuentes, ^- nviffifcit, (jfwdfuerat m : rti dedttum,ftcu6 
mortttm pojiinopiam magn<\m: B^cefi: foror ^hiQ eflfrater 

X 3 tintt 



.58 



Hieroglyphicorutn Lib.j. 



Hercules: 
9. hzh-fi- 
liw. 



Pollux (^ 

CAfior& 
ClyAmne^ 

visfiiij» 



eitUy per (jHiminiinraHerHnt (^ defponfatterunt fuhllttate prtt- 
paratioKts : fedpoficjuamfaEla efl concepiio, voUrefecernni , Qfr 
jueritnt indon/ibm motittum: Et paulo poft : EthtKcrcim, 
ejuemnomtKavtmm , expomm ttbi per illum ^ertitnm, <^uemme^ 
mor*ueriiKt^ cjui qi^niturinaere, (^fuitconceptm e^m in terra 
, veltnferiui: Hic Pcrfeus pollquim adolcvcrit, McdurAro, 
hoc cft, Matcriam philofophicam figit, obtruncat, & 
cius fanguinem /pargit, vndc Chryfaor, dfncus faetus 
nafcitur:Hinc Arnoldus lib:2.c.2 5.Rofar : doct, quo- 
modo noftf rPcrlcus cducari & nuiriri dcbcat, cu u^.quii : 
Certfimnamq^ tempvtt ell,^uodtpfa ( Danae) habetadtmprag- 
nandum, partendum (^ nutriendumyac operandum : Vndecum 
terram habueris impragnatc.m^ exptEiapartum. Cum vtro p*- 
pererit filium (Perjtum) nutria^ eum, ejHouf^pr.Jfic tolerare 
omnemignem, ^ tunc psferufacereproie6IioKemdeip/o ^ Hoc 
cft, cum iam oroncm igncm patitur, tum armatus cft 
gladio Mcrcurij, galca Plutonis, fcuto Palladis, ettunc 
poferis ipfum proijccrc, fcumittcrcad Mcdufam fcrpcn- 
tigcnam trucidandam : Gorgoncs autcm, qualis ct Mc- 
duCa fuit , dicuntur nionftrofc fcrpeniibus implicitis 
ct aurcis alis- Hcfpcridibus proximr ct Atlanti^ Suntqj 
eiufdemgcncris, cum iIlis,ctlaborisfupciandi ; Vtcnim 
Hcrculcs lovis filius ad HcfpLrides, fic /'crfcus adGor- 
goncsablcgatus dicitur: Dcycrfco faris; Nunc fcqucrc- 
turHcrcuIcs, lovicx Alcmena natus. idcoq^ intcr lofi- 
ales libcros rcccnfcndus : Ced quia de co fub Hcfperiinum 
pomis ct ccrua aureorum ccrnuum dcclaratis antehac 
cgimus, et toto quinto libro dc cius laboribus didluri 
fumus, hic fultcm cius genealogise Iincam oftcndilTe 
fufficiat: Similitcr dc lovis filijs, cx ovis morc avium 
f-x<.!u(is, Pollncc ct Helcna cx vno, ct CaQorc cum 
Clyf^emneOra cxaltcro, quos illc forma cygni La^dam 
Tyndari Ocbali: regis vxorcm comprimens, cxca fuf- 
ccpit, de quibus foiie alihi, pauciflima hic brcvitatis 
gratia diccmus : £x hoc trvo tantallias malorum, tan- 
cjusm cx equo Troiano, crupit j Fingatur, non fuiirr, 

crgo 



Lib.j.' Aegyptio-Gra^corum. 159 

ergo ncc Helcna, ncc cius raptus, ncc bcllum Troia- 
num ; Nec Caftor & Pollux Argonauncjs intcrfucrunt 
centum annis «nte Troianum bellum , licct ciufderw 
a^tatis cum Hclcna fucrint, nec ClytjEmneflra ab Orcftc 
fitio cx Agaracmnone intcrfcd:a cft ; Et quis carcera 
omnia cx hoc ovo fiuc vno fiue gemino cxorta mala 
narrarec ? Tollatur &: pomum aureum Eridos, & non 
crit caula j;i\x intcr dcas, ncc rjptus Hclcnx : Sic c pomo 
ct ovo multa provencrunt mala vna cum bonis : Dc 
Helena ct gcminis fratribus fub Troiano bcllo non- DfiofrAtrgt 
nullaaddcmus ; Hic Clyrjcmncfiram cum filiofuo ^i- lovis atne^ 
rum confydercmus : Hanc Agamemnon in vmoitm ^otes dftcunt 
duxcrat, qui cum Orcftcm ex ea fuiccpillct, ac ad BeU dhos /orores 
lum Troianum proficifci cogeretur, iEgifthum cin^/ovisfihM 
torcm domi reliquit ; Cumquo Clytnemncftra in qno-exouo natAf, 
dam Palladis ficcllo cxtra vrbcm, occlufis oftijs, con- 
cumbcns, a filioOrcftefupcrucnicnte, vnacum adultero 
occiditur: Oreftes a cardc matris apud Areopagitas ab* 
folutus fingitur, pari vtrinq; fufFragiorum numcro in- 
vcnto • Vi)dc ille Mincrux aram crcxit : Pdft cxpiatus 
cft & luftratus aquis cx Hippocrene fontc hauftis: De- 
niuii furijs corrcptus, Palladis ftituam ex Taurica rc- 
gione, & Iphigcniam fororcm rccuperare, fefeq; in f!u- 
vio fcptcm rivis confufp ablucrc ab oraculo iulfus cft : 
Sororcs habuitlphigeniam, Elcdlram, ChTy(otbcmimy y^^awem^ 
LaodiQcn & Iphionalfam : Comam lugubrcm, quim toto nonisfiiU. 
co tcmporc rctinucrat, in Tauris dcpofuit ioco, qucm 
Accnvocarunt, &tonftrinam, vbicomamtotonditjAlij 
iftud ipfum iuxtaGytheumfaxumcontigilfe mcmorant, 
quod ociofum vocarunt, fufcr quo vbi fcdifret Ofcftcs, 
fuit ab infania libcratus, idq; Paihdis confiIio:E!e<5lra 
forore data Pyl&dx in vxorcm, ipfc Neopfolemo A- 
chillis cxCo} Hcrmioncm in mairimonium duxit, cx 
qua Tifamcnum, cx Erigone 7£gifthi fiiia Pcnthilum 
gcnuir, habitans Orcfti^c a ferpente tandcm idlus dicm 
&um obijt : Olla dcindc cius ia oiScina fabri acrarij 

inucnta 



1 6(J iyicroglyphicorum L^b. j J 

, ifiucntarunt, qaod oraculu n pracJixcraf, ea inqijircnd» 

t/±,nt^mii: circ,coq- locoinUw-nicnda, vbi vcnri, pcrcuticns, rcpcr- 
culfus ct hominum pcrnicies fimul rcpcrircntur, quod 
cunLychisdc fabriofficina intcrprefatus cffct;, vcntos, 
follcs; pcrcuticntcm malicum, rcpcrcuiruiT», incudcin, 
ct hominum pcrnicicm ferrum iritclligcns, oira Orcdis 
ibi inuentajuxta Parcarum fanum in fcpulchro Agamem- 
Nota, nonis,orsculolubcntc,repultafunt Quo figmcntoigna- 

risnihil abfurdius, intclligcntibus vixquicquam vcnurti- 
us vi Jctur : Agamemnon quis fit lub Troia confideravi- 
mus,hicCiytGJnaneftram lovisfiiiaraeirc patct,quamuis 
alijovumillud, cxquoCaftorct CiytxmneOracditifint, 
Tyndari fuilfe affirmentj De vtroq-, enim eademvcritas 
appjret: NovumquiJelledices, muliercsparcrcoua, cc 
auesimitari; Id Ethnicis non mirum vifum quia formi 
cygni Laedam fubagitavcrat lupiter : At nos extra all«.? 
goriam id monflrofum ct mendacilfimum fcimus ; Nec 
fufficitjncfcio quim moralcm fidlionem fubc(Te,arbitrari; 
Quia moraiia dc omnibus feu in bonam feu in malam par- 
tcm fingcre hccat.at naturalia gcnuina i js contcnta ct tecfla 
nonitcm; Apud chymicTartificc8fxpil]imcrepetirur,ma- 
trcm a filio dcvorari,occidi,in vcntrc cuis inhumarijNani 
itarevera necelfe eft : In dHohni, inquit Flamcllus, nego' 
ctHtft hocomne co*tftfiit^ vtvideiicet tg^<e tuu>H fulfHr peaetra- 
tivum ejfictas cfr attraEHtiUy cjuo matrcmfuam deuorare efUeat^ 
C^ compUveris opits : Matrem tYifge ventri fttas^cjutmantea 
feperit , tum demum (ibipatererit, ac fi/i/n ex duobus fp^ritm 
terfcBns : ac ibid : Tumf<ettu matremdc;jorttt,patremt7^fuum 
in vmco lacu fuffocat,in ejuofmfil fiores, l> ic, fru^,i!.s at^fangHu 
tnveniuntur, Etin JEnigmitc 6. Super matremprae^iuwfem 
JeruumrHbictindumaqualiter conde j AfAtrem mortifica,mantn 
eiies ^pedes ab^ cindens.El Lull: in codicill : Oportetmatrem 
<^<eprifugenfratfi/ium, inhumari inventrefilij, cjrab eogene^ 
rari: Ncc folum filius matrcm init ctoccidit,fcd ctpatrcm 
propriuminfcrimitfuballcgoria-jVr OcdypusLaiumpa- 
rrcm in vu fibi occurscntcm ct ccdcrc noicntcm, ac [oca- 

Ham 



i 



Lib. j. Aegyptio.Grxcoium. i^i 

ftammatrcmmvxorcmducif j ncc nonavum,vtPcrrcus 
Acrifiura; In Pxlhdis Siccllo Clytaemneftra adu'ttr4 
occiditur, ortijsocclufis:hoccft,vasaftis obferarur: O- 
rcftcs abfoluitur pari futfragioruro numcrojPondcracnini 
gcomcrr ice ^quata c([c oportct : Hmc Mu^er vr ,fapicntiac 
dcxaram crcxic.-Aquis luiJrarus dicitur cx Hippocrene, 
quia illc Pcgafius fons huic ncgocio convcnit : Nim Pc- 
gafuscxNkdlufEranguincortushabctur: ^usE dc ftatua 
/«i/^^r/,&lotioncejus in feptcmrivis narrantur, allcgo- 
ricafunt&hucfpcdtant: Dc PdlladioinfcriusdicitunDc 
lotionc fic Clangor,: Et ita jmt tnfHmmx ffptem deco^ienest 
fciltcet ^Hatuor antt vivtjicAtiontmfid efi fetmentatiouemj C^ 
pofleatres^ijUdtdefiq^nmtHrpirfeptema^atHrai, vt etiam di- 
cit Philojophtii : cy£s nofirum corpus habet hydropictim , vt 
NaatofanSyrfts /eprofftm.propter^Nod ciHtint Uv.urttm rege-' 
nerationis fepttts in lordme , vt ah inmtispaffionthM (^ cor- 
rHptionihtis emendetHr'. SororcscjusHntcrquas Chryfothc- 
mis/untpartes aquofx; Comamalit, quianihiifeparari 
convenit: poftca comam tondcre finit juxta Accn vel 
Saxumj acdcindeociueftalaboribus : De oflibus O- 
rcftis inventis in officinajcrarij fabricrcdibilc eft^ quia 
fic in Allegorja Merimi dicifur, quod etiam r?gis crines & 
vnguesmirabiliafaciantin ejufmodi officinis: Verifimi- 
icelladhucab artificibus nonnul/a reiidlapcr mundum 
Cfr4rcopcra,6c fabrorum ofFicinis intcrJum inveniri, licet 
nonagnofcanturj Poxio ex Europa Agcnoris/^r-.jenicum 
Tcgisfilia, Cadmifororcformn tauri, a lovc comprclTd 
nafi dicnntur Minos & Rhadamantusj itcro Carncus: 4/ww(^ 
Cadmi Allegonam lamanrc attiginus, quomodo illc RhadiM.m. 
EuropamquicrensThcbascondidcrit Bacc.tia: civitatcm ,tpu:C(i:ti.ii{' 
ibiq; coFifede/it: Europa aufcm cum ajijs putllis cxp3» 6 Jcvu 
ciatafradirurj qujccum taurum mirae pulchritudinis {\t> fiiij^ 
qucm felupitei mutavcrar) attrc(f>arcf inqjcus fcrgum 
confcenderct alove iaCrcfamdcportaf3,Jbiqj refun^p- 
t^forn a prjiliiiilabcogravidaficfl.ieft, qijx pcpcfit Mi- 
noa& Rhadamantum: Mir^s rariphaen fili^m So'is, 

y ^ccx 



\6l Hieroglyphicorura Lib.j^ 

uEcraercgisfororefo in vxorcm duxlt, vt parparigaudc- 
rct, ncmj:c hlius lovis^fiha SoliSjCX qua genuit Ariadnam 
& MioGtau!um,qu! Ljbyr;ntiioa Da^dalo facflo inclufus a 
Thefco Afudnxcpcfatrucidatur ; Poirctfierivt his pcr- 
fonis aliquidhylloriacfubcirct, provtdcvcnigijs Laby- 
rinthiCrctici adhuccxtannbusnarrant, quarnvis Diodo- 
rusdicatfuo tcmporeCreticuminrcrcidiltc& ./£gyptium 
Labyrinthum lonf ecoantiquiorcm duralTej Dc rcliquis, 
qu.r ad Minois &: Rhadamanti fabuUs fpc(5tant, dcq; judi- 
cio corumapud infcros incorrupro, cum plcrraq; a ?o'6- 
tisfcqucntisxviafiiclannt, hicnon dicemus: Ex Anti- 
opefiliaNy^lci, vcivt alij fcntiunt, Afopi Fupitcr Am* 
Amahi n & phioncmScZetum gcnuit: Amphiona Mcrcuno magi* 
Z t i8 ^^'^ lyramtrjcSaredidiciCjCantuqj trras&: faxa movit, vt 
, . rr ' Orphcus Caliiopcsfihus; Fntrcshi duo Thcbas dicun- 
^j* ?• tiircondidiireacmuris&tur.ibusmunijiTc: Fabulatifunt 
igitur faxa fuafponte Si1iiij(fe,murwmq;cxtrud^umfuillc, 
dum Amphionlyram fuavitcr pulfareC; vt ait Horatius 
in Attc Poctica; 

Di^fis c^ y^w^^ ion Th^lfaft^ conditoy vrhts 
SaXiZ movtrefono teflnuinis , (j^precciftn nda, 
DHcerenuovelleti 

IdcmrcferuntdcTrojanis muris ab ApoIIinc cA-trulflis • 
ti dcOrphci vatisniullca, qu^illenavem Ar^orcxit, & 
fcras&fiXaattraxit: Scd bac Hypcfboiicaelknemonon 
vidct quocunq; modo intfrprctctur, hve dc communi 
foe(l,cjufq-,duIccdinc&. citxacia, fi»c dc rebus fub ca 
contentis: Amphion jrimusaram Mcrcurio,quodab eo 
Jyramacccpiirrt.dicavit^Paufanip.sin poflcrionhuv Elia- 
ciscxiftimar Amphior.cm ScOrf jjcum fuillc t/£g)'ptios 
& magorum fcicntja cxccijuiirc : quod tamcn non cft 
crcHibikj qiiia Gr^coshrs fuiircfi^.idGraccos iEgvpno- 
rum. fcicn^amiranftulilie cxQroribiisaurhoTJbiis &.cir- 
cuiLflAnti^sccrtvincitur. De hadenusci.umcratismira- 

culofis 



Lib.j. ^gypno-GrxcoTum. iS^ 

culolls, nc d!cammonl}rofis,!ovisEchnicorumD?(;ma- 
jorjsfamilircrcditi proprcr adulfcria tranfrau aticnibus 
ixquensdiftrchon habctur. 

Europ*. LedcSiAntiopie^Danaes : 

Qmbusnonroinusmonftrofuin ortumPalicoruQi fratiu „ / .. 
tddimus,quifovJexThaIia natidicuntur: Quse cuia f^^^^^^^P'^ ^ 
gravidam clove cognoviirct, vcnta lunonisindfgnatio-'^!'^^ ""^^ 
Qcmoptaviclubrcrram occu(tari;af panu rcmpore terr^^^ 
rcclufi cum Thaha tam diu latuiilef.duo f /ucri non procul 
aCatanisinSictliaproruperunt. Quje licet fabulofa Iint, 




lucrertur. rrxterjam diaos laemnnmeroiam loboiem ^' 

cx varijs Nyraphis Calii!o,Niobe,Laodainia,Taygete, Sa- ^*^' 
vona,Protogenia alijrq;pcIlicJbus fufcepit j ita vtnullum ff f 
rclinquaturdubiunvlifilijslovis, nepotibusac pronepo- ^^' 'j . 
tibusNcptuni progcnics adnumereturjncc non ventorum, /i"^^, ^educf 
fluviorum,montium, Occani,Ponti & aliorura marium, ^^^^ ^ ^^^f^Hr. 
exhistanquamprogenitoribus omnesdcos,dcas,heroas, '^* 
heroinasreufemideos&remidcascxaurea Cathcna velut 
pcndcnres &dcrcendcntcsdeduci& propjgaripoire; 
Atq; hxc haftcnus pro excmplis dcmonftra- 
tZy dcrcliquis fimilc judiciuni mani- 
feftantia, nobishocloco 
rufHciant. 

Finis Libri Tertii. 



Yz Dber 



1^4 




Libcr Quartus. 

DE GR.AECIAE 

FeftisacSacris, nccnon 

certaminibus & Ludis promemo- 

ria artificij Philofophicunftitutis 
C^ folenniter celehratis. 

VM mctnoria hommutn adco labl» 

lis ac oicns ita imbecillafit, vt nill 

objccflo quodam in fcnfus incurrcntc 

fa^pc cnoveatur, facile prxtcriforum 

aut non vifibilium oblivionc ducatur, 

hincin arduis & magnisrcbus nun^ 

quam ex animodcponcndisafapifn- 

tiifimis viris, tanj intcr Ethnicos, 

quam Ifraclitas , Dco tlcdlum pcpulumjfenfibiliaquar- 

dam folcnnia inllitur.!, quorum confydcrationc ad coru, 

qu3canteadj& cclcbrata,vclaliasarcanahabcntur non 

nianifcftanda,rccord3tioncmquilihctnon ignjvus cxci- 

tctur, viDcoOpt' Max: aquo vnoomniabonapcr cdta 

dcfcendunt, profuisdcnis (empiternas agatgrati^^scHoc 

Ftflnm frr" fincjuiruipfius fEHOV AH, Mofcsmcmorsbilijqua:- 

4triot,i> %(p*i- damfcfUpopuloIfracliticoobfervanda i;il}iruit, ncmpc 

mo qffo^^J.ie. fcptimi cujufq; dicifcriationcm:& ib omni opcre cciraiio' 

ncro,in mcmonamtrcationis Cocli&: Tcrrar? ij^q; con* 

tcnto- 




Lib.4 Aegvptio-Grxcoriim. \6f 

tcntorum> fcx dieiua) /pacio ptradlx . Quia fcptimo 
dicCreatora Crcatone quievcnr & ccihvczit ; Trx' 
tcrca Pifcha, in angeh Dci pcrcuticntis Aegyptiorum Pafcha, 
primogcnitos »5^ parccntis illis, quorumpollcs /inguinc 
agni in>nucularinotiiticrant? mcmoriam} Pentccoftcn, PcntecDfies. 
in \c^i% divuix in mcntc Sinai ab ip(o Dco promulga- 
txj ac fcllumT^jbcrnaculorum, in quadragmta slXW^O' Taherfiac$^ 
rum pcr dcfcrrum pcrrgrinanonis, recordationcm: cHlorum» 
Eadcmintcntione (illistamcnpic, vt dccct, his politice 
acccptis) inrcbuspublicisbcnctonftituiis ftatuae &ima'' 
gincs corunv qui iu t gcn-i magnam vtihratcm aut ab ho- 
0ibusl'b(ritioncm, aliavc commodaprrftitcrant, pofi« 
tje, & Icinpcr r ruatielunt : Hrccnimell quafi mcmoria 
artificialisconLlans imaginibus &Iocis, rcrumfcu pcrfo- 
narummcmorabiiia fadacuicunqjnon ignaro rcprxfcn- 
tans, qucijiadmodum ciufmodi monumcnra olimapud 
Grxcos,Romano8, aliifqj gentcs in vfu fucrunt, & adhuc 
pafiim habcnrur ; Sicapud Aegyptioscum cxccrrcfiribu» 
bonisfummum, ex Dribcnigniifimilargitorisindulgcn- 
tia, quibufdamacuritfimisingcnijs, vt Hcrmcti Trifmc- 
gifto & alijs contigiircr>rjccius oblivio ad poftcros proma- 
naret,fcd vtD^ogratia? qu 'Cunqjmodorcddercntur, in- ^^Jfpj*'" 
flitutxfuntqujedam ccrcmoniae & folcnnitatcs fingulari ^**^Fft^ 
pompa, adrcm, in cuius mcmoriam ficrent, maximeac- /'^^ ntem»'- 
comuiodatcT : Huiusmodifucrunt, Apis, Acgyptij bovis ''** 
ccrtiscoloribus diftin6:i,c|cAo, coniccrario, nutritio& 
cuitus in Vulcani tcmplo ipfi adhibitus, \v\ aquam fjb- 
merfio,fcpclitio,noviqjrurfuaiclc<5licjitcmfciia0nridis, 
Ccrcr/s, Adonidis &aiia his limilia, dcq-.uburiamsnrc 
partim mcminimus, partim inpo'tcrum ii^uri (u^nus: 
A Gcerdotibus hr«?c primifus bono finc inflitura ellc non 
cft dubium,cum alifcr dcarcanis iliis 3gi non lic crct; Vc- 
rumqjomododfindc abicnaro vulgo in abfirun tradl* 
fint,inq;idolclafriam horrcndaTrcomrrurafa,,.bipfacx- 
pcricntia patuit : /^rar^crh- c fcda, Acgypci adhucduos 
«■canafuaoctuitctiadcridimodoshabucrunt, dcq-Jbus 

y ^ iau3 



ocfflu- ferui' 
ttntadremi^ 
Hifcendum 
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Bacchifd' 

cra, 

Orphicd, 



TritterU4. 



\66 Hicroglypbicorum Lib 4J 

iamantc>ncmpcvnum,c|uimcnti, altcriinr^qui oculisiii- 
rcruircrjQai mcntijAilcgorijsciconiP'jdcanin]jnrrounicjj 
fid-actrcsidmirinda^contincnfihuSjConOitit-Dcquibus 
h«(5l : us fatis copic lcf^gimug^prarrcrnn. rccundo&itcrtio 
huiustrrfCt-tuslibriSjQijiocuIis, Hitrroglyphicis drima- 
liuinaliarumq^rcrynfiguns. pidis,rcuipt:fq;!ocG litcra- . 
rumctfcriptur.Tvfurpatisj Dcquibus quiiq; primo libro 
traftavimus: Atqjh.^ctrii, ncropc raciovuT) cclctratio, 
allcgoriaruai narratio cthicrogiyphicoruo} adumbratio, 
adcoinarcanisafaccrdotibusconrcij3retcntafunt»ncvJIi 
cxrulgoautnoninitiatis innotucrinf, fcdomnibosalijs, 
cxccptis philcrophis faccrdotum fili js, incognita manie- 
rint : Caufar harum rcrum occu!tationis,iair antea nobis, 
&abalijs prolix:us,cxpofitxfunt,nc opusfitc^srcpctcre: 
Hsecitaqjtria^vtvulgfminittccxploratjjcua alacerJoti- 
bus paflim pro fiicris hibcrcntur, & filcntio inuolHcrcn- 
tur, indics magi«a?q;magi« pro rcbus divinis coli ccpc- 
runt,dcquibusncf'S eifcr inquirerc,quid fignific3rcnt,aut 
cur&aquibusintrodo(flaellent: Hiccftvnuscttcrgemi- 
Busfonsmuhcrum abufuum, crrorum etfuperflitionum 
«biEgyptijs poftcaaJalias quoq; gcnrcs munditranfla- 
tarum; Vtautcm hadcnusdc dijs dcabufq^nccnon hc- 
roibus,corumq;origincctcultucgimus,pioinflitutino- 
flri rationc, itanuncdcfcftis, ludi8,foIcnnitatibusctccr- 
taminibus ineatundcm rcrumgratiam inftitutis brcvitcr 
hoclibrotra6labimus.Luciauus(qui irriforethnica^idolo 
latrisecxtitit) dialogodcaftrol.C?'/>^<"/«Jnquit,CWj>£>;?fj(^ 
Oeagrifilttis prior omnihus Bacckifacrain GraciAminirodux- 
ityprtmttf^ in mente B<coti(t Thebu,facra t/la, qua Orphica vo- 
catafuerunty tnfittuit: Quod CUR3 ctiam abalijs tradatur, 
de co nullum cft dubium: Cur verd ha^c inflitucrit,ct quo- 
modo cclcbranda fucrint,difquircndum vcnit : Ab iEgy p- 
tijsea facra dcfumpta conftat, qui in honorem Ofiridis 
tcrtioquoq; annofolcnnia pcragcbanr, idco quod dicc- 
rcnt, Ofiridcm fcu Dionyfuro tcrtio dcmum anno ab In» 
dicA navigationc rc vcrfum clfc, proptcrea Trieterica dida: 

Cum 



Lib^. Aegyptio-Grafcorum. m6j 

Cum vero omniaallcgorica finf, qux dc pcrcgrinationc 
Ofiridisinlndiam, reliquarqjmundlpartcs, vthomincs 
colcndorura agrorumacfcrcndaf vitisrationcni, multaq* 
aliavtiliainucnta doccrct, furcepta dicuntur, itactiilud, 
quod indc origincm ducit,aut ob cius pcregrinationis mc« 
moriam inftitutu fcftura traditur, non ntll alicgoricuni 
cciifcndum crit : Si cnim in vcia Dei polytia, apud Ifrieli- 
tas^avcriflimisctufisj vtantedidlumj pr jfc;5ldfacracclc- 
brata funt, qux fada prxtcrita in mcmoriam rcvociicnt, 
&facicnda fcufutura allcgoriccdcChrifioadumfaTarcnr, 
idem fuo modo apud Erhnicosficri potuit, vt illi allego- 
riam fuisfcfiis inclle intclligcrcnt; At differcmia in his ct 
illi8totocae!o,quodaiunt,patct:lllaavero,a:tcrnoctvno ri/r .• 
DeOjinciusnonorcmordinatalunr, tum vrprarterira,ccu ra r ^ 
rcvcra fa^a cir^nt, tum vt futura, ccu fub figura fcturura,-^'^ .^ ' . *^" 
r^pra^fcntarcnt : Harc ab hominibus folis profc<5la,in2cnii ^ * 

laqiciratc cxtufa vidcntur, vtrci tanquamitafacta:, vel 
fub allegoria crcditse monumcnta et niuta (ymbola cxra- 
rcntjVtqjMofcsillaabipfoDeo, Veritatisfonte, accepic 
& Ifraelitico populocius iulfu obferuanda promulgavit, 
ita Orphcus hxc ab Aegy ptijs faccrdotibus omnis vanita- 
tfsfupcrfiitiofTsauthoribus adGrxcos tranftulit: Illa ad 
finemfilutisicterrac; Hsec, temporalis:Vtraq;tamenad 
CreatorisD-i. ct omnium bonoium datorisgloriam : Illa 
a vera Dei Ecclcfia tt Vctcris ct novi f:Edcris rccepta 
funt,h3fcab infidelium turba, ct reliqua mundi partc : Scd Gentesin 
illis hoc loco miffis, ct Gitcm commemoratlsj {ji\xix\^ftUi4 Jfrae» 
cred bilcfit, hunctitumfeftaetfacninfl^itucndi, 3blf.\ic- l^iMimitari 
litiscacozyiia qUv^darn defumptum ctad cthnicostranflj- voluerunt vt 
tum eirt) dc hiSjVt potc mundanJs,hominum inuentis,di- di^ibolpuDs-^ 
ccmus : Quid pcr peregrinationcraDionyfiiUf tDfindis*^*'^ 
intcllesfltjm lif, Arisprimoli'>rofubO<]r;dc, cttcrtiofub 
Dionyfo, dccl.rivimus : QiVntum vcrd tcmporis iMc 
in pcregrinj*ione Li ]l.i confumpfi!redicitur,tantundcm 
Apisjbos Aegyptms, vlaere pcrmittcbaturac pd!} in fon^ 
tcia mcr^cbajur; Sic^buUtifuat adidcmexpriaiS^-duo) 

Dionyfum 



i68 Hieroglyphicorufti . Lib,4 

Dionyfumfricnr.itniapud Profcrpinam dormiviflfc, dc- 
indcrxc» ^rumchoreis inuulfurc cumiVyjnphi», ri aic 
OfphcL-ji.i hymno. 

T^r^fji^em cc.nimHS Tiionyfum cfr numinA Bacchi^ 
Dionyf:iS ru C.'<rtJ Nyw^hif eX9errtdnm,^Mihti eficemapuUbra^ 
Solfit, t^rre- ^t^tprope PtrfeokonemfacrU penetraUhns olim 
firii dtciiMt. Dormivtt BicchtftmpMs trejfeanirerannoSt 
y ttribm txa^is Comtvta Uia novinlur, 
lUefHts repetst mox cum nHtricihHs hymnnm : 

Diccbanturquotjj haecfiicra abGrphcoindituUcommu- 

^ nitcrOrgiaj inquibus f«indem tantus abu(us nodurnis 

.^ ./ convcntionibusbacchantiumadhibitusell, vtLycurgus 

,, ^ / Thracix reXjDiacondas Thcbanus, & alij quamplurimi 

OrqtaprO' rL r n ■ j- 

,7^ '^, omnia nocrurna facnficia proptcr corum turpitudincs 

pcrpctua lcgc fudulcrint: Miracula hisdicbus, quibus 

P /fD' f l' c^^^brabantur^contingcrcdiccbanturj cumcnim in tcm» 

r • /■ p'opcrno(5lcn5lagcnxvacu(edeponcrcntur,fcqucntidie 

^ j^ ' optimo vinopienje rcpcricbantur. quod dolo faccrdo' 

tum,vtcreduiy& fuperftitiofTs plcbccuLaj imponcrent, 
vertstnno' / ] n t ■ ,i T • i j n j* j 

^ (vtdeBaalitisconlrat^quipercIandcIhnosaditusacccdcn- 

•^ ** tesillasreplcverunt, accidilfcnotiuscft,quamvtdcmon- 

ftraridcbeat: Agebanturautcm iila (acraamulicnbus i- 

dc6,qudd»Ilashabuiirctfocia8inlndicacxpcditionc:Ab 

ijfdcm Phallus,hoccft,mcmbrivirilisfpecics fpcdabiiis 

magnitudiniscum pompa pfacfercbaturs IdqjinOfiriJis 

' memoriam, quicumaTitanibusmcmbrarimconcifuscf- 

ret,ac pudcnda in fluvium projcdla , ab Oliridc,Titanibus 

capiiSjCJus mcmbrarcco!lcdj& compofitadicuntur,cx- 

ccpto mcmbro virili,quod rcpcriri non potuit : quod au- 

temalij addant,idcoimpcratumeire, vt hoc mcmbrum, 

formiPhalli) pioDco colcrctur, rationi abfurdidin um 

cft: Ve^umho^cfacra cum Eleufniijs cjufdcm intcntio- 

nis apud vEgypiios fuilFe vidcbimus 5 in quibusquoqj 

/'halligclhiio (olccnis crat; ViiguiesiiiTriCtericis C:«- 

niQros 



Lib.4 Aegyptio-Gf«corum. irfp 

niOrosaurcos geftantcs &: pucri cx Dionyfi tcnjplo in 
^aitadis raccilumivcrunt; quo fatis indtcatum c(t,a!ia<n 
eirccaufamhu us cclcbrationis , quam «rnlgo tnnotuitj. 
ncrapcDionyfumcum Palladc f^pientix dea fummana 
comraunitatcm haberc ; non quafi dcnotarc volucrint, in 
Bacchofapientiamclfe, vtin vinovcritatcm; ,^/<^cnim 
noitehrietasdelignat,0perurecludity&c. Etquamvis vcrum 
:/it;,quod Poetacanitnon inelcgans, 

Toliit hf4mo in^enium Bacchuiyinentem erigtt ^iltAntt /p^ff^ ,,1 

'Non tamcnhincconftarc arbitror vtidemprjccinit, 
Vviferwn Bromium^ volti^rem fedpritpetepewta- 

'IdcoAmycIaEOSpotuiirc; nifi forte pcr accidcns • Bac- 
chus cnim aUtusfingiturjpropter volatiIitatem>cornutuSy 
proptcr Lunje cornua, taurino capitcjquia huiC) vt Ofifidi, 
Apisfacer;ficmas&fceminj, jijvenis & fencx, barbatus 
■ &imbcrbis; dcqnibus proprictatibusante fub Dionyfo 
diximus: Foeminsr prxficiuntur Bacchadcs his facris; 
quia illa^comitatajcrantDionyfumjCumpcrcgrinarctur 5 
Pcr faeminasautem vispatiens, quxin fubjcftoPhilofo- 
phico prira6dominatur,intcIiigitur&pcrphalIum,visiI- 
Jafulfurca mi^cioquodamfpolianda^aqua agcndi initifi 
proceflittSic Ofiris noflcr aur Dionyfus ab Ifide fcu Ccrcre 
matre itcrum componcndus cft , abfq; tamcn partibus vi- 
•rilibusjfcu tcrra nigra : Sic lohanncs de Padua tradit rcge 
noftrum capiendum & in partes minutiffimas dividcndu , 
ignc&aqua l^vanduro, jrcjcdisfjecibu8& fuperfluitati- 
bus, tumdcmumitcrumcomponcndum&iuvcncm for* 
tiorcmq; quam prius,refurrcdurum clTc : Idcm habet 
M jrlini allegoria, & altcrlus <ic Ducncch principc, & hu- 
jjfmodiaIiaE:Virgincsadcr4ntcum canifirisaureisprimi- 
ti«sDcoobf<?r^ntcSjquiaaurcusDcuscrat;&in Pdlladisfa- 
cclium contcndebaiit , ob myOicam quandani caufam, 

Z quia 



I 



\yo Hicroglyphicoriim Lib.4,' 

quia inDionyfipcrcgrinationctotius opcris pcrfcdlio ha- 
baur, quailicprim6 ad nigros ^•Erhiopes, & vltimo ad 
. rrare rubrumaccciTit; Hac nonabrq;^'aiiauis atrificiocd- 
tingebanrj idcoq- Paliadis facclium cius tcmpJo corrc- 
fpondcbat: Dcabu(ibus,qui hisfcfiisintcrvencrantjOm- 
ni tcmporc non foium inGr3rcia,(cdct!5apudRomano«, 
& penc pcr totuna orbcmimulta narrari polfcnr, fed quia 
jlli forruiti fucrir.tainondcrcicirentia , a nobis mcrito 
ncgliguntur: Cum vcroa vulgo hujus fcdi cclcbratio, 
vtpotcrripudijs^chorcis^potjrionibus & vocifcrationibus 
picna&iibcra,vltr6accipcicrur,huic deof2Eritixdatori,a- 
liaquoq^racradiverrisfcmporibus&Iocis pcragcnda di- 
cata funt: A rcgafo cnim Eicuthcricnri ad Athcnienfcs 
O/cophona» ^ Thcbanis dclata dicuntur , ipfis Ofchophoria appcllata, 
vt aitraufaniasin Atticij^^inquibus confuetudocrat, vt 
aitcnarratoriVicancri,vtpucripampinos manibus gcfla- 
tcstributimefacroDionyfitcmplo in faccllum /'alladis 
Sciirhadiscumprccibusdecurrcrcnt. Harccadcvocaban- 
DioKjftay turDionyfiafimplicinominccuroagcrcnturin agris fin- 
Len<tA.^ gulisncmpcannis:Lcnxa quoq; Athcnis colebantur inc- 
untc verc,quotcpcrcvinade frcccxifnebantur, tributaqj 
fcrcbanturabcxtcrnis^quod ccrtamcncratbibcntiumpis- 
runqjBacchulxritixauthoiec^ncntiii: Ibidcm &?hallf- 
PhAlhca ^^ inltitutanarrantur,quibusligncaviriliathyrfisalligatcs 
geftabancQuin &Canephoriainhonorc Dtonyfij Athc- 
Caneol-oiii nisagcbanrurjinquibus virgincsagilcs (vt Dcmaratusrc- 
* fcrt in certanHnibusDionyfiacis)quA'adpubcrtatcmaccc* 
derenr,rum pnn \xv, canidros fcrcbant, quj caniflricrant 
txpuroanroinquibuserantfruduu omnii!i primitix im- 
poiitctv^qiCclcbrabanturfub fine mcnfis AprilisrApaturia 
j4p4iuru, in Oi5lobriquatuor dicbus habcbantur". Et Ambrofia in 
ui/fihojia, I.uni^rio, quofcmpcrcvinamvrbcm importari clfcntfo- 
I;r3,qus poflcaaRomanisquoqiCultafunt, Brumaliadi- 
Bmm.ilia, dacum Brumus Bicchus fit:Afcoliaitcm Athcnisfiebanr, 
Jfcolia, qinbusfupcrvrrcsinHitoshumidcpofitosiltcro pcdc fal- 
tabant: Proponebanturuutcmpr.i m.ia illis, qui fapicnti- 

U8. 



Lib.4« -^gyptio-GriEConim. i^r 

m fnpcr vtres falurcnt, qui mos quoq; ad Romanos tran- 
(latuscO,vtcumVJrgil,lib.2.Georg dcfcribitiNamhircus, 
cxcujus pclkvtrcscrint, quia vitibus nccct, cxdcbatur 
Baccho : Hcrodotus \n Eutcrpe ccmmcmorat Acgypti- 
«sfucmDionylio jugularc in fbicnnitatc Dort ii didi^^^P'^, 
hisverbis: Dion^fio dte folfmitatu Dorfie^ futtn ante fi-rei 
fxnqult iHgtilamci reddunt (ubulco illi, <jut Attulerat ipfum fu- 
em Ai ^^aliamfolerimtatimflne (uilm inhonorem Dtonyfi agunt 
u4^ppitj eodemprope ritu, (^uo GrActy at pro Phallis res aUxs 
itlKXco^itarunt-, imaqines fctUcet cuhttt magmiudtnisy cft^OA 
ctrcuffiferMnt multeres per agros cum virile membrura reliijuo 
corpere non multo mtr.pu r^utct : Fracedtt autem tthia atj^ 
ilUDionjfumcantdntesfequuntur : QjrL' omnia jicct in ho- 
norcroOfiridisfcu Dionyfi,qui ex aurca gencalogia prje- 
cipuuscft, primdinflituta fintcofinevtreccnCuimus, nc 
nicmoriapcrireifummiarcanjadeoconccfli, ac interini" 
Dionyfiusvulgari jnterpretationepro vino ejufqj inven- 
torehaberctur,tot&tamvariafel1a in diverfis locismfti" 
tuta inveniuntur , qu^ tamen minimum arcani principa* 
lis participent; Quemadmodum vidcmuspcr abufumc- 
jufroodifacilimcaccidcre, viinChriflianoorbe muUisin 
jocis Martinaiii in Novcmbri,Bacchanalia dicbus tcmpus 
quadragefimale pr3ecedcntibus,alibi ferijs poft nativitatc 
quaU Saturnalia,relidis vefligijs,cxaliatamencaufa,vul- 
goadhuccelebrarij idq;idco'>quiavt Comicus ixtyingem' 
fim efi ommmn htminum a Ubore proclttte adiibidimm vel lux- 
uriamx Idcmfl^atuendumeftdc Aegyptiorum poflcrioiu 
fcftis& racri8,quiantiquitdtiscaurJseorumq; inftitutio- 
nis maxima cx partcignorfrunt, & figna f ro fignatis, ani- 
maliaj hominii imagines & bruta pro dijscoluerunt,co uC- 
q,rdonccallium,ciTpas,&fcteomniataminutilia &noxia, 
quam vtilia,in clalles dcorMm reduxcrint j Vnde Pocta in 
€os non immcrito jocatur,dum jnquiu 

O fnnElas gentesy ^uibtis h^C n^fcuntur in hortii Numinai LncAni^ 
DeGrrscis quoq; SiRonianis hoclocufpjavcnit j Nam 

Z 2 Vt 



-* 



I7Z Hieroglyphicorum . Lib.4 

rt iUi ab vEgyptiis, lic hi a Grxcis & i£gy ptijs, quicquid 
apudvtrorq;ruitnuminum,rcccperunt: Hinc Lucanusl» 
7. de exfgypto ficdtcit.' 

NosmTempUtHam RemAtta aect^imw Ifim, . 
Semideo/^canes^ (ifirAtHhentia ln^its, 
Et cjncm tuflangens loomiKem tefiaris Ohrim : 

Et La<fVdnfius lib. i . inftit : Romani , inquir, Pro Dijs htt» 

hHerunt (uamaiaifcilifet rHbiginim.pallorem ^febremi Vn- 

dCjficutpatetcxFaftisOvidijjfcrtum rubigmisfuit circa 

fincm Apriiis, videlicet6.CakMaij,tumcolucruntcam, 

fKutdicitOvidiu8,ncIa:dcret fcgctcsncc inftruTientani- 

ftica. Et iftomodocoIueruntfebrc,ne vcxaretccs- Itac- 

nim Valcriuslib.l.dicit • Etc<eteros^uiJem ad benefaciendH 

veneraba»titr,^ebrem antem adminMsnocendHmx Idcmq; de- 

rcribitIoca,vbicranttria Tcropla Fcbris: Prjrtcrca pro- 

prium RomaniDeumcolucrunt Romulu, qucQuinnum 

vocabantj quem cuFcbre, rubigine, alijfq. cjormodi ab 

al' j> non rcccpcrunt,fcd propria induftria (ibi in veneranf; 

Martemvcr<),IovenJ, Saturnum, Mercurium,Apollincm 

& t/dEfcuIapium cum magno numcroaliorum vcla Grx- 

cis , vcl jEgy ptijs mutuati crant : De occafionc & modo 

addudionis Acfculapij Romam cx Fpidaurio prarciarum 

cxtat cxcmplum, quod vt mdc propagatio reliquoru gcn- 

tiliudeorum^tftimaripoiTit, huc adduccmus: Mcminit 

£xRhea hujus Aefculapij RomamaddudiSandus Augu{}inus/;A 

tancjitamrrM- ^^De Civtt.Dei^cap. i ?. AefcMlapiw^\nc[U\tyalf Epidanroab' 

tre omnes ivit Romam, vt perittfjlviui medtcus tn vrhe nobtltjftma artem 

difnattfin' ^loriffitu ex rcent: M^^terautemdeorHmntfcio vnae nata 

guntnr. Praneflinrm montfm in/edit^ Indignnm emm erat^ vt cnm 

Cynocepha- etnsfiliHscolii C«p:toli»o prafideret.^ adhnctpfa in loc9 tgnobili 

liuproHt efi latiiarct : ^:t£ t.men HomniHm dcornm mater efi ,nonefi fecH» 

MercHrim ta fclHm lioma cjuofdamfiHos/t^tSy vtritm rtr alios prace/fit eti' 

neppsfittftthr am fecHturos : Miror/<ine fitpfa pepertt Cjnocephalum, cjh^ 

Rhc<. ton^cpofiea venil cK Aegjptoi ytrumeiiam deaFjbru ex tlt4 

nMt4 



Lib.4^ Aegvptio.Graecotum. i/j 

fMta fit, viderit A fctilapitu pronepof eius : Harc ille : Eft 
autem Epidaurus , fccundum Eutropium, civitas qu« 
roodo vocarur Dyrrachiura. quia vcro Roma major 
fuit vrbs , quam Epidaurus , idco Auguftinus ironicc 
dicit Aefculapiij migratrcRomam: Dc cuiusadvedione 
Livius hb, lo. de vrbis origine, circa fincmj quod cum 
Roma.inquir, grjvi peftiJentia i j6crjret,qux tanta fiiit,vt 
licctannus illc, rciiicet455. abV.C. in multis Ixtus ef- 
fct, tamcn vix ad vnius mali rufFccitfolatium^pcftilentix 
fcilicct vrbem vrentis, fam quoadhominem,quameti- 
amquoadagros: Igitur confu/uerunt libros Sibillx dc 
remedio & inventum eft, quod iEfcuIapius dc Epidau-^^^^,,-^^^^, 
roRomamaffcrendusclIct: Idemetiam narrit O^^^^^^^ njuni^ Epi- 
lih. ^ Et Uvius, /i^.ii. & Valerius lib. i. tcftantur, ^^^^^^,^. 
quod tribusaRniscontinuisvrbs afflida fuit gravi ^^^^' JHtHtfiad 
lcntia: Miflierj^ofuntprorcmediolegati adacccrfcndum ^^clucendum 
de Epidauro Aefeulapium ; quo venientes ab Epidaurijs j^rculapivm 
du<Sifuntintemp!umey£fcubpij, quodquinqj millibus 
paifuu aK F pidauro diftabats& ecce fcrpcns, qui quandoq. 
Jicetraio,ab Epidaurijs vifu$ Fuerat,nunqua tamcn finc bo- 
no ipforum > propter quodcriaminmodum «xEfculapij 
vcneratusjper par rcs vrbis clarifnmas Icv» tradhj reperc cc- 
pit,triduoq; confpe<flus eft,haud dubiam antefcappc- 
titxclariojis rcdisalacritatemfercns; deindcadnavcRo- 
manam perrexit acnavcmconfcendit, vbi vnius Icgati 
tabcrnaculum erat, ibiqjquicvit: Cumvero navigando 
Ancium pervenillent^Scrpcns, quivbiq- in navigio re- 
manferat, adtcrram dilapfuseft^ Acdcm Aclculapij, quae 
propcerat,intravit,&ihi tribusdicbus rcmanHt, dato fibi 
cibo:po(lmodumvcrbadnavcmrevcrfus feRomam ad 
vehcndumprsebuitjibiinripatnTibcris cgrcdus in Infu» 
Iam,vbitemplum dicatum i\i\t Ae(culapio,tranfnatavit,& 
celfavit peftilcntia a Romanis: Idcm narrat Ovidius, 
Lib. IT. Metam: ^uis fit Aefculapius, & cur Scr- 
pcns illi attribuatur, fccundum primam originc, fupc» 
liui expofuimus 5 Qui vcro dcinde abufus cx ignoran- 

Z i tii 



174 Hieroglyphicorum Lib 4. 

tia vcrititis fc fupcrftifiofa rcligionc accclTcrint, ijcum 

'Dubohts in principijs minin e conucniuiit : Quod quoqj diaholus, 

ferper.tu for- qm miius cftarrifcx & cx rc pro lui cultu capcrcconf- 

9tiAfet)ro \\um potuit, hulc ferpcnri fcu ififculapiocrcdiroj vtctjam 

e^£fatLipio Oraculis Apoliinls, lovis & alijsciulmodi, fcfcaccom- 

ndoranafim niodarir, cxoninibuscircumdantiiscotifpicitur jCuaiq-, 

prxher, Ethnici malorum &: bonorum dxmonum diffcrcntiam 

non acnofcercnt, ab illis in pcfllmas idoiolarrias falfjs 

mKacuii:», cf da*monumaflu conicifli funt, vndcfcfchu- 

manis viribus cripcrc non potucrunt, doncc Siiohiilc, 

Atimfii Virginisfilius,omnipotcnsH:rrcs, acccdcrct, ctfancibus 

tempore na.» tjiaboli infcfc credentcs cxtrados a mortc at-rna libcri- 

tm.qtioDel- rct: Dcbacchanalibus, & Libcrodco, Auguflintiib.^^.dc 

phicmd^mon cju : Dci,cap:9. mcminitj LihtHm, inquit, alibemmeKto 

obmtiiuit, iippellare volunt, tjuod mares in coenndo per cim lcmficii^m 

Libervnde emiffisfemirjthni Ui>ere>:!ur, hoc idcm dicttnt infzminuaqere 

aiUHipHte- Liheram, qnam etn-.m VeneremputaKt, ejuod c^ ipfas perhibe- 

tnr, antfemina (mittereC7' oh hoc Lihers eandem virifi m corperis 

partem tntemplo poni, finmineam LthertR, Qj- ob hoc ndant.t, 

mftlierej attrihtitas Liherc g~ vinnm propter ithidimm cor.ci- 

tandAm : Sic Bacchanalia fumma celtbrantur infanta : ybi 

.. Varro tpfe canfitefur a Bacchantihus ta/ta fieri non potuiffe, 

ru ' /'* '^'^ tntnte cemmota : Hxc tc.men pefiea dtspltcuerunt (enatui 

fHbLataafA" y^^y^^.,-^ ^ ea tuffit anferri: Salem hic tandem forfitanfen' 

nmejena fcruntj e/uidimmttndt jpiritus, dum prodijs habentt4r, tn ho" 

Komie. mtnum ^offint mentihm : Hafc illc : Titus Livius, prartcr 

caufam di(5lam Bacchanaliorum prohibitionis, lib: 8. dc 

bcllo Maccdonico, aliam addlt : Dicit cnim quod dc 

Graxia quidam vcncrat, qui diccbat, fc vcllc doccrc 

novum ritum colcndi Bacchum ; Hicautcm in princi- 

pio fccit bacchanalia ab honefliflimis matrcnis dc dic 

celcbrari 5 Procclfu vcro temporis continuatum cft nc- 

gccium cum nodc ; & tandcm dc noftc fiebattotum j 

Vndc tunc ccpr ruut tam viri quam mulicrcs in magno 

numero conflucrc ad iocuiB qucndam, vbi cclcbran- 

tui [cHa & facra ifla jCuinmiilaq^funt infinita facinora 

virorum. 



Lib.4. Aegyptio-Griecorum. 175 

virorum, pucrorum ac mulicrum & vcnicntcs ad lo- 
cum, qui nolcbant cisaiTcntirc, occidcbantur & occulta- 
bantur -, Tatidcm pcr quandam Hifpanicam ancillam 
cuiufdam matronr Romanx, qu.rdominam fuam illuc 
fucrat fccuta, poftquam llbi dirpiicucrant a quac vide- 
bat, iuvcni cuidam revclata funt, & fic rcs pcrucnit ad 
noritiam Confulis, qui diligcnti inquilitioncpra^habita, 
omnesrcos inucntos, quiapprsehcn^iipotcrint, dcaltcn- 
fu fcnatus, fccit occtJi; Quorum crant vircrum ac mu- 
Iicium muira millia : /'rohibita crgo funt dcinccps 
Bicchanalia cclcbrari, & inhibitum, ne quis novum 
ritum abfquc fenatus alTcnfu in vrbcm introduccrct: 
Eivs quoquc mcminit Valeriu& lib;<S cap,^. dicitque 
iJ fidufn Spurio /'ofthumo Albino & Qiiinto Mirco 
Philippo confulibus : Ex quibus liquide patct prinei- 
■ pium liuius fcfti cclcbrationis ab honcrtioribus caulls 
orium, deinde in abufum ccdiirc : Arcaninima.' autem 
& intcriorcs caufr folis primis authoribus notx prsc 
vulgo occultatas fucrunt; Dc Orpheo, qui huius ^^^^ DeOrphei 
vt&aliorum ircanorufn ad Grxcos ab iEgyptijs tranfla- ohim, 
forum primus author ftatuitur, alij narrant, quod ful- 
minc i<5his concidcrir, quia arcana initiorum profanis 
& rudibus diuvlgairct ; idquc, vt ipfi tradunt, fi verum • 
eft, nonfolum fccrctorjmmanifcftatorum, fcd & hor- 
rcndsE Idololutrise indc fubfcqucntis per totum orbcni 
caufa cxiftcns p.xnas Deo Opt : Max : non immcrito 
deJit : Alij ciu3 morti fabuiam affingunt, dum dicunt, AHe^ona 
Hlum, cumad Infcrcs defzcndilfcr, vt Eurydicenfccum Orpheimortf 
abduccret, ibi dcorum omnium laudcs cccinili'', prx- ^^^a> 
tcrquam Libcri patris, qucm per oblivioncr:^ pratcr- 
inifit: Quare iratus Dionyfus furorem fuis Bacchis im- 
milit, a quhbus apod Hebrum fiuvium fuit difccrptus, 
membraq; eius pcr agros fparfa, vt a Cinibus vorarcn- 
tur; Tamen a MuHs dicuncur colIc<fta & in Dio Macc- 
doniac loco fcpulfa, quia fuper c;xtcro3 Apollinem 

hudibus 



%76 Hcroglyphicorum Db.4. 

laudibus mirificiscxornallct. Qujeabxmulis poctis po(l 

Orphci nnortcmrparra cllc vcrilimiic cft, cumpriorcius 

obitus magis hyCloricT conucniat : Eiufdcm inftitutionia 

2, &:origini8c(}aiiudre(lum in honorcmCereris &Prorcr- 

FefiaCere- pinscapud Athenicnfcs cclcbratumj In quocura matro- 

rii&Pro- njc initiarcntur,qux perpctuam & incorruptam pudiciti- 

/erftHx, amferuarc decrevi(Icnr> idcoq-, coronisviticcisornarcn- 

tur, vinum adhibcrcnon liccbat; Quod cum, vt c^tcra» 

aGr.>cisadRomanos trannatumiit, magnum Cercrisan- 

niuerfarium habcbatur, &a lugcntibus fieri nefas crat: 

HincPlautusin AuIuiar:Ccrerinuptiasfaduric(lis, quia 

Thejmdpho' nij^ji jemeii allatum video. Thcfmophoria diccbantur 

^*^" h^cfoIcnniaGrcecis, aTriptolcmo primumproaccepto 

rcrcodi munere ac frugibus in Eleufio oppido inOitura: 

Cum cnim Cercs per orbem tcrrarum filiam ProfcrpinaRi 

a Piutonc fub infcros raptam q u r rcns vagaretur, ad oppi- 

dumEleuIium, eiufqjprincipcmeiufdcmnominispcrvc- 

nitjCuiusvxorHyona^quaeTriptoIemumiampcpercrafj 

nutricem dcfydcrans Ccrercm fefc ofFcrcntem pro nutricc 

acccpit:Hxcpuerum divino ladenutritum nodluclam 

fubigneoccuitabatjcumqjcgrcgienutrircturpernoftcm, 

patcr obferuans quo pado idfieret, re vifa exclamavic- 

• Quarc irata CcrcsElcufium cxanimavit, acTriptolcmo 

cnrrum a draconibus tradum dedit vt vnivcrfos morta- 

les fationcm frugum doccret, ficut tcftatur Calliroachus in 

hymnoinCcrercm : H.rc vclprimo afpcdu arcaniffima 

Chy mica eire quis non vidct ? Triptolcmuscnim fub igne 

Hierogljphf nutritus (vi Achillcs a matrc Thctidc) a nutricc Ccrcre 

iumpgr.nm. eft nofterillc fxtus philofophicus, qui tamdiufub ignc 

NotA, occultatur et igne, quafi lade, nutritur, donecomnero 

flammae violentiam pati poflit: Etfancnifialiud fignum 

adeiret, harcfabulofaeire dcChymiacfubicdlo cffi(5la,hoc 

fuificcrct; Quia foli & vni verac Chymisc proprium cft, 

nccaltcri fcicntirr aut articonucnit: Quis enimvnquam 

vclhyftorice veljillcgorice fcriptum rcpcrijf, horoines, 

«ofq} infantcs fub carbonibos vivis occultarifolitos circ? 

Quis 



Lib.4« -^gyptio-Graf corum. 1 77 

Quis falamandram, animal in ignc vivcns, fiuc pyrauftam 
vcram viditjnifi in opcribuschymicis ? Prodcant cx tcrra 
Faiicifratrcs, ex mari Vcnus, cxalijsclemcntisalijmon- 
flrofi f^Etus, vixquicquam vivcns cx ignc,nififalamandra 
philofophica, ac /»h:?nix cx cineribus ab ignc rclidis, 
prodirc potcrit: Duofunt igni inui<5la, aurum & vitrum, 
cnjtcratandcm illifuccumbunt :quibustcrtiumaddi licct* 
Phasnicinempc&nidocius, fcmmium, exquorcnafcitur 
ille, qui cfi: cinis rcdivivus cx mortuo : fupcrfluum au- 
tcmforcopinor, pluribus dcmonfirarc,in Chytnia quafi 
infantcm igne nutriri & adolcfccre, cum id vbiq-, ^c^'^ SiituUtw 
occurrat : Vcrum cx vnoctaltcro authorc paucifiimis «d- p^,/^Z,^,. 
dudis hicerimus contcnti : Arnold : rofar : I.2.C.2 S-CMmcjuiinetm' 
veropeperfrit,filium,in^tiit, vutriaseufn, (jmuf^^^ofjittolerare tritur 
omnemigntrrj: Et Lull:thcor:tcfi: c;z<;),Fiiiimfr(egnAigitttr 
^ cerpHs ai ic^Ke,& mttlttpitcafuam comhHjiionem, &jorttm ha." 
ifebis tinBttram : & Ibid : Tac igitur deaibari terram tuam^ 
C^ nutri eam, ^ vis, (juod filitn patris fubueniat tibi i» Keceffi- 
tatibtu : Itcm cap.57. Humidiioi metaiiorumefifixa^per~ 
manens i» igne : Ideo taii aefua ^fixamtu avicuias in aere voian' 
tesvirtute L^pidis nofiri.cjui de ipforumfubfiantiapropria crea- 
tftsefi. Cap,4i. EttdeoCjUandoiipisnefier creabttur^ faceum 
ftAfei de veatre matrisfua j IVec amod» aiiudponaS' ^uiafecum 
defert virtutem ventris matris fu(£,fciiicet iliamttaturamfuifu' 
rcjtm, ^Uieomne argentumvivum con£eijit. Quodautcmhic 
Triptolcmusfub ignc co(5tus & maturarus fitno(lrafaIa- 
mandra, noficrignis, ctnoftratcrractcalx, noftcrcinis, 
ct nofiru femcn, qjod in fuam naturalcm tcrram proijci- 
tur, fexcentisteftiraonijs probari poirctjDuo aut triafal- 
tcm hic poncmus : Avicenna in tra<5l^: cap.5'. SemJna mn 
oportct,inqa\t) mftere,donfC temptts meffit cduenerit : VhiJo- 
fophi hu»c lapidem nofirum vocaverunt (ainmandram j ^^ia 
Jicutfalamandrafolo igns nutritur ^Tivit,idefiperfici'ur, ita 
& no/ieriapis : Dcignc Luilius: prad : Tefi : CAp.zzjHlfur 
noftrum h.ibet virtutem ftnllandi (^formandi fimiie fibt, (^ 
emne ^(iodpetitur^ O- non retinendi in fe ; Et ideo dicimm q'sod 

A. a efi 



178 Hieroglyphicorum Db.^, 

eflfaterC^fcpifntr.afcHlt-^ PertgKorantiamcuiui muliidecide- 
^itnt AlthymtfttfatMt (^^ nottcxpcrii, credentes (ine igne tMtura 
. fixare a?fMigumiita:DcT<ixx3i ctcaltcidem inCodicilhcap: 
3 9.,^w ar-sfemper tndigei calce,td tjl fna rerrapropria,ia tfua 
virttu mineralU poflta efKf^^iXtme ad mercurium tnaurar.dhm : 
Aftratusinturbj dc cxncxc s Poflea ,\ViC[W\t^pon^aur inlocum 
[Hum C^ tterP.mcocjUalttrdotiec UptlU infucum vtrtantur j /'o- 
Jiea ccejuaiur tgntfoiUcri,cjuouj^^ /apis duttor fiat O" Corifiir.qa- 
turitC tn cinertfy. vertatur 5 O c^uam prtctoftu efi cinU tiU : Et 
AziratUS ibidcm : J/iUm cocjutte conunue igne prtore forti^re , 
tfr Mruttur^confrtngeturc^ <tc tn cinerem virutur : cjuampre- 
cioftu efl cinu ijiefilijs d< il>ina, (^- quamprectofum efl, ejuod ex 
eofit ; R i pl af US j . por t: Exicca terram, doncc iliafii tat caki- 
fiando,altoc]uin in vanumUboras: Et niox : Ea ter ra 'fifixa vt 
pcffit perpttt ommm violentiam-^pars altera fptrtttiaiis tfi j Sed 
cmKtA tlia in vmm rem debent conuerti ; E t Lu 1 k t hcor : Tc (1 : 
C-46. Sciasquoinihilpotcfinafci, nifitxf<tmelia Csrmafculo, 
nee aliquod germenfenerari, mfi cx caiors Q^ humidttate. At 
hzc propofito fumciant : Hcrodotus nona Grccisfedab 
^gyptijs Thcfroophoriaorigincducerefcribif, ncmpca 
Danai filubus ad /"clafgas mulicrcs dclata; Cum q^ pcr rel j- 
gionem ciu? foknnitJti» arcana nulli rcrvcLre licfbat, 
idcmaufborinEutcrpchisviiturvcrb s: Atq; dc Ccrcris 
folennitatc, quam Grxci Thcfniophona nominant, mihi 
rauftumfclixq; fitomcn, vt quantumfas cfl perrcIi^'jo- 
ncm,profcrain ; Fucruntautcm Danai filiar, qikx h^nc lo~ 
Jcnnitatcmex ifigyptofranftulcrunt, muliciefq; PcIargiS 
docucrunt: Danaus quis fucrif, nempc qui coloniascx 
Acgyptoin Grxciam traduxcrif, cuifq-, arris arcani/fima; 
cognjtioncm habacrit, Iibro pritno narrauui us ; Idcoq; 
vcro confcntancum cft cum ipfo hanc cclcbrif itcm ad 
Graf-cosvcniirc: Hxcfummaapud EthnicosfcmpcrMy- 
Nilarcaniiu Ocria habita clTcnec rlli in vulguai fpargendatnmcx hy- 
olimhabt- norijs, tum communiprovcrbionotumcfh quo dicirur 
tumfacris dcrcarcaniflima^eam occultari,tanquam Elculiniafjcra: 
Elcttfir.fjs. Dc caufu horum racrorutn fiu': miftcriojii occultationis 

Diuiti 



Lib4« Aegyptio-Grajcorum. 179 

niulti divcrfimodcrcntiunf, qncrum opinionem primo, 
dcindectnoftriimadducemus : Myllcria, inquit Vjrro,ra- j^y /i ■ 
citurnitatcctpiricttbusclauraede; TicituriiitarcquitiCjVt ^ 
nonliccrct deijs loqui; /'drietibus,vt non patcretnificer- 
tis locis &: pcrfonis corum infpcdio: Quantum ad tacitur- 
nitatcm, vtThomas Vdlois ad Augulbnilib.^.c^ i. deci- 
vit : Deicommentatus,rciendun),quod rriplcxvijcturfu- 
iilecaufa, qnare volcl at da:monc8& facerdotcs occuitan TrifUxcau- 
thelctas & niylleria : Vnacaufa fur,quiaracilitcr poterant/^oc-c^/Mr/a- 
crrorcs conuinci, li licuiirct puplice dc cis loqui ct difpu- „^ mjfleno- 
talfe : Alia fuit.quod inter illa myftcna continebanturbri- runt. 
gincsdeorii ct verx conditiones eorum, qu^ecolebanrur: i.Cattfa, 
putj,qujli8fuitlupifcr,ct quis etquomodoprimoinccpit z.CAufa, 
coli,ctricdcali:s dijs: Si vcrotaiia fuiirent in populo di« 
vulgara, contcmpfufentdcosj ct fic fuilfct omnismctus 
deorumablatusjQuodreipublicT ct communiconuidui 
hominUiP plurimum nocuilfctrEtproptcrhocXicut dicit 
Livius, de vrbis orig:Iib:i. NumaPompiliusfummcnc- . 
cetlariumcrcdcbar, timoremdcorumpopuloinijcicndu: 
Tertia caufa fuit, quia purgationes quafdam faciebaqtin -i^Caufa, 
occulto&facrificiaquxdam nefandaomnino qujcpopu- 
lushorruidcr, fiad ciusnoticiampcrucnitlet : Immo!ab5t 
cnim in occulto frpiffimc infantes & mulicres prnfgnan- 
trSjCt multa alia horrcnda ad placandum djcmoncs in oc- 
'culto fcccrunt, ficut patct de luliano crfarc ; Vt Socratc» 
narrat in tripartita hy (Ioria,quod apud Cirram ci vitatcm, 
vbt occul'e peflimus idolatra facrificauerat in templo, an- 
tcquam in cxpedirionem illius bclli iret, inucnta fucrit 
mulier capiliisfufpenfa, ex'cnfisbrachi]Setvtcroapcrto, 
m cuivs i^core vidoriam libi dcbcre, afpcxir. In palatio 
quoqj cius apud Antiochiam iuuentxfunt ciflr roultc 
plcnr capitibus mortuorum : Er narrat Eufebius de im- 
pcratorcMaxeotio, qui mulicrcs nobilcs prscgnantcsad 
hoc quxiivit et C9S mcdias divifit et in cxiis infantium 
divinarioncs quxfivit: Et ideo, inquit Vulois, (acerJotes 
fummccavcbanr, nciplorum myltcria ct thclctxprodc- 

A a 2 rcntur: 



• 



i8o HicrogIyi.hicorum Lib.4; 

rcntur:7*ropterquod cr fifnuluchrum quoddam<rat fcrc 
inomnitcn^plo, vhi colebaturiris&: Scrapis,qucddigito 
labijs imprciro moncrc vidcbafur, vt filcntium fierct; Vt 
fcilicet, homincscosruillctaccrctur, vtliabcturapud Au- 
guft: dc civi : Dci 1: i Sc.5. vbijConftitutum crt (inquit dc 
Api Argivoiuregccrcdito)rtiam dcillo, vtquifquiseum 
homincm dixiirctfuilTc, capitalcm pcndcrct panam : Et 
cum v^fcin omnibustcmplis, vbicolcbaturllis ct Scrapis 
cratctiam Hmulachrum, quod digito labijsiaiprclToad- 
moncrcvidcrctur,vt filcntium ficrctjHocfignificarcidcm 
Varro cxiftimat,vt homincs cos fuillc taccrctur : Hjrc Am- 
guftinifunt vcrba: Quicodcm lib: cap.^.rcfcrt,quodca- 
pitali crimine apud ^Egy ptios rcus fiebat.quicunqjlfidcm 
filiam Inachi homincm fuiircdiccbat.Atqj hx caufaf pro- 
babilcs, quas 6'\d:us Vajois adfcrt, mihi omnino vidcntur, 
tum inprimis, cum iam horrcnda idololatria omncs terrx 
partcs occupatTct ; Nobis autem fermo eft dcprimaori- 
ginc occultationis myftcriorum inprimisElcufiniorumj 
Quam fi cxomnibuscircumftantijs confydcretnus,prima 
ct fccunda ante narratx caufx,vix tcrtia,locum hic inucni- 
cntxQuodeiufmodihominummadationcs^eoruniqjviC- 
cerum infpedioncs pcr dctcrrimum abufum Et hnicis qui- 
bufdam vfitata:,ct fub arcano tcAx: fuerintjncgari non po- 
tcft,at in his facris, qux arcaniiTmia habcbantur, comiilas 
cire,non cftr*tionabiIe:Saturnus>quipcraIlegoriamruo8 
libcros dcvortfe fingcbatur, fortea fuperftitiofisctidolo- 
latris Ethnicis> hoc facrificio placatus cft, vt Baal, & alia 
ciufmodildola, vcl Mars fanguinehumanodclcdlaricrc- 
ditus; At dc Ccrcrc,Dionyfo,Vcncrc,vix cft crcdibilc:Prae- 
tcrqua cnimquod CcrcrisfacrafcuElcufiniaacaftis, im- 
roaculalis pcrlonis,vt poft audicmus,non ab ali js cclebra- 
tafunt, innotuittandcm, quidillis contincrctur jQuod, 
talc non cft» vt vel a rationc humana vc! bonis moribus 
RatiotertU abhcrrcaf, vtpoft fubijeicmus; Exiftimamusigiturnon 
eccultationis immeritd primam & fccundiim caufara occultationisin 
Eieufinio' Elcufinijsrcpcri, tcrtiam nullo modo : pro qua nos addi- 
rMm. tnus; Quod ncmpc tcrtli ratio fucrit inuolucndi ct fub fi- 

lcntio 



Lib.4. Acgyptio-Gr«corum. 1 8i 

Icntiorctinendieafjcri, ne&artificiumdequoeaomnia 
elTcntintroduda , vulgo rnnotefccrct,vr fupra fxpc mo- 
nuimusevidcntibusargumcntisdudti, quaj iiic practcri- 
mus : Atquc hasc triplex cauf* jnnucbaturfimuiacliro 
iiloHirpocratis, digitis ori imprcrfis: Theocriti cnar- 
ratorexfcntcntiaThelyti Mcrhymnjeidehacfolennitatc 
cjufq; perfonis feledis itafcribit: Lexfmt Athemenftbm vt 
hacThefntophoriA quotannu celebrarent virgines ntnlieres c^ 
vit^honefia, ^u,eperfoUn^ttatu dicm legitimos facrof^ lihros 
fnper verticc ge^iintes tan^jutmfupplicantes EleHjinemconten» 
. eierent. Ad iili facra non patcbat aditus , nifi initiatis, 
prxcoqjabclfc prophanos jubebat, atqjhinc fumpfilfe Vir- 
giiium verficulum i^UiProculoproctilelieprofhaniy suthor 
ci^ Scrvius : Et Alcibiadi tantum negocij facefiitum fcri- 
buntjquodprofanusintcrfuilfe facris Cercris diceretur : 
Ncc vcro cuidam illis intercire Iiccbaf,qui fibi fccleris per- 
petrati confcius elfet, id praeconc coneUniante : Quibus 
nec aufuscfi interc(feNcroImperator,quod impiuselfet, 
&/nitiari voluit Antoniusprinccps, vtprobaretfe inno- 
centem: Dicunturautcmpofterioribus illistemporibus 
bina Eicufiniafacri Athcnisfuilfcjparva, quibushofpites ^lettfinia fih 
rcciperentur, &magna; de quibus ibidem vctus Icx erat,^'*''^''*'*» 
ne hofpcs vllus ad ca admittCfctur,vtcommenfator Ari- 
(lophanisrocminit: Cumenimplures magniviri cxteri 
Athcrlas vcnircnt,ijiquefacrisinitiari pcterenr,nonoba' 
liascaufasrcpulfampafiifuntjnifiquod nollent il!a natu- 
rx arcana alijs innotcfccre • Idcoque parva quxdam iacra 
illistanquamfuperficialia adjunArerunf,quibusadven3ein- 
itiatifunt, & ipfe Antonius ^nnccpsjnonmagnlsillis.re- 
ceptus crcditur: Hincveterem lcgemprTtcodcbant, atq* 
ipfum Hcrculem, cum tantus heros clTct, advena, non ad- 
milfum, quafialiquando Hcrculcs Athenis fuilfcr.autifta 
petijlfet : Magna illa Cercris & parva Profcrpin:? ad difFc- 
rentiam vocarunt : £x quibus faris apparet in his facris no 
libidines aut csedesaliudvi quid horrendum peradum 
clfe, fcd caufas occultillimas fuiircjcur fubfilcntio fcrva- 
rcntur.' Muitis quidem,vt fatcor, cx Chriftianis fufpiri- 

A a j oneizi 



i8z Hieroglyphicorum • Lib 4 

ontm prxbuit, quafiiurpjtudo 8c rttfnk fcdcra in ilht 
cxerccrenrur - Hrnc MzC^e^ortw N*K'A»t.etiM in Eptpha' 
ntis,6c haclolcDnitifc. N(^nobiii]nqU]t-i v-rgoalt^ua ra'- 
pt:(tr,Kec Ce}ej errat , Kfc Ceteos adauctt ct* Trtftolemos ^ 
dracoKes, parnv j^ ^qtt, ^ partirnpatitHr : n. m pttdet tne dttrrt 
afferre l:ic-iji ijs noElurni^ (^ exmyfterto tPtrpttudincnft rfficc' 
re •' Sctt EJettfis h<tc (^Jpe^atores rtrP!my<jfi£ t^ciritnr^O' cer- 
te filentto dignaftnH : Et TheocrtiUf' Beatnm arLtirantihr la- 
Jiona, cjui tar.ium a^^ecttnis fit ,c^tiantum prophant non faei/e cre- 
dtdertnt-^ in qno occttlte perflrin^tt concubttam Cert ru G^ lafio- 
nis '• At iIli$alitcr;udicarcnonI»cuif, cum totidololatria: 
apud Ethnicos occurrcrcnt,ac vcrx caula: five intcrnae, fi- 
vccxtcrnxnon p.^tercnt: Vidcmusinlupcromnibusgcn- 
tibusfuamyflcriafuiirc^quxin vulgumipargerc ncfas c- 
rat : fic apud Romanoj. valde crant claufa myftcria dcoru. 
Nam refcrt VaJcrius lib. i .cap. i. quod Tarcjuinius rcx Ro- 
manorum Marcum.Ditumvirum culiio iniurum tanquara 
parricidaminmarcproijcijufiit, co quod librumfuit cu- 
ftodixcommiirumjinquocontincbanturfecrctafacroruro 
poena. civilium Petronio Sabmo tranfcnbcndum dcdillcf, & ad- 

dit Valerius,qu6diufti(limcidfadumnf5quia parivindi* 
daparcntumacdeorumviolatiocxpiiinda iir: Sccrcfaau- 
tcm illa quod a Sibylla fcuanuquadam incognita hbris 
confcripta Tfirquiniooblatafint, Gclhus lib. i. tcflatur 
hisvcrbis: Anusqajedam incognita ad Tarquinium re- 
gem Supcrbum adijtrovcm libros fercns^quosclTc dicc- 
batdiuinaoracuIa,eofq5fcvenderevelle; fcdcum judicio 
regis prccium cxcefTivum pctercf, ab ipfo irrifa cfl : Tunc 
illa ignc coram rcgcfado, trcscx illis libris combufTlt, 
intcrrogans, fircxfcxlibrosrcfiduosxquali preciovtllct 
cmcrc-qui dixicanumillamdelyrarc,qua: Jtaimtrcsalios 
combufl!if,intcrrogansrcgemdctribus refiduislibris ficut 
dcfcxfcccrat,quimulicrisvidcnsconflantiam trcshbros 
cmirnon minori prccio, quam pctitum cratdc cmnibus: 
Mulicr vc: d iHa poftmodum arcge digrclTa nunquam c6- 
paruit , hbri vcro trcs illi appcllati lunt Sibyllini, & in fa- 

cra- 



Secretarc 
velantium 



Lib.4- AegyptJo.Gr2ecoii]m. i8j 

crdriumconditi, adquosqua{i ad Oraculum quindccim. 
viri adierunt, cum di j immortales pubJicc confulendi cf- 
fcnt. Cum vcro humana curiofitas tanta fit, vt ctiam li- EUu/ima 
(a, qusarcanillimahabenrur, inquircreconctur,tandcmAf^<« a t^no 
quoq;quid Elcufinijs facris contincrctur a Phiiofopho/^^wortfVtf- 
quodamNumcnio diAo, indagatum & iitcris proditum /«'<«. 
tiU Vndc Macrobius in forinniuro Scipionis dc co tan- 
quam occuirorum curiofo perfcrutatorc narrat, quod cum 
Eleufiniafacra ,idcft facraoppidi Elcufini intcrprctando 
vulgalTct,qux fuerantfacraCercris&Profcrpinsr, dchoe 
poihnoduro in iomnis acritcr corrcptus fit : Nant Dea, jn- 
quit, EleufinA afpAruerunt ritnfomnohahitH meretricio C^ 
aKte apertnm lupamr fiantes, cum^ admiraretHr,cfuiahocnon 
'videhatur convemens numinihHS & caujamc^UAreret^rtfhonde'- 
runt eidediratd^fe ab tpfo habttu fudiciti<e Jut vt abJiraElM ^ 
faJfimabettnttbtupro(}itu!ai :Y)Q\\oc(omu\o fuperfomniu 
narrato mirumeftquod Socratcsdicaturarguillcin hunc 
raodum, vt Ludoic.Vi. jnj.y.c. 20. Aug. deCiu. Dcirc- 
ccnfct, quod prokdojudiciumcft mcrctricia iilis con* 
tincri: Nam i\ honcfta&fand:a, nunquam eas puduif- 
(ct evulgari; Oblique,inquit,hxc pcrftrmgitSocratcs, & 
aiia permulra apudSocratem, cumjubctturpia,fa:daque 
adijscommillafacrisfccretiilimis occultari, &q'ji mina- 
rurfc Ifidis, quaecadcmcftCcreS) (acra recondita cditu- 
rum, quodidocogit Ilidemipfam, quieis jjbcat',facerc, 
fatisdcclaratncfariailla eirc&pudcnda. V(ram hoc ju- 
dicium n imis calidum aut callidum dicer? m; qtjia indeni* 
hilcontrnFkufiniafacraconcIudipotert: Nafn fi dicatur 
infomnisdcascaftiflimas, vtmcrcrrices ^rotlifo-.tle Nu- ltidi'ium 
mcniu«,nonfcqu»rur,quod dcse cafiiiTim>^ \\\x Q\(:xcuu^ri.pofierHnfy 
ciacontinuerinr; Eft faneratiocinatiocontri omncmra- 
tioncm inftiruta 5 nequid dicam, quod /^llccorica fit v- 
trobique Iccutio & traAatio , dcinde in fomnijs, quafi c6« 
cepta. Atquidtandem illisabditifli.Tiisfacnsoccnltatum 
fuerit, qu.rrcrecuispcllct? Id f?re qu.tfiucruntniulti fa- 
picntifTimiviriyat friterinitjatos & (accrdotes nullj aut 

p^u- 



184 Hicroglyphicorum Lib^. 

paucifTimircrciverunt: No8qui&loco& tcmpore ab il" 
lis remotiflimi fumus, judicabimus dc illis cx ijs, qujr 
vcrecognovimus vtpo(TumuSj&cx vnguc,quod dicirur, 
lconcm.Tftimabimus,hoccftcxpirte tofum 5 cx Hgno 
(ignjtum,&cx caufis cffcdum.* Hxc facrificia cumpri- 
usElco(inicclebrarcnt, primus EVMOLPVS, Dcio- 
pes &Triptolemifiiiusad Athcnienfesdctulit, vclvtalij 
quintusabillo Eumolpus: Antca mcminimuslib. i.Eu- 
inolpidaruabexfgyptijs Saccrdotibusoriundoium, qui 
cum colonias in Grafciamduxcrintcx«x£"gypto,fimuIq; 
Saccrdotcs& arcani e/fgyptijnon lgnarifucrint,horum 
facrorumnon immcritb authores exiftimantur; Cuj & 
illud, vt argumcntumfatfirmumanipulatur, quod om- 
nes Saccrdotcs,quipra?crantilIis(acris Eumolpidcxcrant, 
& ab vno proavo dcfccndcrint : Sic cnim Accfidorusj 
Habitaire,inquit, in Elcufincpr us jndigcnas narrant, at 
dcindcThraccs quiEumolpo ruppctiastuleruntpcrbcl- 
lumquod fuit cum Ercchthco. Et Androfiol. 2.de fa- 
crificijs: Nam Eumolpum,jnquit,fuiirc prsrconcm, cx 
quo nafcitur Eumolpns,cx hoc Anfiphcmus, cx hoc Mu- 
f^EUS Pocta,cx hoc Eumolpu»,qui ritu (acroru demoiiihsk- 
vir,atq}fundus fueritSaccrdotio,HjtcjIlc:Quodvcr6ifta 
fuerit confuetudojVt idcirco Eumolpidac facris Cereris jni- 
tiarcntur,e(renfquc corum facrcrumSaccrdotcs, tc(tatur 
Sophoclcs in Ocdipodc,in Colono^ his vcrbis : 

ARCANA, -» ^ w''"'* 

Hoc cfl) quorum & aurcaclavisin linguaconOitiffaccr. 
dotumEumolpidarum.SicinEleufinioagro locus oQcn. 
dcbatur, vbi PiutoProfcrpinam rapuit,& vbi Elculinio- 
rumfaeminacprimum choruminhonorcmCcrciis infti- 
tuciutjnon procul ab Agdaflo Petravocafa, fupcr qua 
fc^ic Ccrcsaudito cafu Profcrpinx^ cui Tctix propin- 

qjus 



Lib.4» Aegyptio-Gr^corum. 1 8 j 

quus fuit loeus vocafus Callichorus.Vcrum Elcufiniorum 
vulguSjHe fabulaviderctur, & vt ipli ccrrnorcs eircnt dc 
tarp mcmorabili/^lutonisfiido, inflia tcrra id conticjille 
dixcruntj&mominicntaraxca mondrarcaufi funt: Qm- 
bm tamcn multi /'oetarum, vt Ovid: Iib. 4. Fa(l. alijq; 
contr^ijrunt,&dicuntinSiciliaidaccidilTe, cum Pr9(cr* 
pina florcscolligcrct: At vtriqj&Elcufinij& Siculi pro 
hyftona acccpcrunt, nos pro fabula agnofcimus, quic* 
q jid dc ript u Profcrpin.T toti orbi occantatum cll; ita ta- 
fnen,vtrcm quafigctUm demonrtrctfubfigura; Plutoe* 
nim qui rjpuit /'rofcrpinam a mythologisprotcrracxpo- 
nitur, & Proferpina pro (cmine vcl radicibusfcgctum^ 
Cumq; fcx fcre menfibusfubferra femcnoccultctur,tan- 
fotcmpore dicitur clFe apud Plutoncm, & pcr totidem 
mcnfcsfupratcirim inacre,flpudCcrcrcm: Haecquidem 
convcniuntexplicationi, fed anhaecarcanafunt an non 
omnibus notiiiima ? an H.tc fefta , occultationcm & tot 
&:fantarequirunt? De feminCjejufq; cxpofitione accipi- 
musj atdc Philofophiconoftroarcanifiimo, quodruili- 
ci jgnorantjfoIiPhilofophifciuntjquodoccultandicaufas 
habcf; Hinc iila facroruminftitutio, hincordo(accrdo- 
ealisinvna famillfl, hincaureaclavis in Gcerdofutnlin- 
gua i A^ecquisadcoinfanus fir, vtcrcdat, quod Elcufini 
primo acccperint frumcnta a Ccrcrc5& docucrint cactcros, 
quomodo pancm pinferc & cotncdcre debeant, aut Thc- 
bani a Diony fio vinom : Non,non5 longc antc ea tcmport 
panis &vinumin vfumortaliumfuerunt, vtcx facris li- 
rcris, tumctiamcx prophanis antiquifsimis confiat: Pc- PTieraj^/yphh 
tra prope Callichorum oflcnditur pro HicrogIyphico,quia cum pgmm 
nobis Pctrafcmper allquid omiris oflendlt, fi animad-f^^^*'»'»» 
vcrtamus: Sic Saturnus faxum vorivit^ ficCadmus, la- 
fon & Mcicurius, cumfaxo hic Argum,illi tcrrigcnas tru- 
cidarunt; ficPyrithousinfiXofedcrsapud infcros reli» 
dlus, ncquiddei^ifyphiofaxo dicam: At nunc tandcm 
audicmus, qujntumdcfacris illis Elcufinijs quibufJam 
exChrinianis innotucrit: ^ufcbius cx Clcmcntc doccc 

Bb d« 



)86 Hieroglyphlcorum . Lib^» 

deijs, vtfequitur : ^aiJam, inc^uit-atunt Afe/ampodem A- 
mytkaonu filiHm Ah c^oy^to inGrdciAm lncium Cereris folen' 
r.tter celehratHmreperta^e : Ceres pepeiir, educMur puella:,Pe^ 
rcphattennorrfiiidtappeliant^ ctn Iupitercjni oertutt , Draco fa- 
tim conttiK^ittir: /nde in SavationHmmyfrertjs Draco i». ffi- 
r^imfMvoIfituj infacrificijt adfa^orum memortam , imj vetoi» 
tefitmonitimtantdt tHrptiuatnts , vt egodixertm,adhibetur, Pe- 
pertt Cr Perephatte tatirijo*memfi'itim-^ Vnde FcetA cjuidum 
tuttrumUudant Draconij patrem,C^ Draconem rHrJttsttiurtpa' 
trem, (^ i» montemarca»ah<ec f^Sia , ducentes pa'iiralem(}i- 
mulhm celebrabant : Pafiora/em vt puto , fltmuium, ferulam , 
tjuodgenni ligni bacchantes ferunt. Nec^ueo laitHs hutus Pere- 
fhati£ lacr&enArrare.cjuafiUum , rapin^m , IdonerdtertA hia- 
i»m,fHes^.ttbolctf cjuis eodemhtatHfimul c^rdH.is deas abforp- 
tMtiiuntfuiJJel ^nde G^ MegareuminT helmophortjs fuis im~ 
mittftnt, cjutcfacta VArijs medu multeres , quoniam hac fabuU 
Varte narratHr ^ pet ctvttates Gr<tcu celebrantj Thefmophoria, 
Sctrophorta, Ineph^^bt/t^horia vocantes, G> mu/tu ticodts Pcri" 
phatteeraptnacomp/orantfs : 7"<i«/»wcicmcnsintcrprcteGc- 
orgioTrapczjntio: Ibidcnipd Aug.de Civ Dei, Ub.jc. 
20, Ludoicus Vivcs,Fcrcbantur, mcjuit, cjftac opert^ a 
Saccrdotibus pucllis, altcra florum,quavcr fignificitur, 
»ltcrarpicarum,qua .Tftas:Virgines ift^s vocabant ««»»»7*', 
id ctl,caniftrjfcrasj qujrum Ciccro mcmirif in Veiicfi) de 
fignis: Taaictfi Porphyrioluper illo vcrfuHoriti;,vclut 
qui Iunonis/acratcrrct,Canephoros lunonis dicit ctlc A- 
thcnis: Orgia quoqj hrc facra nominabantur , ficut i- 
dcm Clcmcng air, ab ira quam advcrlus lovcmconce» 
fyitCcrcs: Catullus; 
Pars obfcura 
eavitce/.brabant or^ia cifiis, 
Orgta ^u^efrufiracHpiHttt audire prophani, 

S<raboIib.'o. &Servius4 yEncid; omni» feterdcraorgia 

^R C /^- etfca Grx cis dida prrhibjcnt-" Imagi»es tn tnt facrts d- o- 

KioSlMA rnm bdfHcrnnt , CREATOR ISy ejHam gejtttbat dn t- 

fiei 

\ 



Lib.4* Aegvptio-Graccoium, 1S7 

Jles HiercpliAntet: S O L l S. qu^.mJAcifer 5 LVN JE cjMam 
mtniflir ad aram ; M E R C V^ R l I, (f!4am ^ntco (acroYum: 
Er*c]ueaiadmoduni in lacris /)ionyIi circumfcrcbarur 
Pnapus, it4 ctin l!is naftirj mulicbris, vt Thcodc-riftis 
tclUtur,qui cruifHr i>at- lovcm cum Ccrerc matrc.gi cuai 
Profcrpinafilia corcubuiire: Hucufq; Ludoicus: H?c 
fanenonruntadcoobfcurajVtDclionatdtore cgcanrj fcd ^^'^* 
qnatuor illis fimulachris plGsdicitur^quatM multis dc cade 
rc fcriptis volumimbus : fiucfingatur abignarisinficriS 
iilisob(c:rna &tctcrrima tradtataclTc, idcoquc occultata 
five lovcm cuai matrc & Profcrpina contu! uilfc , ac 
taurum Draconit p^^tremj acDraconem iterumraun pa- 
trcm ruHrc, fivc alia hujufmodi, rei veritati nihil dcrra- 
hit; Hxc cnimfimulachra, qnae funt quafi muta Poefis 
&fcrip(ura Hicroglyphica, aliudloquuntur,quam vulgo 
cxiftimatumclt: Vcrum qtiid dicam, anhvc hdafunf? Scrftur<* 
^^vuHo modo fco ab aurhonbus fidcdignis,&omnicxcep- Hitrogljphi" 
ticne majoribus profcrunti.r.ctiam ijs,qui hujus rci,quam ^*^* 
nos innuirr, us nullam cognitioncm aut r :fpe(^um habcnv: 
Anigifur Ethmciillifunt Chnftianifadiin huiusarcanis 
(ymbolis, qijoJ Crcatoris iimaginem gcftcnt? An illis 
creatio notd fuit ? An Mofcs illorum do(5tor, an Deus 
ipfc cx crcaturis? Sare ArcaniflTima ha:c clfc, & fuora 
captum Ethnicorum vulgarium clartfliaic patct : Si qui« 
prima illa paradoxa, monfirof;i &naturaf advcrfafncm- 
pc dcTauro & Draconc fibi vtriq; vtinviccm parenti- 
bus&filijs, alijfq; hujufmodij cxcipiaf, ab his fimula- 
chfis cxpofitionem petat; quod & nos, pauciiTimis, 
■quoad licct tcOimonijs rcccntiorumaddudis , brrvittr 
praeftabiTsus: C:rca authorcmprimum Eicufinx folcn- 
nitatisinflitut?^, variationcm animaducrtimos; cum alij 
vtClcmens, Mclampodi, al j EumolpO; nonnulli Elcu- 
fio principi vrbis cjufdcm nominis, quidamDanai filia- 
bus, a!ij Triptolcmoid alTcribant^Qaicunq; authorfit,o- >^^ ex£f*»- 
rigincm ab vEgyptijs ducerc non cfl dubiun.j Quant u ad tijs Eiefffr.m 
rocjCgoEuroolpoalTcntior, c'i rarionc, quodEumoIpidaj/^cr^itfr//*. 

B b 2 facci- 



i88 Hicroglyphicornm Lib 4 

faccrdofilcm dipnifatcm& fcicnfiamiUora arcanf rumin 
fu.j ramiIiadiufini{j)cobtinucrintj tum quod primu& Eu- 
moIpusTriptoIcn^i filius, vt hic £icuri, Ojtuitur:.vt 
i:Iculus paccr, Triptolcmus fiiius& Euraolpus primus, 
neposfucrit jcx quo dcindccacrcri Eumolpilix defccn- 
. duiu; Ccrcspcperir, educiJtur pucllj,cui lupitcr,quigc- 
^^ ''^ nuir, Dracofadus con-ungiturjEt quidam taurumiaudat 
""^ '^^ Draconis pcirrcm?&: Draconcm. rurfustauripatrcm :Hnec 
''''^ vcrb*ncbuiora fc obfcura funrj caura cO,qu!a involucra 
ritrjus '«'"ferun, funr j nam fivtfonant,intcliij:cnda circntjautfifo- 
" • narcnr, vt intciiigcndafnnf , faciic ab omnibus percipc- 
rcntur: Sicin occulta Philofophiia Rofino tcfle dicitur; 
Ari AjirenomtiS, & Ploifjcrs leefntihui pattns ej} -^ Arsvero 
nojlra iKonntfl /ifa^tgnnbHf fciripotefi : Ec hoc idco, inquit 
author Aurorx in prologo, A> fiolidi e^ wfipierjtesnntnrdig- 
mrAMtesJegere tamenfcienies a. b.c.d, ipfis attraherent (fr vfur^ 
farcnt : J^amohrem cupientes kanc fcientic.m oporttt intdlcEiii 
vatdeftihttiiter c^ingeniofeacttere, fepe & perf<tpit^y intHs (^ 
txtra^ame ^retro volvere (^ rcvolvere di^afapientH Non cji 
enimfapientuftoltde lcejui, cum irftekeSltu verhorHtpforH maX' 
imeliterarumfonoco>it>-arittHr^1Hie»tmfo»HzerborHacrepertti 
^ inteUetiHm intertorenon habuerit ^nthil fibi prodefi.^e^uomdilU 
dicttur id tjuodjcripi Hef}-^ legere cfr non ir.teHi^tre, rjl negligere, 
At quid miru quod Crrcs pcperit /'rofcrpina,ex love patrc 
& patraojSi lupitcr Ofiris ct Ccrcs Ifi», f rofcrpina Oiu rc- 
fcrt,vtnonnunqu2accipirurifcdpcr lovchicintclligirous 
fortcm ci tauriformcm gcnircrcm, qui vim Martis in ignc 
rcprafcntct,qui Scmclcn fuofulrrinccomburcrc pofIit,ct 
factum cius maturarc j Ncmpc agcns noHrum primum) 
quodvbicunqjfif,quxrendum cfi jquod fi inTaurifigno 
i iucncris,fac vrad Lconisviolcntiam acccdat, ctcrit Sol 
in Lconc, ficq; fccundus gradus crit complcrus : Ducatur 
ad Sagittariumj&inhoctcrtiogradupatcrfufcipitfilium, 
hoccft, tcrra rccipitfpiriium,ctamodo ipfum fugcrcnon 
pcrmittit:Iovefi agnovcris,cxagnationcct Ccrcrcm non 
ignorabis ; £t fic Gabricum Bciof coniungcs,fratrcm {o* 

rori 



Lib.4' ^gyptio-Grafcorum. 189 

rori, ncc opus cft ad hxc authorum teftimonijs, quia 
fingulaf coium paginx ca inculcant :Herrocscap. ^vo- 
/ettr^inqmtfdemwari, artenij^ cnjledire^ iungelnubtt acjuttfi- 
lium^cfHt ep /Mptttr, ^uodefl •ccultum arcanum : Et mox .• Ex 
homine non fit ,mji ejfy.od ei ftmile ejh^vtex Tauro idem :Et (i 
quod animal cum alicna fpccic cuhet, nafcitur quod ncu- 
troriJnilccrt.-DcDracone, Theophjlus in turba. Simi/i 
modo, inquit, illa mulier fugievs ^tneros , e^uibni ferfe, 
^uamvis irata domefitca fit , vt non dedignftur/e/Hperari, vt 
eius coniunx fuum habeat decorem, (^ui furtbundtu eam di- 
ifgit, ac iugiter pugnat cum ea,donec fuos concubitus cum ea 
peragat'^ ^ cietu pro voluntate filiosmultipltcat ♦ Cftiud pcrro 
decor igne confumitur : Termino enimfimto, remrtitur ad eam : 
Diceetiam vobis, ejuoddraco illenunejuam moritur j Tamen 
i'lam mulieremjHesinterfictentemconittges philofophi neci de* 
derunt j llltHS enim mulieris venter plentis efi veneno. FodiatHr 
igitHrJepHlehrum Draconi, tliic^ fepeliaturmuiior cum eo, qui 
ilii mft/teri fortiter iun^ns, ^uanto magis e.amnecitt, .^voi^ 
uitur circa eam, tanto magis corpw ettu in muiieris artuifpu 
mixtum ad mortemdecitnat, C^ tottu vertitur in fanguintm : 
.Quodcum vident phiiefophi in fanguinem verfum, ponunt eum 
. adfoiim, ejuouj^ ienttHJoconJu79MtHr, Jan^uif^arefcat: Et 
tunc apparet venenum, c^ occuitum mamfeftatur : £t i n al lc- 
gorijs : Snme taurum cum carne ^fanguine, corntbtu, pe- 
dum^ cakiAmentis & verte eum in a<jitar», cfr cumfangutne 
mifce,totumjjtrahe,pofieaal[a,donecrubeJcat .■ Atq; fic patct, 
quod lupitcr & Ccrcsjfeu Ofiris & Ifis, fcu Taurus & draco 
concumbantj atq; cx fc tauriformtm filiumfeu filiam, 
Orum aut Profcrpinam gignant : Nam iilius gcnitus 
poftcaproprixfujcmatri iungitur, fcu filia genitapatrij 
flcfratcrforori, auvsnepti, aviancpoti;Itacnim infola 
arrc phiiofophica contingit, ct non alibi ; Sic taurus 
eft draconis patcr, ^cncrans gencrati, cc draco tauri 
codcm modor mutatis nominibusj rcbus conuenicn- 
tibus : Hoc vt manifcHum fiar, confulantur #uthorcs 
cbymici ; Rofarius phiIof:inquit : Meigitur ^fiiio me» 

A a j C9n» 



190 Wieroglyphicorum L^b.4, 

conirinBoy nilmelim acveneYiibtlitii in mnndo ficripote[i :^t 
aliu8piiilof:ToI: AuthorRofarij: Metpturn,(Amatrt(:^ 
fuo ^tEloriiun^e -^ ^ljnafuumdibjiantu.mfAcio continere: Noli 
er^n altenufttnobis tntroductre,necab opere cejfare : Nam omnu 
naiurA cum fna adunatur (ociay^ per eam perficttur^/l4^ter me 
genutt C^ per me ^i^nirur i^fa- Ipfa entm primo dominabatur 
miht'^ r>ecttteroautem dominabor t/It, ejuiaperfeqttutor m.itru 
mcj£ jdchu jum ; Prtufcjnam ab ipfa actepi vohitum-^ Ipfatamcn 
wteliori, ejuopoufimodo. ficut mater piafouet CJ^^Klytt filiAm, 
ijuemgenutt, donec e^djl.itumperueneropertt^um. \d: Ltqa 
erTomulierii l.afimtii manpts . Vt nonfugtat Gitbrtcum,id cf} vt- 
rum, apponitefibtfihum, quemg^ntttt, vtlaElet eum- ^toni.^m 
cum mulier mortua fuertty ertt bufo fyofus de Ude : Et Fla- 
mc\[\iS,Tu<n fittH* matrem devorar patr t m^Juum: c^ldcmi 
Matrem tnfige vcxitrtfuifjttw. ^utm anteapcpi rit,ium demum 
Jibi pater e tt, ac filtiu ex duobus fftrttui perfeUus : Et LuIU 
Codicil: c. 14. Oportetenim matrem.quteprtm gencr^.t fihum^ 
inhumari in tientrefilij, cfr ab eogenerart : fi C vE n i g ma P h i 1 . 6, 
fuptr matrem prtegnan/em ft ru um rubti undum tc^ualiti r co*ide 
&e, Quorfum ctfpcdani antcdidd lib:j. dc Ifidc&Oii- 
tidc, ciusfratrc, marito& fiIio;Si itaqjfiliuscum marrc 
copuIatur,iple fibipatcrcft&filiuSj&rcliquoscognario- 
nis & affinitatis ordincs fcugradus rccipit: Eodcmfpcc- 
tat Ariflci znigma dc fratrcduccntc fororcm; Et quod Ro- 
fariu», alijq; f- per^etunf; ConiungeergoferuumKofirum 
foronfuti odorife ya c^ inter le fHinm ^tfnent , ejui non ajfimiiabt" 
turparenttbm : EtU cnim nobiliur &di<^niorillis : Atcum 
harclafisconftcr.t, relitiuafinguidja ^Iemcntcrcpctitj,dc 
quafiilo, rapma& ali)S pcr fc Icquuniur: Dc virginibus 
canillrifcnsfub Dionyfi fclto dixmius; Supcrcftvtdcfi- 
mulachris iliis aurcis aurcx philofopiiia; parumadiicia- 
mus: DeusvnuscrcatoromniumciloniiainoirniLu^, 
ctantcctfupcromnia; Idcoq; afapientiflimis ciusfolcn- 
nifatis authoribuSjVi lumma caula cfhcicns, ct a quo visct 
potcntia dcfcendit ad opcris pcrfc(5lioncm conf^-qucn- 
dam^ad qucm quoq; omnis honor? !aus et gratia, vt fluvij 

ad 



Lib.4. Aegyptio-Graecorum, 191 

admarc iramcnfum, oOTnium bonorumctdonorumlar- 
gitorem benignum regurgitarc dcbcat, rc(picitur ct per Ci- 
mulachrum , quatcnus humanitus licctr pr^figuratur : 
Abfq-, eocnlmnihjlfir;IdcoHcriT)escap:2. VtUmi,inq\iit, 
nnte omnia moneo te Dettm timtre.inquo efi ntfw tna diff>oJttio^ 
nis ; ^< fW^wfateturcap:i.quodartemctfcicntiam hanc 
hibcat oiiusdci riui mlpirationc? qui ipfi famulo fuo pan- 
dcrc dignatus eft : Solis deinde, Lunaj & Mcrcurij limula- 
chra tingui^ a fjnguiis gcftata funt, non tanquam di j, a! ias u/^^.*.^..^ 
Crcafornonadclict,quiDcusdeorum c(t,tcd vtcreaturac } ^^ , » 
NonvrcarlcftespUuctx, quiainiliis M-rcuriusinfenfibi- v 
liscjloperationisprerciiquis Iove,SirurnojMjrtc,ctVc- ^^^ ^^^ '^ 
nercjethipotiuscum illciundi tunccllcnt;Scd vt planc- *^\jyL^ 
txtcrfc(lrcsfcu'ubi>-d:a vniusartis homogcnca: lamin- 
dcautcm ab antiqulliniis tcmporibus vfu rcccptum fui£ 
apui iE^vpciospcr pUnctasfeu (lcllas crrantes cjcli ad- 
umbrjr: virtutcs fcupirtesoperisphilofophici, hoc eft 
pcr notaiumina ct vilibilia^eaq-i.r circnr& clfcdcbcrcnt 
arcanaj Pcr fjgnafignata, per i.nagincsrcsipfas:Vtenini 
inarte mcmorativapars prototo, et ccontra, contincna 
pro contento, in (srumcnrum pro operc, ctf . d:us pro cau» 
h, vcrbum pro fcntcntia &litcraprovcrbovcl vice vcr- 
fa, proarbirrioiingcnti? artificis ponitur&fignificatur; 
Itact npientidimi arcani philof^^phici inucntorcsetpof^ 
frlforcs fu s norisetfign^sleu imaginibus hicrogIyph»cis, 
a vcbus notisrlcfumptis, vli lunt :Nifj cni n rescllcntno- 
t3eiqa3E ignocasr(.pr;*fentaredcbcnt,vrrtFq.mancutigno- 
t.T 5 NihiiaUtcm norius, quoad vifum^fblcct luna, idcc q; 
bjccduoluiTiin^ad iliu'lrandum fuas res obfcurasct oc- 
culras(kpi(liircvfurparunt;quibustcrtiumadiungu '-,vt 
niinidrum, Mercununi; Ncc vcrocxillimandu ncl^an- Perplaneta- 
tiquiorcspcrfignum Solis, aurun- irctaliun^ notum, ax^t rum nomma 
pcrLunam,argcntom,pcr M'rcuriutti hydrargvrum-pcr ^■/i^^ani/ 
Saturnum plumbum, per lovem, Ua inum, pcr Martcm 'uulga^'- tn- 
fcrrum, communiaintclIcxilfc^Hoc^n^m non circrmjg- tt/itnt, 
naiubiilitaiisctroinorii viiiitatisjbiquidffm illisadopus 

phtlo- 



«fi Hieroglyphtconjm Lib.^I 

Philofophicum non cgeamuc ; Ccd conCcnCus omnium vc» 
re Philofophanciuai tcdarurfua mctjlla non cilc valgariaj 
vnumgcncrc,duonumcro,plurj potcntia& virtutc jho- 
mogcncjcircntia& concordia, divcrfillima & difcordia 
$0l<jiUdet qualiratc; varia coIorc,vnita /inc: Sohsitaquc imago vim 
hHjtaejuid adivam noftri fubjcd:j dcnotat,Lunx,pafrivam,& Mcrcu- 
/Mopere, rijjreccptaculom vtriufquc: Sic Rofirius Phi! : ^yo/^inquit, 
e/} mn/cu/M , Lf^M fcemiffa d^ Mercuriui [perma, ea^ tria vo" 
CAt AcjfiamtllorHmtnHm^ & addit: Sed vt i\At gentrAtio C?- 
conccpiio, oportetvt mafcHltu comHngathrfcemiiia^ c^ vltra hoc 
reajHintur/emeni EtLulliusThcor: tcft.f.47. Co<i7«<rrf^«4" 
/ iter opm tuum cum refdentia , confiawia, exijlentta , ai t^ c 5- 
pone iflud fecHndum corKpojitionem tllcrnm,de <j«tbu4 vuh com • 
poni, fctUcet Sfi & Luna ^ Mercuriut m(ier : Rofar.quoqj 
cx Juminc luminum : Etfcitote, <jHod eademfnnt ejH^de» 
4/bant C^ruhijicaitt intrinfecM(^ extrinfecM,fci/icet Sg/,Luna, 
}Aercuriu4 : cjua tria dtfo/uta c^fermentata appe/iat argentum 
vivum dicens , argentum vivum l^abet infe corpiUy jptritum 
C^^mmat», Etpauld antc, vtra^ medtcina incipitur (ttm 
S^/e & Luna j fed ad rulfeumfit fermentum cum So/e^ada/bum 
cttmLuna'- So/capiturdup/teiter\ vnomodo proa(juaSo}ii,a- 
/io pro corpore So/is : ^uia aejua So/is ^ in^uit, efi vo/ati/is C^ 
eorptii eius fixumy cfr econverfo de Luna : yermes harc ad 
duorcducit, quandoait: PaterciusSoI,matcrvcr6Lunf)| 
Itcm cum dicit, quodcft fupcrius,efl & infcrius, id Hortu* 
lanusita CXplicit; Hieperfuperiut inte//igitur dignius y tfr 
per inferius indtgmtu^ vt^ctHcetfiatvnumexiiits tribiu,vt/ex 
So/e & Lunafiatvnares,eutus partesfintaqua/eSy (fr appe//a» 
fur hac f^KiunnioJuitlimatio Pht/ofophorum : e^ dictturjub/i- 
matio^exa/taticffuedtgmficatio, tjuia Luna dtgmjjcatur (fr 
Uiercurtfts, Nam cum fafht efi vnio i» tanta digmtate efl Lmai 
fcut So/c^Mercuriui,VoQSiTum &c Mcrcurium Draconcm, 
vt ibidcm Rof«r. Et ampltm nottficoy ^dDraco nonmorim 
tur nificumfratre C^fororefua interficiatur, dr nm per vnum 
t4»tum,fed pcr duosfimu/. Frater efi Sc/,Seror ef/ Lunai Atq^ 
hinr p«tc(, cum hxc ForoiA io^ucndi rcccnrionbus (it 

freqjcn. 



LiK4* Acgvptio.Gr«co!um. 19 j 

ffecpienCifrKTia, nonfoiumSolem, Lunam & Mercurium 
nitelli(;i p(r i(larimulachr4,jrerpe(5(uhuji)8artis,rcd ctijro 
perZ)riconcmtauritilium&paircm, cafdcm rcs fignifi- 
cari: quodcopiofiusdcmonftrarc hoc loco neccdarium 
nonclfcarbitrarour. Bacchi itaque & Cereri&racris (uf- 
ficientcrcacplicafis adVcncrisamafium Adonimaccedc- . . . 
nous, dequoprimolibro,cumdc Syris agcremus, non- ^^' 
nulla, qu2c ad cius folcnnitatcm fpeftant, tradavimus, 
idcoquehicbrcvius ptrcurremus; NonfoluminSyria A- yfj^^i^^ 
doniacum ludu&gaudiocclcbrariruntfolita (vbi fabu- pM^Syrosei' 
lantur fluvium Adonim didum circa hos dics fcfios ir i^yy^fa, 
curfu firti) fed & PhcEnicia& i^gypto, vndc h^Cprimi- 
tujongincmduxerunt: /'landus& qucrela, quat ob A- 
dunim mortuum crcditum magnaanimideicdionc& tri* 
i^itia ^ulgum exagitavit^ cum ludu & cjulatione Cererit 
Profcrpinam quatrcntis aut e^gyptiorum Apim extin- 
«Sumceplorantiumacnovum de(ydcrantium,in caufa& 
prmcipio convcnirc manifcficcernifur; Nam cur hi po- 
puiiainentcs lugcrentfefeq^maccrarcnr, nifi quid funda- 
mentiin reircritate habcrcnt? Scimus «utcm Aionim 
nunquamfuiirc hominem, necVencremejus Amafiam 
deam, nec ipfumMai tisinftinftu occifum,muit6 minus cu 
mortuufcx menfcs in complcxu frofcrpinar apud infc- 
ros & fex mcnfcs apud Vencrem fuiffeaut cire ; Eadero dc 
raptu Proferpinae, quscijfdem vicibus tcmporisaltcrna- 
timapud Plutonem&Ccrcrcramatrcm manercfingitur, 
dicimus : At cur exegyptij brutum,quod ipfi extinxcrar, 
Juxerunt? Ratio nulla fmt, nifi vt facra fua poficris ffi' 
macura&vigilantiatradcrcntpropagandaj cumq- facer- 
dotcs , caufam rcl fcientes , in mortcApig rriff iores vifi 
fint, proptcrnovi fciliccrindagationer#foIliciti, vulgus, 
vtflerifolctjtrifticiamincjularioncmconvcrtifjdiligcnti- 
am inamcntiam» idcm circa amifTiorjcm Proierpinsr & 
Adonidis mortcm ,allcgoriccintcIlcdam,faAum apparcr: 
An Ceres filiam f rofcr pinam amifif,<^uam non habuit.Mn 
raptam dolcta Plutoac , qui nunquam fuir, vti ncc ipfa? 

C c Dennus 



i9S Hicrogly hicorum I.ib.4. 

Dcinus quoJC(rrcs fuf-rif & Pfolcrpiniatq. Pluto, & ab 
hocijlj Fijpfa, il1atriflis,t|uid hoc pd ho(r»incs vivrs & 
rationalcs ? Dcnius, tjuod fuerit Adonis, Vcrus^Mars, 
ac illc hujusdoIor»bUtus,a ^'ciKrc vt vivusit* nicrtuus 
indclitijshabitusjd ncQ; ludus ncq-^gauJijciuQsboir.i- 
nibusprrbcrepolffr^niiiipiiruifingcfc vtlinf.Atfatcnuir 
in his mentcshuiTiinasaddiprribtioncm prc)nas,& dia* 
bo!incbu'isocc?:catas, i.iptrniocifTimrs & dctclundos 
cfrorcs^aciiimelabi,nj{iSolilicjerernt)S Deu» fui Vcrbi, 
qaodipfj vcritiscft.radijs easgrdfiofciilullrcttldcoq^non 
admirandum cll^Adonia cu fanro ludu pcr Syriam, Fhx- 
niciam & .tRvptum, abrquc.minitclf i cauripcradacirc: 
Cumvcro Ado^^i^jSol.Oiiris&pluto^ipfcq; lupucrlubc- 
«tur, vf hadlcnusdcmonfiratum cl},provno codcmq^fub- 
je<flo,&vuigariterpromagnomundi liim nc acccptus/it, 
cognito corum vno &rciiquaiilanomiria quid fignificcf, 
innotcfcunr, dcquibusdivctfis iocis copiolecgimus:Di- 
cimus itaq; Adonim ellc Soicm Philofophicum. a Venerc 
jj . . vcr*aTraiui>,ctiius iilf-ccbrofa puichritudinc ilie irrcti- 
^ * tusabaprofuriofoM^rtis vim habenteinterireiturj raor- 
tuus Ja^jcis plantis fiigidis et humidisapponitur, pcrqj 
lcxn^enfcsapudDitcro aut ciu» conjiigcm Profcrpinam 
dctincturj ac totidcm apud Vencrjro : Ibi nigicdincni,qui 
color Diiis f roprius cf^ ,flrquirit, hic rubcdincm, quia ipfa 
Venus Rofca cft ; idcoquc Rofasalbas fuo cruorc purpu- 
rcas cfhcit; de qua Vcncris tin<5tura venuflcquidam Poq- 
tx canunt.f X quibus Inprimis loh.Iov. Pontauus fuo loco 
vidcfttur. Orphcus, vt ctiam alias infiruavimusjin hyiDnis 
fui$fcmpera<ivulgarcmintcntioncn)j vulgicaptui acco* 
modatamrefpiclt, idcoq. Adonim proSolc vidctur in- 
AdcmmalU' tcrprctari,dum ■« cum dcfcribit. 
goriceSolew 

fffe HOM cali £ltii cunBii alimentArefers^prudentiACMiu» 
JcdHervM- Plnrtma^^uivarioUtArunemine Admij 
throdytum Cermtnum & idtm author^pariterpuer at^puellaf 

eperii fhjftsi» Ext in^e ai ^ iterum fflendens Uk ntthw hori^* 

Ql^bus 



Lib.4- ^gyptio-Grascorum. 194 

Qj'buj vcrfibus nidnnit plurima nomina Adon/di tribuij 
vc antea reccnru;mus>alimcnfa qui cunftis rcbus, hoc cil , 
Pliikjfophicis praeftat^ctgerminarc omncs colorcsin opc- 
rcracit^quinigrcdinccxtingDi^UfjCtiferurDfpIencicrcirfuc- 
cclTutcinporis.qui paritcrcrt ma$,ct fcemina femper juvc- 
]nis:Vthadcnus deIovc,Ofiride,Dionyro,Apolline-,SoIc, 
qui vnum quid (unt, dcmonfiratum ert: Qur omnia foli 
Soli philofophico conueniunr, non caclciilj : quiscnint, 
nifiinfanusJcxum hermaphrodyticuloJicomn-uniattri- 
bucret, aut iliumcxtindiidtcerct, cumiuircfpeduidem 
fcmpcrmancat, nccquoad noscxriiiguatur? J^iseivs 
prudcntiam ia(5larcrnifi imprudens? Demusaur^.n^ quod 
Gjjecidivinitatcfoliadcripferinr, vtpatetdc Athcnienfi- 
bus,qui Anaxjc^crar folcm iapidcm ardcntcm c(Tc,non dc- 
iim,affirmanti,vencnum dcdcrint,vr &: Socraticontraco- 
rumdcosf^^nticnt'. hocpotiustamen cxbruralii.ffedionc 
& irrationrtli pcrfuafionc fa^um eft, quan'. cx Orpbei vcl 
jEgyp?iofumfraditionc: Elepbanti cnim in Afrtca ori- 
cn^-cmSolcnjfdiurarCjCtqjafidcvotioncquadamadorarc 
fcnbuntur, ctagrcftcsfcufcriquicurq. populi abfqj do- 
drina vllSvoeleftia luminaScIcm cr Lunam pro cijsfcni- 
pcr colucrunr,ni°c opus fuillct Orphic^ inftitutione/cu cx 
^gyptofjCTf f-imtfarflationc. DcindcdccauHs folenoi- 
tjturn primiffctvcro vfujnondcfupcrvenicntibus ct abu- 
fu I iinobfis fef mocft.Hoc modo So'c rroDco cuitujciq} 
/acr;ifjdaelT^'avulgoc6ccdimus,ilIc^Dp;ctibiis nrqu*- 
quam^fedoecuhu quid(ncn omnium oculiicxpofiiucoe- 
]i Solc-optimamcrca'uriim,atnon dcum) fcpcf dcnotafu 
cir^iQuibusct t.zpi'iophor\i in P^&m-thfi.Ff^fcani ct i/^- Zrfi«/><«</# 
p^frt/^gratiaobfcfvataannumcramus^quippequaffin^uii- phori^, 
rrmcommunitatcfH cum prrcipuo >^gypticrum Deo, 
r»/r^»*o,Chy mix non ignotojncc nou Pallade AthcnicniTii 
tutfice, fapientisedca,habeanf}Pr?ftcr hsec cnim innume- 
raquoq.aliaapud variasgcnfcsfcft* fuUfc noi ignora» 
mus, tumctiamapiidiEgyptiosctGraecos. fcdcuhxc&; 
propofito noftro fufficiac & cxplicata pcr fc alijs lucc prac- 

C c 2 (lcnt 



1^6 Hicroglyphicomm • Ljb^. 

l)cnt,paucis illis hoc loco contcci,csteris fupcrrcdebiiDus: 

Erat autem Athenis confuctudojVt nonnulii accenLts facci^ 

dcrcrcntciinvrbcmdccurrcrcnt,alijpc;ftaiio8, cafq} cx* 

tindasfcrvarent, cuiusvcrofaxcxtingucbatur} fequcnti 

vidloriamconcedcbat,quiardcntcadmctamattuIcrat,vi- 

ftor crat; fi ncmo, vidorii in medio rclinqucbatur:Quod 

jriOitututBrcetuuidamadcurrum vitxhumansraccomcH 

dent (vt ficri polic non diffitcmur j tamcn fi nps confidcrc- 

rrtis caufaSjCur Promcthco, Vulcano & Pallidi ara comu' 

ArdcommH- nis fucritin Academia,longealitcrrcntirc cogimw :Quis 

nisqnihiu enim Vulcanus^an non jgnis, «ut circa jgncm opcrarius ? 

JntfHerif, Q^** Promctheu8?an non Medicinar^aliarumq; artium^vt 

& mctallirarum inucntcr pcrhibctur ? Dc co cnim fic iCf- 

chylus: £luid proferam, inquitPromcrheus. tjnot commo* 

tU edHEiAfermefnnthttmilatenfui? Ferru vel argentum vet 

ftHrumjVe/(jHU£fjnimeHtiafHr}repperityffii^ me priorf Nem» 

frofe^*, nive/tf mentirier: Artet reperttt (fua^funt Prometheii 

Hzcillc: Hiccft,quifcimillaign(scx Solc mutuatus hu- 

manismcncibusinfixit; Hic eftqui viam Hcrculi mon- 

ftravic«daurcamalaHcrpcridum:hiceft, cujus (latuain 

dcxtri raanu cum (ccptro crigebatur : Dc hoc Or phcus in 

hymno ita canit 'Rhcx conjunx almc Pron chcu, qua- 

fi ipfe ellec Saturnus; Dc Vulcano & Palladc /uperius 

Mjfii€4€4U' fatis: Ex quibus apparec rcvcra myliicam cpufam fuif^ 

/4. fe, cur his dijs credicit ara communis ercda. ac lo- 

lcnnicas iampadifcrorum in corundcm honorcm inUi- 

luta fit: Cuiusrcicumantchac mcmincrimus, hic eam 

cuillbcc intelligeati falccm con(yderandamrc(iaC|UiiTius.* 

AbhocmorcCrxcorumjgnissrtcrna nurritio apud Ro* 

manos videtur origincro duxilfcjquje in Vcft.i Dear virgi- 

nisrcvcrentiaro ficbatjlntcrduenim Vcftam protcrr^,fac- 

• «r yfl P>U8 pro ignc,ignifq*naminc interpretati liiscuus colcndi 

f***' *r ritushictrad tur;Ovid.<>.dc Faftis, Vcftarn apud Roma- 

J^* • nosnullamimagincautfiroulachriihabuiirc.vtaiirfnumi- 

na credita fcribit,quia ignis in fe non potcft bcne cHigiari) 

idcoquc in templo tjus fovebatur ignis,& diccbatur xtcr- 

nuS) 



Lib.4» Acgyptio-Grafcorum. 197 

nu8,cuiu8curam Tirgincs Vcflatcs habcbant,quibas negfi* 
gcntii fovcndi huac igncni crimcncapitale crat : Vndc 
dicitValcriuslib:i.c.i.quod Licinus pontifcxMaxtVir- 
gincm vcftalrmid eft, dcae Vc({x confecratam, iudicarit 
igne cremandam, c^uod quadam nodleparumdiligcns 
zterni ignis cu(}os fuillet. Et Titus Livius Iib:^.de fecun- 
do bello f unico ponit inter prodigiS} quod ille ignis cx 
ncgligentia fuit extindus : Ex his ncmo non vider, quod 
fi in igypto adeo Vulcanus, Vulcani rq; artcs in precio Vufffwus it$ 
fucrfnr,vt Lemnius illeac claudus^balijs populis derpec- ^gjff 
tinrimusdcoruoi, maximum ac precioriiTimum templum Jforumprd- 
cumconfecrationeetnutritione Apis, totqj Sacerdotum ^'Z'*''^» 
(cx quibus et rcges eledi iunt) meracrit, in^e quoq-, apud 
GrxcosLampadophoria, eius honori attributa, et apud 
Romanot VcOx lolennia, originem duxiilc^quomodo- 
cunq; poft in «bufum ct oblivioncm vencrint : At hscc ^ ^ CertA' 
defedis,nunc dcccrtaminibusctIudis:HQiuetfivariage-'»»w^''' ^ 
nera apud diverfas quoc^; gentcs fuerint, tamen nos (altcm ^**^^* ^^f^ir 
qaatuoreaq-jprcecipua, Grrcis celebrata^ perualuemus ;»'^'^''' 
Finis,vtdidum,inflifUtionisfertorumfuit, vtarcanafub Qr^ctA» 
illis latentia fapientibus ncta, alijs ignota manerent, ac 
praererea rt vulgusfub rehgionisforma, deorum metu,in 
ordine polytico retineretur; Idem et in ccrtaminibuseC 
ludis, ranquam a dijs ipiis conBrmatis ccrnicur; Ac 
prxtcrea, vt animofiores ab otio ad negotium> inpa- 
cc ad bcllum) ad cdrporis robur et fanitatem com- 
parandum, nec non glcriim et nominis celcbritatem ■^«««Vf*^- 
aucupandum cxercerentur et incitarentur : Novimusjqua-/^'^'^ Genn4' 
intcntione ludi Equeftres iampridem apud Germanos, **ornmX9r' 
(quos Torneamcnfa vocant) inccpfrinr, etquuaurhorcj^''**'''*^''* 
ncmpelmpcutorc Henrico Saxonico, primo,(cu Aucupc 
cognominato, quibus vrbibus et perfonis celrbrati /int, 
corumq; fincm vtiliflimum toti huic genti ruilfe noneft 
dubiunn; Sic et antiquiniirios ijfdem fere rationibus mo- 
tos clfe verilimile elt« dum ccrtamina diverfis tcmpori- 
bus inftittiprint :iVcrum quid hocad chymiam fprdct, 

C c ;f qui- 



ipS Hicfoglyphicomm Lib 4* 

quilibee non indifcrctus arbitcr ftatim quacrct ? Fatcor, 

qaoddtmicarc4rmis,ct Mcdicinxvacarcjdfvcififfimarint 

opcrj, hoc ad hominum ralurcm, illud ad pcrniciera (ho- 

>4^^»;7/L ttium) mucntum; Scdquia Pallas fingiturfapicntir & ftu- 

tU&Arti- diorumdea, & nihilominus bcliatrix, Apollo MufaitJnx 

hHsdetutH, pfaflcs, Medicinse inuentor, Varcs& poeta ac nihilon i- 

Apollo^mi- "^s ryphonistrucidator, iacu!ator& milcsaurarv)8jq!i-q; 

Us,medicui '" his ccrtaminibus quondam viAor dcclarjtus fit» noa 

^otta, finc caufa ipfunn in haec aliquid iuris habcrc iubolfcci- 

mus ; Idquc idcoquia vcram origincm horum ludorum, 

quod ad authorcs, qui fijts fumptibus, author rue ct iu- 

dicioptimicusordinarint, nec nonfpcciaUs fincs? quo- 

rum honoribus dcputati fint, fabulis pocticis et allcgorijg 

Chymicis . inuolutam rcperimus : De primo conftat, 

filmpcrator vcl Rcx vcl princcps (olcnnitatcm eiufn o- 

diincipiat, quod ciusmcmoria nunquam delcatur, do- 

nccilla pcrdu/arit, & port quoqj litcris cclcbrrtur^ljm 

verd non fuccurrir, quis rcx aut princcps ca cerramma 

inflituerrt, qui ca aurhcrirate valucnt. vr genrcs alras, 

proximas vci rcmoras ad rnum locum conuocare vo- 

SolenniA lucrit, aut potucrit ; h privatis iguur pcrfonis (a inccp- 

Gr^corumk '*cllc credibilccrt j ct a ralibus, qu:^ communi ftatui 

■priVAtisvi- Pi^odelfe potius, quarn lux vtilitari profpiccrc cogif^- 

dentur infii- '"^f • Vtquc maiori cxiftimationc Ijabcicntur, dx) in 

/«/<!, '^''* piimi vidorcsfuilTcpcrhihiti funt : quod in fingu- 

lorum conlidcratione manifcllius apparcb.t : Adroira- 

. tioncauremdjgnum cfi, quodapudtotam annquitatcra 

Erhnicam nuilav^r^, cerraef definitivaremporum mcta, 

quam Epocham vei xram Chronologi appcllant, antc 

Olyn)piadum initiuor cxtiterit : Inde emm contingit 

quod omnia ferc ^^cta anriquorura rcgum, quos pluri- 

iiios fuilfc rt'8rn atitc inchoatas Oiympiadcs palct, in- 

„ , cctta ct dubid rrddantur: Sunt qui illud fcculuni, q'iod 

TT Olympiades proxinx antccefiir, Hcroicum nomincnt, 

imfA nuJ ^"'* ^° tcmpore Echnici prjclupponant vixilTc tct dc- 

n C8^ dcAS; hcrocs, ctheroinasjquoruinresgcfiaeinfabulic 

"^* tr^duii- 



Lib.4' Aegyptio Grjecorum. 185 

traduntur, fed nos, q unccdijV n-^c hcroes i!Ii revcra 
cxfirerinf, IjcroiLum appcllari poirc agnofcimusj idco, 
q 114 fun toc hcfoani ct dcorum fibricatorts vixcrint, 
nr.Hpc Orphcus, ct longc antc ipruai Hcrmcs cum tot 
e^^ypfijs rapicntKTimis yiiiioiophis, Saccrdotibus 6c 
Rjgibu'?, poU eum vcio alij Gra:ci5 quosantcTcccnfui- 
mas, Linus, Mciampus, Mufacus, Amphion, Eumol- 
pus ct rciicj ji« Ab his anm tota dcorum & ncroum progc- 
nicsorta&propagata eft ; Abliis quoqjautcorun»(cqua» 
cibusprimu-TiccrtjmcnOlympicuinin Dci omnipotcn- i. 
tishonoicm,proximicommodum,inchoatum& orJina- Certamina 
um clfe Ci opinabimur, vix faliemur % Eius initium, vt fu- Gljmpica. 
praquidamcollocmtinannummundi j iS^.^alij," 187.V Mercator 
num inclufive,alterumexcluriveintcliigcndojVrbis vero O/jmp.-w/i. 
Romr cond:tioncmi;iannumMundi JI13. hoceft, 14. A/.3154. 
annisOlympiaduminitiuinantiquiusRoma: /75. annis Romtcon- 
circitcrante xrr Cbriftian?? ffeu A^ativita?ii Chrilli) ini- dit:tnA.M, 
rium : quod tcmpuscoinciditinrcgnum Sibaci jE^^hio- ^iy^.Na" 
pis c^gyptij regls, qucm j^cthon Vulcani faccrdos & rex tiv: Chrifii 
recutusci>,& huncPfammitichus,qui pcrcgTinospnorad-/«y^o/i/. 
m'fit: Agcbatur illud certamcn quintoquoq^anno, vel ^r^z^jraf^ 
quiriqujgefimoquoque mcnfc,eoquemcnfequi Pdrthc-fert, 
niifs vocatusc(},iUtA'»B>A«»W,hoceft , quatuor annis cx- 
pictis, quinto incipicntc , ita vt Oiympiasfpatiuai qua- 
tuor annorum ccmpraf^hendcrit: Incipicbatur die Lu- 
naedccimoquinto tranfado, hoc cft inipfoplenilunio, 
pcra(ftis antc folcnnibus,, vtmos crat, fa crificijS,afquc 
per dies quinquc, totidero quoqueludorum gcncribus, 
nempe curfu, paljeflra, difco,faltu & pugilatucclcbra- 
batur: In quibus prsmia vidoribus ccrorx ex olc* 
aOro proponcbantur, atque ingens honos illis habitus 
eft donaquc a concivibus dabantur ct a magiOratu im- 
munitates ct priviicgia plurima; Olympica diccbantur 
certamina ca, quu Olympus mons ifii loco, vbi fie- 
banf, vicinuscrat,nempcin Elicnfium rcgionc non pro- 
cula PiHi civitatc, ct Alphco Humine; Strabo Iib: H. 

Oiy.m- 



aeo f^etoglyphicorum Vb.4^ 

01y(npicAccrtcmfnaUri'3iipollTroi«n« tcpora incepillc, 

coarj.um6nto, quod Homciui rulidm mcntionrmfccit 

dcOlympJwiS; cum mcroincrittantumde nonnuiiisccr- 

taminibus (uncbrbus: Qp^f^''o coruincitptobibiliter 

Homcrum vixilTe intc Olympiadum initium, ctitapcc 

conicqucns horum ludorum mcntioncm faccrcno" po» 

lui(fc;Qyin ip(e Homtrus non fatis cxprimit, quotcm- 

porc vixcrit) «ut quibusregibus in Grxcia, i£gvptoaut 

alijsIocisregnant«bu^* et quanto tcmpornfpaciopr^cf- 

fcabfucritaTroiarevcrlionc, autquibusrcgibuiinquoqj 

rcgno iifa contigcrit j Dc quibus poft dicctur ; 1 deoq jvcre 

fcripfit Strabo^poi^Troiana tcmpora Oiympiadcs ince- 

p'(re j CuniTroJana illa tcmpor^ in Hcroicofcculocora- 

p* xJicndantur? etnimisrctro abOI;^mpiadum initierc- 

trufa Hnt : Dc authoribus primis mirum e(\, quod tanta; 

cclebritatis non ccrta cxtct mcmoria^ Veiiim credcndum, 

frim^OfU i^paruis fnitijs hxcquoq^vt aiia pcrmulta, pdft magna 

nio, fa(flj,ccpi{rc:Ahjdicunta Dadylisld^^is quinq;, quiab 

iJa Crctx montc in £lidem vcncrunt, curius ccrtamcn 

2,0fiftg primd propoiitum, &corum vnum Hcrculcm vocatumi 

prrcipuum authorcmcxtiti<re:Alij lovcm ipfum harc cer- 

tamina inftituiirc vidis Titanibus putant, in quibus Apol- 

i.Ofin: loMercurium curfu fupcraucrit& Mi^ri viccrit pugillatu: 

4 Oftn: Alij Iphitum ca primum inftituilTe volunt, vt Eufcbivs 

& Paufanias lib:^. tcfTantur. Nonnuliiiintcrquosfinda* 

rusctlfacius, fcriptum rcliqucrunt, H«rculcm Alcmcnx 

£lium}non la^um DaiftyIum,Oly«ipia inchoalTein hono- 

rcmloviSjEumenimpoft dcbcilatum Augiam Elidisrc- 

gcm, qui Solis &IphibojrfiliiisdiccbatDr, quoniamfibi 

promiitam mcrccdcm ob fimi boum purgationcm non 

acccpilfctjCX Elidispopulaiionibusctpraedaccrtamen lo- 

vi inrt ituiiTc Oly mpio, apqj illud Olympicum nominalfc, 

rcfcrunt : Indc puiarunt Hcrculcm ipfum fuis pcdibus fla- 

dium 0!ympicum mctatum cfle, idqjfccUlc 6co. pcdum 

longitudinisjCumqj cartcfa fta Jia ciufdcm fint pcdum nu- 

mcn,*iq.iIludrcIiquijIongiu$j Plutarchus narrat Pyxh»t 

goram 



Lib.4« Aegvptio-Grxcomm. 201 

goram ex proportionc pedis ad corpiis humanum in- 
dagallc iiijgnitudnem corporis Hcrculci , vr bahct A. 
Gcll. ininJtionoA. Att. Ex l)isq|uafuorop»nionibu.!»trc« 
fabuiofie Tunt, ct vna (aJfem hylJorioj fide ntt» v«dcrur, 
nifi tot advcrfarMs hahcrier , a quibus Sc ipla convui- 
fa concidcrct: \'am Idari illi Didyji fcu Curcfcs iivc Co- 
rybantcs diAi, qui lovem nurrijirc dicurirur.accymba- 
lis fuis vdgifumcius , nc a Safurnoaudirctur, occulrallc, 
fi vixcfintjjovc atdtc majorcs crun(& Saturno coxvi, 
quod rcnjpus e/£gypti) vfqucad ^o.miliha an<.(rumrc- 
tro cxtendunt : Quod (i vcro ab Herculc Aicmcns & lo- 
visfiliodcducerc vciinr, codcm rcsreditj mulfomagis» 
ii ad lovcm ipfum auihorcm, qui cum Titancs viccrit, 
longeamplius fpaciumcil, quod fc in ipfumNunquam 
cxcrit : Reftat itjq; Iphirum ca inftituiirc: At quis illc? 
Rcx non lcgitur, ncc princcps ; Vnde fi ille cft author, 
hon>oprivatuseft,literi» & armis inftru<5tus ; Vciiim cum 
fot & rantnc allcgorix primx origini affidx fint, non ab» 
repuramus, poetiisphiiofophosinnucrevoluitle, dequa 
rC)&aquibusauthoribusiftiiudiinccpticircnt: Si Apollo , ., ■. 
curfu viccrit Mcrcurium, dc vtrifqj ccrtiorcsfumus ; No- _^' «^ «<«• 
vimusenim ApoUincm& Mcrcurium cx fua gcncalogia, •^*'^^ 
quam antc tradidimus : Hic pcdibus, ilic armis vaict • Hic ^^^J^' 
Argiuivfaxo, illc/^ythonem fagittisconfccit;Hic talaria 
geflans volatilis, illc aureis caiceis pondcrofus & firrnus : 
NibilominHS Apollo M«rcurium fuperavitcur(u:Sivcr6 
Herculi Alcmenx filiohuius certaminis infiituti gloria 
aircribatur, non rcpugnamus: Quii ipfc & lovi Olym- 
pio, tanquaropatri, tantum hcnorisdcbcbat, etcxtantis 
(polijs, ncrapcSoii$filij,prxftare poterat: Solcnimin- 
ccrcxteros dcosaureusputabatur, curruaureoinccderc, 
acomniaaureahabcrc, vt snte diximus fub i£etdf, Solis 
fi!ij,aureo vellerc ; Idcoq.ditifiimus , quipropriaarmen- 
t», boves et oves habuie in Trinacria: Sed de Augiar huius 
bobuset Hercuiis nabutario labore infcrius ^iccn: us ; 
Vndecunq-jigitur Oj/iupicorum ludorum initiuna derivc- 

D i tut, 



202 Hicroglyphicorum Lib.4] 

tns, fcmpcr fiib fabulis aliquid Venfaiis Chymicat, dc 

corum authonbus tcftimonium pcrhibcns, dclitcfcit: 

2, Idem dc Pythijs loqucndo locum inucnit : H.tc proximc 

Pjfth$a. poftOlympiactantiquitatectcclcbritafcruiirccxhyfto- 

ricisctpoetis conftat : Inhonorem Apollmis, quodiile 

Pythoncm in Delphis fjgittis confixcrit, qui poUca infc- 

pulfusibicontabuit, vndc itadidus? inftituta dicuntur : 

Alij Pythcncm pro htronc, aiij pro dracon'! ingcrti acci- 

piunt, ijqj cx Ethnicis ; Cum cnim Ethnici Apollincm 

dcum in terrisverfatumjarmisct fagittis,vt pingitLr,mul- 

tum vdluiffc crcdcrcnt et prsfupponcrcnt, ncc ncgarc 

pollcnt vcl audcrcnt, ac mtcrim irrarionabiic ipfis vidcrc- 

tur tantum deum ci> fcrpcntem intcrfedum tantos ho- 

norcs adrptum, cum qualis fcrpcns clTct, aut qualis Apol- 

Jo,non intcIligcrcnt,idcoexplicarurt,vt potucrunt,ncm- 

pc fuilTcIatroncm vcl draconcminfigncm : At nos Chii- 

fTian j,qui talcm Apollincm non agnofcimuS; contcnti nc 

crimus illo rcfponfo ?Minirrc} Idcoq; non ad(d inconfy- 

derate hacccxponamusjvtdicamus Apollincmhommcni 

fuill^-jqui latronem vcl draconcm mtcrfcccrit: Quid cnim 

noviclicrinhifcc,homincmfagittisconfixiire(crpcntem? 

An hoctan'apo<rrarum memoria dignum forct? Antan- 

torumludcrumcclcbrationc? Nccrcdiimus quarfo:Nam 

(iatam viliprincipioludiiftimccpitTcnt, Authcr.es primi 

abic(5l»fllma? nicntis etiudicij fuiircntjDcinitioccicbra- 

tionisloqiior,non dcfucceiru;Finguntautcm prif-^ Py- 

thoncmprius Typhoncm (franfpolitionelitcraruiT)) dic- 

tum, fuiiIc(crpcDtcnonproculaCcphifofluvio,quifluit 

ad radicesmontis/*arnj(ri,vtquo(TjaitDionyfu3inlibclIo 

dc fKuorbis,na>uc'crr" alunonc pugnapercullajfdequo 

iamante'mcminiii.us,quantxnuoficrofr fobolispatcrlit) 

qucm Apollo interfeccrit. Cumq; putrcdinctabcfadus fu- 

itfct, ry thonem appcllarum : Cclcbrabantur hi ludi verc 

incunrcab omnibus Cycladum infuiis, vt idcm Dionyiuj 

tradit: Nonnulli ad Diomcdcm authorcm rcfcrunta Troia 

rcdcunccm, cum ctfugiilct tcmpclUtcm^ quzGra^cisitb 

Ilio 



Lib.4« '^gyptio-Grxcorum. loj 

Ilio redcuntibus immilfa c(\, apud Trzzcnios tempium 
Apollinis Inccnforis dicavilfe & Pythicos ludos in ciu« 
hoHorcm inftituiire : In quibus antiquiflimus moserat, 
vtpulchriorcxomnibushymris, quiafferrcntur, inho- 
norcin ApoIIinis c;incretur ; i*oftea vero cantus ad Cy^. 
tharam fuit intlitut^s&auIxdoiumatq> tibicinumccrta- 
mina : Deinde variationcs aiiz fccutz funt, quas hic prx- 
tcrimus: Praemiafublata & coronarium duntaxat propo- 
fKum ex iauro, qu^ Apollini Ucu habcbatur: £t fucre 
cadem fcrcludicra in /'ythicis, quascrant inOlympicis, 
quadrigis excepris : Alij dicunt paimam cius ludi fuiilc 
prsrmium^quamjvbicunq; elfcnt vidlorcs» manibus gcfla- 
bant; alij xiculum; nondum inucnta iauroj Aiij poma 
quaedam Dco confecrata vidoribus donari folira, vt 
fciipht in libro de Coronis Il^cr. Primum nono quoq* 
anno, poftca adquinqucnnium^ythiaa Aafunt, quiatot 
Nyniphaj didae funt Farnafidcs dona Apoliini , cum 
fcram trucidaiTct, obtulilfei/^rinMPythiadc, inquaccr- 
tSrunt dij, vicilfcCaftorem ftadio^ /'olluccro pugilatu, 
curfuCalaim) armatum Zctero, difcoPclcum,iu^aTcIa« 
moncm, Hcrculem pancntio, eofq*ramoIauricorona« 
tos fcrunt : P^eancs ab his hymnis diAi funt, qui in lau- 
dcm ApoUinis compofiti cancbantur: Erat autrmryth- 
mus eorum lilc pizrunq; qui a Sophock fcruatur in hoc 
Carminc,in OcdipodeTyranno: 



iiiit 



^»Ktt ireutii^ 



Hoc cft, Icie Delic Pxan : Hinc ApoIIo ccpit dici 
Icius, vt Bjcchus, Eucius •, iri « i-t^^a/, hoc crt a n c- 
dcndo. & Pican *»"' »« »«»"» a fcricndo : Eius dci lau- 
dcs & res gcUir C4ncbahtur idclrco ad illum plican- 
dum, quod i s dclcdari putaretur, cum primus is, vt 
fjma cft, lovis vidloris laudcs Saturno de rcgno de- 
puifo ccciniirct carminibus Cithara fuinpta magaifl- 
cifquc vcftibus indutus & coma mifiiicc or,;ata, vt 

D d 2 aifr 



20^ ^eroglypliicorum Lib.4. 

«it in fccundo Elcyiariim Tiballoi : 

pHr^HreumJongtfs nnnc bn:e neUe contOf : 
^jialem temetnorant Satnrno regefu^atOy 
J tSioHs laudestunccectnt^e lozh, 

Atnosomlflis 'Ethnicorom nugamcntii, fcimut Apolli- 
ncintalcm nunquamcxtitiircin rcrumnatura/cdOrphc- 
um ejufqucfcquaces Foetas Hicroglyphicum noftrum A- 
poilincro antca fub Gencalogia aurca dcorum fatis dc- 
fcriptumintclicxiirc, non Solcm Coeli, vt alij putant, 
ncc hominem tcrr^f ; Illc noder hcros jaculis & armis for- 
fifrMTJUs inccdensTyphoncmjfcrpcntem immaniflimum 
intcrficit, quicum fupcr.usdcclaratusfit, hicnon rtrpcti- 
tur: Z)cputrcfadione hu;usTyphoni8,vndc Python& 
Fythianomcnacccpcrunt, Bcrnharduscorrcs noftcrex 
MoricnOj l^i/t,il\(\mtfputrefiat t^nigrefcat, non dt^ohetur , 
C^ nifi elijfolutftmfuerit ab aejua/ua non poterit penetrari,Vf$'- 
de nulU coniunSlia, mixtio nulU C^per Confe^ueus nu//a pror- 
fumvnio: jEtRofar. Philof. ex eodcm Moricnc- Hac ter- 
ra cumae^uafuaputrffit c^ mundtficatur, ejua cum mundata 
fuerit, auxili» dei totum magffiertum dirigetur. Hcr mcs quo- 
GUCait, A:K,ot^ ignis Laf^nem ah/uunt c^ nigredintm ah e0 
auferunt-^ Vbiaddunt alij pcr igncm, igncm putredinis 
intclligi : Rofarius Phil. Draconon moritur nifi cum fratre 
fuoyC^fororefua-iidefi So/e (^ Luna^idefifH/phnre extraclo ha- 
bente infe naturam htimiatt^, tis^frigidttatis rattone hstna, cum 
i//i4 Draco moritur^ict eft argemum vivum ab eifdem corporthtu 
extraEium a ^rimordtCj^na efl aejua permanens Phi/ofophorumy 
tjU(tfit pofi putrefaElionem C^pcfi feparatiorem E/ementorumy 
(^ae^uatl/a a/io nomine dicttur aejuafatida. Harc latis cluci- 
darcpofiuntquisfit Apollo, ncmpc Solnof]cr,quisDra- 
co,fcrpensaut Pyihon, ncmpeilla aqua fartida quac pu- 
trcfcitjIdciariflrimeLulIiuf Theor: Teft. C. lo.tcflatur: 
£t kac, inquit, ratione oBegerice oportet dicere, quod magntu 

Vraco 



Lib.4* Acgyptio.Gra!Coium. 105 

DrACo dc ejuatftcr (ji Elewentis, C^ non wteHf^u literali, ejma 
fitterray aer, aqna velignii^fedfola natura eft 0- vnaejux 
ctntinet tnft nntHram cr fropr$etatem ^. Elementorum. Hjc 
Draco ad Pdrnadimontjs radiccscrucidAtus legitur,quu 
ex /'arnairo ApollonoQerprodijt, inq; cjus vcrtice ha- 
bit.iccum rororibusMufiSj&ncineius radicibus fcrpcn- 
tcnitelis conficit: Sincdjgnafuit hnrc bcftia, quaeatam 
nobilivcnatorcintcrficerctur, cum habcat tot criformcs 
factu8,quos fupra numcravimus,quiincxpcrtum facilc t3- 
quam parricidijreumde mediotollercnt: Ovidius nar- 
ratadiluvioDcucalibnistcrram ob humiditatcm putrida 
produxilfchuncPythoncra ; idq^rationcnoncarct-Quia 
a Deucalionis & Pyxxhx fcminijs iapidofis Magnx parcn- 
ris offibus jadis, Solc calcfacicntc tcrram fuis radijs pu- 
tridum hoc animalTyphon cxol-itur; De Diomedequod 
dicifura Tro;areduce,hyftoriam fapif^nififabulafubclfetj 
dccoinferius ^^aodfi/*ythia a Diorhcdc fupponcrcn- 
tur inftiiura, longeOIympicis elTentantiquiora* imo vcl 
hoc mundoantcnondumfcx milicnarija Creatorc con-^ 
dito,quo Ofiris,lfis, ApoHo,Caftor, PoIIux, Calais, Zetcs, 
Pcleus, Telaroon, Herculcs , ab iEgyptijs longc ftatu- 
untur, vtpofe dij, & a dijs oriundi antiquiores, fi dijs 
pIacct:Exhymnisquoqj apparct, Poencara eilc intro- 
du<5lioncm3& a litcratis potius,quam arrnatis profeftam : 
Muficus cnim deiis mufico honorcafficiebaturifiii aman- 
nbus Poetis; Hinc lanrus & in hunc dicm hymnifonis 
mcrcet & prxmiurp: Dc pomis pro bravio propofitis vc- 
rifimilc, atcxHcfpcridu.nhortis deprompris, alias ridi- 
cBlumfuiirct poma obtuIilPr hcroibus tantis, qu.r pucris 
dari folcnt^ ^uod nymph^e /'arnafides novcmjhoc cft, 
Mufac, Apollini, cum fcram trucidairct, dona obtulc- 
rint,veriflimum cft j Namdecimaparstcrrx cum novcm 
aquas: partibus mancrcinfundo tradirur,iuxtanuT>crum 
9. Aquilarum,vt habetur in figura Senic ris : Hx novera 
Nymphi^, qu.x & Iymphx'videntur, dona otfcrunt A- 
poilini: feanon antcquam illc Pychonem crucidarit : 

D d ^ ^i 



jo6 Hicroglyphiconim Lib^ii 

Qniharc «litcrcxponif,quam ipfa rcspaticur, in abditis 
Iii(.risnihilmtclligit. inovixprimas tcrnas, licet in a- 
lijs vndcquaq; doiflus fit: Dc priniis vi(floribusa]iasdi« 
dum cft & dicctur in fcquentibus; Curlcius dicatur A- 
polIu:>cxEtymologia dcfumicur, quia mcdicus c(l; cur 
P«ean ilii faccr, quia milcs> ncmpc cum mcdicinabcl- 
lator, qua illc cxpugnat morbos- Mcdicma cnitn Phi' 
lorophicaoinnium morborum humano quocunquemo* 
do fanandorum cxpugnatnxcQ: Ratioquac additur, cur 
Apollohymnisdecoretur, rcicntibuuprobabiliscf}, quia 
illc cccincrit laudcs lovis Saturno dcpullo ; Nifi cnim Sa- 
turnus dcijcercturercgnoin Tartara, hoc cft , princa 
nigredo, lovi nihil impcr ij aut laudis clTct* Ideoquc 
]urc Saturnus dcpofitus, imo vcl excnteratus a Iovc6- 
lio, quia ita dccuit in attc Philofophica, non in Polyti- 
ca: ibi nullum cft impictatis crimcn, at fcicnriac prx- 
mium, hic parricidium dctcftabilc ct horrcndum:Vcrtc» 
quai Apollo induitpurpurcas, nosmaxime fufpicimus: 
quia ijs indutumcircoportcr, fi Paran fcqui debcat: At 
nos non Apollini, qui nufquamcQ , nifi apud Philofo. 
phos,Pa?ana canimus, fcd Apol/inis datcrij ('quo nato 
obmutuitillc EthnicusApoIio , fpiritustcncbrarum)hoc 
cdChrifto vidoriomnium faltorumnuminum&trium- 
9 phatori maximo: Nuncad tcrtium Indorumgenusiraf- 

/fihmtM, I ibimus, in honorcm Ncptuni, ad imitationcm Hcrculis 
qui Olympia lovi confccravit ccrtamina, inOicutum a 
Thcfco, vt Plutarchus fcripik in vita Thefei: Alijinmc- 
BioriamMcliccrtxaSjfyphojCoIi filio primitus Ifthmia 
pcradaelfcdicuntjVbiillc Mcliccrtxfuipropinqui cada- 
vcragnovitTctf, Athamant»fqj- filium : Nonnulli in Sci- 
ronis mortcm cxpiandam a Thefco invcnta voluntj 
«lijob alias caufas : Ccfcbrata autcm funt in iHhmo 
Peloponncfi jfd Ncptuni tcmplum ibi cclcbcrrimum 
quinto quoquc anno : Archias Prcta non in Ncptuni 
(ed Pilxmonii honorcm Ifthmia ficri folira fcribit Epi- 
grammatcQrxco^quod ita Latincfonat. 

J^HAtHOr 



Lib^» Acgyptio-Gr^corum. toy 

^»0tuorin Gracu certamitu.^uatuor itU 
/ acra ? duo Snptrit , funt dtto facra virui 
Junt lovis hac, Ph<thi^y PaUtnonis, ArchetMori^y 
Pramia fhnt oUa , ptneat mala, upium. 

Fucrunt «utcm Melicrrfa & Lcarchus Afhaman- 
tis Thebanorum rcgis & Ii u> fihj : Arhamas farorc 
pcrcitus Letrchum ccL/viir , qucm marcr in lebe- 
tcm bullicntis aqu.ij jccit , atque ipCi quoque mcntc 
capta, verifa iram Arhamantis e Petra Moluridc troca- 
ta cum Mcliccrta in mare dcfilijf. Fada ei\ Ino vna 
e Nereidibus, qur LeucothcA vocata cft; at Melicerra 
Dcus Pai^mon : Mclicerta? corpus k Delphino dela- 
rum cft in Klhmum, quod vidic Corinthi rcx Sify- 
phus : Indc Ifttimia in honorcmMeliccrttt, iulfu Nvrei» 
dum a Sifypho ccpta funtccicbrari: Alij aliascaufasad- 
ducunr: Hx nobis fuff/ciunt, qux cum fimilitcrcx ar- 
canis Chymic-c depromprac fint, dc authoribus horum 
ludorum non dubitabimus, quin cos hujus Philcfo- 
phiac admodum gnaros fuillc: Nam Mclic<^rra &Lcu- 
cothca fiiius & matcr, qu^ pcrfonsc fint, Etymologfa, 
nifi fabulajcontcxfus, fatis doccrct: re quid dc bulli- 
tione Lcarchi in Icbctc matris confilio fadla monca- 
mus; fic Prognc Ityn. Tantalus Pclop idcm j Ifis Ofi- 
ridem, materfcmpcr filium coxit,caqueomnia funt cx 
arcanis iGgyptia? Philofophix dcprompta & magifie- 
rio Hcrmctico maxime convenicntia : dc quibus cunj 
alibi latiusdixcrimus, adNcmca properamus: Hxcin 
Sylva quadam ita vocata , qux fuit inter Phliuntcm & 4 

Clconas Achafae civitates in Archcmori Lycurgi filij Nemea, 
honorcm cclebrata funt: Alij alias opiniones do Infti- 
tutionc horum ludorum diverfiffimas adducunt : Nos 
poQhabitisc3etcris,iIIorumpIacita,quimaIueruntabHer- 
culc fuilfe inftituta, quia Nimcacum Iconem ibi oc- 
cideric , amplcdtmur .■ £rat hoc certamcn £pitaphi. 

um 



2o8 Hieroglyphicorum . Lib4» 

um Civc funcbrc) in quo vidorcs apio coronabaatur, qu£ 

funcbris crat planca , idquc ad pcrpct^am Archcmo' 

ri mcaioriam:Foi) tricnnium duodecimo dic mcnfiSj 

qui rmnfxH di(5tu8 cft, agcbantur : quia eo mcnfe Thcfcui 

AmazonasdcbclJarat ; Nemeam veroqui iam volunt vo- 

catamruiircrcgioncm Argivorumabobus lovis &Lunz 

ibi pafccncibus^Syluam quoq}Ncmcamfuiire,inqualcOy 

ab Hcrculc proOratus, vagabatur, (ub Hercuiis 

laboribusdiifluri fumus; adquoslibro [c- 

qucnti cnarrandos, iam noscon- 

fcrimus. 



Finis Libri Quarti. 




Libet 



20^ 




n^ *%*\(*>Ja: 'i->ic*.n? ^■^/.^r5' rx^t^T^ jTrJitr* /t*i 
Liber Qu,incus. 

DE HERCVLIS- 

Laboribus. 




AiBadevirtute, roborc? & laboribus 
Hcrculis irDmenfisadedincrcbuit pcr 
totuoj tcrrarumorbciD,vtncanguIu$ 
quidam cxtitcrit in quatuor mundi 
cardinibusaii!tpartibus7vbinoninno- 
fucrir, inomnium ore&honorcfuc- 
rit: Vndecum quidam inconfetrucla- 
rjflrimorum virorum Hcrculis laudes 
dccantandasfibifumpfiirct carminc, alius Laconico hoc 
ditFterio ipfi filcntium impofuit dicens : Quis ignorat lau- 
desHcrcuIis? Ir?oportur>u^iifaq; & quafi abfurdum, j- 
moimpoflibile, clTecxiflimamus, Hcrculcm tot fecu!i« 
rctrdj vt Hcroa pnnintiflimum reccptum & agnitun),vcl 
no» fuilfc omnind, vcl fdlfcm i.l mcntc Pcctarum & 
/*hiIofophorumextitiirc,tanquam idTam laboriofiiHmi 
mon(lrorjm& tyrannorum domitoris,dcmonrtrandum 
fibi fumerc: Pcr nos licct, vt maneat, ;fi quis fueric 
Hercules, quomodocunquevocctur vel 7figyptius,vc!l- 
dsusvcl Alemannicusj autalterius nationis, cum novcri- 
musomncm aetafCjOmnemqucmundiplagam fuos Hcr* 
cuici &Martc & arce laboriofiilimosexhibere, vtnon o- 

fi e pus 



2IO Hicroglyphicomm Lib.y. 

pus fif commcnticios aut fidlicios alios & remotiflimos 

ab tnfcfis rcvccarc : Vcrum illumipfum Hcroa, cut totj 

taics dCtanttlabDfcs impcrati dicuntur, vix vnquim cx- 

titiUcfaciI<;convmccremus,non quidc hyftoriarum mo- 

numcntis, qux vix vlla , nifi Poerurum allcgorica ad- 

funt,fcd cxconfiderationclpfius fubjcdi & laborum,quoi 

pcrpclfus traditur: Hicnimcumcjufmodi fjnt,vtpartim 

nondcccantvirumadco magnanimum ob lcvitatcm & 

vilitatem,partimquia hominiivires,omncmq; rationcm 

Jongcfupcrcntjinq} omnibusaurcrgcncalogix dijs dc- 

abulq; antcdi<flisconvcniant, magis quaiu vlli vnquam 

feriptores , Herculcm fuis vivifq; colonbus depingunt. 

NamvtpidluraEartificiofiflimaE mutaaliquaPoedsdicun* 

^«/4 "<'<f'fur, ficipfafacuItasPocticaloquenspidluraxftimarinon 

fijPfCtHra imnicritopotcft; Exqua,ncmpcPoetarumantiquiflimo« 

i9qHens. j.^^ figmcntis, quicquid his vltimis feculis dcHcrculc fci- 

fnus,haufimus; fcribanthyftorici, qui pofl Hcrculiste- 

pora vixcrint,quid vdint.cum vix vlluscorum Hoincri, 

mulfo minus Orphci Pocfarum Coryphxi, artatcm atti- 

gerit; qui tamcn ipfi Hcrculi nullo modo cosctanci, vt dc 

cjusrcbusgcflis hyfloriam abfq^fidionisfurpitionccon- 

dercpotucrint,fui(Tcrcpcriuntur:Orphcumomnium pri- 

mumfigmcnta& allcgcrias dcdij8& heroibus cx Jc- 

Orpheiopcra. gypto in Grrciam tranfJuIifTc ccrtiffimum crt; atquein- 

rer caetcra condidilfc opera,quac ipfe in initioArgonau- 

ticorurn rcccnfet, delaboribus Hcrculis: qucmadmo- 

dum & dc gigaFitibus cum lovc pugnantibus, dc raptu 

&:ludu Froferpina-, dc Ccrcris erronbus, dcludu AL" 

gyptiorum Oliriscaufa, de Vcneris & Minerva: facri- 

ficijs, alijfquc cjufmoJi, quaedcindcad Grxc<^sprofa- 

dtisdcorum & hcroumpropagara funt: Si -taquc Or- 

yt^iteO*-' plicushorumprimus authcrcfl, ncc an?c ipfum Grsc- 

pheumvix cus Scriptor, nifi fottcfi(flaiuscxtct,raMlio «rir.us albrij 

vHniGrAcHi gcntium, ( Ifraelitasfempcr excipio) quid nugcnfurilli, 

fcrivtorex' S^' ^^ Hcroico fcculo multa diditai.t, qu.; pcifjns: Jc- 

fat, orum&hcroum tum vixcrint, quid perpctrarint, quar 

fandi 



Lib.fJ Aegyptio-Gra^corum. 211 

fania ncfanda cffccerint,quantotcmpori«rpatiointcno- 
ftrim srtatcni in vivis fucriht, &:hisfimtlia 9 Taccant il- 
li prxportcri rcrum,quas nonmtcUigunt, iudiccs aut a- 
liosfcriptoresOrplico antiquiores nobis rcvcra produ- 
can'; Ncc fatiscll qucm inroediura protulillejquistatc 
niinorfitlongeOrpnco&Horacro, figmcnta autcrofut 
rcuChronologfas & pcrfonarura fiftarum rcs gcftascx- 
tcndatlongifTime (upraOrphcum; quemadmodmp mul- 
.toscjufcnodi inter Gfxcos invcntos ciTc iUis tempcribuc 
noneftdubiuiii; nec folum apudGracos, fcdctiaixiali- 
os: Qux non idco dida velim, quafi omnia illa anti- 
quifTima Ethnicoium in dubiumrcvocera,fcdvtraIfcm 
quorundam fcriptorum errorca agnofcantur, qui vt fu« 
CJvitatis velgentisortum adijs dcmonftrarcnt, fcdcntes 
domi, magnas gencalogJas.rcgum a dijs ortorum, eo- 
rumquc rcsgcflas fupra milic annos rctro rcfpicicntcs 
cflSnxerunt : Novimus Bcrofum fatis antiquum cfTe cx BercfoJfatuA 
£thnicis,ac fimilitcr quaplurcs allos fcimus Ahrzhz' aMrealinguii 
mi, Ifraelitaiu patris,mentioncm faccre, vcru illi vc\ pofitayteftt 
cx /»atribiis&ChaId3eis,aut ludxismulta per traditionc P/i«w./.7. 
acccpcrunt,qux vcro de dijs & hcroibus illis habent, ex r.3 7. 
fuis fcriptoribus, rtro oculatis rcf}ibus,fa:pifsii£eex fc- 
ipfis tanqua iranci haufcrunt : In hoc gcncrc ^gyptij 
palmam prjcripucrunt ali)s, ncc non cxcmplum vana: ^4«^ <rlorU 
gloriolae icantiquitatccontendcndircJiqucrunr ; quorum c^Enftio^ 
rionnulli reccntiorcs frriprorcs impudcntcr aff.rmant inrumde anti- 
i£gypto pcr o(51odccim millia annoiu deos & hcroas ^«</<«r*. 
rrgnailc; ncc id fitis, funr quiCentu millia annorii tri- 
buant ^gypto, quoi Aftronoiniac & Gcotrctri^c ici- 
cntia habucrit : Quis bic rifii tcncaf.^quis non nafij Rhino- 
cerotis habc3t? quis pncr fcnes illos dcjyros pr t fcnio no 
ludar^ Sednonnofliiicf^adapcrta mendaciarcfponfum 
rcddcrc, cii htrc fc ipfi. tanquam Po\yp\ rn famcfuos Horns a^ 
pcdcs corrodant; -Si Orus cfl vlfimus dtDrum, qui i^jry^f^^x 
rcgnavit , ci;m patcr «rius (\t Oliris, h huius S-tur-^>arar ^V, 
nus, huius Calus, qa s J-u^lis crit patcr/' nulIus,C;uia BvcaHo tefte 

E c 2 Cirlus 



iii Hicroglyphiconjm Lib, 5« 

Csclusert af^fquepatrc: Tota erga dcorum fcrics cft, 

fccundum/EgyptioSjCarlus, Saturnus, Oliris, Orus,at- 

quchifuntDij qui rcgnarunt totmiilc annisj poft hos 

narrantur honiincs rcguallc rcgcsnumcro^?-,-, ad^/fx- 

afidrnmvCque quorum fmgulis fi dcHi attribuantur anni, 

^ ficnt 4750. anni, quibushomincs ini£gypto rcgnavc- 

. .J^ ^^ rinr, cumtamcna mundi crcationc ad Alcxandrum fal- 

j *^'*^'*'fcm ;62 9 adiluvio 1972.3 Nimrodiprimorceno 18-f 2. 
ad AUx. riw 1,^1 1 . 

ad eundcm Aicxandrumnumcrcntur annitquo cxieuo 

tcmpons fp/^tio, nondumbismilie anncruntquomodo 

475,rcgcsAcgyptij rcgnalfc potcrunt, nifi fin^ulisqua- 

tcrnosattribuamus annos? Si vcro quatuor mcnfes pro 

mtcgro annonumcrcnt, vtfoliridicuntur, Icngc minor 

critannorum-fumma,quam prior, fcd numcrus rcgum 

non corrcfpondebit; At fi ir.cnfcm proanno lunari copU' 

tcnt,conccdimu«ad Alcxandritcmpora 20C00. annorum 

fpatio ipfos habuilTcrcgcs;De numcrononfumus follici- 

ti valdc; Hcrcuhs vtmonflrofafada, ita &ortus incrc- 

«Jibilis narratur; dc quoOrphcusin Argonauticisfcribit 

hocmodo. 

HteprtM Her€Hleumr9{;Mrmihicermtur i olim 
Hmc AlcmenA /ovipeperit coniun^a /uperMo^ 
Cum/atnit Phoebus longoi tres ordtMeHoSies 
ContinuaiyCarmt^j Jtc ' o/jHmi»e So/es. 

Nacum Alcroenacx Amphitryonc prargnans cltct, ta- 

nien vt cx fc ctiam cOnciperct, dicitur lupitcr trcsno- 

dc8 in vnum conjunxiire, quod fpacium totum in cx- 

p. prinicndo //crculc abfuropiit. ^o Poetarum figmcn- 

t^menta ^^ ^^^ fohim contra rci ipfius veritatcm, (cdpictatcm 

yoww<?«r;/^«?. .^ j^^^ ^ naturam ciufquc crdincm , bonos morcs & 

vitae civilisinliitutioncm pcccatumeft:fcd cxcufandi vi' 

dcntur, fimensillorijrcfpiciatur, non vcrba, cum cnim 

cfFcdum non vulgare/ed optiroum cxprimcrc volucrinr, 

optimam caufam elegcrunt) cum hominum fortifii. 



Lib.5- -^gyptio-Griecorum. 215 

mum, non ex hominc fcd deo narum finxcrunt, idq • non 
communimodo, fcdtantotcmporis intcrujllo, quovel 
miilcalij propagari pollcnt: SicPalladcm cx lovis Ccrc- 
bro n*Tam finxcrunt, praptcrnaturalipartu,vt potcrummS 
fapicntia &ingcnijrubtilitatcm innucntes : Hercules itaq- 
cum robur &c conftantiam fecom fcrrc debcat & denotarc, 
a robuftiHimo, nempc lovc, &: longiori tcoipore progcni- 
tus fingitur : Poetx enim fcu primi authcres ^gyprij non 
curant naturx aut morum rationcm comrouncm infuij 
fidionibuSjfirahem idjquod velint,commodecxprimant: 
Hinc tot adultcria, libidinum formac & vitiorum monftra 
ctiaro a iijs,quos finxcrunt, commiiraabilhsctiam cum 
Idudcdccantantur&peroppidahymniscelebrantur-Qiua- 
fidicerentacfatcrcntur, non circrcvcradcos, dcquibus 
tot & tanta fingant/cd homincs fuilTc, (vt nonnulli faccr- 
dotumconfrfli funt,) aut dcoscKiftimarihominum ma- 
nibus fabricatos, dcquibus Hcrmctet»«in AfclcpioDial: 
dillercntcm agnovirous; Narus dcindc Thcbis eft Hercu, 
Ics,tovc patrc & Alcmcna matre, vt didum : f ratrcm ha- 
buit Iphiclum vna nodc iuniorcm Amphitryonisfilium 
roirx' cclcritatis & pcdum lcvitatis : Vt autcm caula ma- 
nifcfta elfct tot laborum ab illo vno cxantlandorum, 
finxcrunt, hosfato quodara illi impofitos hac rationc: 
Cura nonum mcnfcm agerct Herculcs in rtcro, & icpti- 
mum Euryfthcus Stncncli, MycenaTurcgis& Archippcs 
filiusjlupitcrcxbisduobusjiliumaltefiimpcraturum^qui 
priusin luccm ederetur, dixit: Hinc lunofcptimcikem 
Euryfthcum produxit, cum Hcrculcs primo dic menfis 
decimipofieanafccrctur :Iunoautem Herculcro,vtpclli- 
cis filiura iam rccens natum omnibus modisinuifumha- 
buit : Eumolpus autcm illc, qui librum dc my fterijs com- ^. , 
pofuit, fcripfit, Hcrculem primum quidcm fuiife inuifum ; ^*"'^^. . 
lunoni ptoprcr matrero peiliccm, atplacatam fuilfca Pal- ^'''*M^^^¥* 
ladc, cuius ctiam hortatu luno lac pra^buerat paruulo, 
eumq; fccerat immortalcm ; Turrjqj fabuIantiTr, viam 
ladcaoiln cxlofadaoicxladlis cffufionc> cum Herculcs 

E e ^ violciv 



204 fficroglyphicorum L^b.y. 

vfolcn(ius mammam lunonii fogercf -, Qwd i\\) Mtcu- 
ricribuuntjVtrupran-Jeminimus; Volucruntcnim pacfae 
j4ftro»9mU vt & csElum pa- ik^ p« clfct vefii^iorum Hcrculis ; Hinc 
tonff!lL'io- V;am h(\< am non U)ium ab co f^ftam fingunt, fcd & om- 
K^j- ■■■rm-n- nia fcrc Ivdcra feuconftcllationcsab aurci»dijs& hcfoi. 
t^s ztnorft^m bus,coruniq; opcribus lUt rcbusgcft"SQeducuntj vt patct 
dtifft^mde' in du'>dccinwijis cali fi^nis, alii^q; placrilq; :Dc (juibus 
ducl^ conrulatur OviJius in faiiis EchnicUs, &a!fcr Novid(US 

Chriftijnus,aliqjpcrmulti: Sccjjcnte r.odc poft primum 
natiritatis dtcmHcrculia Iunoi:ecuoangucs rcroci^Tmii 
imminidicuntur, quosillc manibuscomprcfliscnccauit, 
Tim fuiroboris in ipfo vitx linr,|r.c oftcndcns : Dcinde 
curo adolcrifTct, licct gcrcrcfiffima na^urz fujc fcmina 
imprcfla hibcrct> tamcn abfq; magirtrorurr! difciplinaSc 
excrcitio nihil eorum in adum produccrc valcns, fingulis 
inartibus, quasaddifccrgdcjbcbat, ringulos prarceptorcs 
naftus cfl : lacdlandi artcm a Tcutjro Scy tha paftoie^ aut, 
vtalij volont^Rhadamanthodidicit:Vtalij,aThcftiadr, 
vcl Euryto: A Lmo, Apollinis filio,Iitcras pcrccpit, cui 
mortcm, pro didadro, cumabcovapularct, intulir<Mu- 
^cam ab Eumolpo : Ludtam & artcs c^eteras ludicras ab 
Harpalyco, Mcrcurij & Phanopcs filio 5 Ab Autol>co, 
currusagitarc,abipfoAmphitryone, equitandi pcntiairi : 
ACaflorearmatuspugnarcdidicifjInaHronomicisjutcm 
rcbus habuitvirum fapicntiffimum ac optirrum Chiro- 
^g. . ncm magiflrum. Hi oAo finguli fuam operam colioca- 
^ *Vr '^''^ runtin vno Hcrculc crudicndo : Vt cnim plurcs no<5tcs 
^' ^^*^ ' adciusconccptioncm, ita&plurcsprarccptorcsadcfu-^i- 
tionem rcquifiti funt • Illisj vtcirct& vivcrct, ab his vt 
bcnc, procuratumcf>: AtqualistandcmHcrcuIcsfuturus 
fit, qu!« ^uxrar, an faltcm fabula ptr hominum ora obam- 
bul.ans, an vcro talis vnquam hcros cxtra allegoriam na. 
De0r»m fc- tusfit?HcrcuIcm _talcm& tanfumhomincm, aut potius 
tilifimfum^ fcmideum fuiirc,EthnicisfaciIepcrfuafumc(},qui crcdidc- 
mHiq»nilu rant lovcm. Dcum, SaruMifilium jn tcrris vcjfjtum om- 
^tMSm, nisgcncriiaduhcrii, flupra, horoicidia & cjufmodi alia 

com- 



Lib,5« Aegyptlo-GraccoiHm, J05 

commifiile, cura multoruro rcgum & dcorum filiabus 
cociibuiire &CX i!!i« liberosfufccpiirc^cxquibus &Hcrcu- 
lcmvnum, inqucroomncsfui corporis jc roboris vircs 
con ulidf t lupitcr, putarunt j Cumqj lupitcr potcntifli- 
mus deorum & quafi omnipotcns prafrupponatur, non 
illi fadudifHcilcaut impo/Tibile cxiAimarunt filium, tot 
mondroruo) domitorcm & rcrum alias incredbilmm 
cfFcdorem, mundoproduccre &ofFcrrc :Idcoqj illiom» 
nia Hcrculis fa^a pro fadis & non Hdis acccpcruru j Vn- 
dcaucem haec opinio in vulgi racntcm pcrucncrit,cx cir- 
cumrtantijs parnmantcdiftiscolligi potcft :Nomcn lo- 
vis a lehouih rcmanfiifc apud ethnicos non cft dukium j Ff-lf**»:*» 
Cuniqj lchovah fit omnipotcns, qui filium fuum in mun- f^^f- ^fnm: 
dummillarus clfct, vtDiabolimonflrofaopcra, hoccfl, HfirM^ 
Ccrberum, Infcros & huc fpc<5lantia alia dcftruerct, quc- 
madmodum fubvmbris, autetiam, vtdiciiur,cxaperti8 
Sibyllarum vaticinijs apud ethnicos cruditiorcs confla* 
bat, hincoccafioncm pracbuilfc potuitfigmcntodcHcr- 
culis, lovis fiIij,roborc & inuicfla fortitudinc : quorfum & 
vidctur Cpc&iTC. quod idrm Hcrcules fingatur trcsdiet 
•cnod:cs ia ventreccti cicgilfc, vclut delona in facfislc* 
gitur, qui fuit iniago Chrifti, pcr tantundem tcmporis in 
grcauo tcrr JE olim pcrmanfuri & poll rcfurrcdurij Cumq j " 
Hcrculcsabalijs dicaturtemporc Sampfonisvixitrc.fortc 
ab hoc mul' i ad H^^aulcm affidta crcdi poirunt; Sampfon 
autcm robiirtifrirous hcros haud dubia fuit Ggura & typus 
Chnfti vidons fupcr diabolum ori.nefq. fuos hoftestri- 
amphaturi jTalia, inqium, a vcr* Kr*cii.'ca hyftoria pc- 
tira occafionefbrte prac jLierunt, mu'u Herculis laboribus ji/^/ta Her* 
affida fuilfe, vt & ipii ifigyptij vd alij cthr.ici tantum cmHs Idori' 
Hcroa habere vidcrcntur : Sive h.>c ita fe habcant, fiuc i,;,^aB^it 
non, nos cxifiimamus priraam origincTr 5dionis huius 
tllcgoriacdcHcfculis laboribusaliundc produci, ctanti- 
^uiorcm clfc ipfo Sampfonc, vei ctiam Hcrrocrc: Cum 
cnimhic Hcrcuhs mrrtioncm facia'', nciupc ipfumvi:a 
cum Promcthcg ct Mc; curio Ifidi vt iSgypti pr.i;fcdum, 

ab 



2i6 Hieroglyohicorum I.ib.5. 

»b Ofindc conftifutum circ:, videtur Hcrculis norncn ^n- 

tiquiffimaJmcmcnxctfc: £t fiabadiundisaucp4rallSii«, 

vcl qaod dicitur, nofciiuT cx comite, qui non dignolcitur 

cx fe, aut cx caufis cfF?(^us, cx magillris difcipulus, cx 

fadis cfficien?,pxofpicirur. nondubitan;usHcrculisalIc- 

goriamidc tot.&tantis laboribus cf^d:am (quia fi cos hy- 

fioiica fidc dignircmur, clTcmus non folum infmiorcs 

Ethnicis, fcd ei facra fide pri varemur) /'crfbnam artifici», 

qui arcamflimum Acgypticrum arcanum inucfligarc cc 

pcrficcrc vclir,gra'phice depingcrc ^ Quod ctfi prirofk fron- 

tcobfcurumappareat,faxo tamcn,Dcodirtc^ vtclariffi- 

mc rcfplendcfcat, omnibus dubitationis ncbulis difcuffis 

Tarentet ^ rcmofis, primo in gcncre, pofl fub fingulis laboribus 

H culu rpccialitcr.-SiparcntcsHerculisconfydcremus, patcreft 

' Aurea;gcncalogi.Tpr:ecipuus; Quorfumigiturpatcr, eo- 

demcl filiusrcfcrtur : Ex tcrtio autem libro conflat de lo- 

vcjquis fitjct quorum filioruro pater : Qux ibi demonflra- 

tacum adednrroafint, vtnullomodolabefadjri qucant 

ctiam ab co, qui Ethnicus circ malit, quamChriflianus, 

dummodo tamen non cx figmcnto faciat hy floriara , hoc 

loco repcti non dcbcnt j H^rculcs itaq; filius talis cf}, qua- 

. lis pater, at divcrfo retpedu ; Hic agcns internum artis 

ncmpc ftfaccipuum fubicAum, illc autem agens cxtcr- 

num,ncmpcipfumartificcro dcfignat; Etquidemnonto- 

tum arti ficcm, fed potius manuiicius operationcm, ct in- 

vidam conflantiactrobur in inucfligando et perficiendo 

id, quod requiritur : Cumenim prxtcrid in artificc con. 

fydcrctur ingcnium fubtile, naturale,ct non fophiflicum, 

ct fapientia, hcrc adumbrantLr per Mincruam fcu Palla- 

dcm, vt frpc didlumcfl, aniefublsfonc, ctpofl fubV- 

lylTc; Hicnim trcs vidcnturArtificcm philofophumdc- 

pingerc;NcmpcIafon,quidinucfligari,quomodotra(5la. 

ri & qua artc vinci dcbeat ; Herculcs quanta animi ct ccr- 

poris conflantia idem quajri,cIaborari ct pcrfici coucniar ; 

Dc quibus, nc quis noflram hanc folam opinioncm putet, 

fic Aurcl : Augurcll : lib:2tChryf; eiiteivhf*^i*ne ehrm 

Anrea 



Lib.j. Aegvptlo-Grajcorum. 117 

j4tirfAperj)ett4o (^e>)fFi'r,u vcllcrn ^y/K^h<t : 

^u^tprint.i Hefonm Dubfs r^refa^^af/envif, 

Nec timHtt tantosper flu^m ejdnrerefummii 

Tnntduc^bpis dttcmiHh l.ifone cr Hercult Colchon-^ 

yllier witu^.ittimnoia deverticepeliem, 

PrtnctpiHm velkt cfte»dtt,cjuodfHmerepcffit, 

Alter,onHicjHarittim ((4yciU,cjHitntum^^lahotem j /■ 

ImpendAiC^tt^am ctrcamoltm (^ rndie pondtu , 

Edocnit' Nea^eHimquam dehesfwnere.mafnum xj i 

I iT j • a L L i r j jj ir Herculef. 

/nHentjje adeo tft.hAbtlt?n fed redderc m,ijlam, • 

Hoc opHs hic Uhor (ft,kic exerceniur manet 

Arttjicum CHr£, VAriff hic dem^^ nu^is 

Sejeipfosaliof^ ftmulfrufirArAur tmrtes. 
Pxxtcr hos duos, in Viylfc quoq*, crrorcs artificis varij 
tanquam cius magiftri dcrcribuntur,dc quibus circa fincm 
(cxti libri agcrur: Sj quisautcm cxirtimct, Hcrculcmac 
lafonemj vt & Viy iTem, ad Chymicog artificcs refcrri non 
polfc, proptcrcijquod hi fint hcrocsarmis clari, rebus gc- 
ftis infigncSjpnncipe loco nati, & econtraChymia! dcdi- 
tipljriq^abicdianimi, humilisoriginii, nuliius celebri- 
tatis, nili fortequod carboncs multos confumant, ctnon 
pauci obfraudcm-, Imd quod Cbymia non fit arSjnifi aftu- 
tia, ncc vtilis^at damnola, ncc difficilis aut adcd laboriofa, 
fcdfaciiimatot libris proftitura vulgo & opcrarijsvilifsi- 
rwisj Huic ita ccnfcnti vclim ccnforiam illam virgulam 
adcmptam tamdiudonccipfc ccnfcaturan ca dignusfit; 
At 3 quo ccnfcridcbeat ? Sanca mortuis, qui dicuntur, vt Confili^ru 
confili*rij, fic ccnf-^rcs iuftiisimi-qui ablq,- aircnt;.tionc fttortuv evti- 
Vcritarcfalliratipracfcrunt:Eatitaq;talisimmaturusccfor .^ 

ad authorcs morruos,non tabros aut lanios, hiluc umilcs, 
fcdadIitcritos,nongcomctraSjautiurirconfultos,autaIio8 
artium triviiiium magiflros, fcd ad Chymicos, ncccos 
quofcunq:, quirofaccam diflillart, autahfynthitcnfaci- 
unt,vcrumadartificcsopcrcctctfcduprobat08,quoiriali- 
quot habcmus ccnturias : Nos hic vniUs autaltcriuscx il- 
lisdiftacitabiniBS, quibusprobabitur, fanitafcmctrobur 

F f corporis; 



2i8 HJCf^oglyphtcorum Lih.5. 

cciporie, ncc non nianuum operaticnem in artificc rcro 
et pcrfcdorcquiri;Geb?rinrum: pcrfcdl: :cap:4 Dfctmm 
igittir, \nqu\tj cjHodjlejUu r>on habucrit jnacompUta or^an^inaM 
poierit ai hnim operii cofyjplemtntumperHenire perfe, vclut^fi 
CACtu fttcrit, ziel extremis trttvicatn.s, cjHoniHmfion ttiv^itftr a 
membrii^cjtithtsmedijiyitibm ars h£cperficttMr, tan^ujim natu» 
r<e mmflrar^tibt^: Si vero fuertt artificts corptu dcbtU dr ^g^O" 
tnmy ficut febrtentiumvel leproforum corpora, (jHtbit-<membrM 
caduntjO <» cxtremisvital^bcrantittm, Q^ iant £tatii decrepi- 
ttcfentim^aTdartiscemplcmentumncnferuer.iet: H3CC illc : Dc 
conft8r.t!a& pcrfcucraiitia \icxv,ci\i'.5'^y-0portetettam, 
inquit, ipfum fedulnm opirt vf^ ad confummattonem tpfitis tnm 
ftfli rey vt non opus detruncaium dtmtttnt ; £luia necfctentiam 
proficuamexopere diminuto acquireret, fcdpettus dcfferatio' 
nem&damr.um. Cafcrahuc non adduccmusjQujmciiffi- 
cilisvcroha^carsfit, hcet vcra, id rpritas vcrorum artifi- 
cum dcnionllrat, prxtcr corumtcftimonia^Quibusaire- 
runt ddhuius artis pcrfc<5tionemaiTcquendaaipIurapra:- 
fupponi,- S'cenim ArnoIdusRorar:l:2.c.5. Inip/otrgotria 
funt tnijftirenda,p *ta [ubttle tngenium arttficis.optra manuum «t 
arhitrtum' rjuod (^uidemreejutrit divnt.u , (apicntiam c^ lihros : 
S:militerLulI:thcor:tcft:c:5J./:/«^rirro^/*//^*^/fff,inquif, 
muodtria recjHsruntur, fciitcet, inriemH>njubttle. naturale, non 
jophifltcum, muHUUm operatio, etliberumarbitrium, et hocrt^ 
ciuirttjcipicnttam.d vtitas etlibrof: Safimtuim.adfctendutJtfa- 
eere: DtvttiM ,ad habcndum pottflatcmf^iciendt iLtbroftadiu- 
tellc^umiip^riendt!mdtverftim,£iut tfl in m^i.is genitln* : H.^c 
Luliius: Qj.Tfanelafonis pericula&Herculis laboicsvi- 
dcnti'r j<qu'r^re,nccablq^Vl) fliscrroribus ptrfici pofrcj 
Siguis dcdiffcculfate chyor:iT plura dcfydcrctjconfulatai 
Jioi u dc hac re libros:Nobis hic furticiat,Hirculc;»:qucai 
in cunis rcjiquimus, (lam m tcncliri^cratercrpenfcm phi- 
lolophicumconftringcrercexcrccntcm)autapudtot(uof 
- inag«llrosinftitucndum,proartificcUboriofifrimoopcriS 
C»tta»ei phiiofophici intclligijdcmonftralfc: fr ctcr patrcm &: ag- 
Herculu, -natos Hcfcuhs aurci' gcncalo§i2E agnitos; ipfc Olyridi 

coxtao 



Lib.^. -^gyptio-Gr^ccorum. iip 

costanciis {Tatuifiir, »bco(]'^?txk&^gypti rcli<flus, qui 
Nili impctum con'prclTerir, Buliridem, Antnriim /^rcme- 
thcun^ & Mcrcunu, collcgas, prxfe6ioso&\c\;sccTtis ^a- 
bucfitjVf primo libro docuimus j ^ioiu priorcs duos ip- 
fcfin^iturtfncidaircobtyrannidcm j Arq; hicv.xitHcrcu- 
Ic8 SjturriijOfiridis, lovis Sc cxrcrorum dcorum fcmporc, 
imo Argondutica: exp^ditionis &. Troiinx,cU)Us fihjberc- 
tur ratiOjforte ad aliquot milicnaria annoi u, luxta ^gyp- 
tiorunuraditioncmlc cxtendercfjAtqualcsrurteiusfocij 
Argonaunci &Troiani, item Mercunus & Promcthcus, 
ralJs5cille : De liiis omnibus & fmguJis iub cuiufqj tribu 
adumed; Magi{lriquoq-,Hcrculis difcipulumdepingunc 
&ignarisoboculos ponunt; IndcvtapudGeliuhabctur ^ ^../ 
facilecxProtagoradeEuathloiudiciumficriporuit qtiod ^ ^^ * 
provcrbio iocum fecir, Mali corui malum ovumj H t au- ^'J°' 
tefuntartcSjquibuserudirustraditur, Iaculatoria,Poctica, , ^^'Mj^* 
Mufica, lu<fla,curruuai?itaiio,cqiiitatio,armalur2E inftru- ^"'^ ' ^ 
dio&al}rononjia:Hipraeccptcrcs:Rhadamantus,Linu3, "'^^'*^^^ 
EuinolpusjHirpalycus, Autolycus,Amphifryon Caftor & 
Chiron ;Ijs artibus abhis pr.rceptcnbusHercuIesinftru- 
dus tof & tantas res illuftrcs perfccit : Ita Martc & ane in- 
clytus Hcrosevafit, virtutc duce, labore comite: Atdc 
hisaiijiudiccf exanterclafls, nunclaboresHercuIeosag- 
gredimur, quorum praecipuos,ctiam vltra duodenos illos 
dclibabimus: luno itiq; Hcrculiinfclliffima fingruripfi 
hos laborcs pcr Euryrtheum impofuilTe, vt vniverlum 
terrarurii orbem monflris hornficis expurgiret : frimum '• 
omnium laborum Herculi fuillemcmorant Lconcm Ci- LeoNeme' 
thrprcn.um, amonteCirhjcroncita vocatum, cccidere;'^^^'^^* ^'" 
Fuit aufcm hic leo non Afiaticus dut Afrlcanus, fed plar.e ^'^^^^*^'^- 
c^letTis profapix, vt de eo CiiryferiTiUs iib:2.rerum /»clo- 
ponrrficfcnhitjlunoncfupplic u dc H .rculefumfrevo- 
lente, Lu^^ain suxiiiUjCarminibusmagicisvfimacclviirej 
qujccfiarpumj i.r>plevir, e quanatus e{thiclco:Hmc A- 
na^uagorasalferit hunc leonemcx orbe Junse decidilfcin 
ttrram ; ,^)i pcniius invulr.erabilis crat, ncc fagittis 

F f i confici 



iio HicrocilvpliicoruTi Lib.^. 

conhcipodiir^C^iJim dicunt, qiiod IriSjlunoiiisnuncii 
«(Him Iconcnigrcmio l]rin_vj;cnsin nu^ihtf m Ophclramdc- 
porturir. Hanc itjq- beluam Htrculcs, cum vixdccimum 
o(5tjvun) xtarisannumattignrcr, aggrcllus, cumfagittis 
Ivdcrc non pollct, adclavam, cjux multo fcrro gravis 
tratjvcntum, cuius crcbris iAibus ipfum proItravit,dcin- 
dcnudismanibusdiripuit & dilFccuit, pcllc ip(idctra<5ta, ' 
quam protcqumcntoccrpcrisin poQcrumgcOavit. Hc- 
roicum Civ.c hoc crt facinus & Hcrculc, tanquamaltTO 
Samprone,digPum quod hyftoris: fidcm cum admiratio- 
nc impctrarcr,niti adderctur (ignuin h.ieroglyphicum Ico- 
Hterooitphi- nis,ip(um innulncrabilcm cx Luna.ciufq; (puma procrca- 
ct4mff}mm ^""""^ dccidillcj Atquid hoc, diccs, adchymiam, lconcm 
U«nif. prortcrncrc? Maxin ^,inquaiP;Quiaartifici Chymico cum 

Icone congrcdicndum clt, pci e invulncrabili, quiquoqj 
cxfpuma \\inx natus fit; Audiamus vnum &alfcrum tc- 
ftimonium dc vtrifq^ : Ue Leonc vitidi norius fcrc cO, 
quam qucd probationc cgcat : Huius mcminit Moricnus : 
Cum inc^uit ySHmefumum albnm c^- Uoncm viridem c^ a/m*- 
gr4 TubcHm C^ immundtttam mo^tHi : Et paulo po(\'. Leovtri' 
dU e(i vittum, almagra e]tt«^ efl Uton : Rofar i ph:cx tubuU 
(cicntiacmaicris : /ttprimfhabetttr, tn Uone no(tro Vfi ' iver * 
mate^ia j CT* cuitis colorujlt ^ vocatur adrop^azot aut durnech 
V'ride: R'plarus j Nu''hm corpw , irquit-. immundf^minare-. 
dttur except<) vno. cjuod vulgariter vocntur a phi/o^opl^is /e9 
viridi-s j In Epiftola Solis ; Beattts, cjtit co^ttat tn t/c^uio 
meo, nec d'gmta.s mea ipji n^gabttur, nec vtltjctt i^rr carntm 
infirmatm Uo: Et in paraboU dc Vcnationclcoiiis, apnd 
Scniorcm ; Dixti ergo Alarchos matri fna-^ ^nomodo venatis 
Uomm f C^ acmirata tjl mater eitu, C)' atxtt: t go refhicio 
inium^c: Cum auitm apportavero t/.um fuper ignem, factt 
odortm, (jUtm dihgit /ec^ Cum Viro /coodorar /^ptaemi//um, 
ventt V ^/cx, vt intret tha/amum tl/um vttreum Crc: Et htc 
lapis^ ^uem atHgtt Uo, eji famina : c^ ejjUi icq'*ur.tur : Aw* 
thor quoq; corrilij folis& lunjcrxplicans Epiftolzlolis 
antc didum: LeOjWquitftaeJtJoitnfertM^vt/ejcttpercarmm, 



Ltb.j. Acgyptio-Grii^corum. 221 

hic ej} AfetAfhor^ '^ ficut Leo fertis (^rex mnimti/ifim vtlefcit 
per tnfirmjm CArttemfuarH, dte emtn<j»Artotr3(j»<irtumy(juar' 
tanam ttutHrA/iterputiiur,ita Lco ttaturaper carnemjuam ft- 
bi contenipera*ieam lunaremvilcfcit O' eclipfatur: HsfC illet 
IwXquibus (at(sapparet quidLco fit inartc, & qaod fsr- 
pcnumcroprofubjc^flo ejus vfurpetur; Dicit quoq; hic 
vItimocirafusauthor,Iconcm ellc Solem, quihabcat fibi 
lunarem naruramadjuidam; vndcpatct, curhic ico di* 
«flusfitcxLunadccidiirc ; Nam rcvcraLcofcu Sol artis 
cx Luna dccidit ; At quod dicif ur dc fputo Lun^Pjforrcpc- 
rcgtmum ac rtimari polFct vndc Lco iiie gencratus cO;fcd fi 
authorcs noftratcsconfujaptur, manifcfteconftabit ipfos 
ripiusfputi Lunxmcntione faccrc; fic Author Auror.r , 
cap. li. Alt^t'iy inqHif, Philo{opho)um pojuerunteffe to^um 
arcayf^mtneo C/ vocaveruntipfiimdiverjis nomimht^ propter 
natur£ J»<t txcelUn!iatrh^7jt tnlibro Turh<e Philofophorumfcri- 
biiur, c^utAqui^AVivockruntipfum k lece, vt gummi , fhutum 
l^Hr.it , cjuidAmkcolore , v fa*jq^uti : vbi notandun],quod di- 
citaurhor a locovocarir^ utun^ LunjE; quovidcturrefpi- 
ccrc ad Lconcm in ioco Lun* gcneratum cx ipuma; fpu* 
tu<ncnim profpuma di:itur (Schabcrur: SiTurbamcon- 
fo!amus,in multis locis quoquc invcnictur fpurum Lunx; 
Nam Aftratus, ^ftveritattm, ir.q-jitjW/ ajjetjui^cttpt^ 
at So/u h'imcremc}-fputnmLa}<a: Itcm Pyilugoras, /w- 
te//taettdum voi^ii o 'U./fA, cjHod Sulfur^c^ e^/x (^ a/Hmen,qHod 
expomis&Kuhu/ ^ fputum )Lun<eacfputumcombuJit/?tle,em^ 
tiuii/iajctltcet niht/ altude-Qe , quamacjuamiH/jHrts c^aauam 
drdenttm Et Anaftratus: Prater hac dico, ejUMmhil ej^ 
preciijitii arenamrisrubea, f^ tjl fputum\jin<t, ejucd So/if 
/umint tun^ttur cjr cona^e/atur : Bclus q oquc, ^lutdum fhu- 
tum \jtntj ejjHtdtym cor So/is eandrm acjuam Kominuverunt Ex 
tjujbusprocxcmplo addu(5lis fatis clucefcit qualis fKleo^ 
&qualisf]t Luna.cxcujus fpuma fcufputogcncrarus lilc 
dicatur; ircm, qui<!abor Hcrculcus in hoc rrucidando, 
ncmoc t^hilofophicus; Nonenimeminusfagirtis,fcdco- 
minos clava, quam poll Mercurio confccrat, & manu 

F f 3 cuin 



iiz Hieroglyphiconim Lib. 5. 

cum proflernit&: d ripir, donccpcllcni ipfidctrahatpro 

irifigni vidorix; Sic coim BafiliHs \> Alcminus ^ amm^/ 

4^ orienie, inquit, yelle fua Itomna (po/tari dehtj eittj^^ nU 

e^inMfcerf ^v (j^tHm (tmtil tngrtdt m^anum Oceani ((iltimycum^ 

2 ftt^clsruudine tternm e^redt, His rcbus gctUs dc Lconc au- 

^MtncjHa' diiis, Rcx B5Eotiie,quiquinquiginra fiJias lubcb.it, fpc- 

giutavtr- ransfortidimamab Hcrculc robolcmfLfcipcrc, fcq; nii- 

ttines vna mcroro ncpofcavum reddcrc, cidcmomncs rubjccit fi- 

noEle gra- mul, quasille vnano(S:cprTgnantcs Fccif, cxcmplo na- 

VfU^JaStt» turx, vtr3ri(Timo,fic f}iipcndc;quodquidamprodcc!mo 

tcrtio laboreccq;duri{Timohis vcriibus (cfiatur.- 

TerttHS hinc dccimm lnhor efl durijj:miu^vy>a 

^mnquaninttitjimhl fiupravtt nocle pne/Lu : 

Niholominus confiat Thcophradu Gf<TCum authnrcra 

antiquum &fidc dignumfcribcrc (ua a:tatc Indum quen- 

dam vfu vnius hcrba; vcl radicis Vcncrcos aflus feptujgc- 

ricscontinuallc, fcdauthorcm cum rcnxdio intcrjjilc: 

<^uomodocunq;fic,A]lcgoruminhisrcbus, vr &alijs, 

pr^trumimus, licctforcquidtaleperartcmpraftari pof- 

lit,nontamcnidcoccnfcmusadedmcmorabi{c;Vt Hcrcu- 

lcm dijs annumcrct:Dc/roculoCif(arc,qucmadtrodum 

ytrt/tMjanc ipfc fibitcftiscrt,fcribitur, quod ccnfum Sarmaticas vir- 

fa^a. gincs, bcllocaptas,fpacioquindccimdiciii,quantuminfc 

fuit, omncsmulifrcsfcccrit, forie Hcrculis cxcmplo in- 

f!igatus:AtHcrcuIe3jifi{cpclhccsomncs marcs pepcrillc 

narraniur^quodvim cjus/umn ecalidamarguir ; Nos vc 

fadumaccipimus, fcd nonimitandum ProcuIo,(cd /'hr- 

lofophoinartccccuItlquamaCculuscum foemir.is ccr- 

jungitur,fipondusobfcrvcs,quinqu2gintajNcccnimabfq 

cauiaabArncldorof I 2. c. i6.dicifi:r; C^matitimttrra 

exhauferit dea<]MarjHtnc]Ma^e(trH4m fui^a>ti»t-, ctioHlum fHt' 

hmajoriiortigne-^ Cuius &^ mcminit Lullius incodicillc, 

/*iir.igrapho, Parnu vero terra,c. jj & alij pcimult/j 

Tcrra cnim &. aqua funt mafculus & focniina: Pra^tcr 

ditSos 6I10S Hcrculcs innumcios alios cx Mcgara Crc- 

ontisfiliajalijfqucconcubinisfufwcpit, abipfop^frctru- 

cidatcg 



Lib.5. Aegyptio-Gnrcoium* 22j 

cid.itos aut in igncm conjc^f^-os ; Dicitur autcra Creon iii' 
jircrcx Corinthb cuiusfilidmGIaucjm lafon quoq-, poft 
Mcdca.Ti duxit.fcd i^Uab liac vcncno infccfla intcrijt: 
Hmc Hcrculcs ab Euryrthco vocatur, vt nydram imma- 3 
ncm&rormidabileni plura capita habcntcm, in paiude Pfjfdra Lcr* 
L.crna ArgiviM/cenxiq^agriverlanteintcrimcrct; H.tc »**. 
iubpIatanoadrontcmAaiymoncsanipJifrimacducata c- 
rat.fcptcmjVtaiij 9. vtalij, fo.capitum, (juorumfivnum 
cxdebaturjpriorun numcrusduplicabaturcontinuo, nifi 
quisconcirum rcliquumcollithyrfumigne (latim corn- 
buHlirct. Hydrxvcncnum fuiirc pcrtifcrum bominibus, 
&aquas&aereminfeciirej ipfamq; campcftriaioca im* 
pcrufjftodcvaftairc aiunt: Hercnlrs cum torrj^us ac- 
ccnfis ad camacccderctab lolaoauriga adjutus, Hydrx 
cancer ^ lunone miirus fubvenir, at tandcmabco fup- 
prelfa cft : Dc Cmcro & Hydra in Cctlum a funonc 
tranflitis cx fabulis conftaf; Vbi Rotandum Afirolo- 
gos figno Cincri , quod & fitu & magnitudine figno ^J^f0^o£ia 
caelcfli iTJpar cft, ncmpcextra fuum locum, nimifquc ^^ JE^jfptia- 
cxilcexiifcnsmuitja natura Cancri rctrogradi pifcis dc- ''^^ '' ^'''^ 
fumpraadignare , ct ficde Iconc,tauro,arietc,vjrgi-Cjgc- corHmfiibutU 
miniSjCtrcIiquisomnibusconficlhtlonibus, vtet PLnc- ort^ ap^itret^ 
tisfingulisprofuo ;ud.ciofaccrc, cum tamcn dlo* rcfpi- 
ccirc op">rtcret,an Z)cus illara naturam & dcnominatio- 
nc JiclsflcIIis impo(u!fict,anvcrohomincs profuoar' 
bitno; 11 homiics, cx qua caufa , an ca,qui conveniat 
carum flclh.rum naturs, an ex alia.? Arque fic inveni- 
rcntomncsiiljs denominationcsafabulis profedas eifc* 
fabu'as a rcbus tcrrx, non coeli, ncc quicquam figni- ^ «. _ 
ficare dc flellis Hrmamenti aut Pianetis fupcrior/s ::*'^" '^ "* 
Mundi , ar dc rebus alijs occHlris cfficflds et intro- Pi^J*^"^ 
dud-is ctf;?; Geometrij quoquc CcrJumdlvidcrc porcft '^''^'^^^F^^' . 
1:1 (Juodccim figoa c rlel^ia aequalia fecundij polos Zo- ^'^^' 
duci vcitntoticcdomiciliafccundumaquitorcm &po- 
iosMuf^ii vc!?>ci«'7dumhori2ontcmct Zcnith, atquid 
h^ divifioncs cfi^N^duum ftcflis iaipcrtiri poflUnt.? Nn 

hil 



21^ Hieroglyphicorum L'b.5, 

hil opiPor,quicquid ab cxpcricntia pctatur prcbatjo, qu.r 
nulla cft : lI.TcmotKrc volui idco , vt abulus Atlro- 
logi3', qiJt ab EtHnicis vnii cum tot fupcrQitionibus (Jc- 
rivatuscll, cavcarur, vcrus & lcgitimus vfus Aftrono- 
mix probctur: Nam vctcrcs Ethnici, qui rcvcra puta- 
runt Hyuram illam a lunoncvt & Cancrum f>'dcnbui 
illdfurn clTc, di licetiamalia quxcurquc animaluindc- 
CanCiCur orutn narun^m (ydcrcam miLrallc, (uo quafi ;urc illis 
eertt/fieUis condcliationibus vim & poteOatcmillorum animaljun), 
certazi^es vd in illa attnbucrunt : Nam ^i Achcious ("uitTauius, & 
A^criptA fint poQca inCalum tranriaius, inquc ccrtjs rtclla? u<(poli- 
fipud Ethni' tus, aliquid tafjrinse virtutisobtincbir i& itadcrcliquis-, 
cosffx 4//e^o' Hoc fuit fundamcntum dodrinx Affrologicjc ab Efh- 
rijspata. ■ nJcij ad pos propagata?, qi:od nifi cx his animadvcrti 
pofsit, velintcgro hbro, fiopus cllcr, faciic dcmonQra- 
ri /iccrct: Scd vtad remrcdcacnus, hydram clTc aqua- 
ticum Scrpcntcm, vc! in aquis dcgcntcm.^ipfum romcn 
indicatjatmultorum c(l capitum, quorurh vno rcfcdo, 
priorumnumerus crcfccbaf j folumquc rcmcdium fuit 
combuftiocumigncj Si HcrculcstalisiuilTct, qualisfin- 
gitur,nibiIominu83pparcrctbancclIc Ajlcgoriam; Quid 
multis^ ncffcr Scrpcnsinartccx aqua concrcvit ; L bri 
noflrorum plcni funt hujus dcTcnptionis ; Balilius Valcn- 
tinus dcocculta Phil : cap, i . Quomodo Mcrcur usnatus 
fit, intercartcra Allcgorica tradit,exaquis fcrpcntcm fcu 
hy'.^r3ro,Orcadc8di(3^am, cjc^am, cxcujus faucibus va- 
por&fumus igncusexpirarit j & quxaddir, 1 ucnon ad- 
duccnda; Prartcrcainfinita loca funt>liydram ncflramat- 
tc(Unfia,quxpr.Ttcrimus, & faltcm vniusLullijvnicunj 
teflimonium propr c & ad rcra huctranlfcrcmub;qui Thc- 
t)r:tcfl: c,<» ^^/irtumej},\i\quity ejuttd^m fHhjta»tiapro' 
cedens ex ruinerafua^ (jr infra tpfammagu proffcjua uaturd 
Metallcrum,(^ue calcha>itis (^ aK,(>tvitre'M ab a/inutbus rjomi^ 
natur^ fjua efi terra dr miftf ra metallomm , O- a/to ttorr.ine vo^ 
catttrVrtfiHS , lucens etalbumj inocu/toruheum^ rifrum et 
Vfridepub/tce, hahet co/orem iacertx veneno/^y immedtaie ^e^ 

ncratH< 



Lib.y. Acgyptio-Gr^corum. 225 

neratus ex argifito vivo) nhiterU p4pra ii^a^ impragmta ex 
tJi^fo vapore calido et ftcco ful^loHreo in fua re/olHtione con» ^ 

^ehitain lacertantf ev cjuo efi forma et fpecies fpiritns /<£- • 
tentUin mixtotje y cuiuseji calor mineraln multiplicatxa , <jut 
efi vira mitalii'. Hcec laccrta & fcrpens & hydra noftra 
cft; qur fi non ritc occiditur, rcvivifcit, hoc eil, vola- 
tilis Hc, & viva pcrmanet; Draco cnim non occiditur 
nififuofratrc&forore firaul: Comburitur autcm cxtre- 
mitascius colli ignej Namcumignetota res pcrficitur; 
Quac intelligenti fufficiunt: ne quid dicam dc vcncno c- 
jus, quaromultispcihfcrumexiftatartificibus earaocci- 
dcrcfruftratcntantibus : Poft hanc Hcrculcs aggrcifus 
eft Ccrvam aurca cornua & a?reos pcdcs habcntcm,dc 
quibusfupcrius,lib,2.fatisegimus.ACcntauris dcindcir- 4 
ritatus^cumapud/^holumviniporioncexcipercturjmag- CervaanrtM 
nam corum manumoccidit: PcrCcntaurosautcm,Tita-^*'''**'*^ 
neSjSatyros, Silenos,agrcftc3 & hcterogcncaspartcsad-''''^^'''^'*^-^ 
inixtas dcnotarinon dubitamus; Excipitur iuttvn Ccn- ^^^^^^ ^-r^ 
taurorum iuftinifrius&fapientiflimus, quia Satumifihus,'^^/''*** 
Chiron,Hcrculi ab inftitutionc Aftrologias ; At quarritur, ^ . 

quijhxcr ?rculiprjfucrlf? Refpondcri potcft, quiaad Centanrt 
Atlantiv^V * ntem, & Aftrologum? cceliferum tcndcnsj «^^'"' 
ca opus 4 f,vt ccElumfuftineret, donccillcdcaureis 
malisHcfpc». ;m pcrciindarctur* vcl quod vcrius cgo 
arbitrcr, vt ftelias centraies & fubterrancas agnofccrct, vc 
SolcmjLunam, Mercurium in conjundionc fimul ob- 
(crvarct,Saturno in CapricornOjVencrc inTauro, velvi- 
ccvcrfa pofitis; Ad Aprum mox Hcrculcsfcfeaccingit ^ 
capicndum, quiin Erymantho Arcadiae montc natus a AperEry- 
Diana Phocidis agroimpnilfuscrat, vbi cura omnia va- '»'^'»'^*^''' 
ftaret , propteraltamnivcmdcfeifus ex fruticcto quo- 
damcxtradus&vindosabHcrculead Euryftcum dcdu- 
^us cft : Locum natalcm hujus bclux noo ignotum fuilfc 
conftar, ncmpe montcro ArcadiJCjCXcuiusquoquemon- 
tc Cy!IeneprodijtMcrc»rius,quiidcircoifti apro popu- 
lariscft : Fili^ inquit Calid.* cap. lo.v.ide ad montes In- 

G g ^w 



21 6 H'crogIyphicorum Lib.^J 

Jiji 07' -tii ra.it CAiiernJif , 07" ^cape ex ett Upides h^^norcAor. 
Roi\n\3i'Relpis nti/citHr iHciuobt/i moKtthHs : Et mox, Dant 
• Rebi^ m^ntes^ druc0nesy terra^^ fonttsx RaHs ^ ConttmpUre 
iiltiJfim,tmonta»tt ,qt4Afunt k dexiris C^ ajinifrris ^ aca(ce»' 
de iUhc, thi lupis noficr invinitrtry cfr in ah.-) monte, cjHtfert 
omae eentu piimtntorum c^ (pirittts^ vel jpeciis ihi (imiliter 
efi i Moricnus; Confcendtte alta montAttd arboribus confi- 
ta, qtitA ibt Lipis nofter t>tv:mtHy (jr abjconditHS ej} •' HcrmcS, 
Recipe/apiciemni^rum , laptdem de montann Indi<t, cjHodeji 
intus^mttteforaf, ^■ejuodfords eft, mitte intns : Et M^ria ; 
Aceipe herbam alham, cUram, honoratam crefcentem fnper 
mont icu/is -^ldctw tcftanfuromncs Philofophi cx monti- 
busnoftram tnitcriamdcpromi; Ita & mulrae ferar ab 
Herculc domitara montibuscognorainantur, vtantcdi- 
6lusLeoCitti:rronxus,HcIiconius, fic apcr Erymanthc- 
us , quodhicrcmclmonuitrc fufficiat. /^ol^modd cum 
m, L ^ Augias,rcxElidis,Solis filiusftibulumtriummiliiumbo- 
3fA(ft4iHm ^^ g^^^ rcfcrtifiimum habcrct, jubct EuryfthcusHcr- 
^ugtapw- j.yigj„hoc vnodicpurgarc; cumqjco accciridctHcrcu- 
IHtum, j^^ ^ padbs fuit AugiaSjfcdccimam partcm omniumani- 

maliumeircdaturum, fi eodcm dic ftabulun* iHud pur- 
gairct 5 quo purgatocumHerculcs mcrccdcm fligitarct, 
ncgantcmdarcfagittisconfccitj Ecujusfpolijs, vt dixi- 
mu$,ccrtaminaIoviOlympicoinflituit. Maximum hunc 
llcci vilifsimumj ncc tanto hcroe dignumjfuilfc iaborem, 
cx proverbio,cuicIcre fummi ftudij,opcr« & curarjocuna 
fecitjapparct: ^is cnim maior Hcrculc lovis fiiio? quid 
vilius,firaetum purgatfc ? Nihilominus illi hoconcn» iin- 
ponitur, caquoq«nccclTitatc,vtvnico dic,quodpIuribui 
faciliusfuiirct,pcrficiat;Ncquis autcm cxiftimct pauca 
fuilfc animalia, numcrus trium milliura alTcribitur. Et 
funt,quiaddant,multisannisid ftabulumnon fuiiTc pur- 
gatum,adc6 vt in fuprcmt partc fcu tabulato bovcs con- 
gcfto fimojamftarcnt; Vndeconcludi polTcthunclabo- 
rcm tcr millc hominibusalijs nimium fuilTc vni Hcrculi 
impcram &pcra^um;Adirapofsibilia ncmo obiigatur. 



Lib.y. JJgyptio-Grxcorum. 117 

vtdicifolcfj at Hercul«(blu8incredibili laborc aftringi* 
tur: Siccjufmodi no(5lurnum laborcmiaantcfurccperat 
vna no<5lc conficicndii, quem plunbus rcpudialTc non po- 
tcrat ; Imo &cervacurfudcfatigandam.& lconcmanibus 
diripiendijrubicrar,quos(aculisautraguris prollra^rc ma-. 
jori8artificijquamlaborisfuiirct:Ira fcmper conditio & 
Icxadditalaborum Hcrcuicorum magnirudincm videtur 
auxiirc, nc (atis hicrit cos fa<5^os, fcd &: viiliter & tanfo te- 
porc:Bovcsho8ruiiTcAugiar Solis filij fabulantur, quo$ 
jllcabrq.dubiocxpatrimoniofuoacccpifjQuiaSolcbovcs 
&ovcsinpropri)spafcuisquamplurcs h?bui(rC;mcmori3C 
proditum cftjQuid aute pcr boves intclligarur fub Apis dc- 
clarationc&alibi diximus,ncmpcmatcria Phiiofophica, 
quTCumin fimetorcperiatur,hocerr,viIis fitafpcdu, ac 
mijltisfupcrfiuitatibuscircumdctur, aquibuspurgari dc« 
betaPhilofophojnon inconcinrctraditur Herculi hunc 
lal^orcm nabuhrium impofitum clTcjNcc cnim id abfquc 
Jabcreac fnrtorc fiericxiftimandumcft : Dcvilitarc& ia- Sterctttuu* 
vcntionc cius fub Stcrcutij muncribus feu ftcrquilinio co- 
(cntiuntomncsauthofcs.quotupaucosadducemusjMori- 
cnus inciuit ,Saptff3tes atite dtJpofueruHt &■ dtxerunt i^utdjihoe 
quod ^Uicru infiercjmltnii inveneru, illxd accipe/iveroinficr~ 
(jatltMo non tnveneri^ , tclle maKtt a mar/upio: Omms enim res (jHX 
magnoemiturprecto,in kuitismodt arttficio mendax (^ invttli^ 
reper it/^r, Sic Avicena di<fl. i .c. 2.dc anima: Invenimui fcrip. 
tfi tnltbi Artflottlts ,(jHefecit delapidthtu^vbi iiicit^Duo lapidet 
i.uetinflercore, vntnfatens^aliusheneedorans , parum ap- 
preciat i tn oculis eenttMm^fifcirent qentes eoru valetudtnes , rr- 
ntrent eot hoKortficeyfedejuiane/ciunt eornm valetudtnem defft- 
ciunt ^dimittunteosfKpfr/iercora in /cctsfatentti>fiSf C^ qai 
coniunget eos^ihi efi magijferitimtEt Gt&i\ikUUV'Et fi hoc in fier- 
ccreinvemrts ^uodtihtflacet vel exp(dit,mhilominustolle : Ec 
Merculinusjpud RoUr: EfiJapisoccu/tus etinimofontefepHl- 
tus,vi/tsetetetif*jfimovei/}ercoret£[Ius:Vilctu clTc& parvi 
prccij ncc rarumjArdoIdusnovo Jum:c.i .rW;>/rr,inquit 
pa/4mmtnimoprecio . Et Bcrnhaidus Comcs : VerfMur olf tr 
cuiostoiimundo, nemo tamin cognovit forum, ^ui funt in 

G g 2 ntmdo-^ 



2i8 Hicroglyphlcorum Lib.y, 

mttndo'^ Rofir: Phil : £f Jivfre yicmine fJH)tcap4rem^wfipiwtes 

tnm ejfettett cr^derem '^ Dc odorecjiis, inquit Moncnus, 

^?$te cpyifeSliofjem ntmis efl grnvii (frfAtidHi , C^ po^ confer» 

i SfiOftem eji eius odor bonut , luxta hoc quodi.ipienf dtcit : /fla 

4juidem .njff4 ecorpore mortuoc^ iamimynmiite tollttodo'em: 

Nam C^ et'M cdor efi malm cfr cdcri [eptiLchrorum affimila- 

^W-Et Cdild. Ci,^.EteJi Upii vilii .rt^er^C^fMens Mon emp- 

tHi precio'. De viliratc &: dcfpedionc cius Scites, Mun* 

dus, Zcumon , & alij Philofophiin rurba atteftantur, 

qu( rum dida non opus cft citare-, Cum itaque bove» 

• Philofophici fivc Solis in tanto fimo ftabuicniur,ab co 

purgandi funt Hcrcuico laborc, quod quiiibet ipCc pra- 

terquamquod omncs authorcs iJ inculccnt, irnaginari 

potcft, cum cxhac rc vilifTima l-3ftida &abjed:aprccio- 

''^"^^^•'•^riflima Mundi mcdicmafieridcbeat,idabfqucUborcnon 

contingere; Solus tcllis S. Thoraas dc Aquino fuffici- 

cns, qui (c artis veritatctuqnideminvcnirllc,ciurqueme- 

dicinam perfecUrc tradit, fcd tantum laboris &fjrtoris 

^, pcrpclTum clfe, vt non nifi ccrta caufa indudus ai.em 

AvtsSinr' denudincipercvclit; Por.6 cum apud Stymphalum Ar- 

fhalidfs cadia: lacum avcs cdTcnt Stymphalides idco vocata:,qux 

fufau, carnibus humanis vcfccrentur ? Hcrcuies ad cas abigcn- 

das iulTu Huryffhci profcdus; quas iile crepitacuiorum 

Crotalum acncorum aPalladracccptorum tinri ufugallc mcmora- 

yulcaniopM, ^i""* Inflrunicntum liludCrotalum di<SumaVulcano fa- 

brcfa(flumcrat,quofolo avcsilLr Ploidcsquoquc vocatv, 

non fagittis,abigi potcrant : fic cnim Apollonius libro (c- 

cundoArgonaut: deillisfcribit: 

Sedne^^vt Arcadiampetijt vtt Herculisarctt 
Ploidas inde lacu volucres Symphalidas vlla. 
Vellere vtpotuit : nam^ hoc ego laminevidiy 
j^fiidemvt mar.ibw Crotalumpulfaxdtinalta 
Extlienslpecula profptnans,protintts ilU 
Cum clamere procMllin<^uentes Uttus ierttnt: 
Hunc Hcrculis laborem fi quis ad litcram, vcl ctfain 
ad oQ&cesy vulgarcmvc phyficana intcrpretctur, nugas 

clFc 



Lib.y. Aegyptio-Grarcorum. 22^ 

ellc Hrug3ci(lia-!as, imo ineptias & (rlcaspucrifcsj ncmo 
non viaet: Qnidcnin^ tantusHeroscrcpitacuIo Archytsc 
aiics pcllcrs diccrctur, qux fagittis abigi non potcrant? 
Hoc natuia: advctfum, iilud rationi habtrrctur : Si^uii vc- 
road opusphilorophicum, quovniccfpccflatj accommo- 
dctjomnium laborum cft pulchcrrimus &c evidentiflimusj 
Imo airevcrarc audcoj^pud omncs fcrcauthorcs rcccntio- 
rcsjvixarcaniusoiprxclariuscxcmplumfundamcntiarti» 
extare,hocipfo, pcrtot actatesmundinonintcllcfto&ad 
nos vfq;derivato;TcQesappcIIocosjnon iroaginarios(& 
cx tabula nautas, aut cortice nantes aur codice vno pcr 
tfanfcnnam falutato fcripturientcs) fcd qui Crotaii illud 
gcnus a Vulcano fabrefadum , ncc non Stymphalidas 
aues revcra agnofcant: Dc his,nerope avibu5,memincrant 
pluriroiphilofophi, iam vocantcs caspartcsvolatilcsj fa^ 
ci\i fugituras, nunc aves volantes ; Vt &de Crotalofeu 
scre philcfophico, fixo, figcntceas: Authorconfilijcon; 
fol:Con(lans m turba dicit, NthiUiiHdeurate, mjicjuomodo 
AuofHntargentA viUA^ fctlicet fixHm inare, et volattlefngiensin 
AdercHrio'^ Etlnvidusdicif, cjModhocfHlfHry id efi,argentum 
vinvm confHevit fugere, et fuhlimatur, ficut v^tpor : Oportet 
enimalio argento vivo fm ^enerii^ id efl (tris retinere et fugan» 
cohibere, tjuod fi cum albo vsl rubeo [ulphHre fui gemrii non 
mifceaturMefi aHro vel argento,procul dubtofugiet : Hacc illc; 
qIii paulo poft : Et Exirriidius dicit • Dico vobis vcracitcr 
noncfttinduraVeneris,nifiin jcrcnollro: Et adfiguram 
Seniorisj Du£, m(\n\Uaues junt homjgene^^idef} vniin na~ 
tu^<t,ct funt l.ipis f<npi?ntum, m.ifculuf efi fine alis.tdeflnonvo- 
tifi vo,.tte, quia de /e igrii hon petefiipfum corrum^ere ,ncc ex» 
ha ar: i^Jtgne, velmllumfalium, Vfi/firi.uumauta/umiHMm, 
niji i^ii^-iiU nflra di6i.ii • Avis Vtro alata efl fdtmina, qua cum 
cerpjtjtut corrumpentibm coyjfumiturX.n\\\iis cptr': e hvOr: 
teii: C,)~, Ideotaliaqua tr.quii,fx^mHiavicHlas tn aerevs» 
lantes, viri-.te Upidis nrfin : Vulcani itaq; arte & Palladis 
inftinduH.rcuIesfcuartifexadiutus, Crotaloavcs Stym- 
pluiidas, cx puticdinofo lacu exorras, fugarepotcft • Fu- 
G g 3 gat^ 



ijo Hicioglyphicenim Lib. 5. 

gatac dicuntur, quando noi) ampliiis apparcnr volantcg: 
Addunt nonnulii, intcr quos cft Tiaugctas, his avibus 
aias &vngucsfcrrcosfuiire,vtHsrpyijsaurcos;Quod mU 
randum ell, & genus aviuin facilc dccUriic 5 ncnipc mc 
tallicum, licct potius ad violcntiam carum, quaai fub- 
9. /lantiam in hoc rcfpiciatur; Hinc in Crctam Hcrculcs, 

TAurtufu' cam ibi r^orusfurioiiffimus, Ncptuni iraagris immiirua 
nojiu Creia ignen) cfHaiisnaribus &quofvis obvios intcrimcns, om- 
captHi: niaq^vaftansvagarcturjEurxftheiiufrufccontulit- Qucm 

moxcaptumadcumddduxit. .^id pcr tauros fignificc- 
tur, iam fxpc rcpcticum eft; Etfi vero' hic ignem fpar- 
gat naribusj tamcn ciufdcm ccnfuseft, cuius$i illi lafo- 
>• nidomiti, alijqj piurimi : Mox ad Diomcdis cquos do- 

Diomedis mandos miirus ert: Eratautem Diomcdcs Thraciar rcx 
e^Mcumip' Cyrcncs Martifqj filius, fcrocifllmos cquos habens, qui- 
fotrticidati: feus captos hofpitcs laniandos cxponcbat : Hunc Hcr- 
cules c;iptum equis fuis laccrandum, talionis Icgc, cru- 
delitcr cxpofuit, .ac poft ipfos cquos frucidavit. Mi- 
rum cft Hcrculcm conira Martcmj ciufq; filium quid 
tcntaifc, cum vidcatur omnino Marti dicatus ob fircnui- 
tatcm & fortitudincmj Vcrum notandum, illum a Pal- 
ladc& V^ulcano, ncc non M^rcurio quid opis & auxilij 
acccpifie, a Marte nihil: A Mcrcuri; cnim filio cruditus 
multis artibus, ct a f alladc fxpc monitus, a Vulcano 
inftrumenta adcptus cft •, Ne quid dc Lino Apollonio 
auc Chironc Saturnio dicam j Ideoqj poft laborum fuo- 
rumfincfin non Marti, fcd falladi aram et Mcrcuriocla- 
vam dcdicat ct confccrat; ^cr cquos idcm fubicdum 
philofophicum dcnctari ccrtifilmum cft • Cum cnim 
id omnia mundi nomina fcrc habcac, cur non ct cquus 
noftcr dicaturi Sic Rhafis in cpiftola* Coopertoriftm, in- 
cuit, €cj:*i ^alliHm noftrum albtim^ C^ eo^tita mjier leofortii 
(ttb paUio coopertHi : Diomcdcs quod fit Martis filius ct 
Icvis nepos, aurc;e gcncalogix pjiticcps videtur ridco- 
quc proptcr lunoncm aviara Hcrculi infcnfus fingi- 
tur 5 Eius equi dicuntur hofpites fcu advcnjjs ignotos 

difccr 



Lib.5. Aegyptio-Graecoium. 2J1 

dlfccrpcrc 5 Quod an fiit in Chymia illis, qui ignoti 
habcntur vcro fubicrto, non opus cft probarc, .ciim 
fit in oculis & qucrclis Tcrc omnium : Signum quoq; ^ -'• 
roboris Hcrculci eft, quod traditur in agro Epidaurio* OUaatI» 
rum olcam manu capicns circumduxilfc, qux iilam circum. 
figuram acccpit, vt vcrfilis vocarctur, non procul ^f^tx^ 
tcmplo Dianx Coryphaese : Hoc ctfi quis ad hyftoritm 
flcderc podit, cum vidcamus eiufmodi arbufculas fjcpc 
numcroinflcxas, &Milonis illiusCrotoniata:, aliorum- 
que vctcris & rcccntis xvi, plus quan humanua] robur 
audtamus, tamcn ad cadcm, ad qu.T reliqua eius opcra^ 
fpcvflare non ab$ rc arbitramur : Nifi cnim hsc fiat in- 
flexio fcu circumdudio vafis philofophici, non con- 
tincbit fpiritus volaiiics, vt multis in locis philofophi 
innuunt • Nempe Morfolcus, Mundus, Aiiratus & aiij 
"in turba & aiibi : & quidam cxprclfc ignito giadio vcl 
forcipc id ficri debcrc alFerunt 5 Cuna itaque fit hoc o- 
pus arti nccclfsrium , mcritd quoquc antiquiflimi per 
fimilitudincra alicuius Hcrculci laboris id cxprciTcruntt 
OlcaautcmPalladifacraeft, cuictars: ^«ftf,inquit, Ar- 
middpis \n novo lum :c:8. ergofaciet taUm aquam ? Certe 
dico, (jttod illf, ejHi fcit faccre vitrttm : H<tc emm materiit 
nihil afindef, <juam^ de (e iffa vftlt ftbi adiungi • Nam om* 
nia, qutypu indt^et, in fe b^bet. Quibus vcrbis innuif, , ^ 
iilam matcriam nil requircre, quam fui fol/us ^^^^^- Hyppolit* 
fioncm in vitro- Impcrauit deinde Euryfthcus Herculi, ^Jt^^nMm 
vt Hippoiyrx Amazonum rcginae baltheum, ^^^^ regiMdhai' 
pulchcrrimurti clTc audlvcrat, ad fc adfcrrcr : Idcirco^^'^^^^,^^^. 
Hcrculcs mvi ad Amizonas traiccit; Curaquc Mygdon ^^ 
& Amycus fratrcs in Bebrycia itcr impcdire ipfi cona- 
rcntur, obtruncati funt, & vniverfa Bebryciaoccupata: 
Cum Amazonibus deindc congrclfus multas cx his fu- 
peravit, doncc rcliqiiis in fugam vcrfi», HyppoIit*m 
reginamcarum ccpcrit, quam ThcTco cxpcdicionisillius 
focio concefllt,balthcoad Euryflhcumdclato:Amazones 
aliquando fuiifc quis dubitarct^ cum toc & tanti fcriptorcs 

dc 



1 j z Hierogly phicomm Lib. y . 

dc cotcflcntur, «tqusedc Herculiscum ijs pugnanarran- 
tur, alLegoriam potius, quatn hyftoriarnj fapiunt : Viragi- 
ncsluntillxnotarpiiilolophis, fjpminsr, ii (cpcujvjpugna» 
triccs & mafcul^, fi aninium fpcdcs^ Cam his congrc- 
dicnduro cft Hercuh artifici,carumq-, rcginzpreciohfl]- 
rous balthcus dctrahcndus , qui conltat aJamanrc &: car- 
bunculo, Carin^mis&rarinimis huius murdi.Mcdicinis, 
j inquam, albis&rubcis, auroroilhcs precicfioxibu. ;Eo- 

H- r ' , I dcm itincrc ad Amazoncs contendens HcrcuUs rcpcrit 

kC to- "^honcm Laomedontis nharo Ceto immaniixpolifam, 

quairaCcto JiberavitjObquod bcacficium cuai I.aorr«c- 

don ipficquos prseftantiirunospiorriiros nondarefj ob 

j hominisfallaciamTroiamaggrcllus, regcmobtruncavir, 

Lnomedon ^^fioncmq; Telamoni fociodcdir, &/'riamum, /*odar- 

tmcfdatHs ^'"^*"!^^ didum,abHclioneccaptiscmpru:ii,vt potcfra- 

trcm, Hrrculesrcgnarc poftcapcrmifir. Ethxcfubulofa 

elle &omninoailcgorica ex fequcntilibropatcbit j Ce- 

j tusartris illatusrraditur inrcipcrpetuammcmoriam, & 

/-..w-«;,A- /•riamusrcenorcflitutuf,vteiretc8uraTroixdcnuo'occu- 

\jerjOnta vO' o * -wt i- 

vesabdHni: P'"^2:ct dcftrucndae j HcfioncTclamoni, vt Hyppolita 
Pomo MeU Thefco,expeditionum focijs,concciraprobravio, acfola 
li et Liv Hcrrculigloria rctenta cft : luflitdcindcEuryflheus puni- 
li dec- ' ^^^^ Gcryonis Hifpanix rcgis bovcs, qui hofpitcs vora- 
CarteiJm *"^"^^d fc adduci- Ad quos profetflus HercuIes,bovcs rcgc, 
pofieliClAm ^'"^^' cuflodibus, Orthro, canc duorum cipituro,draco- 
fcribunt Si- "^7. capitum, ct Eurytionc mmiftro, capfis impetravit: 
Imsi.i.ete'- QuoscxOccaniinfula Gadira ad Tartcffuro pcr id tcm- 
tus interpres P°"* ccJcbcrrimam Ibcrixcivitatcm abcgit: Quibus lo- 
eaeKecolliott cisduas columnas Hcrculcscrcxit, tanquam fuorum la- 
vAdtarntch' borumtcrminos, quirumaltcram Calpcn, altcram Aby- 
monio ' lcn vocavitjpofuitqjCas infinibusLiby<TCtEorop.T,qucm 
,i admodum Bacchus columnas dujs magnas crcxit in 

CalpeetA' Oricntc Hxcalijprohyfloriaaccipiuntjab Ethniciscdo- 
yyllcolHm- <^'' q^^i omnia, vt didum, Hcrculis facinora vcriflima 
vApofuA habucrunt, vtctlovisaliorumc^dcorum: Atparciusifla 
^J.. * viristamcn obijcicnda mciDcnto ; In reliquis, Erhmcis 

fcnpto- 



Lib.f. Acgyptlo-Gf«eomm<; «;j 

fcriptoribns credimus, non In illis, quae dicunfur Hc» 
roico illo fcculo contigilTc, longc antcquam mundus^ 
Crcatore noftro condcrctur : I dcoq; pro nunquam fadtis, 
faepifllmc didis & fi(flis &:fcmpercrcditisca accipimus ; 
vEgyptij antiquisiimi ab his locis valde rcmoti hxc 
finxcrunt, fuifq-jrcriprisinfcrucruntjSlquibusGrarci, &ab 
hiscaftcri mutuaci funt: Antcanarravimusht^cloca, ver* 
fusoccidentcm &Hsfperuin ab illis fita, cclcbratafuiirc 
ob mctallicas fodinds,ideoq-a /'hrnicibus maritimis po- 
pulis omnium primo pctita & occupdta' Idq,- allegoriae 
de bobus cx Ibcria abJuccn Jis fidaf IbcUm dcdilfe : Con- 
tcmplcmurautcm hOsbovcs pcnitus, cuius fintpoircllbr 
risautdomini, cuiulvecororisctcTSccllentJae, ctfacileag- 
nofccmus ; Gervon illetricorpor, Chryfaoris filius, hos Gerjon ^uu, 
bovcshabuifj ^ucm finguntaliquifuiircIberiscfcuHif^ 
pani.T rcgcm, idcoq; trium corporum di(R:um, qiiia tcrni 
ctfcnt fratres in rcgnis viiicict conccrdcs ; Fatcor hxc 
dici, at ncunquam probjri polIV j Ira Ethnici expofuc» 
runt, q'ji nunqumiTricorporcm viderant inrcrum na- 
tura, ne fabu'je vi jcrcntur rcs geflx Hcrculis ; At cur Gc- 
ryorieftChryfaons filius, hiccx Mcdufasfanguincnatus? 
Cur ipfi fuit canis duorum ct draco 7. capitum, cur boucs 
punicei ? H c omnia allcgoriam,praptcr antc didra, o(lc«- 
dunt: Er nclongius hicmorer, Gcryon cft illc, vtante 
quoq^lparfim mcminimus, dc quo dicit Author coniu- 
gij Ex H-rmete '^Tresfacies^ideli,(piritmvidt,exvHopatre 
natas ,id ejl v»afrogeyiie,e]ma iflornmellvnumgenpti, cjUjirttm 
V/iaeftin igtte ^.Itera ift aere/ertiaiiiai^fta : .^utii fcilicetHa- 
rnuel commcntatorScniorisdicit: Efi acjuavita tri^ftex, 
i^uiaffi^vnfim, incfuofmt, fctlicetaer, i^nis&a^May ine^ua 
efiammnexorta, cjHamvicant aurpsm, Gf vocant eam aqtiam 
Mvinam : ijuas fctUcet facies, pater eorum coniMnxit, j^atcr^ 
i(ie(i,^efnts v^uni. ^itia homoo^enea funt : Hxc illc: Idcta 
habettr in cuiufdam philofophi rythmis -, ^i dctri- 
bus illisfacicbus ita vnitis, inquit ; Scd gratia 0<'i fcm- 
per mancnt fimulquc in ma.cnifico rcgno «riumphant 

H h Patcr, 



2}4 Hicroglyphicomm Lib.yJ 

ra^cr, cum filio vna in fcde rcfidcnt, fcnirqiie magiflri 

facies in nicdio apparct, pallio (inguinco vifibiiis : Ex 

quibus quoquc vltinois vcrbisdecolorc puniccofeupur- 

purco & rummc rubro ac Tyrio boum Gcryonis iudi- 

carc liccat : Hic cnim color convcnit illis bobuSj cum 

iam adultne aetatis fint^cuflos c(l illjs adhibitus canisSc 

draco, Typhonis & Echidnnj fobQlcs ; De quibus antct 

V fatis : Si guis dicat Hcrculcm rcvcra boves illos abdux- 

iiXe taliq; colorc, illc fibi placcat, mihi non itcm j Nam 

RexjholU- ii Hcrculcs in rerum natura fuiirct, & tantus hcros, an 

tii*bobm& abadtor boum cxtititTct, an idco regem voluilfct aut 

vitaabHcr- polfct cum fuis obtruncarc \ An bovcs pcr tantum lo- 

€hU* corum fpacium pcr maximam tcrrjc parfcm cgiiret? An 

ideo purpurcos fuilTc crcdcmus tum rcmporis,& iam 

dcfijirc ? Nugae nugarum aeflicpantur, fi hyfloria fpcfte- 

tur.^ Si allcgoria, fcria rcrum fencs fcfc c ffcrt; An quoq; 

credamus , vt ijdem Ethnici fcriptorcs addunt, Hcrcu- 

lcm tum Libyam ab Europa fcparalfc & rnan mcditcr- 

raneo dedilTe ingreirum l S\ x^n cunis iaccrcmus omncs, 

pcrfuadcri poiTemusabilJis, quafi aniculis garrientibus, 

paganifmi antiqui fcfiptoribu» & poetis • Emfdcm veri- 

tatis habcntur Hcrculis, cuius l>\oi\y^\ feu Ofyridisco- 

lumnxs Sic cnim iEgyptij domi mancntcs ct Vulcano 

fuolitantcs, totum mundumfubiugarunt, ramadOcci- 

dcntcm ab Hcrcule iGgyptio, quam ad Oricntcm ab 

Ofiridc, columniscttcrminisfuzpcregrinationisct vic- 

torix crcdlis : Ncc fatis crat ob boucs tam prcciofosin 

Ibcria Hcrculi pugnalTe & obtruncalTc rcgem , fed in 

f 7 itinerc quoq; multasaducrfitatcs palTus c(l : Alcyoncuf 

Alcyeneui ^"'"* g'8^^ ^^ Corinthi Iflhmum occurrit, qui trucida- 

ahoi, ^^^\ Dercylus & Alcbion Neptuni filijeoi in Hctruriaoi 

cgcrunt,a quibus cum taurus aufugilTct & tranalTct in Sici- 

|ft liam,ItaliaiD poftea nominarunt, cum Tyrrhcnorum Iin« 

Erjx» 8"^ tauius, Italus dicebatur : Erycem Vcncris & Butjc 

fiIiufn,SiciIiacregcm,boue8qucq;appctcntem,&:regnutn 

fuuni pro ijs ucpoaentcoi vl^or intercmit : Siculos 

quoqj 



Lib.5- ^gyptio-Graccorum. jjy 

auoq; impctum facicntcs in bovcs, fugauit : Hos tan- 

dcm Myccnas ad Euryfthcum dcduxit^quos omncs illc 

lunoni immoJavit. Satis fane cft, Ci non nimium, ob 

boucs ma^andos tantum laboris fubijtrc ; Hmc author 

iUtOTXi num^Mtd, inqWf Hen/egtfiisMM/ioties, ^Mod^irca» 

Kum tffcanvrHm ^ thefaurtts thejaurorum^rAeuntibHsin^vU 

Konponitur ? ^^od (ijicfublice pomretur^ arcamnoniitjefri" 

UAretury teflaKte Beato Cregorio : Depradari ^fyderat, ^ui 

aurum pubiice in vta portat : Nam arcarum eo (juod i» arcd 

claufum ejfe deberety dicitur, Quod in abadlu honim bo- 

um patct, qui ab omnibus appctuntur, dcprxdantur> 

vij fraudc) prccio, depofitoquc rcgno, & difficillme ab 

Hcrcule totirs rapti rccupcrintur & cuftodiuntur ; Tot 

dcorum filijs intcrcmptis, vt Tcrrae, Ncptuni ct Vcnc- 

ris; Scd hzc fatis cx prjeccdcntibus intclliguntur: An- 

tcquam vcro Hcrcules ad boves contcndcrct, folis ra» io. 

dijs nimium calcfados, arcum vcl in ipfam foicm in- Infolemar» 

tcndit;Quarc Solcius vircs etanimi magnitudincm admi- cumintendit» 

ratu» AVREVMPOCVLVM illi donavit, in quo O- 

ccanum ad boucs capicndos traiccir, vt aitPhcrccydcSy 

in s.Iib: hyftoriarum ; Atque vbi per Occanum naui- 21. 

garct) poculumquc magnopcre HuAujret? iratus Hct' iMOceanum 

cules vcl contra Occanum arcum intcndit : Nauigij hoc arcumi»» 

gcnus, quo vtitur ad boves iturus, nunc elTcdefijt, quia tendit» 

viliora ligna, quam metaila funt • Attamen ilii antiqui 

hyftorici id intcr hyftorias rcferrc non dedignati funt- 

Donum Solis aurcum qjod amplcxus ftt Herculcs? fe 

muncrihus placabilcm oftcndit; luxa illud corundcm: 

P/acatur donts lupter ipfe datis : Rafis in Epift: Et hic, 

inquit, dr Hc navis nofira in mart ncflro piena gigantumt 

Qax de minis Soli et Oceano intentatis dicuntur, m- 

ViCtam animi virtuteoi arguunt, qu£ virum magnani. 

mum deccr, (dum tamcn abHt ia^antia Xcrxis Fcrfici 

rcgis, qui Pontum ccrto verbcrum numcro caftigauir, A« 

thum fPontemloco fubmovit dc ftuuios cxiccavit) luxta 

iilud Horatij: 

H h 2 Non^ 



1^6 Hicroglyphicofum Lib.y. 

tJl> Car 2 Nonjtmiiletjutjc, c^olim 

Qj^ j^ Sicerit^cjuoMdamCyihuratAcetitem 

Sufcitat Mtifam, m^fenperarcum 
Tthdtt jipolU : 

Rehud an^nfii^ ariimoftu at^^ 
Fortii appare,laftenter idem 
Contrahes vento nimtPmfecundo 
Turgtda vela. 

/»ofth^cadaurcairaIacx pomis Hcrpcridum aufererda 

profcduscft, dcquibus/upcnuslib.i. copicfc tradavi- 

mus ; CygnumquoG-fibircriUentcirapgrcnuscftaquo 

22. fulminccalcftidiicmptuseft: Dcinde Antjfum tcrrjefi- 

Jfnrea «;<?/4 l«umobvium habuit,qui 64.cubitorum Jongitudinis in 

hf/peridhm. omncs pcrcgrinos inhumanuscrit.* Hicad Judam pro- 

2 j. vocavitHercuIcmjaqnocumrxpcprofterrcrciurintcrrS, 

Cygnhm ao^ priftina virtuteaudarcliirrcxit fcriior,quodcum intclJi- 

grejfut, gcrctHc/cuIcs, eum ccmprsEhenfum foblimcnt a tcrra ta 

/4. diufuftinuit,donccexpiraveritiraxJma viJ richiciuHcr- 

Antaumpro- culis:Cui fabula Natahscxpolirioncm n-tx adc^it huiuf- 

firavtt, inodl; ^uamrem *jro,\nc[Uit)fane ntht/a/ud /:^ntficare cre- 

diderim , quam medtcorum ^uoddt,m dynra cortraria fctltcet 

ccntrarijs ejfe cur*4nda,vt ncmin /iottit vtiu >tir fi; r^ificat r. (jttod 

Umen poieji ad muitM po/jitica4 trfinfern autor.a 0- tudtc ia^c$' 

ad vttlttaiem vmverja /?». mara vtu - Cum er.trr Hercuief Sol 

eXff/at^tttrMfitgida contaS/arccret^t ejux t.tmto calore fuerirtt 

exuf/a-, ^Ufip^-opter revocat invitam ip;t.m Anttum -^fic narhCL 

doctmur ca/idti agritftaini/u^ refrigerantta medicamenta tCle 

mdlotbendi^.^ c.trcrt violenta ta.meny ne propter antipertjJuftrt 

fiat af'ficma : Hxc iJJe : .^na quidcm pcr fe vcra arbi- 

tramur;6^infchoJamedicoruir vcJ parum infiitufis no- 

tjftima/cd non cjlceiufmodidcgmata,quac occultaride- 

bcantfub vn^bris aJIegoriarum,tum quia vuigaribUsper 

fcabfq)fabuJispatcant,necmagn^fubtiIitfltisinven)antur 

(afinisqucquc&ovibus, ftupidiftimis brutis, nioiium 

calorcm 



Lib.j, Acgyptio-Graccorura. ij^ 

calorcm & frigus drclinflre ) vt &humidiutc& nccitate 
cailcnribus,& vniusimnioderationi altctius contrarieta" 
tefuccurrere» naturcein{lin(flu conantibus) tum, nnon 
patcrentabfq* fabulisjpcrfabulasmultominusinnotck^c- 
rent : Inde Oultiorcs Qultis vidcntur, qui has fabulasdc 
i|s rebus cfFidas crcdant & cbuccincntur; Quis cx Hcrcu- 
JcfacidtSolcmcoeIi,qui inipfumSoIcm cceJi intenditar- 
cum,vt moc^ddiximus? Satiusclfetfatcri fc non perfpi- 
ctrcrcsfubillisfabulislatcntes, quamira cmendicare ex- 
pofitioncs ncc re4,cui applicantjnec a qua fumuntur, con- 
vcnicntcs : Oronc quod dicitnr, fcribitur, fingitur, pingi- 
tur,8d locum communem vcl EthicjF, vel fhyficjt, vcl fa- 
bulofathyftori.T accommodari potcfl; ncc hoccfl artis 
magn3e,fcd porius memoria?, at res arcanas fuae propriac 
natur?*, ventati & homogencitati rcf^ituerc, hoccfl in- 
genij&vcritatisamantjs: Vnarcsautcmdc vna rcritatc, 
&vcrifas vnadcvnacadcmqjre prxdicatur, & nonde^)- rfr 
ali},propriclnqucndo; Quomodo igitur Hcrcuks nunc rr j 
critScIc^Iir-uiichcrcsrcrraf^amRfx iEgypti, autalius. / . 
quivis / quomodo nunccortrarictatem in jPhyficaj mox f^*. 
quld inEci.ica,p£u!6poft jnhyfloria pcrfonara fignifica- ^ * 

bit? quoniodoerit lovis Sliuy, iEgyptipracfcs,roonflro- 
rumdoniitor,virtutisrpccimen,tot vitiorum&adulterio- 
rum, furtorum, rdp;narum& horoicidiorum perpetra. 
torj' Harcomnia viu vcntatinon conveniunt, fcdadver- 
fiflimafunt, niliquisvelit rmnia deomnibus, vcractfal- 
fa fimul dicere et crcdcrc: Quicquid hic de Hcrcu/c dici- 
tnr, idem etde lafone,ettotadcorum, dearumq; genca- 
Iogia,omnibufq-, allcgorijsctfabulis hadenuscxplicatfs, 
intclligi debct : Nos novimus & ad naufeam feic incul- 
candoprobauimus, vnam, vnam,inqua, vnam efle rcm 
occultehabifamabiintiquifrimohuc vfquetcroporc^ dc 
qua omncs \\\x fabirarctallegorixfidlac, &in medium 
inundi, hocefJ, fcripta Ethniccrum ct Chrifhanoiuro, 
produdl.t fintj Cumiila vna reconveniunt mircnonfo- 
luro ad vnam omncs de Hcrcule fabula?, fcd et pl^rgrq; a- 

• H h 3 \ lije, 



igj Hicroglyphiconim Lib.5^ 

hx^ ica vtnonopusfit, has nuncad morum, nunc ad 

vuIgarisPhyficx, paulopodadaltcrius rcientixdodrini 

intricatifnmc 66aIicninrin^eexponerc: Sileanc igitur & 

H^rpocratiiCgyptioiitcnt, qui fibi dcclaranda fumunt, 

quiTum ipfi ne vmbram capiunt, ac doccre ca alios non 

crubc(cunt,quxnunquam didiccrunt,intcrim tanquam in« 

^ . grati muti^matrv^ffi omnium fcicntiarum , poft Dei facro- 

^* r'I '^^"^^i^oi^nidodrinam.antiquifrimaractgcnuinam, cal- 

tarwM 7"citrando&conviciandopctcntcs, &r.u1Io modoagnof- 

^' ccrcintcrfcicntiasetiamcommunesvolentcs, Chymiam 

puta^Mcdicinxgcncrihumano vtiiifsimx genitricem 8c 

rcliquarum artiumRcginamjQuidJfi fallcrenturfuojudi- 

cio flliputatitij&putidiccnforcsDcjdoncrum, qui qux 

ipfi non acccpcrunr,cx Dci manu convicijs-.tanquam vul- 

pcs ex cor VI roftro cafeum blanditijs,fi polfcntjcxtcrquc- 

rcnt^cum ita fcribunt; 

^rs fnHiiX invi[A honis ^Hlcedine CMptos 
luCHnde vtperimis ? dementibM imfroha Sirem 

Etquac idem authorpluracru(Sat,dc!nfcitia cjusac cani- 
na facundia potius quam de dodrina in arcanisaut dc vo- 
luntate bencvolatcftimoniu perhibentia:Antxi perfonam 
elfc fiditiijmjnuIloctiamdemonfirantc,pafct, Eft cnim 
Tcrrff fiiiusjhoc efi,abfq;patrc& matreobfcurifsirousjcx 
/^oetarumccrcbroprogcnitusjquifacncio.alioscommu- 
nis (laturzhomine^cxoequarct, turri mgenticomparan- 
dus; Ejus quoq-mentio fit in adminifirationc officioiu ^E- 
gyptijvracum Bufiride,HcrcuIc,Promethco& Mcrcuri- 
o, Ifidi rclidis velutpracfcdisabOfiride, in Indiam pro- 
fed:ufo: Significataufcm lapidificam virtutcm in (c tranf- 
n;ut«ndimatremfuamjquoticfcunqj tangatcam,qu« vis 
indcprovcnit,fifumma fixifupcretiummamvolatilis, vt 
J5. alibicopiof-anobis dfdumeftjlne^gyptumpoikapro- 

Bufirimitu fcdusHcrcuIcs Bufirim,Ncptuni & Lybies filium,quia il. 

uremit, lc ad vcnas Ncptuno patri immoIarat,cum filijs intcrc mjt.. 

Bufiridis 



Lib.yJ Acgyptio.GKecotum. aj^ 

Bullridis iam ante (. i .mcminimusjbujus laudes rcripnc [• 
rocrates,Virgil.-autcm Gcorg: J^j {ipXuni non laudari dig« 
num vocatjcum inquit j -, • - 

^dis aut Eur/fieadttrttmy 
^HttUAttdatinefcitBftJiruiiiardf} 

Strabo 1. 1 7.Bufiris, inquit, nullus ncc rcx fult ncc tyran- 
nus. PerArabiamdcindcHcrculcstranfiensTithoni fiiiu . * ' ^ , 
immanifsimuminpcrcgrinosobtruncavit. Mox ad Cau •■'''' ^*** P*". 
cafcos motcs & Hypcrborcos profcdlus aquilam, Typho- ^"^ ^**^^* 
nis &Echidn2filiam,Promcthcijecur vorantcm fagittis *^* 
tranfifixit,& Promethcum folutis vinculis oleaftri libera- f^ometheun» 
vit. Hinccu Acheloo, qui tauri formam fumpferat in Ca- ^^"'^«'^ *' 
lydonc colIuftatus,cornu cjus frcgit, pro quo redimendo *^^*'^^'' 
Achelous Amalthcx , Harmodii filiAr, cornu Herculilar- . , f . 
gitur, qijod illeomnibus fruftibusrcfertumlovi confc- ^*** 

cravit. Dc Bufiri iam anie egirousj Tithonus Laomcdon-"''^'^^''* 
tis fraterabaliis fingitur,pitcrMemnonisamafij Aurorar, 
eftq; ciufde clafsis cum rcliquis; Promethcus a Mercurio, 
lovis jullu ) Caucafo adalligatus fmgitur, quia ilie jg- 
nem cx folariluminc in fcrulaacccnfumadnominesat'- 
tuleratjacPandoraedonum, vt Hefiodus habct, rccipcrc 
nolucrat, cui Aquila jecur quotidie rcnafccns excdat; 
Ha£C ab Hcrcule confixa dicitur: Dc Promcthco jam 
f.rpe mcmiaimusqualis fit, cujus pro/apiz &nominis* 
Aquilam pro matcria volatili &penetrante ad intcriora 
accipimu3)cuius Philofophiplurimis iocis meminerunt; 
Aquilamquafiaquam intcrpretantcs, vt Scniorin figura 
decem aquilarum alijque.et rationem addunr,quia,inqui- 
ant, vt pcnnne aquilx aurum facile' airumunt, i\ dcau- 
rcntur, ita ec hsc aqua facile fic aurca, imd alias pcn« 
nas corrodit aquilinapenna vt aquila ipfaaves,& fic 
aqua i^hilofophica : Hinc Bafilius Valeotinus j Per» 
mXf inq<iit, avir de Aferidie potenti fera de Ortente cor 
ex pcaorterttit i Hxc Aquila ab Hcrcule figitur fagittis, 

; hoc 



ArmorHm 

prtvilegiA 
Aiithorii. 



Cacttm U- 

(ronemop' 

frejjtt, 

DHodecim 
dijsarase- 
rexit. 

MercHrio 

cUvamdicii' 

vit. 

JExfonte 
\jethio btbit 

Cerbcrum 
ex Inferis c 
ctuxit, 

Thc/e*'m 
iiber^vit. 



140 Hieroglyphicofu»ii Lib.^. 

hoccftjfi^iruf PhrlofophfcisarmiserVulcanljsi Aquila 
ob parcntiim cia.TiM((;in /atis inciaruic,dc quibu& fupra \\x- 
quntics : Aquilacnim voUns pcraercm (vt Avicenna in 
Porc: £lcm-tradir, cuniqucrccutifcrc omnc») cr Bufo 
grad cnspcrrcrram, eft magiltcrium, quodPhilofophi- 
eum Symbolumcr Hicroglyphicum laiigncRudolphus 
2. Impcrator piat niemonx , Mcdicinx chymicas a.na- 
riffimusob fingubrcscaufasnoftro clyped vna cudupli* 
c\ Gilca fupcrimpofKa infculptu volujtv.;oncc(ris infupcc 
Pfivilcgijs PdIannatii$,vtvocanr,et cxcmptionisfonam- 
pliflimis: AchcIou$,iEtolisc fluviuscll intaurum con- 
VvrTuSjVtaPoeris fingiturjDc cornuCopiacet Amalthcar, 
vndc dicatur, fub Diony fo, Iib: j. cx >£gyptiorum rra- 
ditioncnarraviraufSjperquod Mcdicinam aurcam Philo- 
fophicam omnis gcnens frudibusrefcrtifsimam fntclli- 
gi, et nihil prjeterca in mundo, nili impropj ijfsiroc, pro 
ccrto novimus; IdemHercuIcs Cacum Vulcani filium 
tricipitem latroncm in Aventinomonrcopprsfsirj Z)uo- 
dccim dij? arascrcxir, vrpotcIovj,Ncptuno,Iunoni, Pal- 
Jadi, MtTcurio, ApolHni, Gratijs, Baccho,Dianx,Alphc- 
o, SaturnoctRhcT: Erpoft e gigantibus vidroriam ai- 
unf Hcrculcm fuam clavam Mcrcuno cognomcnto jpoly- 
gioconfecrairc,quamaircruntcx olcaftro futlTcct rcpul- 
lulatre,adtifq;radicibusinligncm arborcm fa(!^amc(fe.Fc- 
'runteum,anrcquam-ad infftos dcfccndcrcr,ad Octamac- 
ccffillcj atq; cx (ontcbibil.rc,quiindclabebatur, ob cu* 
jusvimcumomniumpraEtcrirorum elTct obIiru8,fonrcm 
illum Lethiuranominavir, vr ait Dcmophatus in rcbus 
.iEroIis: lulTusdcniq; cft Hcrculcs ab Euryftheo In- 
fcros adirc, ct maxime horrcndum infcrorom cancm 
Ccrbcruraadfcadduccrc Hic fingitur fo.hibcrccapira, 
•trinacanina, rcliqua er caudam Draconis : Dijs itaqjfa- 
crifirijsiifepcradtisrmTxnaro promonrorio anriu iub- 
ivir, trajcdoq; Acheronrccrreliqursinftrorum flummi- 
bus, Thcfeumfupcrfaxo fcdcnrcm ct Pirithoum nvjz- 
nttjfedquiafponte et confultdpirithouscd accclFcrat, il- 

lum 



Lib.5» ^gyptio-Graecorum^ 241 

lum ibidcm rcl/quit, Thcfcum, quia ncccffifatc coaAus 
fucrac Firithoum ad rapicndam Prorcrpinam comira- 
fi, libcrauit ; Mcnxtium infcrorum bubulcum rcpug- 
nantcm intcrcmit, omnia cius olla conrrmgcndo j Ccr- iS* 
bcrum) cuius morfus nullum crat rcmedium, ccpit : ^•^»*'»*» 
In ripa Achcrontis albam populum invcnit, cx qua co- ^^fcremit, 
ronam fibi fecit, cuius cxtcrior foliorum pars nigra cft i<^» 
ob fuligincm : Hlnc itta arbor Hcrculi putabatur poHca Expo^tilscem 
iacra: DcmumCcrbcrumpcrTrxzcncmad Euryfthcum- ronamjibi 
deduxit, cuius fpumapcrvomitioncm cicfta, aconitum A"^ 
prajfcntiflimum vencnum clfc -fingitur : Cumq; Ccrbc- ^of^» 
rus cx infcris addudus videatur fummum Hcrculca- 
rum virium, cxtcra fi qux fint cius fada, volcntcs hic 
prjcterimus & Hcrculcm idcam pcrfediflimi artificis, 
fcu philofophi fcu mcdici chyroici nunquam non eire, 
cxbis c\ux dirta funt, agnofcimus j faciliufq; cx ipfius 
Hcrculis manu clauam cxtortam iri, quam philofophi- 
cam hanc intcrpretationcm fabularum dc ijs & hcroi- 
bus prolatam, cx intclllgcntium mcntibus cxcmptam 
^dclctam forc non iniuria nobis promittimus U poiii- 
ccmur:Gacumj Vulcani filium ob furtum Hcrculcsm- 
fcrcmitj Nifi cnitn rcmpcrics ignis adfit, malumcvcnifj 
(quodCiJCUsfonat) &furtum fcu fpolium comraittiturin 
bpbus philofophicis • Hinc Mundus in turba : Moneo, in- 
\i\tyCaHeatis,ne com^olitumfumiget &fffii^iat.Et Author con- 
ll : ,^f f»s mifercniam offendertt, ^ a afmete ntea dtffterferit, 
Jioplagam infaciimJuAm,fer^namfugam capiam • Per hoCyin- 
quir, tangit euifare excejfumcalorif j Indc in hoc conveni- 
untomncs, vtignls infolutionc&coagulationcfitlenis, 
infubl mationcmcdiccris &inrubificafionefortis; Om- 
nium optin^c Lullius thcor: tcft: c.33. Ignif naturaliSf i» 
quo efl virtus aSIiua , non flt fuperattti per Elementalem ig" 
nem : Et in e^cratione pnma Jua corruftionis objeruare de- 
i>ei, cfuodignii contra naturam fuperet calorem naturahmin* 
natum inmobilt fubteno^vno gradu tantu, e^ nonvhraillum nu- 
mcrtm* ^^iaJfitrxtPii indiuidupu, qiii ejifpeciei confernatiuuii 

I i Aef^de* 



\ 



i 4 * Hcroglyphiconim Lib. j, 

'i^fjderans (intilemgenerAtionem re&o in^itt^f* fuA natunt, cor* 
rtimpereturperfatedefiruSfionefn ejjentta, crtunc ampliut non 
haberet appetitumfimtlemgenerationemfaciendi : ^jtia natura 
exiret per corruptionem C^r defirkEiionem qm contra naturam 
/ant cftermtnum acciperet & finem ccn/ummatfenis : Hinc 
HermeS) c.4, Etfacite,\T\(\mtyCjUodfugtensnonvoletanoH 
fugientef&ejuodfuper ignem cjuiejcat, licet fit tgras afiuans : Ex 
quibus caufapatctj cur Cacus vt furcifcr et latrO) qui 
Hcrculipartemboumfurripuit, occifus fit: Inantro fuo 
occlufusdiciturjEt rcveraCacusVulcanifilius, qui fpo- 
lijs deicdlatur^ vr potcmaIus,in fuafpcluncaoccludidc- 
bet, vtfaltem vnusadcumaditusctiamcum cudodia & 
cura detur, vtBafiliusValentinus, alijq^circaignisregi- 
mcn admoncnt: .^ibus dijs aras crexerit Hcrculcs c% 
quorundamfuperiuspofitatraditionepatetquorum jam 
anicfuolocomeminiinus: DeclavaveroMcrcurio, pr£ 
omnibus dijs^confccratanonparum ominisquiseliciat,in 
cjus honorc, nempc Mercurij, omnia Hcrculis opcra pcr- 
fcAa & dicata etrc, fiquidem clava fit inftrumentum , quo 
animalia & mon dra non fugacia aut volatilia, fcd refiden- 
Cia& fixa cominus podraverit, vt fagittis cminus fugi- 
cntia & volantia peticric : Quod (1 Mythologi huius rci 
vcram rationem reddercdcbercBt, aliquid miri abfque 
dubiocffingcrent, ncmpcdc cloquio vel furto, vcl ncfcio 
quoof]BcioMercurij, quoHcrculcs valuerit: Nos ratio- 
ncmomnibus hadcnus didis& pod dicendis confcnta- 
ncam vnam damus, quadratam & immobilem, Omnfa 
Hercolisopcra, laborcfq^ circa philofophorum Mercuri- 
umfuitrc, nonvulgii!IumfuracinrimumIiquorem,ideoq; 
incritdcIauamciusMercurioconfecrari, gigantum, ccn- 
raurorum & alioruni mondrorum fanguinc crucntam; 
Quxcxolcanro fuiire fingiturjqUcTarborPalladifacraeft, 
in arborem gerroinantcm dc nouo conucrfa* Quod cx Lc- 
theo fontc bibcrit& omnia mala oblitus fuerit crcdibilc • 
Quia vt authorcs tradunt,Eft in Chy mia corpus quoddam 
nobilc, quod mouctur dc dominoad dominum, in cuius 

initio 



Lib.y, Acgyptio-Graecorum. 24} 

initiocftmifcria cum aceto, in fine «utem gaudium cum 
la!ficia : Et Hermes Cap: ? . Vemte, inquit, filijfapiemum ex 
nttnc gaHdebvmtii ^ deleQemHrfimHl, ^ma mors confHmpta efi 
^fitim nofter iam rtinat ac ruheo ornamento ac came indntM 
eft.S^^^ Ccrbcru adducerc cogaturjex iE^yptiorij figmc- 
tis cft, a quibus,vt raeminimus lib; i . hoc Homcrus & aiij 
poetaefr^nftulcrunt : iEgyptij autcm nihil aliud intcllcxc- 
runtp^r Cerbcrum, quam Typhonis& Echidnse filium, 
ncmpe nionftrum horrcndu, informe, ingcns, trinis capi- 
tibus & caud is vcJ capitibu» draconum permultisjCu vcro 
«ntehac dc cius fratribus & rororibusrxpcdixerimus, hic 
i]lummittimus,hacadmonitioneadiunda)pcromniailIa 
monftra quid intclligi vilc& defpeiftum pra^ vuIgOjfcraru 
& rcrpentij natura habcns, quod tamen in rcm preeionni. 
mam/i bene tradctur,rcdigi pofTit^PirithDu in laxo feden- 
remrcliquit, qui vidcturefreinconrydcratusquidamopc 
rarius ciusartis,cuius& Siry[>husraxumrcuo]ubiIcverfat« 
Thcfcusctfi quoq-jRcx Atlicnftnfiii ftatuatur, iEgci ncrii- 
pefiliusj(Pandionis.ncpos,Cecropispronepo8,Ercchthci 
abncpos, Pandionisatnepo$,qui^]iu8Erichthonij,vthic 
Ncptuni crcdituscft) cireaari^^umm^idi 273 r.antena* 
tiuitatcmChrifti 125 i.&antcinitiumOlympiadum 458. 
poft Nimrodi regnum 942. tamen Hcrculis a?tate, quahic 
vixilTc fingitur, illc Thefeus attingere non potuit ; Inter 
Thefcicnim Athenicnfiu rcgiscrcditi xtatcm & Ncptuni 
(quinunquamvixjt) abeoodaui inordinc, treccntiferc 
funtannij Aut igiturThcfcus Athcnicnfiura rex, (etfialij 
ciu8 vitam defcribant) tofus fabulofuscft cumfuisproa« 
vis,autfihicvcrus,falfi tamen ip(iparcntesaircribuntur& 
rcs geft^, Cum Hctculcs ille fingatur vixifTc Saturni & O- 
(iridistemporc, dcquoantc fatisegimus : Depopuloalba 
ibvnapartcafumodcnigratain folijs ideoqj Herculi di- 
cata nihil addimus, nifi quod a carbonum puiucrc & fumo 
ita cuencrit ; cum non fit fiiligo apud infcros, nififorc 
Vulcani ofhcina ibidcm fingatur fuiife: Hcrculcs igitur in- 
viftusmonftrisinfcrisacfupcris, falo, foloq; triumpha- 

I i 2 tor 



244 Hierogly|.'hicorum. Lib.yJ 

tor artifcx fatis innotuit, de qiio fi cx reecntiorihus autho- 
nbus proprictatcsjrcquiritajcircumftantiasjquoad corpus 
& iHgcniunijfortunann & conllanriam, ncc non impro- 
bosin invcnicndoIaborcs&inpcrficicnJofeduIitatcmct 
curam,adijccrcvcllcm,vcrcor nc nin js hocopuscxcrcf- 
ccret} Illisautcmahbi legcndis, hicpr.Ttcrrjinjs, in hoc 
quoq; fludi) gencrc, vtinaiijs arduisncgotjjs omnibu«, 
fudorem antc gloriam hominibus a Deo immortah potJ- 
f. ff.p tumeirealfcriaiusjNaravtpocta inquit. 

^f^P • ^g^ ig^^ adfeenffii ft qttU fctat ardna, fudor 

Plurimiu hunc tolltt ,mnurnainfomnis ehua 
Jmmoritur^deUt ^uod mox Uuda^dtrat infe 
^ui cufit ty£terHA donari frondis honore» 

Ita ctCal id) Intellige, '\r\(\M'\t^eiufVirtutem&vaiorem^atj^ 
honorem, 0" operare : Etdtxit ejuidamjafiens : Non e/l tihi da- 
tum aDe» hoc ma^tflerium/ol/im pro tua audacia, fortitndine 
C^ callidttate , fine omni labore : Nam laborant hominej^ et 
T)etutrthuit fertanamhominihw . Adoraergo deum Creato- 
rem, quitihitanta^fratiam fuUoperihus henedtEtis veluitex* 
hihtre: Aviccnna vcrc) teftatur dc fcfc qudd tantum labo- 
ris et fludij in hanc diuinam artcm pofucrjt, vt plus in olc- 
um ad clucubrandum no(5lu,quaii alij in rinum ad bibcn- 
dum» collocarit, idccq} fciat C9i-i qux fciat prac rchquif ; I- 
dcm in ariis vcritatem probandam did: i.cap:2 .dcanima, 
adfert tria argumcntorum genera, vnum dialcdicuro ex 
philofophia, altcrum cx fophifticis, rertium cx rationc vi- 
iioni? et oculorum dcdudum ; Dequorum vItimo,Si, in- 
c^Uit.aurum (^ argeutum non viderem.dicerem ,e]uodnihtl erat 
magtfterium, fedquia vtdeo, creio & jcio, quod ma^ijferi^ 
um ejil 



jr^^^u j^Spv j1!!^s^ wB^ITi^ j^?i*. ji'i!^i*.r!L 

Tl^^Jr TW«» ^»«* •»> 

LfBER S£XrV5. 

D E 1C R O I A N A 
Expediuone. 

Rojarx vrbis cxcidium cum nonnul- 
lis vclle rctexerc, aut in dubium re- 
vocarcjcum tot civiratcSjquse fc a Tro- 
janispoftbcHum profugisauthoribus Cfj^iffiano' 
exrrudasalIerunr,cxtcnt,eirct!^thJ- rum CtvtU- 
opcmdealbarc autolcum & operam tescjuAhec 
omnino perdcrc; /^roptcrca tantum affermt , ak 
nobis non fumiajus: Attamcn CuC' EthMcifhta, 
cinfte & validc tanquam digifo demonftrare nos poflTco- e$uf£fal/tf 
pinamur,quampropinquumhoc fit fabulr aut hyftoricc hyfiorijs hau" 
nunquam fa(5t3e,hacprotcftdtionc,noscuilibetfuun) m-fermt c^tw 
dicium libcrc reliduros, prrfertim cumidabfqjcuiufq; cow/^/w^^ftf 
confcienriTljEfionecrcdi poffit, autnon : Ncc vcro Cri- j?r(7/tfr«»^ 
ticorumplasquaiTi niturali acumini ea, qur dicluri fu- 
mus, Iubcntesfubijcimus,qui hjcc &fimilia, vcritarc ta- 
incn rei immota, facilc verborum vcntis dilTipdrent j at 
candidatis Phyficac (ccrctioris amatoribus dijudicanda 
proponimus & rclinquimus. Dift/s quidam Cretenfis 
cretizat (c Trojanobcllo, dum gererctur, intcrrnilfc : At 
quia tantam antiquitatcro, qu« vlfra Hcfiodi &Homcri 
jetatem fefcextenderttjnonlapiat, fed ab illis omnia fua 
muruatus vidcatur, vt fidtltiumac fabulofum fcriptorc, 
qui fi;flo nomine aliaqj intcntione id fcriptumedidit, o- 

I i i mitti- 




14^ Hicroglyphiconrm Lib.tf. 

I RMtio' mittlmus. Priroaracio) quaTroianumcTcidium fabula; 

\r /^^. adfinc ccf nitur, eft; Quiaomncs fundatores Troiar funt 

/ r-A^^/^j, fabulofi & e' Ocorum fidiciorum gcncalogia origincm 

^ * ducunt, vt Tros fcu Laomcdon, cui Ncptunus & Apollo, 

(ex iulfu tovis, quod vna cum cs^tcris dijs lovcm ligare 

volucrint, aut hic Cyciopcs (agittis intcrcmilTct) in xdifi* 

candis mnenibus operam fuam ccrtamcrcedc dicarunt: 

SicOvid: inepid: /'aridisfcribit^mxniaTroiaQa Apolli- 

nc 1/ram pulfantc d;dificat«eire,hisvcrnbu8 : 

lUoH AJpicieSi firmata^ tMrrihtis tdtis 
M^nii^ Phahca firH^d canore lj/r<t. 

Virgilius tradit ea mznia quondam Vulcani fabricata 

nianu:Quodriitacft, vt clTc fubolfccimus, Vulcanijsar- 

tibus id fadum crit,qux abfq^ igne non cxiftunt ; Vulcano 

Ncptunus^quidcusaquaehabctur^opcmtulit; Qiiiaaqua 

&ignc communitcrcgcraus inrcbushumanis, vtfmcil- 

lis fere nihil prxAarc podimus : Indc, quibus intcrdiceba- 

cur aqua &; igne, quafi civiiis vita & conucrlandi ratio intcr 

homines adimebatur ; Sic in coarrificio? quod Homcrus 

abfq^ dubio in i£gypto rcfciuit&adpoftcrostranfmifit, 

faltcm ignis & aqua rcquiruntur,vt potc Vulcanus & Nep- 

tunus, fcu corum muncra ;Quia Aros&: Calib; Intoto 

nodroopcrc, inquiunt, mcrcurius (qui aquamrcfcrt) & 

ignis tibi fufficiunt, inmedio&in iinc: Scdnoninprin* 

cipio ; Quia & alia adfunt,qua? per Vulcani vim rcmoucri 

dcbcnt : Ncc vcro incrcdibile cQ faxa accurriifc ad ipfa 

macnia,cumfundarcntur)fcq;ipfainordincmdifpofui(Ic, 

poftquaro ApoIIo ad numcrum Cythara cancrct, qucm- 

admodum Orphcocanrantcfaxa&fcrze, ipfa;q;arborc8 

loco fuo motac & ftupcfadae accurrcrunt, ac navis Argo 

curfum fuum dircde tcnuit, filcntc autcm fludibus abcr- 

ravir, vtfupcrius traditum cQ; H^c Ethnicisarticulifus 

fidci crant, nobis verd non itcm : Sit \u^ quod fcriptorcs 

illi primi allcgorice ita Icripfcrint, vcluti& Athcnarum 

mcmincrunr, ilJam vrbcm partim a Ncptuno, partim a 

^•iiadc 



Lib.tf. Acgyptio-Graeconim. 147 

PalIadefundatamcirc,quibi}«forrcinfelligcrevoIucrunf,' 

quod Horcrct artibus Palladijs, & Ncptuni donis,quia ma« 

ritima clfct, multafq* naues pcr marc mittcrct • VcruRi 

longcalia eft ratio Troiac, aha AthcnicnfisCivitatisj Hacc 

cnim aiiquamdiu dominaGrxcias fuit & multa prscclara 

ingenia fbvit^fatifq; nota fuitarmis & litcris,dum florcrct, 

vt patctcx hy ftorijS;At Troia tum cllc difi jt,cum nondum 

inccpcratjDe excidio ciuspercrcbueruntmultorum fcrip- 

ta, atdcrcgno, rebufq* geflis rcgum nihil omnino, nifi 

quodad pcrnicicm cius fpcdet; Illc ipfccnim fingitur 

extruxilfcTroiamtam cclebrcm& populofam civitatcm, 

cuius filiusciuscxcidiumvidit; .^guafipofTibilcfit^poly- 

ticc loquendo, permagnam civitatcm ab vno fundari pof- 

fc, quxtantarum fitvirium, vt tamvalidocxcrcituiGtae- 

corum tamdiu refiffcrc potucrit*Nam adincrcmentum 

magnarum vrbium fcdcs regia longo tcmpore frcqucn- 

Cata plurimum vaict, prxteraliacommoda regioniSjVn- 

de vixquicquamabinitio magnuminccpit? fcd quoddu- 

rarcdcbcta paruaorigincfxpiflime proucnit; Cumvul- 

godicifolcatjquodcitdfit, citdpcrit: SicTroiafingitur^ 

Laomcdontc fundata inq; tantam ciuitatem accrcvifTc 

cam citO) vt non folum populofiflima & potcntiflimafu- 

iffe prasfumatur) fcd ctiam in ca omncs artes fubtiliorcs, 

fabriIesctpi(ftoria:invcntardicantur;,guodtantiIIotcm- 

porisfpacio, ncnipevniusrcgis, contingcrenonpotuic: 

Vctum vtin fublime dignitatis faftigium cveAa fuit, fic 

moxincinercsrcdada, vnocodcmqiauthore, vtvercde 

ca poeta dixcrit; Fft campus, vbiTroia fuit; .^i enim 

cxtruxit Laomedon, cius cineribus prsf fcntibus dcleta eff, 

vt poflca dcraonflrabifur ; rrjeterea ipfc Laomcdon, ii 

bene de cius originc inquiratur,cum proavis omnibus fuis 

fabulofus invcnictur; Hoc cfl, quod ab illis ortum duxe* 

rit, qui nunquam in rerum natura fucrinc, ncmpc maxima 

cx partc Dij crcditi, cx Cxlo ct Tcrra dcfccndcntes, vtfu- 

pralib:^.patuit: Secundaratiocft^ FabuIofosquoq;e<Tea.jr4r«i!; 

ct fidicios omncS) qui Troiam rcxcruDC ct dcfcndcrunc 

tcnporc 



14$ Hicfoglyphiconjtn Lib.6. 

yi regihfis tcmpoff oppugMtJoni j j ^uorum gcncalogus ct tcs ge- 

jitliCijs, <i«i tlas rtupcnJa» quilibct ipfc confydcrarc potcrit, cum in 

rexerttnt ,de~ omnium fint manibus : ^\s cnim poft Hom<rum non 

jenderHnt (^ mcmlrjit Troiana:cladi6ctrcliquiamm?eguisnonagno- 

ff^pMj^MArmt vit Priamum tot filioruminfcciiccra patrcm, Podarcini 

Trmm, antedidUm,etHccubamciu8coniugcm ? Adcuius aurcg 

non pcrucnit fomnium cius iam grauida: cum Paridc i 

,^is non IJiadcm malorum lcgit aut pcrccpit i Vbi et no- 

tabllc tccmy rion occurrit,Phrygum linguam diucrfiffima 

cifcaGrxcorum &aliorum populorum linguis, nihilo' 

ininus omnium illorum-Troiancrum nomina invcniri 

purc Grzca &c gr;rc^ originis : Quod autcm aliud idioma 

fuerit Phrygibus^ quam Grsecis conltat, quiaPhrygiain 

cra vltima Afiae minoris eft, quara antiquo illo temporc 

Grxcinon incolucrunt, ante jrtatcm Alcxandri Magni, 

rr A ' ' rcdpotiusCoIchi& iEgyptiorumcolonijVtantcaadduxi- 

tiyportAm- ^^^^ quldiucrfinimavtcbantaraGr^cislingua: Demdc 

ra f^^fitt- ^x hyftoria id conflat, cuius mcminit Herodotus, rcgem 

qtiiuteltn-' qu^ndam, (vEgypt!um)cumintcr finitimasgcntcs dean- 

•f'^' tiquitatcIinguarume(Tctdi(ccptatio,acfingula:ruamanti- 

quifTimam didaicntjPucrum rcccns natum paflori cui- 

dam indcfertis dcgcnticnutricndDmdcdiirc, mandaircq-^ 

vtncmo pracfcntc pucro voccm aliquam cderct, cumqj 

obfcrihjre, quarovoccmomnium pnmopronunciaturus 

cfrct 5 Cumq; nutrirctut lade caprinOjac poft fcfquiannura 

paftorad pucrum iam efuricntcm acccdcrct, inccpit cla- 

mare, beccum, bcccum, quafi comcdcre appcterct ; Id 

cum rcgi rcnunciatum circr, inquifitum cfl, quid bcccum 

fonarct, & invcntum, Beccum /'hrygum linguapancm 

dcnot^rc, qucm pucr petijiret; Atq; ita laus antiquitatis 

Jingusapud Phrygcs manlit : Vcrum yEgyptij rcfpondc- 

runtobijcicndo,nonmirumclIeeam voccm>bcccum,ab 

illopuero primamcditam, quamanutricecaprafarpcau- 

divilfct itcrar, idcoq-, prjt csctcris lonis v^rborum didi- 

clircr : Cura crgo omnium Troianorum nonaina Gr^ca 

fint, fAciichincpatctaGr^cisparcnttbuscircruis libcris 

indita. 



inditsjncrrpeapoetisatfcriptoribus , &5ioncnenifi grx-TraMtm^ 
CJrinvcntionisjStfiftioniS} Prxtcrca &candcmrationem»^jC7rirf< 
confifTOiif, quodomncsTroianij defenforcs TroicT, cum denimitigsiom 
Q; iccis oppugnarof ibus, non folum a dijs primam origi- wV. 
Hcm dLxerjnt, <3i a principio,quod nunquam fnit, dcriuati 
tr«d«nrur, fcd cfuni mortc indigna pcrierini & innihu 
lumqu«iircdijdillnt;Exceptisijs,qui petitis txtciisorig 
progenicm fuam pcrmagnis & iijuitis civiratibus cxtru- 
cndi.idominaturamrcIiqucrunt, prcvt aquibufdamtra- 
ditur: Vtenrmisronij &Cadmei<rat'cscxtcrrjgcnitire- 
penrino natur;E f>rodigio feip^is confcceruntad vnum 
omnes, nevcl etlet^quircjiquoruojcbdcmnarrarctalijsj 
Ira rtiam Trpiani &Gr2Cciabvtr.'q;parrehcAcscumruit 
poftcrisbicui mtcrcidcrunt, ac dcniq. mirabiii fdto cx» 
tm<fi:i Tunr 5 ' ^iufi h.TC ef!, quod in iiatura rcrum (cu pr mig 
notionibusiocum ncn invcncrint, atraitcm in figLrafcu 
fccundis nocmaf/s. Tcrtiaratioeft, quodcauf^cconcur- ♦. jf^/i^j 
rentcs adTroia: oppugnationcm & deletioncm fint fi<Si- A Cattfis Ji^ 
cite & fabulofe ; Vtcniminono pulluspotentialicerined ,y^^MiW 
& in pomo pomus arbor, fta in pomo & ouo tota Trofa- ttonA^iciis 
norum & Grarcorum rxptditiodelitefcit & fecundum vir- q^ fatulofiic 
tutcm*exiftit:TclLturpomum&ouum, taRquamrcpo- ■* 
tia fcu bellaria & mcnfac fecundacjaut fingaturjiila duo non 
fuitlcaut feitanon habcrc, ct fubuettctur totacxpeditio 
Troiana : Si enim Ouum non f uit, Hclena non crit, tanraE 
opcrae prcctum, mulicrum pulchcrrima, quippe pra:tcr • 
humanum morcm cx ouo inftsr cygnifiliac candidi cx* 
clufa, lade gallinaceo nurrita,ct lovc patreoriunda j Ec 
fi pomum Eridos non fuir, nu^la intcr deas, lunoncsn, 
Palladem ct Vcncrcm de pulchritudinis laude erit con- 
tentio • Ncc r<<ris arbitcr dearum, ncc Vcnus poJIiciratiQ- 
nisHcIenjccaufa:,neciI!chuiusraproracadi.tIter, necMe- 
nelaus cum Grafcis raptr repetitor, iniuri^ vindcx ac 
Trois depopuIatcTCritjInfumma/ublatacaufijtoJfitur & 
cffeAus:j^uid?Sideosipfos&deas*olIatDU$,Ncptunun'> 
Apoiiincm,VuIcanum,qui Troiam fundaruat^Iovem,qui 

K k Gac/. 



2 50 Hicroglyphicorum Lib.(J. 

Ginymederr. Laomcdonti ad ipCTftum rapuit,Iunoncm, 

Pi»lladcm&: Vcncrcin, qux fuadtc faccm bcllopr ■ rulc- 

ru(ir,Pclcuai,Thetin,& deam Erm,& rcIiquos,nihi| fupcr- 

crit cauTx, cur racci concurrant cum Troiai is ad arma, 

cur y£fic3$ & Vlylfes, hicVcncris, illc funonis ob iram 

tam longo tempore tantis fluAibus obijcianrur JAt lam 

arfcfupcrius, cuid pcrdcos &deasgcnfium primitus in- 

tcllcdum rir,& cur in fuperOitioncm hominum vcncrinr, 

dcroonnrauimus, cofq; c racdio fuftulimus : Q^jid ? Si 

fomnium Hecubx nil nili fomnium fucrir, hoc ei\ duplici 

iure, annonomnia-.quacinde dcpcndcnt, fomnijsfunt fi- 

milima, vtcflcxpolicioParidis, cnutritio, iudicatiojitis, 

proroiffio mulieris, cxpcdirio in Graeciam, mcrctncis fcu 

adnltcrxabdudiOjVndeinccnfioTroiarfccutaclUlaman- 

fc diucrfis locisoflcnditiiu», fabulam clfcjquicquid dc Hc- 

Icnabclli Froiani praccipua caufa, ciufq; fratnbus Argo- 

nautiS} dicitur, ncmpccxfuppufationc tcmpori» longif- 

(jmi,quo vixiffc tradunrur ; Vcium huic fcrupulo Ethnici 

rt fubvenianf, Hclenamomnino immortalcm fuilTc fibi 

perfuafum habc;it,nobifq;pcrfctiptafuaincuIcanf, fi roo- 

doiliisfidcui habcrciwus: SicScrviusad i.Mneid: Virg: 

HeIenam,ir.quit,immorfalcm fuilTc indicat tcmpus. Natn 

conftat fratrcsciuscum Argonautis fuilfc: Argonautarum 

filij cum Thcbanis dimicavcrunt ; Irero illorum filij con- 

traTroiam bclla gciT-runt : Ergo fi immortalis Hclcna 

•Donfuilfct, totfincdubio fcculispcrcurarcnonpotuilTct. 

Hxcillc: Nosimmortalera illamncgamus, nifialiopro- 

bcnt argumcnto : Ergo non pcrduravit : Et fabula agnof- 

citur quicquid de Hclcna ct Troiano bclloproptcr cam 

^.Rati». gcflo dicitur : Quibuf aflipuhtur, quod idcm cum aiijf 

ATefffore, tr«dat,Helcn.Tm priu«aThcfco5ciniEgyptocommenda- 

^uod ftidcfi' tam Prothco : qucm aliqui fingunt Acgy pti rcgem fuilfe, 

mt$tmeflfe dc quo fupf r us. Quarta ratio cfT atcirpcrc, cut nullus 

cmndttmE- ccrtus ftriptor vcritatcm afllgnijrc potcnt : V'rgil'us fc- 

fochdmvfl cufus Varroncm, fcribit Troiar oppugnationcm (rccen- 

ferfopim tn- cjs ann)8 antc vrbcm Romam coudiuro contigilTc ; CjU >d 

dlthK0tM. taoico 



1 



Lib.5. Acgyptio-Griecorum. 251 

tamcn cx rullofcriotorc vctrrisj^ui probatum cft: ExHo- M: TJigims 
mc-otdnoncooftir, quia hic ccruimtcmporisintcrvaI-/»^/V^«//<» 
lum Jb im nobili aliquo puido, ku afra tcmporisnon multareprit- 
annotjuit, lcdomnek perfonas, quis dcfcripfit,(iuccieos, hendit/vtefi 
dcas, nymphas, hcroas, hcromas, indcfinitc pofuititavt a^udGeHt- 
manifcftc patcar,illasomnesclTc fi(5las,& quali in immcn- *»»/. lo. 
fo O cano flu<5luarc, ncc agnofci poirc acircumrtanti s c,i4, 
immoris: ,^ii uollHomcrumigiturccrtitcmporis, quo 
cxciduir» Troianum accidcrit, meptioncm faciunt,vt au« A.GeRins, 
thcr*s vcros producant n^-cclfarium habcnt, aut ipfi fi(5li- /• • 7 ^*^ '• 
ooiscUisreificnrjSic V;*rro.qai Ethnicorum thcologiam evCaJpoait, 
ad rationcm rcduccrccon-jrus cit, fiucad ciuilrm, fiue Homerum 
poericam, (vthahct Au^ulf:! C.c 2. ^4. . dcciv:dei,) mfi^ixi^eaH' 
fabulofam, fiuc phyficam ant naturalcm,abHomcrG tcm- tiifpofiif:ll, 
pu» Troian.Y cxpedjtionii» tnuruatus certum annorum nu- Trttan.i^o, 
mcrum primus abfq, dubio cx; reflit, a quo Qom\gct9kt^ante Romam 
qucm cx fud ccref ro iplc finxir, vt & plaerjq* omnJa, in cond: \ 60. 
qiiibus citaiulocis a D. Auputlino roiidiffinr.c rcfutatur : itl^ex/ttppo' 
Hanc Livius^alijqjiTcunR vnanisconfirmarunthoc pro (ito,ijttod 
ccrto,quod • unquam in rcrum natura acciderat : i^^uin de Trosa deUta 
Homcro ipfOjquanao vixcrit,cuias fucrit, vbi fcpultus fit, fit \oo. anfiis 
controvcrfijE apud fcriptores habcntur, ncc quicquam anteRomam 
certi vtThomas Vak is in l.^.c.i. Aug:deciv:dci annotat, cW; 
hisvcrbis: ^uoautcmtcmporcfucritHomcru9,rari$cft HomerMt 
inccrtum proptcr difcordiam fcriptorum) qui dc tcmpwrc qttss ,i:^cma4 
cius ficiunt mcntionem • Tamcn omn.es concordant \T\ftterit,0' 
hoc, quod ipfccratantc Romulum, vr dc co loquitur Au- ^uandovixe* 
gM^iX.iz.c^Ac civ: & Ejfebius& Hicronymus iuchro- rttignotum 
nicis,& A.Gclliuslib.9. Ab Eutropio flatuitur Hunicrus w*««,/?^ 
vixiirctcmpotc AgrippxSyluijrfgis AlbantTum,cuifuc- Vtdeatur A, 
cfffir Arrniusfylviusrcgnans annis ^.cui fucccffit Aven- Gclttttil.ij. 
trnus Sylvius annis ? f.rcgnans, cui /rocas Syivius rcg- c.ii.O' /.j. 
nansannis2». Huic Amulius, cuiusan-^ofcptmo natus r. 11, 
cl^Rotmilis, &ficprxce(ritHomcrus RorriTlum pcran- P^triaHo' 
ros 82. Et Ciccro pro Archia oftcndir fcptcm Civit^tcsmeriignoU 
Homcrum fibi fuum conciucm «(lcnbcrc, inrcr quos/w/r. 

K k 2 cnun;crat 



15« HleraglyphicorumJ tiKif? 

A. Gcflstt4, cnumer4t SmyrnaEosjChios, iS4Umintbfi,Go!opbpnlpB8? 

L\.c.\ I. alio8,Sunt,inquit A. QelliU3,qui yEgyptium dicantfuilfc: 

Se^temvY' AridotilesirjJitcx In(u'a lo nafum: Vt iraonaniadeHo- 

hicertant mero incerra rcjinquintur, Ifcctconicdluris dctcmporc 

deflnpeiii' nonnulii vcrifiaiilibus vfi iint: Si itaq-, non cx Homcro, 

fi^HisHome' aiiovc (criptorc co adhuc antiquiorc, vcrilTm^c conftcf, 

ri,Smyrna, quando Troianum cxcidium jllud adeo cclcbrc contigctir, 

RhodiSfCo- UbuIamclTe non vetat, imorcvcia convincit: Tcmpcr* 

/ophon,Sa/a- cnim tcmporibus, vt rcs rcbus & pcrfonjcpcrfoniscor- 

min,Chios, rcfpondcrcdebcnt, fi ventascluccfcjt 5 ^xemplis rcscric 

Argos,4' clarior: Exhyilori snotutmci},quibus rc^itiusin Argyp- 

theM* torcgnantibuSj&quoannoMofcsnatusfir. Sicncvimu?, 

cum naliccretur Chriftus, quis dominatus fit niundo, & 

quid contigcnt fcu antcccdcntibus fcu confcqucntibus 

ImpcratorjbusjQuibusconfuI busCormthus dcIcta,Car- 

thago evcrfj & rcliqua innum :ra onin'a: Inde impodibilc 

cft, fiTroiafiJi(Tctdcnrudla,noncxtarcccrtamtempori« 

& pcrfonarum mcmoriami qua? cri »01 ad fcqucntcs fe cx- 

tcnderint: Quod autcm Homctus fcripfcric Acncam cx 

Kamd^enti- Troiaprofugumltaliam pctijirc^fdRomanisfcriptoribus 

HtiaadH^i ^'^ amplificationcm authoritatis furvrbis maximcinfcr» 

r f ^j-f uivit, cu cx porteris ciufdcm Acncx, fi dijs pla^er, Romu- 

j- « Jum,qLC)idmatrcmfaItcm, dcducjnt, patrcmloneeno- 

,u ^. -.♦«/. biiiorcin homtne, ncmpc ipiumdcum, Ma.tcm iphaf- 

biiior e(fst "g"^"'" 5 Cumq; Aencas matrc Vcncr^; nitus dicatur,fic 

■^ * in Romulo matcrnum gcnus Vcner u n, ac patcrnum 

Martium lubentes agnoverunt j Tarquam prarclarum ali- 

quid fit prxtcr humanu morem natunj vrbisfundatorcra 

habcfc, qucm idcircopc^fl intcr dccs quoq; numcrarunt 5 

Vt Augu(iin:l.2i. c.6. dc civ;dci mcnjii if cxCiccronc,& 

E(hnicosvcxathisvcrb:s: Oe Romnlo autem, cjHo^icoi.iidit 

Romam, in eaQj regnatM, aHditHr./egtttir, non cjtuafa^Hm r/?, 

qHodante /HiJJetprophetatHm, (en cjuod fit receptttt in d'o > cre- 

dttum tenent /itera, nonfa&Hm doccnt : NhUu (jHtppe rfum 

miral;ilit4m fig»is,idei v^repruveni!Je mo>7,'rratHr: L^pa^mppe 

t^sfratritm tkU6rfiifKf4tri?:, qhou Vtdttur qitafi magmtm exii- 



Lib.tf, Aegyptip.Grafeotum, aji 

tilfe fortcntHm, qinie ^ftt ffiHantHmefi ad(ifmMPr4v4*t1»de' 
umf Certe enimetjinattmeretrix fuitiHpailU, fedbffiia, ium 
jr.it rtbtu fortetttum commune fuerit nmbobm, frater tamen 
eini non habet»r dent: Hxc illc : Nec folum cx Vcncrc & 
Martc (antiqui concubirus, cum.a Vulcano vindi fuc- 
runt, renouarioncm qujrentibus) Romulus natus prae- 
fumitur,& a lupa nutrltus, vndc diuinitatcm mcrucrit, fcd 
ctiamexvirginc Vc|}se,Vuicani cognatx, dicata incjeftu 
ncf4ndo>(!iqM'dcmvciU!cscorruptaepudicitiscapud Ro- 
manos vmx defodiebantur, vt patct ex hyl}orijs)quia 
frarricidioregnuniifuum iiiccpit, quoda.quibufdamabfq; 
io-;ofcribitur&dcaion(!rarurab Aqmla,lcuciusaugun6, ^^ttilafun- 
fui Jatum & dcnominatum, (ncmpe Romuli & Rcmi ini- davit. 
r'J8)aban(ere propugnatuin & defenfum, (fcilicetlrrucn- Anfer^ro" 
tibu5GalIisinCapitolium)&agalIinaciufq-,pullisgubcr-^<''*'''« 
natum&rcdu!i)-,(vrpotcquv Liviacingrcmiumcxaqui- GaUinaiM" 
\:t vnguibus dccidcraf, ftlix & fapicns adcogcnusrclin- bernavit Ro^ 
qucns, vrRomani in bcllum noncxircnt inconfultisilli» mamgeMtii*'» 
gallmT puUis) Ncc folugi id,fed Romulus idem fuu rcgnii ^'^» 
inchoatum, Afyloibi con(}ituto,aconcurfuaudicifrimo- 
rfi hofPinu nobilitauit, &raptumulicrurai'^^/»i<r/f»!i am- 
plifi:;auit & (labihuirjCuitanquam tutclarcsdijacpcnates 
Troiani, Marfq;Vcnufq., fcmperpropitij fuillcabEthni- 
cispcrhibentur; Contriqnos Auijuflinustotis illis libris 
(^ecivitatedei difputat,coiq;firmiilimecum paganifmoct 
filCls cffi<5lis dijs rcfutat. ^i I. },c,i.[rriderefabulas, in- 
q\l\ty fortajjisexi/iimor, necgrautter a^ere tanti pond-rii cau^ 
fam : Noh er^o credamt^ yfi placet ,(>y£neam effe Venerisfilium: 
Ecce coHcdo : Smtc Romulis Marti4:St a:item illud, cur non et 
illu i ? A^ dtos fas efi hominibns fttminis, m^res autem homines 
de;ibus mifceri nejai ? Dura vel potius non credenda covditio • 
^jiod ex itire Veneris in concuhitu M.>irti Ucuit,hoc m i:4refuo 
ipli Veneri non licers: At vtrumj^firm ttum efl authoritatt Ra- 
m^na Et mox c.4. Dixerit ait^uis: ftane tu ifia credis ? Eg» 
VTro ifia nw credo: Mam et virdoBiffimus eorii V^rro falfa hac 
fjfe, <j!tamvi4 mn audenter , tte^ fidenter , pene tamsnfatetur : 

K k ^ Et 



2J4 Hicroglyphfcomm Lik.6» 

Et ibidcW J Srd vtrtttnpoiuerit VenUi tx corrnbiiu /fnc' ifa 
Jcneaw parcre,vJAiH^SiX ItU concfiBitu f,'ix Nnmnorn A'** 
mulum gt^ntre ^m medi i f i.i^UAmus'. H.ccillc: Mirucn i» 
wquc cft in Chriflianar fidei rania iucc adf uc crcdi & pro 
vero a(Tufni , Troiaoi co modo j vr d.(flum,condiram, dc- 
ftiu<5^jn.(jj&: cxcjus rcliquijs tantorprcgnuiriRonunura 
fciUcctjtanquacxcin.r.bus Phrniccm ncvum frodijlTej 
cumomniailladcTrojjfabulura fintcum dijs majorum 
gcntium: Sivcdquiscrcdat Trojarn fuitre aut cxtitilTc, 
«brcijtaliconditioncdut dcftrodLJonc, quT cum dijscon- 
jundacft illcfarcEchn/cisnonfati$facict,rcd vclutdonu 
in aercconflrudamablq; columnis a vcntorum jnjuria 
tucri conabitur : Naro Fundamentumomnisilliuscxfru* 
ftionis&dellrudionisTroianac dij gentium didi ftdru- 
untur,abfq; quibus nulla Troj i enr, riulli authorcs ad c x- 
trucndumautdcflrucndum :Hinc caci omtnioluncac 
Iumincrationisprivati,qiii Chriftianam fidcm venfrui.e 
•mplcduntur, &Trojam atot dijscxfrudlam vcldeftru- 
dtan) fuilTeintenm pracfopponuntfcu credunt-Dum cnim 
fidcIcsChriflianircveialumus, vcl taccntcs Trojam cx- 
pugnamus & reucIIimus,acecontra,fi hanc cum Erhni- 
cis aircvcrAmusjtacitequrqjcorumdijsalTcnricntcsChri" 
^a,t%o'. ftianifmorenunciamus: Quinta rafo dcfumitura loco, 
AXjoco. quinuaquiro fuit; vbi fcicndum, aliot accipcrc Trojam 
proprovincia,in qua fuerit Ilium civitas, alios procivita- 
tc.quorumopinioprxvaluif, & Ilium dcarcc Jici, Pbry- 
giaradcrcgionc,acTrojam dc vrbc . Dc regionenuilum 
eftdubiumillam fuiircolim,vtrafpccjusmcminimu$, ct 
tdhucelfc, licet clio noniine appcllatam, At de Tioia 
conrrovcrtitlir: Nonncgamusintcrim locum dclignari 
fortcpolfe,vbiprxfumatur ftctilfcTrojam , fcd hoc cx 
HoHJcn dcfcriptionc innotuif; quiidem,vt& alij fcctaf, 
n>irafcripfcruntdcceftis locis, roontibus, maribu», fon- 
tibus, fiuvijs,fvlvis,& infulis, quoinodo dijm iHisnafi, 
qu<is rcs memcrab^lcs ipfi pcregcrint,in quo (axo fedcrint , 
&ciufroodiquaropIprima,qux omniaEthnici prx m<:v\- 

tis 



Lib.6. Acg)'ptio-Graecorum. jg^j 

tiic^citatcprovcrisacccpcruntotamplcxiTuntjprrferritn 
illi,qui^usaliqui9 dcusa Poeti« Sympatriota fingcbatur^vc 
de Thebanis,Rhodijs,Dclijs, alijTque anic mcmoravimus; 
At crfiloca fupcrfunt, & quafi inonumcnta& vcOigia c- 
arum rcrum j qu <rum mcroincrunt Pocf x> non proptc- 
rca fcquitur rcsetlcvcriffimisdijsattributas,quiaipfi/*o- 
ctajcumfingcrentomnia, ncmpc pcrfonas five dcos fi- 
vchoTpincSjtcmporactresgeftas, tanquam eifcnt fafta 
&vcrifimilia9 loca fingercnonpotucruntautdcbuerunt) 
tanquam dcaliomundo loqucrcntur* cum enim hxc (int 
immobilia&quafi immutabilia& fcmpcr durantra,dchis 
humanamcns inquifivilTctjVbiciTcntcaMocaj quibus id 
contigillediccrcfur; qux fiin mundonon invcnilfct pro 
fabulaflatimagnoviilct: Econtra cum Ethnici locum 
ccrtum nominariaudivcrunt,non dc pcrfonis& rcbusgc- 
ftis carum, nec de tcmporeerant follicitijquia illa tcrna 
vidcbantvrmutabilia&quafiinvifibilia : Dcos tales qua- 
Ics?oetsEfinxcrunt,non ncgarunt,fcd aifumpicruRt iiji* 
dinofos,adulteros, incrftuofos, &omni crfhiincnotato», 
infana quadam pcrfuafionc indudi, itavt licuerit Poeti» 
fingercindcos.inq; fcenicis fpeAacuIisagere, quicquiJ 
libuerir, in homincs autcm nullo modo, quod D Augu- 
ftinuslib,2.c.i ^ita improbat; (7r<eri,inquir, puta»t re&e 
fe honorare hamines fcer^kos, cum coUr.t iHdornm fcemcorum 
fl>4git4tores dominoT ^^Rofnamv^rohomihihtu (cemcU ttec pU' 
heiamtyiyum. ejHamo mtnns Senatortam curiam dehoneflari 
flmnt. Jn hac dtfceptatio*ie hutufcemodirattocinatiofHmmaaute- 
fiionu ahfolvtt: Proponunt Grati ,^i dtj tales col(ndifunt,pro» 
fe^oetiamtales homtnes honorandt [Unt: ^ffumunt Romanti 
fedHuUomodotaleshomines hono^andifunt -^ Conciudunt Chri' 
fiiant l NuU» i^i^ur modo dij tales colendtfunt : Et fcqucnti 
cap. 1 4, Deiyide tjti4ere*f3uj, inquit, rp/t Poeta taltumfahdarH 
C6mpcfito*es , ejuare duodectm 'abularumlege prohibcntur fa" 
mam Udere civtum, tam prohrofa in deos convitia iaculantts, 
cur nonvtfrenici haheantur inhtnefit? ^ua ratione rtRumefi 
vt PoettcorHmflgmeutfrMm & ignomintoforum deorum infg' 

mentnr 



%^6 Hferoglyghicojijm Lib.6. 

mentHrAnores,honorenturahUoresf /inf»rte P/atffrfGr<(Ctpo' 
t.mf palma dandA efi, c^ui cttm ratione fitmarct, cjftnli^ e(Je ci- 
fttas dcbeat tar.cjuam adverfariascivitart/mPoetajcen/nitvr' 
»epe//endos^ I/fevero C^deorttm iniuriM indi^rje tfilit,0' fHf' 
c^ari corrHmpt^figmeniis animes ciztnm nolnit. Tantum Au- 
guftinusj ^accumvcrifiimafinr, quis nifi pUnc Ethni- 
cus Dcos illos admittcrcc,aut corum cffcdus qui ccrris lo- 
ciscti;ini verecxidcntibusgPoetisaikribuntur fNonau- 
tcm nos fugir & vctercs Gcographos & rcccntiorcs locum 
ccrrum Troiar, vbi ftciiirc prxfumirurjalTignarc; & cife, 
qui tcncntur^Turcas coruu) Jocorum accobs rcfcrrc,cx ru- 
deribusTrojx /ubrcrraneis adhuc marofioracrui ad ;edcs 
cxornandasabhibcfifolira: Vcrumh^fcindicia ci]c valdc 
dubia, &n ita (int, de «dificiie, quae ibi nctciinr, air('< 
ftari poile, pon dc individuoTrr.ia:.i di;s cx(ru(fl^ & a 
Gr^cis dcletar^noncOdubium: Qiud enimmagnifici o- 
perisfubtcrra remantiife potuic, iinetit Troja,^um ii/a 
aeraspotius humiles cafas, ctmapalia quam pafatia ct 
zdcsmarmorcasagnovcrit, cum n 21 iaab Apclhnisiy^ 
ralbu(fVadicancur, cttantillo t^pore, quo Troja ftctiire 
fcribftur, nontanta aedificia cxtruipoiuerint,v( f;.'ma c(l 
Poitxcz? Troadcroautcm vrbcm^vndeet Trojanincolsc 
dicuntur^ cujus in facris a Z)iuo Pauio ^r mcntio, co lo' 
co,circarempusChriltiftctilIe,notiflimum cOj fcd hanc 
alccnus vcteris Troia: rer.quias aut coloniam, cr marmorA 
ibi cfFoiTa non potiu? cx hac rccenriori, qXiam illa vctcr- 
limafuilTc, quisproccrro affirmabit? Qiiis non potius 
conijciethanc ad praricriptum Homcri longc poft c;ui 
ccmpora cxtrud:am,vcluc innumcris alijs f^dumdnimad" 
vertimus,vt ita mcrito nomcn vatis apud EthnlcosHo» 
mcrusobtinucrit: Na quae finxit iilc.vcl vt fadahiam- 
plcxi funtjvcl vtfacicndaimitati.Phrygiama Phryxo di- 
dlair!Volunt,qui,urfabii!ati funt, cumarictc, qucm Mcr- 
ruriusaurcumfccir,inCoIchidcm pcrvcnit livc pcr acra, 
fiveperaquas, ibiq;cum habitalTct, rcgioni nomcn dc- 
dicHuius arictis mcminir quoquc Apollomus iib. 2. 

Argonaur. 



Lib.d*. Acgyptio-Gr^corum; 257 

Argonaut : his verfibus : 

ytputo Umpridem veflras pervenit AdHuret ^ 
Phryxtis ut ^et(treanHmq^ c^ maniaaMvit : 
HftttCaries vexif,<jftem mox Cjllenim ttureum 
Fecit,nHnc etiamfnffenfaeli anreaejHercu 
PellicHlafinterdMm crepttat qH<e leniter attrii. 

Patctitaq* Colchidcm& Phrygiam valdc vicinas ciTc rc- 
gtoncSj&hutusnomcnaltcritribui, acviceverfa, quod 
nihil alind indicatnififabulam vtramq; &; de aurco vel- 
lercfhryxiaquophrygiadicitur, &de Trojana expcdi- 
ttonc, quac in Phrygia fa(5la traditur, ctTe dc rniacadem- 
qucrc ficf^am &introdudam : Vtriulq; Allegoria? vt v- 
nus fcre fcnfus c(l, ita &c3?dem pcrlonx finguntur? ira ta« 
fncn,vt Argonauticorum fiiijautncpotcspartim, partini 
fpfi Trojano bcllo intcifucrint,quod centum annis rcccn- 
tiU5 ftaruitur Argonauticanavigfltionc.* q'Jamvis,vt antc 
UUoqucretulimus,Caftor&Pollux,et Hclcna etCiytTm- 
neflra , cx binis ovis vno £artu cdifi" vtrifquc interfuc- 
rint : Vnicus,inquam ? ari«totumilIud bellum cxponit, 
quaIeruerit,non,quoddici folet, dclanacaprina, fcd ari- 
etisaurci pcllc,quam Mcrcuriusinaurarat» Hic aries ct 
PhrygiaractColchosnobilitavit, de cums cxplicatione 
anrcafatiscgimas: Mirum c(l, quomodo fc torqueant 
Mythologi irj enarrando,quid pcr arictem /*hryxi intcrigi 
dcbeat, vbi vcl viginti diuerfas fignificationcs c;us profe-. 
runt, quarum nc vna cum rei natura convenit, fcd vt om- 
ncs crronc jc 3c a veritate difcrcpaf,ita fc ipfas mutuo e mc- 
dio tollunt : Didus ell,inquiunt,aurcus arics, quia conG- 
liafapicntumputanda funtaui ca; Atnihil ad rhombum; 
cumi(lac!ccIi»rationcplumbcaquidenifit,nccrubrica,ncc 
atramento notanda vt in fapicntun) oculos ac mcntcm 
venirct : Eundcm locum fcu teriam Phrygiam Midas fuo 
votoaurconobilitavitjcujus noslib, *. vr.a cum vellerc 
aurcoracminimus, etOvid : in Mct : Dc Padolo M'<^3c 

L 1 lotionc 



258 Hicroglyphicorum, Uh,6) 

lotioncaurifcrorcdditOj hoc modotradtt: 

Rex itiffdt fnreeAit aejUtt , vtt aHrea tinxit 
f/umn, G^ hvmanode ccrpore cejpt iHam»e?}t, 
' IJunc cjtto^^ cttm vcterii yerceptojefHine vernt 

A. varigent ttnro mAdidu paiientta giivii. 

J^-^tingcndi ratioctfinaturxnonconvcniat/amcnratis 

dccUrar,quidcaantiqu' innucrc volucrint, nempc idem 

quodpirvellus aurcum,TroJT occupationem, Ganymc- 

dis raptum,& his fimiiia, vndc ct Midas rcx fucE tempcfta- 

tisditiffimus rraditurrqui Tmolummontcm Phrygix au- 

rifcrum Phccboviftoriam cantus advcrfus Pana adjudi- 

cantemr-^.dargucnjjauritusa /'hoebo redditur: Ttftcs i- 

taqjfint Tmolus & Padolus,Arics Phryxi&Midas /'hry- 

giam auri vtii\% abundalTc? idcoq* multirum fabuUrum 

narrationibuslocumdcdiirc; Hisadjungcmus Ganymc- 

dem itidcm i^hrygiunijquiLaomcdontis rcgis Trojano- 

rfi ii!i' s Jicitur a lovc fub aquilx forma in ccslum cvcdlus, 

vtilii poculapro Hcbcnjiniftaretjfub Quafabui^Ciccro 1. 

I .Tufc.qux fl. arcanij qui ppiam contincri fubodoratus cfl , 

dum inquit • Nec Homernrt^udio.ejtii Ganymedem a dijtrap • 

tttm ait propterformamyVt jovipocu/a mtnifiraret : Non ttsjlA 

cattfayCHT Lacmedonti.tant a fieret iniuria : Ftngebat hxc Ho - 

mertu (^ humanaaddeostranfferehat, QiJibus vcrbis fatc- 

tur CiccroHomcrum finxilTc, qi^rdc Ganyrocdc rapto 

Honferia fcriprerit5lta&. nos fciro.usHomcrum in toto fuo opere 

human^ fccilTc, non folum in hoc vno, fed fmgula & vnivcrfa ad 

nd Deos aliu fcopuin dircxilTc,quam vcrba fonant ; Aiij hoc lovis 

tranflH/it, faftum ad hy floriam rcfcrrc conafttur dicentcs,lovcm fu- 

ilfcregcm Crcix horaincm immundiflimuro, qui ct puc- 

ris abufus fit,&virgincsextcrorumrapucrit, Et Tantaiu 

rcgcroPhrygioruro Ganymcdcm filium Trois rcgis Dar- 

danorum rapuilfe incjus gr^tia.vt eo lupiter abutcrctur 

fccundu Orolium lib. i.Vcrum hxc etleabalijscxcogita- 

ta,ct nulli vcritatiinnitiexomnibuscircurofTantijsappa* 

rcc: Li^antius quoquc Ub.x.dclove ficfcntit: ^^tdlu- 

fiter 



Lib.6. -^gyptio-Grafcorum^ i$p 

piter, ^HnHfolenniprecatieneOptimns Maximw mmimtHr) 
nonne a primaff4a caufa.acpuerttia pene parricidjt depr^hen- 
diturcHm patretn regno expulit,nec expeElavitfir<em decrepiti 
fer.ii cnpiditate revrrandi , c^ cum pater*7Hm foUnm per vim 
^ atma ctpt^ttyheUi) ejia Titambns UceJfiHiy cfmhw viBis 
reliqHim vitam luAm i*i ftttpris aduUerijf^ ctnfumpfit : Omit^ 
/# virqines .cjUas imri^inui' '^l llud enim toUrahile tudtc^ri fvlet- 
yimphytrionem ac Jindarum pyxterire non poffum, quorum do- 
mos dedfcore ac infamiapltmjfimas reddidit X llludvero(umm<t 
impitatii ac jceleris , tjuodregiHmpuerum rapuit adfinprum: 
Parum enim 't vidcbattir^^ntdftc in expi^qfianda fKminarum 
pudicttia maru/oftts e(fet (jr turpis ? nifi etiamfexui fuo tniurt' 
amfaceret :H:^QLi6iintius,Vetu lovem non fuillehoniinc 
vnnecDeiim,necrcgcCref3?jCxante d«(5tis fatis conrtat, 
quodnen>{^eabex£gypti38 longc «ntequam Gro-ci qalc- 
quldeiI!arcIigionc3bOrpheoprimi(iu alljta cognovif^ 
(ent,multrs ctmonftrolis figmcntisetallegorijscelcbratus 
crat • No8 ncc intcr Deos nec homincSj illum cjufq jparc- 
tes (cu proavos,nec fr^tres aut fororcs , nec filios, nepotc» 
aut pofteros rcccnfcri dcbcre aut poire. (atis probavimus .♦ 
Qu«deGanymederercruntur,adhicroglyphicaChymica 
fpedantjInhiscnimGanymedcsnonpro hycmc pluvias 
mittentc tanqua pociliatorc loviSjfeu aeris, nec pro aqua- 
rio figno coclefti exponitur/cd de eo,quod pcr aquilam c- 
vehitur,hoccft,dcf]XO,quodpcrvolatileadrummamdig- 
nitdtcmcfFcrJur; Sext«ratlooii>nium frmiffima c(!, & 
dcfumifuraCondirionibusreuRcquifitis/incquibus Tro- ^'^^^f'' 
ja oppuguarinon potuit: Scxcnimquafi fatalja cclebta- -^f^^^ondi' 
turon:nuid,qurconcurrerc necclTurn erat, &: a Gr.rcis ""'^'^^/'^* 
conqiMri oportcbatj«ntcquati>dcTrojanis vidorcs eva. ^^'j^^^ptis fa» 
dcrcpoirent; II!orumprinr.umcrat, quodCalchjs vatcs '"^''(^^»/'**' 
pronuncialTctjTro am finc Achillecapi non polfe , i^QQ^^^^hHsTroia 
abfq-, NcoptoIemociusfiliO} Alterum^Palladiumcx \\io'^P"l*'^^* 
dinpicndumforcjTcrtium, vnum cx oflibus Pclopis ad"''"/'^**'^* 
Troiam, antcquim cxpugnctur, habcri dcbcrc : Qiiar- 
tum, Cincrcs Liiomcdonfis cx porta rapicndos cire: 

L 1 2 ^^intutP) 



26o Hcroglyphicorum Lib.tf. 

Quintum/agitf i« Herculi» opus clTr;Scxtum, Equos Rhc» 
riThracijcrcgis,antcquacXantlio fluvio bibcrcnt, abigc- 
dosrorc.H-.cprimoarpfdufibulcf<iapparcrcnt, nifi ab 
Homcro&illisauthoribuSjquipoft cum Trojanje cladis 
mcmincruntjpiflim inculcatij cllent : At quid rcs tam di- 
vcrfa &aproporito alien.T ad civitatis expugnatione c6- 
fcrre potucrunt,aut gentis cxcidiumfQuid hx Graccis pro- 
dcirc&Trojanisobcircrraduntur, nififortemagicavijaut 
fupcrnAturali virtute ? Lcgimus in fdcrarum litcr^rum mo- 
numentiSjquomodo Hicrochuntis m lenia circuitu & fono 
tubarurcpetitCjapopuIoirraeiitico5DciiulTudcjc(Jlafinr, 
IefiMc.6» aditufq; vidtoribuslfraclitis patcfaiflusjat talcquidapud 
Ethnicos corigiiTc non meminimus:Hoc a Dco Exercitu- 
um vcriffirocfadudi habctur,ilIa,quafifadlaciTet, fingun- 
tuf; Hocracratifsimxlitcr^ , illapoetarumfabuix tradi- 
deruntjVcrum vt magis confpicuum fiaf , has rcs non fo- 
lumfiAiciasclTejfcdproptcrquidtandem cffidx fint, dc 
fingulisearumq; circumtlantijslatius difqoiremus: Ptu 
mumcratAchillisprajfentiaj&virtusinvidacontra Tro- 
l.Ream^ ianos: Fingiturautcm AchillesPclei & Thctidis filius: 
tftm: yichii'^**^'*^^^^"^* vtThctisaquam fignificat) Nam Pclcus,vt 
les&Neop' irjcjusfcriptura r;liquit,Chironispatris confilio Thctin 
toltmut. ^"b formafcpia? pifcis latentcm in Magncfia, loco ThclTa- 
ArcAna, ]ia?,comprclTit} Ad quorum nuptias in Pcliomontc(vbi 
noftramagncfia latct, inde primiiu^ dida) cclebrandas 
omncs dij vcncruntjCXccptaDifcordia, qua? hinc irata 
inmcdium omniumpomum iniccitaurcumcumhacin- 
fcriptionc,dctur Pulchcrrimar : Hocmalum omnis mali 
Trojinotuinitium fuit: Namin his nuptijs duo femina 
jdciun tur feu caufjc principalcs prscbcntur T roiae dclendar; 
frimo' cnim Achilles cx his gcncratus j deinde & Paris 
pro judice arbitrario cligitur,qui Vcnercm,a qua muncrc 
promiiTo,Helcnaformofifsima,corruptuscrat,Pomodig- 
nifsimamiudicavitjHincirjcrcliquaiii dearum in Troia- 
noscxarfcront,tum proprcrParidemiudicem, tupropter 
uCneam Vencris filium; & Hclcnx raptus conlccutus efl: 

Hcicnam 



L\b.6. Aegyptio-Gr^corum. i^i 

Hclcnamaliquotcx Paridc libcros fufccpilTc fcribunt, vn- 
dc p^tct eam adhuc quinquagcnario minorc fuiircj At quo« 
modo i"oIlux,qui cum ca cx vno ouo prodijt,intcrfuit Ar- 
goTiautis, circuer i oo. annis antc vclius aurcum pctcnti- 
bus ? Aut quomodo Achilics natus in his nuptijs, quf fili- 
umfuum Pyrrhurofecum duxitadTroiam? Vndclcqui- 
tur ad minimum 40. annis poft pomum Eridos proicc- 
tum ad Troiam contcndiirc Achilicm, quibus fiduratio 
obfidionis, nccnonvitxHelcnxacccdatteroporeArgo- 
nauticsE cxpeditionis, conficiunt non minus quim 180. 
annos xtatis HeIenae,Troia iam devi(fla,ct msecha rccupc- 
rata a Grafcis: Nec Hclcnara valdc iuucncm tum fuiire 
confcquitur, quia et a Thefeo rapta adhuc virgo diccba- 
turjfcdrcftitura parcntibus : At haec fcrupulofius nmari 
fupcruacaneum cxiftimamus, cumres per fcfidiciafatis 
conficfjHcJinandusnarratIovcmamaireThctydem,cum 
vcro moneretur,ne qucm cx ea generarct,a quo ipfc a rcg- 
no cxpelleretufjdediire eam vxoie fclcoregi Pcloponcl?, 
fratri i£fonis,patruoIafoni8 quorum nuptijs cumomncs 
dex adclTcnt, cxccpta Difcordia, hanc iratam ppmum ati- 
rcum in medium dcarum proieciirc, cum infcriptionc, vt 
antcdidum : Fulgentius vult pcr has trcsdeaspoetasin- 
tcllcxiiretrcs vitas,fcilicct per Vcncrem,vitam voluptuo- 
fam, pcr lunoncm vitam adiuam, perPalladem vitam 
contemplatiuam: Sed ha^c moralia prlmariodeillisdici, 
noncft vcrifimile ex omnibus circumftantijs , fecunda- 
rio autem optimc convcnirc non negamua : Ex praedidis 
itaqj conftat, AchillcmcirePcIci, hoccftjCaenijVelroon- 
tisfclij, ctThetidisdcacmarmjefcuaqusp, filium,Chiro- 
nis nepotcm,Siturni proncpotem,Ca li ct Tcttx abncpo- 
temj Sic cnim opcrtct elTeillum, quiaphilofopho eligi 
debcat adopus fuum explendum; Abfqj illisproavis vix 
gencrofxcrit indolis • Vcium audiamus cius inflitutio- 
ncmctcruditionem,necrtoncIc<5lioncro 5 Achillcs pofJ- 
quame Thctydc dea natuseilet, quiaiiiacognovcrat, ip. 
fum invidum Hcroa in bcllo futurum, idco ^unatcnc 



LI ^ ^ ris 



?■ 



t6t Hicroglyphiconim Lib6. 

ris iiXiscfecit adgravia quttq; fuftincndatNam pernoA' 
cm (ub ignc ab ca occulratus dicitur, vt omnc mortaJe ab- 
fumcrerur, pcrdiemambroriaperundus; Cumqjcodcm 
niodo tc f ratrcs eius tra Aarct,catttri ohicrunt, hoc vno fo- 
perltite & viuido pcrmancntc, vndc Pyr ifous, quafi in ig- 
ncviuens, accum labroaduftoclTcf, Actiillcspoftea vo- 
citatuscft,vt rradit Apollon:lib:4. Argonauc Cumvcrd 
fclcus patcr huic filij cducationi intcrucnirct, inta Thetis 
auf ugit> fcq; in numerum Ncreidum reccpit : Achillcs dc- 
indc Chifoni crudicndus traditur tam armis qua i\ artibus; 
Cumq^amatrcrcrponrumacccperat, fcfc in bclloaducr- 
fusTroianos pcriturum, abdiditfefeinterfiliisLycomc- 
dishabiru virginco, fubquo&Deidamiam comprcfIit& 
Pyrrhum cx ca fufccpit^Vcrum curo a Calchantc vaic pro- 
nunciatumcfTctjadTroiamcvcrtcndam AchiilcopusciTc, 
a carteris Gf nccis Vly sfi hoc ncgoci) datum c(},vt AchilJcm 
ahcubi latcntcm inquircrct & ad Troi jm adduccrcr ;Quod 
* ille (ummadiligcntia *c corfiliopcrfccit: Eflq;hocpri- 

y/ylfefar-' muai g^ prxcipuum ex fa(5lis memorabilibus VJyfsiSj 
tifexconjiho ^y^ hictraftamus: Pcr Vlyllcm vcrdartificcm prudcn- 
valens, ^^^ confilio & artc praeftanrcm intclligimus ; Pct Achil- 

Icm,fubicftumilludartis, fincquonihilficripotcft :Hjcc 
duoagcnria, vnumcxtcrius, altcrum intcrius, nifiadfmt 
ad Troiam, obfidio & cxpugnatio fclicitcr pcrfici ncqait : 
Dc Agcntc cxrcriori feu y^rtificc prius perpauca philofo- 
phorum tcftimonia addcmus : Geber artificcm duplici 
dotepraeftantcmdcfcribir, ncmpccorporc&roborcHcr- 
culcoj& animo Uu mgcijio Vlylfco : Dc corpore iam ante 
Iifaro 5. cgimu?; De animo hic ciufdcm Gcbri verba ap- 
poncmus: qui m (cm: pcrf: f-ar:;. c.5. agcns dcimpcdi- 
nicntis rx p^trrc animx artificis 5 Dicimns i^itur, inquir, 
auodejui nen hahuerit tngenium nAturale & antmam perfcru^ 
tantem fuhiUter pn*tcipia nAttiraha O" ftaturte fundamenta C^ 
^ritficia, tfffa co^^Jecjui naturam yojjint inju^t aEiionis propne- 
tatihw ynontnuintet huiHS preciojijpma fcier.tia vcram radtcem: 
Vbi dc^fki^ciiciccos^qui duram habcnccciviccmjiD om- 

ri 



Lib.tf. Aegvptio-Grafcorum. 26^ 

DipcrCcwtAtioneviciutti mgcnio, quicrvixcommuncni 
intcIIigcrcqucuntfcrnionem,ctopcrafimilitcrcumdiffi« 
cultatc difcunt vulgd comman!a,qui facile omnero phan- 
tafiam concipiunt, quiquodcrcdunt fc vcrum invcnilf-, 
phantallicumcfl totum&arstionc dcvium&crrorcplc- 
num:& fcmotum aprincipijs naturalibus; Quorum ccrc- 
brum raultis rcplctum furaofitJtibus, non potcft rccipcrc 
vcram rcrum naturaliura intcntionctp ; ^^i mobilcm ha- 
bcnt animam? dc opinione in opinipncs & dc volunt^tc in 
voluntatcs, ficut, qui moc'dcrcdunt hoc, & idem voluntf 
fincra'ionis vllius f undamento,pauIuIum vcrd pdftilludj 
&aIiudcr€duntfimilitcr&aHudvolunr,qai tam mobilcs, 
vt vix minimumcius,adquod intcnduntjpoffintconfum- 
marc, fcd diminutumpotius illud rclinquunt 5 Qui non 
polfunt vidcrc vc?iratcm aliquarD cx rcbus naturalibus, 
rioa magis,quim bcft\E,vcIut mcnte capti,infani &pucri, 
qai contcinnunt rcicntiam,& ipfam non putant cltc,quos 
fimilitcrhx:cfcicntiacontcmnit, ipfofq; ab huius prccio* 
fififmi opcris finc rcpellit, qui fcrui funt pecunise dekfui- 
cntes, hanc fcicntiam mirabilcm ct ipfi affirmantcs, lcd ip- 
fadifp^jndia intcrponcrc timcnt, ideoq; licct ipfamaffir- 
mcntctfecundumrationcmipfaminvcftigcnt, tamenad 
opcris expcricntiam non pcrucniunt proptcr pecunir 
auaritiam : /4d hos intur, inquit, *Jon peruenit hdtcfcientta 
mfira: J^aaiiter fnim, qni ignoratis fnerit , vel fcientiitmin' 
uefiicrar-e ne^exerit, faciliter ad ipfnm perHeniret ? Et cap;<J. 
yltima paupcrtate opprelTos, licet haftcnus dida ha- 
bcant, exdifpenfitionis indigcntia hoc tam cxccllcns 
magiftcrium podponcre cogi affirmat ; v^I/cfqj curio- 
fos varijs huius mundi curis & follicirudiiiibus dcten- 
tos, etiaroficTtera pofsidcant, ad fincm artisnunquam 
pcrvenire : Sic idcm Gcber c.y, fub forma EpiVgi vc- 
rumartificem fcuVlyircmdcfcribit, cuiasverbadi^olo- 
co videantur: Vndc Ifaac lib. i.c.99. ^^ opcribus ad fincra 
neceirarijs fic inquit : A: ejHicm^ Chymijia omniA tfi-4 non 
inteHigit, ante^^m optran incipiat, ts nec iam, nec vlto vnc^mm 

Umporc 



1^4 Hlcroglyphicorum Lib.tf, 

tempore ejuicqHam in vniuerfA arte Chjmitt froJftcet, ^ttanrvit 
Jemfer c^erAretnr : FortefortunaadaUejMAm artem peruemrs 
pojjet, quemadmodttm cacus pa^erem [agitt a ferit, fedalucr 
adeamperHcrtrenofipoffet. Vly 1^03 itaqjfatisdcfcriptuseft, 
quibusanimidotibuspdllcrcdcbcat, vtTroiaciusconfi- 
lio potifnmuoccupari poflit, quemadmodum patec in o- 
ratione Vlyfsiscontra Aiaccna, apud Ovid;in Meta: Eiu« 
operafa<5lum clIcfo(iU8,quicquidad Trciama Grapcis fx- 
JicitcrpcrpctratuiD fitj Acpnmacius Iauseft,quod Achil- 
lem adduxitj Ad quod ncgotiura in fc fufccptum ncrca 
toriohabitu clauQra virgmum cvplorans progrclfus cfl, 
ficq? Achillcm tandcm invcntum, nolentem ad Troiam 
•dduxit,vnacumfilioeiusPyrrho, iuvcnc rufi capiilitij: 
Acquorfum hacc? Nos fatcmur, hxcclfc in Chymicisar- 
canifiima,&abHomcromiroartificiotradit«; Subiedum 
cnim aliquod cfl in rcrum natura, finc quo Arcifcx philo- 
fophicus nihil cfficercpotcf}; Idq; f-.bic<ftpmcfl inqui- 
rcfidum Vly freo irigcnio • Ncoptclcmus propric vocatur, 
& eflardentis capillitij cx Achillc natusj Quomodo au- 
tero nafcatur, procedere qucm oportet, vt Thctis cum 
Arcanum Achillcproccffit} Hoccflarcanumarcaniflimum, aphi- 
jtrcani/Tt-' lofophis vix vnquam claris vtrbis cxprelfum ; Qnod fi 
m»m ^^""^ ^^^^^ rra<5latus loca confenticntia pcrluflravcris j in 

Rhodoapud Adonim &;alibif3epiflicreid animadvcrtcf : 
VnuscflesoiDnibus neotericis, qui hoc arcanum apcr- 
tifnmctradit;Cumq;hocfit Clavistotius artis, cgo ciuf^ 
dcmvcrbahicprofcram: Adineralisejl^, \nqu'\tya^aa/ise/f, 
continuustfl, no»vaporat,niftKtmiumexcitftur, dejulfurepar' 
ticipatyaUundefumitur,ijuam a materia, omnia dtruit,felvit^ 
conff^egaty finnliter ^ cofigelat (^ ca/cinat, c^ efi arttficia/is 
4d inveniendum , efl compendtum (ine fumptu aUejuOy fa/tem 
parvo, Csrcera apud fuum authorcm> qu i notus cf},vidcan- 
tur^SiVlylTes igirurnofierAchillem habcat,& Tyrrhum 
acquiretj Nam proptcr filium adducitur patcr: At vnde, 
quxres, htc Achillesacccrfctur^Rcfpicicndum cfladpa- 
rcntC8& natalcmlocuoa Achillisj Patcr cfl rclcus,matcr 

Thciis, 



Lib.(5. Acgyptio-Griecorum. 26 j 

Thctis, cxnominibus &ominibu8agnofccs,Sicin forma 
(cpiac iatentcm Thccin inivit /'clcus : Scpix gcnus aqu-jti- 
cum notum eft,q'Jod dum capitur, atramcntoaquam infi- 
citj Locus cll Magncfia ^ Vnde & noftcr AchiUcsabah- 
quibus Magncfiidiciturj HincFlam:cx D^mocMa^' 
fiefta emm deitlbata ticn pnit corporaf)-angi,nec vmbram Vtneru 
induci: Ef mox: ,^ji<t magr.tfia niji totum compofiittm ? Ei ; 
AiaonefiApHlchravide, mirare^^qttomodoperv^Hm multiiU" 
dinim inftrt : Er Dardaris in lurba; Fraterea fcitote, cjuod 
^trii ccrpui magnejiaregitur : Moftusj 4rgentHmviHHm C^ra- 
bnr, eft magnefia '^ Pythagoras- NontgitHroportetvosiliam 
dimittere magnefiam abj^^ argento viho : Cnm enim compO' 
nHntHr,far:tjfimA ffl compofitto, qtu vna eji de dectm j Pand ul- 
phus : Bclus, Aftratus Rarfon, aliijq; quam plurimi in tur- 
baciufd^rmmcmincruntjquorumdKftaomittimusjQuLin 
idera /^ythagoras fic totam artcm dcfinit • Etjci^ndHm, 
^Htd nihU aliud eft huim ar'ii fcitnttA, c^uam vapor cfr aqu^t 
jubltmatio, argenti vtni Ma^nefif.^co^ptri coniunUto-^ Nec 
rcfcrtquod aiiqui putcnt hoc nomcn illi cx invidiada- 
tum cife ; Vndc R^ifon sHoc qnidtmmiiximMm eft noflrHm 
tircanMm, ejH(?dinvidt AdagnefiamappellarHnt./profter arcanum 
ipfum: Dtligenter igiiHr ipfam magneflamin v.tje fuo Coejuite, 
^uoufq^ totnm coaquletHr (^ feipfum contmeat : Hibita itaq. 
magncfij, fcu Achillc (fcu Pyrrho inde exorto) qui ma- 
tris indLi(}ria fub ignc foucatur, & a Chironc auOj qui tot 
Heroas, & intcr eosi lafoncm patruciem cius inilituit,cdu- 
cctur, vt vcrc ^ynfous & falamandra notlri fi ar, ad Troix 
occupationcm acccdcrc licct : Pcr Troiae autcm obfcfTio- Sj^idper 
ncm et in cincres rcdaflioncm, nthil aliud abHomero Troitdelc 
my(}ice& occuite intclic<5lum cft, quamvafis phiiofo- ''^"f'''"'' 
phici, in quoHcIcna & Paris, Matcria principalis continc- ttittgatur, 
tur<*rdcwonc!uia, abigncfuocircumcunte^ vaporofocc 
digercntc pcriodus ct ambitioj Hclcnaipfa.cl}, proptcr 
quam concertitio fit, in cuius gremio Paris ignauus 
adultcr dclitcfcit ; In voo cnim (ubicdto e{^ duplcx vis 
agcnsctpaticns, mafcuUctfxminca, cumqua concarrit 

M m Achil- 



266 Hicroglyphicorum. Lib.rfJ 

Achillcs, at per infidia» a Paridc in fano Apollinis Thym- 

btxi interrc(flus eO- Sic iacctillc fortifTimus Grxcoruns 

abignavilTnno & mulicrofoTroiano occifus; At icaHcri 

oportuit ; Ignis cnicti nodcr ab aqua fua randcm cxtingui 

dcbef, &aquahabctprimam vim agcndi, in folutione fci- 

licctj Atq; tum vt moriatur AchilleincccirceQ, poilca 

autcm cum iim color aJ oprimum ccnucrtirur, tota 

Troia occupatur ralladis artc & fcicntia, diripitur&in 

cinercs redigitur, caridimos tamcn & non afpcrnandos : 

Exillis enim Pharniximmortalisnafcitur&revivifcit-; Ex 

illis, inquamjrcliquijs colonixincxtcrismittunturoras, 

Summa ope" j£neas, Diomedcs, Anrcnor & alij, qui noua rcgna con- 

ruHomc' dunt &obtincnt: Hxc cQ fumma totiu9 opcris Homc- 

mi. rici dc Troiano cxcidio } Cuius circumdancias particu- 

iatim in fcquentibus dilucidiorcs reddemus : Hclcna & 

Pollux cxunoouorcdduntur, mafculus & f^^Eraina; Sie 

Hclcna & Paris in vnothalamorcfident, & Marchafitam 

noOram philofbphicam vno nominc compraehcnduntj 

Achilles & Pyrrhus noftcr laton cft, noftra magncfw, 

noQcr ignis ; Sic bcllum intcr marchafitam & magnc- 

namcxortumcQ, inquoillaprinid dominatur, pdltau* 

tcm hacc ; Vis cxcmpia authorum ; Vidc Moricnum • qui 

inquit: Et inm Adaria elici4 : Nthit efly cjuoda Utene jHam 

objcHritatem vel fuum fojfit auferrt colortm j Sed Ax.oc efi 

^uafi eitu tejiumentum, primumvide/icet (juayiJo deco^uilur» 

tiam dr eum colorat Cf album reddit, ac tterum dominatnr 

{aton A<.set & eum rubeumreddit -^ AUHH^uo^^Vhilofofhm 

nit : ^j^od A^c necjuit Jubftantisliter latoni Juum anferra 

colorem, veleummutare, nifejuantum advifum, fed latonem 

4tb Akoc fHamauferre fubftantialem albtdtncm, ejuonid tn<J}ei 

mirabt/ufortitudo, ^Htfupet- omnes cc/ores apparet ; H jec M o« 

ricnus: Laconiiaq; AchillcsedautfiliusciusPyrrhuspaf 

crisdcfunAi locum ccncns, & Azoc fariscum Helcna) 

/'rioius occumbic Achillcs, vtdii^um, quiaAzoclato- 

ncm ccgit & dcuorac ; Ac pdft ^yrrhus donnnaturiubro 

capillicio» qui totam Tioiam cvcrti^ & oninia ad fuuoi 

€oI«« 



Lib.^. -<Cgyptio-Gr«corum. i6j 

colorcm, nerape latonis, rcducit : Hacc funt fcientibus 
«ckociaM, vtfolnon clariorinmcndic jppareat. Talpi» 
auCcm lumcn ciufmodi nil prodeft, ncq; noduis, quia 
his carcutire volupc eft magis quam videre : Achillcs 
cl/pcumhabuita Vulcano fabricatum invulncrabilem & 
haftam PcIiam^dcquaOvidius • 

fHlnm Achtllh ejuod efuortdam fecerdt hojii, 
fHlneru auxilium Pcliat haflafMit» 

Idque non iniuria dicitur ; S<^h Pyrifous, feu py- 
raufta, fcufalamandra, Achities nodcr inigneviuerede- 
bet;& non confumi ; Ideoq. necclfc cft, vt ipfivalidifii- 
mus clypcus a Vulcano fabricctur^ quo ille i^us flam- 
mje recipijt, feqj dcfcndat j Nec cnim fatis erat a matre 
& auo Chironc inftruc^um eile Achillcm, vtfugnarc 
poffet contra igncro, fed ipfi qucquc Clypcus Vulcani 
nccelTarius fuit • Ipfc prius Heftorem Troianorum for- 
tidimum intcrfcccrat, cuius cadaucr a Troianis auri 
jcquato pondcrc rcdcmpturo cft. Sic cum illc a Paridc 
in Apollinisfanoinrercmptus cllct, eius cadaucrfimilitcr 
fluro cx^equatum eft. Nam cum hihcrocs fintomQino 
aurei & ab aureis dijs fete omncs oriundi? auro xqui- 
parantur non immcrird; Olla quoquc cinfdcm in aurco 
vafe, quod largitus fuit Thetidi Bacchus? recondita 
fuilTe rocmorant, ciquc Mcdcam nupfilfe poft mortem 
inCampis Eiyfijs : Bacchus fcu Dionyfus, quodaurcus 
dcusfit, qui Midx aurcuai votum concefiit^ cxantedi- 
ftispatuit; Idco eovafe bcavit Thetin. Quod in campig 
Elyfijs Mcdcse nupfcrit, caufa eft, quianofter Achille» 
mortuusrciuuencfcif, &fif mcdicator.T^rorum, hoccft, 
hominum corpora a ianguoribus & afFe^libus varijS rc 
Jcvans, ijsquafinovam vitam inducit,vc ipfa Mcdca fc« 
cijTe pcrhibctur fuispharmaci9,vclut antc diAum • Non 
folum erim a Chirone vifcenhus Iconum, aprorum 
& vrforum meduliis j («^ cc bde humano) nutiirus eft, 

M m 2 fcd 



2^8 Wicroglypliicofum Uh:6. 

rrdrtlamfrartcr cyrhafar pulfancfT artenr» & vfumhcr- 
barum>pcrifiam vcnandi & jiculandi, lcgcs arquitdtis & 
prudcntijr,inartcmedicainftifutU8dicitur, vt Staphylui 
fcribif iib.i .rcrum Thcllal: Obcjus morfcm aiunt Mu- 
(as & Nympbasomncs flcvilTc; Ncqjid finccaura^Aqullar 
cnitnnovcmcumdccimapartcterra? nigr3-,autMufxcum 
-Apoliinc,hocc(l,Nymphaj&Lympharruis lachrymis e- 
juscorpushumcdarunt 5 lic enim convcnit; Vndc ^ 
dicitur, cum ad Trojam advetf^us navi dcrccnderct In fcr- 
ram,fontcmaquarum excitairc: H;.fta cjus magnarum 
viriumfuit, quiaintoxicafacaltdis vcncniscxiftimarur , 
proptcreaquod vulnuscafidumconfolidari non potu- 
if, niriejusadmonitioncad vulnu?; Inq; eo magneticam 
vim vnguentl armari>noftro tcmpore didi cxprcfnr jLul- 
liusTheor: tcft.c. 8i. hulurmodilancca! fub Allcgori» 
mcnainit hls vcrbis: FtU.accipe <ie nofiro aere c^ fie terra 
m9dicum,(^perforA latHS eius ACHta lancea tota calida, ^ vidt-' 
bisa ver,trefpto exire tantumdecioolerarigra cr comhufta cjuoi 
habtbit potentiamintoxicandi ^impotionar.di totum mundum, 
Et mox Pyrrhum noftrum dercribif hoc modo : Et n ttura 
huius rubei capifu e(i v *ia (ubflantia muttum fubttlU ^ levtjp- 
ma^& in complexione multum caitda C^ ftcca C^ acuta : Atq^ 
hiccfl Pyrrhusrubrocapite,rcuAchille$?yrlfous: [dcm 
LuHius Helenam&Paridcmcodcmcap: optimc dcpin- 
gif, dum 6\c\t'.P cft hdc addeHlls duasp^rtes depedtbu^albu: 
Natura iHcrtm pedum alborum efl vtta /ubftdntia £foJfa 
medtocritfr,C^inejMalitate meaiocriter ftiatda: F.tper hanc 
proprift4ttmparticipatocu/osM^rot, efl adhuc in fMbfluntia me- 
dierriterfubttli pcrfuc.m cj taliiatem kumidam ^ caltd/nm.l^xz 
Lulllus: Nigrcdo fupcrvcnicns /'aridcmrcprnrlcntat,quia 
illacaput rubcum cxtinguit, atpdrt Hclcna cum Paridc 
CTterifqjTrojanis a rubedinc illa, Iivc latonc, fivc ^yrrho 
omrjlno'extirpatur iti, vtrubcdodominctur poll omnci 
colores dcvi(flc>S; Hjiic clfc gcnuinam cxpllcatlonem 
Trojanxpugnxtcflcsniihl crunt illl, quldc vero Arcano 
nonnihilfubo/fcccrinf,quicumVlyiTcpoft multos erro- 

rcff 



Lib.^. Aegyptio-Grsecorum. t6p 

rcsAchillem noflrumagnovcrinf.Nccmirumvidcrihoc 

dcbct cuiquampcrprsjliumautobfcdioncmarcisvel vr- 

bis opus Philofophicum dcfcriptum ertc ab Homero,cum 

harcalicgoTia &ciefcribendi raiio huicopcri maximccon- 

vcniat,proptercaquia innoftroopcrc fint duo, agens & 

patienSjintcrqj caconrinuum bcllum,donccvnumfubiu- 

gf taltcrum,& Grxci rubco capiljitio dominentur Troja- 

nis; In huncmodumDionyfiusZ3char!U8GaIlus,quian- 

no i548.fc fcrip(iiretcftatur.vclpau]6po(},allcgoria vc- 

nurtiffimam dcfumpdtab Impcr^itorcprincipcm oblidc- 

te inoppidoquodam,qu:E vcra hyftcriaerat, cum ante ?. 

vcl 4.annos eo fcre tcmpore & modo in Gcrmania conti- 

gcrat,a!qjita Trcjinum bcllumfuoopcrciicctinfcius,vc- 

fccxprcilit; Vt autcmreliquosomncs, candcm fimilitu- 

dinera vfurpantcs,qui pcrmulti funr,prjetercamus, BaHIjj 

Valcntini hacdcrcteflimoniuprofcrcmus, qui in vitrjoli 

dcfcriptioncitaconcluiit ; Et pro memorta hocdieo^e^uodji 

ParU Kobtlem Helennm ahfjj interpelUtiofte tUirt pcffit^ ne ^e- 

Merofa civitM TroU a Gracts amplittf deleatur ^ Priamm cum 

Affne/aohinc trifiidiafficiantttr ,tum Hetlor et Aehtllcs con" 

cordes fientAdimpetrandnm regiHm fan^mnem abf^ hello et pof- 

fidendum MoA.trchiam cum nepotibtti etpofieris ontmbtu am" 

p/tficdndee rttmditionescttmmaoniidivitiji-jQuibm accedir, 

ctiam aliosdodlosvirosdc hoc Trojano bcllo philofo- 

phicas cogitationc8fufccpi(Te,quoJ,dum hsEc edcrcmus 

& jamad fcxtum librumChalcographusveni(Tct,ab ami- 

co quodam & do(Sifsimo viro admoniti fucrimus cx 

Gcrmaniatradlatum nupcrrime allarum (non difsinilis^ 

noftro argumenri) de Achillc Redivivo infcriptum,quo 

AchiIlcs,Chiron &alijepcrfon\' ad medicinam qiiandaiii 

rcducantur: Quod fi itaeft, cum iplum vidfic li.?(f}'c- 

nus non conrigcrir,dc co nobis grarulamur ac lcclot i lcin- 

tillantcm veritarcm dc Troianaexprditioncco lubcnr us 

oboculosponimus: Sccundomrcquifirum ad capirn- ^..^rr?//^- 

dam Trojam,prs:tcr Achillem ,crat P^fUidma^ ck aicc ff/f„ p^.j/^. 

Troianadlripicndum,quod quilc &quidfucrit, & \'r\d'^ diftm. 

M m 3 venc- 



170 Hicroglyphiconim Lib 6. 

vcncrit, rjrlT rueruntopinioncs.Nosab Apollodorojib. 
^.trjditamrabuIjrnaniplci5Vimur,quiinquit, quod ubi !• 
Jus lUutn condidif,dilcoiorc bovcm fccutus^dcos prccatus 
cft,vr alicjuod fibi fignum apparcrcr^arq-tuncdcciditPai- 
ladium trlumcubitcmm^quodrpontc ambulare vidcbt- 
tur,dcxfrahafttm tencns^acfirinra manucolum ac fu- 
funi; Hu«c Ilo poftfa rcfponfum fuitab Oraculo, tam 
diucivitatcmTrojac incolumcmfuturamjquamdiuinvi- 
olafumillod Palladium fcrvaretur: Pherccydcs omncs 
imagincsmanibus non faftas,at cccelo in tcrram dcjc- 
^as, PdlladiafuHrc appcllataaf^rmat,quafi cjus gcncrts 
plura fucfint; Hoc, dcquohicloquirrur, aiuntccoeloin 
Pefsinuntcm ^hrygi^ civitatem, qux ab eocafu noraen 
obtinuit, vt Dio & Diodorus putarunt, dclapfum : Alij 
vt hoc cxcufcnt ; aliasfinguntcaufas: NonnulliadPalU- 
dis cum Mincrva certamcnrcfcrunttanquam imaginatio- 
ncmtimofispcdori MincrVvT imprciram, quod /'alladi- 
um fcqucntibustcmponbusfuitadTrojanosdcIatum.O* 
vidi08lib.<».defaQisnarrat,quodtcmporc luli rcgis Tro- 
janorum,qulfuitquartusaDardano;aquoTrojani dicun- 
turD-rdanidcs^/^alladiumpiardicflumcccidif dccoclo in 
fummamarcem Trojac: Confulitur (upcr hoc Apollo, 
quirefpoodit,quddquadiuTroja habcrct/^alladium^fam 
diu flaref cjus iroptrium: Trojanicrgo fummadiligcn- 
tiafcrvabantPaliadiuminarcc vfqucad fempora ?riami 
ffiiu ♦ww^rcgisjquialiquanfulumncgligcntius illud fcrvabat. Vbi 
MthMctMh admirandurac(l,quodChriftianiMytho!ogifaltcm cnar- 
Homer» fig" rcnf,quomodo Palladium velc coelo dcciderif, vel ex Mi- 
mer^amft- ncTvx timorc pcc^ori imprcllbcontigcrit, acnihiladdant 
tm.*tifUMU de caufis cxifientiiE,auf non cxi(Icntiar,quafifafis fit Eth- 
JE.iM».l. X ;. nicoru produxiircmyfteri4,& non cx fundamcnto rcvul- 
C.22. GhU- fiire;No8dicimus<jUomodocunq.accipiatur Falladium c 
Smpicier coelodcNpfum velcxMincrvxfimorc cxorfij,fabulofum 
Hamertn» clfcef cxHomericerebro,n6aIiundc,dccidilIe aquotan- 
f$nxttv quaaD?oaIiquoomncscn?(cri ."oefx profeda arripucrut 
''i^/w^C^^. icniinslaudibusinc<jeiumcxtulcrunf; vndc non incon- 

cinnc 



Lh,6. Aegyptio«GKCcotum. 271 

cinre qui Jara Homcru finxit nnagnam de fe fpumam cvo- 
mcrcjacaliosquofcunq; ipfiaccumbcrc gra^culos Poeus 
fpu^umciuilarabcntcs; Pcrhosenira rivos ex cofonte 
deduda e(l ruper(|itio& dcdijsmonl^rofa opinioin Grx» 
corumacpodLatinonimmcntcs, totiufq; orbis gcntcss 
Hoc Falladium, quia omnino iiditiumtuir, multa« du* 
bitationcscxcitavft,non folumvndcvcncrit, vt antedixi- 
mus, fcd eriamanaGrnEci$hococcupatumfit,anvcr6ab 
i£nea vna cumrcIiquisdijsTrojanisabiarum, etin Itali- 
amgcftatumlit:Ovid.Iib.6.dcFaftis, id fub dubio rcJin- 
qucns,aircrit ruotemporcPalladium fuilleRom» in te- 
plodca Vel}ae,curaquoconcorJatTit:L>viusdc fccundo 
belio .^unicoj Dccofatale narrantquodco tranflito tranfl 
fcrrctiir impcriumjVnde facra fatalia appellata funtjSc tre» 
dicuntur, in quibus lucrant,civitatci pcrdidiirc, ncmpc 
Trojamprimo, pdtlLaviniu» dcniq; Albam. Hanc con- 
diJit AfcaniuSjVndcAlbani^quje dicitur fuilfe matcr Ro- 
m:c,aTulIoHoftiIio delcta: At communior fentcntia 
cft Palladium fuilfc aDiomedc&VlyirearccTrojana di- 
rcptumjCtadGraccos dchtujHi cnim>vt Virgil.i.iEncid: 
ctcxco Auguft:I.i.c.2.deC'u.Dcimcminit,cxfisfumraa6 
cuflodibusarcis corripLcrcfjcraracfHgicm, manibufquc 
cruentis Virgiacas aufi div.r contingere vifta8:Di(5lys Crc« 
tenfis narratjquod Antcnor Trojanus propriar patriar pro- 
ditor podquam cum Graccis orJinavcrat proditionc Tro* 
jxjpcrfuafitThcanSjquap luit facerdos tcmpli Miuervat 
fcu PalJadiSjvbifcrvabarurT^jIIadiut^fquod fibi illud tru 
dcrct,qu3dctfccit,quo^aclo Antcnortradidit illud Grx- 
cis.Simili modo hicCrctcnfis& Djrcs Phrygius refcrunt 
^EiicamproditionisvrbisTrojanjeruillc confcium, licct 
Virgilius conctur excuQrc iEncaaj 4 proditionc patri?E,di- 
ccnsipfuTiignaruminndiaruOTfuiifc; Dcindcpoft exci- 
dium vrbis aiunt ortum circ magnum ccrtamcn fjpcr PaU 
ladioiicrA^accmctVlyirem (qjemadmodum ctiam de 
trrais Achillisintcrfc(fli)vtro^; ipforum pctcnte PalU- 
^«wetfuacncritAaJJcgantc: Favciunt VJ/in Agamcnon 

1« 



lyz Hicroglyphicorum Lib.6. 

ct Menclausrratcr Aganicnonis, rnantus HcIcnjr,cdquoi 
tuAiaxHclcnamoriginctantorumaloru vcllct intcrficc- 
icj'ly^es camlibcravit & faluavit j Aiaci vcro favcrunt 
cxcrcitus 5«: rcliqui n^ultitudo', At V^Jy (Tcs /'alladium obti, 
ruit AiJtcid argtcfcrcntcrPoftrnotlum Aiaxcladc nodc 
fcrroinvcniturmtcrcptusrOrcavcidlcditione in cxcrcitu 
contra VI yllcproptcr ncccm Aidcis,cic qua fufpctflus habe- 
baturapudcxcrcitumifugitVlylTc-spcrmarCj&Tdlladiuin 
dirritfif ptncsDiomcdcm,aquoi£ncasreccpilTcilluddici- 
furinltalia,vt SoIinuslib.3.e.2.tradit: Vcrum cum tanta 
fit opinionum contrarietas(cj.npcr adverfifsima llatuentiii 
acquilibct fcriptoradruammcntc&propofitum omnia 
livcfatfVa/ivefidaaccommodct.vtfaltcm fu.rgcntis ho- 
norcqua?rat,nosnullisaUcntiri poifumus, acdicimus ab 
Homcro ha:comniapcndcrc, aquotor /'octx lua opcra 
fcucarminamutuati (unr,ab coJem &Z)arctcm /'hrygi- 
um, & DidymCretcnfenj,qux hyftorica vidcnturfcrip- 
filTc de belio Trojano, vt & (uac gcnt's gloriam quxrfrcnr, 
acccpi(re,ncc vllum intcrfmifeipfi bcllo,quamvisg!ori- 
cturfalfo : At quid tandcm Hon^crus hoc Palladio intcl- 
PdHadtHm Iexcritbrcvitcraddcmus:Supcr!Uifatiscxpofitume(iquid 
fjMideUnotet. pcrPailadem fignificctur;Cunr,q;abhacPalladium&no- 
inincctfcrma Jcducaturj facilcapparct, quid Homerus 
adumbrarcvoIucrit,ncmpe fapicntiam& fummam ingc- 
nijfubtiTitatem apudartificemclTcdcbcrejVt illchac frc- 
tusdcopcrcfuopcificicndolitfccurus j Vlyires cnim in 
hactotaAlIcgoriaartifcxhabcturacumincrationispr.Tdi- 
tuS;quoomniamagisardaancgotiapcrficit; Primus c;us 
laborfuitcircainvcntioncm AchillisCjufq; addudioncm 
ad Trojam jfccunduSjVt fubtiliori mentis indaginc inqui- 
quirarjquarationcTrojaoccupari^Palladiofcilicirtarrcpto 
pofTit 5 Ideoq-, fruflra dc rcbus plar.e' fi(5Tis quacritur, vndc 
vcncrir,ancccclo, ancx Minervx imaginatjonc, &vbi 
nianferit :VlyfTi autcm valcntiprudcntia,non Aijci pr.t 
iUntivir]busaffignatur,qiffaartificis(ubtiIitas hic qu^ri- 
fur^nonmagnitudoiitborisfcu virium^qua: circa Hcrcu- 

lis 



Lih.6. i^egvptiOcGra^coium. 2>j 

I s pcrronaii dcfcripra c(\; Nam V|y j|es Helcnarn protex- 
<r4t(ujrjpicnfU,quod ipdiaidccuit, nc Hcle^a pcrvim- 
AucispeViret (fambellj luvcncblj, qui» abinifio Argo 
Bdliticxi-xpcditionis, vr (iipia demo iMraVimos,ad juini- 
mumrrit iam j8o innoru.ii; Ellffnim pr-cipua nollra 
per(onj,cjur roMusbelliCiuUdicifur: ^ii^ crcdira func „ 
iacrj Pa!'uJufuMF*apudR omaiios, vel Albanos, ipfi vi- //** "/ 
d^nnr an vt aiiCMuills,c^a'l )tjccilcnnf,an vcro cx nu- , 
njdna phdntjiiif rrunVouxennt j Nos Cbrillianinihil ca-^ 
IctrCili.nuSjpr.rlcfrim cuin nuila ^rjfit vera hyftoria, nifi 
qu3f alig'nento poeticonatjlir: TcrVium rcquilirum'ad p .^ 
TroitcxpUkynationrmnrcclLriumfuit vnum tx oflihus * " J . 
Pclf pis; Cvtcra hiCTeruvfriiiitarafionc aliqua cxcul ri 
poirenr,ncmpc Achillc !• proptcrfortituJinem ririguIarC) ^ *■ • 
PdllaJiumproptcrran'5^ f uisop/njancmdcco, a Groecis 
impctratuTr(uillcantcqujiii rrojam cvertcrc potucrinc, 
vciutiijtiodAshominisipfidcm dem^^ftul ro qiiid con- 
fcMf,(upi!i narurami5c capru t1 huminie mentiScii : Quid 
cnimvnumo'» cidjvcr^shu njni c(fi:erctiX^bitotvlviho- 
mincsmillenip.rjmpijc hrcnr?Fiiitau(em ."elops Tan- 
tali (iliusillius.qjein jpuiinfcrosrorquen tno-fd timorc 
jmpcndcnns (Jxi,'uodd reru i» vf(5l'(4i nr<,c!r.r*acu(n pcnu- 
ria crcdid'.r!im,quiiiinpurus& bcncfrciorurln icccpforu 
iiPincmorfttilTet.* Tant^lui» Jb ilijs lovrs 8i Plot^ NyiB'- 
phf,aba'ijsIovis&/»lufUS ftlius di<Stusert: Z Z'8 hy(l: 
lO.Chil : /'luto qiiidcrn mjrre ar patrc T nolo LvHioe rcgc 
gcniru n fcrib f : HiccumD'os itiqijudo in hofpitnKn 
acccf/ i(rrf,fp'irq iclau'u n co.iv'i?Ri'il parairr, Pclopctii 
filiuTi c tfun iircr cpuUs ijppo(art*idqti?^, vcaltqui iirbi- 
trmor. <d cpnjjniiim4j^niticcnr(<im g-iaiVommum rc- 
ru.n vclcariili-njm (itiu nillisobfcrrcfiC^fr.Tum cnft» id 
dij cn^noviiTcnr, ab ijs epulis ahlllni|ei^nt,pr ttir Vlia^n 
CvJrcrcm, q ir obraptsc fihx Pro(erp»n« id^to-^Cm pcne 
dcrjpi,-nsinc6n(ulr6numccu>ncdit ; Tjm d'ii rchquicidr 
filij mil' rti cum rurfusiccrruntin tcSct.rm ac rccoclnin 
vicjerciUiiieruQt: cuai vcroilh dcciret numcras, qoem 

^J n conacde- 



ly^ Wieroglyphicorum Uh.6. 

comcdcrttCeres, dij cburnciirn fccitrc dicuntur : Hinc 
Lycophron bispubcfcentcm appcllavit /'clopcm, quia 
junioradijsrcftitutusfuit,quamcrarprius: Idcp Tanta- 
lusad infcros dctrufuSjquia dccrum cpulas pcr bumanam 
cjdem contaminairct;iurque hofpitij violalTct, lautiflimo 
apparatu fcmpcrhabcrccpulasdiciturj quas tamcn fame' 
fxcruciatus attingerc non pcflit: Alij illum pcrpctua 
fitivcxarldixcrunt, cumaquaadeiusmcntum alTurgcrct, 
quT,quotics iIlamattmgcreconctur,rcfugiat; Ovidiusa- 
liam caufam cjus p?-nx tradidit, nempc loquacitatciii, 
qufefccrctadcorummortalibus divulgaverit, vbiinquits 

^jt^rit aqtiM irtaquistt pomnffigAcia captat 
TantalH4,hoc ilii^arrulalingHa dedit. 

Huius,inquam,Tpnta!i filiusPtlops fuilfc traditur, qui 
Hippodamiaro Ocnomai Elidis ac Pi^x regis filiam cu« 
ruIiccrtamincvidtordbtinuit,inquDinnumcri prpci an- 
tcaruccubucrantvi^iaccatf], cxquorum crancls Marti 
tcmplum extrucndum crat: Myrtilli opcvicit, qucmpo« 
fteaquoquerclopstrucidavit, a qua caedcaVulcano cx- 
piatum fuilfe cum mfmorant.- Fabulantur/^clopem, vt 
coAus fuitja Neptuno amatum,vt Pindarus ait : Scpultus 
fcrtur Lctnnat,quz Elidis civitasfuit. De Tantato, qui 
filium dijscomcdcndumappofuit,Poctarumfi<fliocftjqui 
rclinciuscontumcliam, vtciufmodialiadc Syfiplio, Ix- 
yone,Buriridc&:(]miiibus,idcfTinxcrint7 idcoqae ztcrnS 
quili psenam ipfi attribucrint , vcl ob impictatcm vc\ gar- 
rulitatem* & quidcm ob hanc magis, Quaro illaro prout de 
Txione fabulancur : ,^x vero fccrcta tocrint dcoruro,quz 
illemottalibus apcruenr, facile apparet cx convivio flc 
cpulis, quas dijsappofuit,vndefolaCercsguftavcrif;Ccrc- 
ri autcm,vtfupradiximus, Elcufinia facra tc abditi/Iiroa 
quzqjfolenniataro apudex£gyptiosquam Grxcos dica- 
tafucrunt, quorum arcananeminiaperircliccbat: Vndc 
conflarc polTctjhxc innuiabillomanifcftatacircjVcrutv 

fivc 



Lib,($, Aegyptio-Graccorum. i^y 

fivcTantaluioblinguae incontincntiam taxatus fit, fivc 
«liamobcauram^toti huic narrationi fabulam &aIlego. 
riaminellc, camq^ rcfcrri ad cas rpfas Hicroglyphicat 
traditioncs,quarum antc mcminimus,indubitatum cfl.Ve 
cnimOfiris ab Ifide, Bacchus fcuDionyfiusa Nyrophis, 
lafonaBacchi nutricibus/iefon a Mcdca, co(5li dicun" 
tur, & itcrum juvcnes rcdditt, ita & Pclops a Ccrcrc aut 
dijs poll codioncm* vitam & juvcntam fimul rccupcravit^ 
dequibuscum ruprafatisdixcrimus, idem dc Pclopc tn- 
tcliigendum crit : A Vulcano cxpiatus elTe dicitur a cxdc, 
&aNcptunoamatus, qui quaics dij habcantur, )am fatis 
innotuit: DchocPclopcIohiFran; Ficus Mirand:I.2.c< 
2 .dc aiif 0,mcro init his vcrbis ; Stc ^irt^nam , nsnnHlli inter- 
fretantnr AtreinHnctipandtimaiKumt arietemve, vtdefcrif" 
tamaMrifaciendipote^ate^h^oribm injinuent, Nam Atrei 
& Pelofii ofesexmetallu fni^e jcriptf*m re/iguit C^UtJihenes 
Oljnthim i AriJiotilU & dijcipu/HS 0" confani^minew, Etlib. 
j , cap. I . Nec defuer* ,inqu i t, ^m Tantali tjuoj^ divitias tft' 
ierint aeceptas Chemicacompoftionidefcripta in pellihHS agni» 
VndeJitf^Pelopiifilij & Pelopidarumregnumlongelate^pro' 
pagatum , vt hinc abfonum vtfum nonft, <j**afi(fe Thyefiem rut-^ 
tu minerem Pelopis a^num,hoceft.^n agnipellefaciendi aitrice-' 
pofiiionem exaratamyOjUam inarcanis hahuefit natu maior Atre* 
m extoy ferttefjThyefies ah vxorejratris cognitaJlHpro , ex (JH§ 
(^odia&cruenttJjfimacanAtragadia: Meminerunt hZtX' T't 
tjuanefuam ohfcuro velamento ^antiquiffirmpoeta.^ ^ Cicerof 
SeneCA ct Paprius: Hx cilic: At fi rci vcfitas & fabulac,qux 
fingulis mfcc pcrfoni8adh2Erenf,co7iiydcr^cntur,ad lovcm 
omnct reducianimadvcrtcntuj , qui Tantali patci,hic Pc. 
lopis, quiThycfti8&Atrci,quorumillccx filia fua Pc- 
lopciagcnuitiEgyfthum, hicAgamcmnoncm& Mcnc- 
laum; AtrcusThycfiifratri fiiios appofuit proprios co- 
mcndos') cy£gyfthus Atrcum & Agamemnonem truci- 
dat&Clyt^mncftramducitin vxcrcm; At Orcftcs m«- 
trcmvnacum t/<£^yftointcifccit ,vtfupra narratum cft. 
Qux omnia occafioncffl allcgorijs dc Pclopc fingcndit 

N n J dcdc- 



J7<i Hicroglyphjconim Lib:5, 

licdcrunt: Os eius tnfignis magnitudinis fuilfc mcmp- 

fatur quod ab Vlyllc qucTqucjVt rciiiqua, inipcfra»ucfl:At 

eur h(}cad.Troidn^occ:UDanJarri vtile autncceir^num di« 

ce!")atur«' Ab(q^dubio quod»rrificcs indicar^ volucrint 

, tcr/c^quantiaruhOdniiAiT) ad op.us rpqjji)ri,sux,quafi m,or- 

twa (jt i t rcliqua cx coi porc n";cf<illico,v^ os cx corporc hu* 

miino; V* e:iimifJU:ir.corporeanin>ali«dut homiiisru- 

(}inc»vrc«incs,hu:norfS, vala & fpinf^iSj tarqiian» balis 

& rundamc/iruni dfotrjus, iti etiam io opcrc Phil fo- 

phic*>viiufixunnoontinctomniaV)OJa,tjliaku non fixa&: 

iti colligatjVf vnaiubrtantii mcrHodici podu: Indc in Au- 

•tora confi-rg i .dicitur,c^.Q ,^oel ttnSlma :fi-t a natnrd va- 

htitiun^.-^Et tUudejjtod firnf*^' ^. fUotip/Hi» f}iriinm^<p fixHm 

X^ perpc taum C^ iyicrcvtt. bih , & nominatur fulfur P btlofofhi" 

Tfimvcl cinis eXirtiUt^i acinfre, tft Sf^itor eictt : ^^od pxnnf 

■efiyfiq^ttre^ fugittvoi : Et n,c.x, Tma fxat, aqna d albat^ 

a^rpSM-ir4f,s^Kh.C9Ura "^ ■Ucm xTnraThtdemreltnqtHttir Vt 

aitJ ti-ia e 'cfntntii i» ea, v^if/trit r^dtOiri • Ji tp^a r>on eji ef, <- 

Jtmeyiia fuKd^iWentftmm» htihtrtni inpti Adijtc^^^f.w dcmrm 

fisv^mthelahrartami Et Aurhor Cciilil : con :cx Gr^tiaro» 

Igniiin aergii\ IfiX^ B.X ( ffc fitc^lx- tntendlt eX cca tor.tmtUms 

iiHmtdtstiencefiiu yVtver.ta',ii^ tnii/ierim. d' quoaicit A' 

siirants, b.t qs^am prtctoiH^ -fi 'i^it^ ijie: Aertn o^icfijpDt'. 

4 Recjtiift- '^ * ^'"cct quartum rcqujii.uu» tuit cin s- La» mcdon* 

tum Ci»eres "° ^ *<^3ra pqfia rspicndys . Ciur. tmrrw x i ik fijt cinis, 

V.aomedor.tis. ^'^ ^"-Korcs dKUr.i, fit.picr txf^rii^i.tiini paitr,6s & ci- 

'-XWa luiudurt/uhft4;U;arai<(l:Ojuf ,Ph}lt;(o^^^ iic^clTa- 

• ricpj De j;iO|fre.ij»4fun>)cfjs.. ,m«^|.n(.xyint locis^86r.el'us in 

.turba \ ijf^a ratf<r-ajp^^u\ti.cui^^urKt4itayade*r^tatJ}.^iumptr 



"t^ 



twfleje:imiuiif>rmort^cftfit/ti:vi/.eiur.^ tkm ii/a natHtatgne 

indtget ^f^tiotif^ corpw ^ tUiHS ffa iihs tn terram vertantur, (^ 

.tfentfi^fti';iv mpriHofimtiistn /hq tfimulo : His peraUts red» 

ditet Dinf ^HKtt^t^' Q^ .intrr^.my . csr cmr^tMfi-mit^te ahlata, 

coKf.rtAt'1 f^ ^ittr^ no^ra. 0- itftetfdata. Oportet tgiiur tU 

,/0(tft,,^f^ {^».f>urere ahjqinmore f dor,ec cinv fiat , qnt cints 

t4pHM jit rtt^ipfirt^ifatin^^^animam & tirMftram infnfHm: 



Lib.iJ. -^gyptio-Graecorutn. 177 

Iftlpiettc fi/tj Ao^rina, ^ititlitef ptElsres neijueunt fuU colori" 
i^Hi, ptfi^fr<i, f^Hctef^yetfs tn, q)ifi^<f V£yf^nt C^ pWvfri/ttit :Js' 
Mfhrer Q^ Phj/pjO^tyt^is ^e^r^/ts.fy-p^ rJt^Hem* meaictMaj (u^ffr- 
psneremfi fr,a^tU-et ft*.iv^y.*!4t4tiy£laqdp^^p(um cinerehf reSf" 
erttis [Hbtthter , mnldi ctbeofrocedeHtjeoqHodiS, vt homo, 
eorpta hnbet et (ptrttfftTi} IdcHi Cuilos, alijq; plur^nu mdi- 
cant,vt lcgent j bus ipil^ P^tjCt,!) b fcjj ciE.cr.c ipai t;i;fic io chy- 
• inicp?ilhiJilcf »g;Dt^ <^4\itp pll4j,etticis,^jui;j,f^i3i^j/nc pcf- 
(urtj;Ata{'cmiJ? ccrtjriiydividuicincrcs (vt^.c:.lC)r''qui- 
ruilttjr j ncmpe Laomcdontis : HiqvtRcx Tfoiqp mafnla 
cx dificaire tradf ur Apoilinc & Ncptuno,vcI <;tiajqii Vul- 
ca/io,opcr^xij&jCUiu,sanfcmctTiininius: Ab H'zj(fUlc trn- 
CidatuiikrmrjVt fu^^v4-"jus ubore CjXppifiiimij; .i-apme* 
dop iuq^Troix.hmditqj, ohcfirr, ipriip yiJb.cni vita priv^- 
turjCurncnirnoperanjxdidlismcrccdcmpacflarn non da- 
rcf aOctoveXibifur a^,uoHeli6nefiiiaeiusabHcrcul'*lf- .-,.> ., 

b<r c.Jc-(i7atcu .iccHcfcuIi equ:)S promiirosdarct>occirus 
c j) , < i^i q j GinCi»[e« itj por/a tj^jjc a Scaia aljicr va.t!jjH} ad dcT 
ktior.c rro) V quoc«>?iuc^ihtur acccl*arij.idcpc)^4b Vlyi- 
/e . la^i indcabiati .- i-a f pe «utborcs refcrunr fincti: opc- 
ns /'rtilofoplnci tcft .rt dciuo principip^&ifcontfa,*. uv.no 
icicipi,etcuni vnorcrn;inari; QiJiinuad Troiam rcqvjifi- 5 Reauifi' 
tumeraujragtt.a? ticTcU is,,,quiyi Ocuhi9iitcJintcrTi7cr-.r/fiw, SagittA 
fcili.nn & Mjcedtjj.iini cnoricsrigittas Wis/*ii^P,%trdo- HercHlis, 
no ded:r,maudavifq. nccui corpprisrui.i*e(iquiiiS jndica- 
rct, jurimcniorcccpto; (ej cum ppdmoJo pdphi.cum 

oraculu m Q\\^i<ii>^,.. I" <>f ' "*'^fc'^P;9,¥ 'T r '^*^ ^'*8i V * 'v^H""^^' 
hs.cai^no,n.po(ff,i<w ^'lefifiyq-^i^-i^.t/ar.gQfjV,^/»^^^^^ 

r.',:ijq;Cogcrefur,t4CU!t,i:d pcde l,oci!i iiioullra.vit; Has fa- 
gittasa I^tiijo^^tc V^bi^.acjccpws ad^jr{?;(;pi^^r^lu ;E.j*$ 
vencno irifcdis/u-^eiiiuot^qius c,i3 ^j^-if^i^^f ''^Jo^cf^U 

.lo.ngitudjncrn )adjj^.ir,.jt^jC,9iJltf(^},^^v.Cj y^^ 
ci.us .depf^it , 5.X ■<yiOi-yiUUiiw.,^t(jiJc ! ^Pe^^^h-f^^i^^; 

. taurca jictba la r attj^ .^ici r ur. . Warfi , 64' 8*^ sf* --■ '^^^Mp 

non>gnofci.tj Phijo^^^rac r^tta;ifac^sdoi3ai»i.i|nf, 

., ■ '" N'n 3 "'"'"' ' ^ -■■ •'*•' • vt 



Z7S mcroglyphicorum Lib.6« 

vt cUva Mcrcurio 5 hac cominus illis tfminiis pugnavit 
Hcrculcs contra totraonftraj Hacfixa& rcfiftcntia ob- 
truncavit&emollivit, illis fugacia&volatiiia fixit&re* 
tardavit ^fuga: Hisduobus inihumcntis aut operandi 
. rationibusomnis Pliilorophusindigct, vtfupcrius fxpc 
dcn)on(lr<itum ed *, qucmadmodum & duabus aquis,qua. 
rum vna fixat altcram & folvit mutuis vicibus j Ad Trojam 
itaq; abrqjfagittis Hcrculcis parumcfficipotcrit : Maior- 
cnimiaborabrumiturinfugaci& volatili fiilendo & fa- 
gittis quafi figcndo (vndcExio apud Chymicos) vt ap' 
parctin Apollmcfigente Pythonem, Diana Orioncm, 
Atalantaaprum& his fimilibus; dequibusfiioloco cgi- 
^.RtqMili' tx\\i%i Sexfura rcquifirum & vltimum habctur? quod 
tmm ; E^H$ Thraciaercgiscqui? co cxfoabduccndierant,antequam c 
RhefiabaH' Xantho fluvio bibctent, fine quo ritc perafto Tro ja occu- 
een^, pjjfi nonpotuit: Hxc ridicula elfc, & fabulis fimilima, 

auxpucfisanutricibusnarrari folent, nifiatot& tantis 
(cf iptoribus , Homcro cjufque fcquacibus tradcrcntur, 
non immentd iudicarcmus ; Quid os, cineres, fagittai ad 
vrbemoccupandamf Quidcqui addu<fli, antcquam cx 
fiuvio ccrtobibcrint? Attamen non fine caufa ita efTidi 
circcxantcdidisprofpcximus; Eratautcm Xanthusdu* 
' uius Troadis rcgionis, cuius h^c vis cclcbratur , quifi 
flnimaliaexcopotantiaflaeoinficiat colorc; Xanthus e- 
nimflavumdcnotat; Hic color forte in cquis ingratus 
vidcbatur* ideo equiprxcavcnc}ifucrunt, ncbibcrent e- 
ju8fiuvijaquam;lta mcmorant Ncptufium ad nuptiat 
/'elci&ThctidiscontuliiTcequum Xanthum & Balium, 
quiad Achillcmhaercditariojurc pervcnitrecreduntur^At 
mifcrabile quidvidcri poirctjnififabula e(Tct> propterc 
2^j|.^^^. quosabduccndosRegcm trucidandum clfe, & quidcm 
tmc^ ^^^^^ Thracturo, fcroccm ct bcllicofum tam Icvitcr fuperari 
'pOtuilTcab Vlylfcfolo vcl paucis cum focijs abfq* rcfi- 
ftcntii vlla : An Icvius fuit Regem Thracia; (Acidcre, & 
pci^vim cius bona abripcrc, quam Troianos Phrygcs, vt 
hibcbantur, imbcllcs, in quibus tamcn occupandis 

tot 



Lib.5. Aegyptio-Grapcorurti, 179 

totanniconfumpti dicdnfur^ Natursc ct rjtioni advcr- 
favidcntur, fi hyftoriamccdfolamus: Non cnim cum 
columbis aucuparl licet accipitr^s» fed cum his i]Ias,non 
lcporibuscancsvcnamur,fcdcconcra: Quodfi vero harc 
advcrumfuumfcnfumHicroglyphicumrcducantur, non 
eruncabfurda.fcdpofTibilia&nccclTaria, antequam Troia 
occuparipolTit 5 Et fi benc ad Philofophorum diftare- 
fpiciatur, animadvcrtimus, illos moncrcartifices,vtvi- 
deant, ncrubcdinemproaIbedinc,autaIbcdincm pro ni- • 
gredincinprincipioopcris«cquirantj Rufus cnira colo» 
fcu fubflivusininitiononconvenit, fcd pro damnabili 
habcturapud 7>hilofopiio8; Hinc Bcrnhardus comes 
monet nc colorcm pjpavcris (ylvcftris acquiramus ninaio 
ignc pronigrcdinc; & Zacharius vencnuro vitare docct 
inprimoopcrc, quodinfecundoadcircfolct. ficlfaacla* 
tcriscontnti colorem inutilem dicicin principio; Pod 
opcris perfedioncm omncs incuicant colorero davum, 
purpureum,rubrum & tyrium, vt Ceros in turba; Regite 
tffum cocjuendo, donee Crocttsfiat excellentijfimiti, Ar dari us * 
Et ecce apparehit vobis hpii Tjrius ; B ora tcs • Terite ne^uafHH 
Aonec CrocHifiat incolore attro Jintilis : Et fic al ij aurei ct 
Xanthi coloris mcminerantcumadcirc debcrcin fineo- 
pcris, non in principio, ibi cllc vtilemybic noxiuro : Et 
ita de EquisRhcliexiQiroandumed, ipfos abducendos 
eile ad Trojam amcquam flavefcant; Atg. harc funt fcx 
illa meroorabilia rcquifita, fine quibus Troia occupari 
»atdeleri non potuit: Quibus nonimmcritofcptimum 
adijci dcberet,nerope JEquus ille Troianus arroatis vmiEqttMS Tv» 
rcpletus& in vrbem deicdis msEnibusdcdu(5hi9jInvcn-M»w. 
tum Palladisdiccbatur, quia flratagcma fubtili ingenio 
cxcogitatumvidcripolTct, nificum tanto pcriculo con. 
iundum eflcf, & Troianos niraiae fimplicitaris,ne dica 
ftolid.ititis,argucrct,quod hoftc in tcrra fua morante rou- 
rosdemolirentur, & ita ipfi cos , a quibusfubigipoilcr, 
in vrbcm induccrcnt ; Vciura et hoc fid^ionem man jFcftc 
arguitin pluribus, licet alias excufari pofiit j cum fimi- 

lia 



iZ0 Hftsrdglypfiiconim. Lib.^. 

y f, . liaexcfnpta(h nivigijs noflrote-i^porefelriterpcrdud.s 
o * CJCpcrtirimiis-^Itailc Iphuenia A^arneiniionis. fi.jiOiin c 

©M^ia'^r-o^t4C<»»hcio, proptcr miia exc»cMU( mrciti^rcs- 
c»{rJihK>^^C>:i c{i&:f*ibUiT proxim<, quema.ifno<luin& 
o-rflfiU'; Q ^*-'»'» to'a Iludc & OJyifea h^Dcnturailcporica 
funt, pa.i>cTjphylk4Ct arcaaA natur r opcra cxphcantia, 
partnn polytica, ct rcgc&i:i muitis, (cu pcrk)Oas publicas, 
et pnviU^ -mtljfncntu, lUcQ Hom*rustanri ib Aitxan-. 
' df^i ^fcit no ficbat,' qui cum fuo ccrvicah v.o&vx f uppofuir, 
letrogifffn vuncu^TiappcIldVitt vtctab al.Mso£nni8 o^tarrs 
inagnisctdo^is vr.». adco vrfummuro ingcnijhumani 
tTtitJtU<m in£Ho;"»icri opcre cxprc ifum vidfl<imr, niii tot 
ctcanfamafci>'Yi'acnmborfi»inculcarxt5 ncmpcdcoruni 
a?tultcni,farrdi!cridcs^ ritpiniscnaliajqu.l: tantun; virum 
nonrcvrriidijsaitnbuilfcpcijlin ilcclt,.rcdpocricalifcn- 
tUct allc;*orico lcnhcndi modo protuiilfcy vt fapicntes 
pucleuivaroiticc^ honumamaU.icpar;rcnf, inq^Iuuni 
0/^jt'iru-' vfum.vertCrcPit: QiJadiupIjctmiruq, vium.Hwr>«.rv), rt 

tlexvff-u *Q*m Orphco, aii^gnaaiusi', Pj!iicui'ii hicfoglyphicum, 

HomTici arcanum,profu/idum (^ Iatcntcm,prnnarium.arc.*n»(lim4 
Operit: tTaiurne optr-j,dc qtibuscgimus, (pcdantciii • A.qj hunc 

i.Htraqlj. fclL pttilolophi ct Chymlx vcrar conla| iutrorpiciunf c t 

, phKi44. admirantur^c-rccBi,acgligumctrobeVmbrolotcgoo!iiirr;on 

anfmadvrcrJuntcj ^licrlim poI^tiouiSLVr thrcum, nioraicm, 

hyQoricum,occono}micorn,(ccandar;un)" Rcgcr,duccS; 

t,p6lyticHS. Magittratus. ct fir.gulas qurfq. in moribU» ctCv>nimut-i 
vita inQrucntom 4 QjJ<^m pliirts icundctv.crfcruuf, ct.fo- 

^V?^ \<i\\:'\ him m.co quali diuinitiTJs quid,Iii!><^rrtcm lulpe^terunr j 
Tcrtium rclinquimuapocns/qui rhis^jbujjs, 6^mn)t^, 
& 'rjditioncs dc dijs, hcroibus, aliilq; rcbusvni c «m- 
plciftunturj ^ujrtum<jrammjiicis JepuranHis, qjtor- 

^.Feittcui. patum? phalcrasctfcricmdiccndioblf raAptef alij^i/ tcr- 
^ret^ntur ) Vnde Hamerus (incndicus lailifri/r c nabif U8, 
cum tucnt vir maxtfnc polyticus et in rcbus ma>ji>i$ agcn- 

^.GrnmmA- discxpcrti(Iinius,qijcd nonmmcndicumifcd nuxunum 

ttcf^, ingcnio, ionuna:qj docibui pr^ ftantem cadit) tot Oram- 

niaiicos 



Lib.^. ^gyptio-Grarcorum. iSi 

inaticos per Gra:ci<jm alc rc dicebatur, vt ctiam Alcibfadcs 
cuidani Homaum mordenti colaphum eamobcaufdm 
inrrcgcrir,hocrcommatcaddit0 5Tunciprummcndicum, 
aut vjnnm nominabis, quitotalitfunntcrprctcs&ditcs 
facit? Ex tot itjq; rationibus & argumcntis in racdium 
produdis & hacll-cnus c/plicatis Ltis apparct Troianam 
Expcditipncm parum aut nihil habcrc in (c vcritatishy- 
ftoric- , at piyi-mium allegoricx , & potius proptcr in- • 
tcllcdum arcai>ua7,qu3m rcnrumvulgarcmintroduftam 
eircj Nihilominus non iiffitcrrur & fccundum, tcrtium & ® 
qu^rtu K vfum, vt mo^o diximus, eidcni attribui poire: 
Nam nihil vctat aliegcrijs & fidionibus aliquid vcritatis 
admifcerr, quamviscconfranondcceretrcbus vcrisfidi- 
cias ingcrcre ; Vtcnim fcrmcnfum vel in minimaportio- 
ne purs: mailv li*-nifagine^ immixtum totam rcdditaci- 
dam & ftrrpcntoflm, ifa & res falfe aut fidtx ctiam non 
mult.xhylloriamvcrim rufpcdaro rcddunt, &:fideom- 
Tiino priujnr $ Sic fi poetx, vtOrpheus & Homerus, fcrrc 
fuis fjbulis 2c 3!lcgorijs nonnihil vcritatis immifcucrint, 
quo ad lcca^ r:s aut pcrfonas^ non tamcn fcquctur eas clTc 
vcTas.dUtitajVtfonantjairurr.endas&intelligendaSjVclut 
pl^riq; cx E.hn^cis fecerunt ; Qupcirca fi quis eiufmodi 
'indi<^is poctiscffendaf, hocfidioncsillorumnon, nifi -^ 

inconlydcratifliiTio, vcras cfScict: Vnde fi fuilfct Troia 
antiquifllmotcmporc riv'iras,ctd«iiliu(5lj,non tamcn hcc 
niodo, vtdclcnbitur, id radcumciktjNamquxa poetisj 
aut hyftoricis hosfequcntibiff xratccrfcriptionismodoj 
tradunfur, taliafunt, vt rnc:rifoindubiumrcvocari,ctad 
fuimoriginemjnempcallcgoiicannprcurfccimuSjrcduci 
debeant: Rcftat nunc VlyiTis rcciitumct cnorcs brcvilcr 
pcrcurrcrejcumiilc, vt dicljm, fit Artificispcrfona,inge- 
iiio valcns tanfum, quanmm Hcrculcsviribus: Idcoq«,fi 
bercomnia conlydcrcntur, q!j'cquidadTroiam prarclare 
aiflumcfl^cuisconnifoctopcr.iprstfijtismvidcbitur^Ncc 
foiuai ingenio Vlyll svalu'f,»f:dcl manuum laborc, vt 
annotantc iEliano I.7.C.5 • ^P^^ dc fc tcilatur Odyi^O. his 

O Q v«bi&: 



iyjfis circA 
reditum *>* 
patriam: ■ 



282 Hcroglyphicomm L^b.6. 

vcrbis:Nona!iuspotiorfuerit, mihi crcde,minirtcrjSiue 
igncmfucccndiopus cft, fcu ligna fccanda. Inhiscnim 
maior pars VlylTci Uboris confumirur in artc «philofo- 
phica : SicratcmipfcVlyiresconfccilfctradiiuf cclcrrin:ic 
fuo laborc abfq-, fabrorum opera. Illcfcx antc pofita fata- 
lia,fincqQibusoccupari non potcrat,impetravit; Suoclo-^ 
quio & prudentia totum cxcrcitum rcxit; Poft hunc A- 
chi]lcs,& eius vicc Ncoptolcmusj Deindc+ielena cum Pa- 
ridcjCjtterx perfonx addunturadcelandumartificium, 
Agamcmnonvtiropcrator, Menelaus, vt ador, Aiaxvt 
manibus multum tribucns, Digm.edes vt focius Vlyflji, 
Sinon proditor,Thcrfitcs conviciator, & fic dc alijs : Tro- 
ianunc dcniq;arrc& Martcdcbcllata, Vifta&everfa, V- 
ly iFes in patriam,prout & alij Gr3fci,rcdircdefydcr»uit: S(c 
cnimOvidiusdcco: 

NondHbiaefl Iihacifapientia, fedtamenoftat 
Fumnm de patrijs foj^evidcrefoci^» 

De caufa,curaufugcrir, cuius fupcrim mcm{nimus,hic 
nihlUddimus : Omniumprimo itaqjad littus Ciconum 
popuforumThracijcdeJatus eft tcropenatc: fdftad Lo- 
tophagos in Africaro, vbi cum focij ciuslotorum fruAus 
guftaircnt,patrix obliti ad naucs miniroc rcuertcrunt : In» 
dcin Siciliamad Polyp]icmiantrij,qucm obcscauir,cum 
1 2. focijs : Pod in i£oIiam infulam& Lsefirigonas imma- 
nifGmosCampanid?popuIos,mox9di£zam mrulam cur- 
fumtcnuit, vbi Circc vcncfica, Solis filia, fociosciusin 
bcluas conocrtit • Ex qua Tclcgonum & Ardcam gcnult : 
?Wad infcros dcfccndit, Plutoni acProfcrpinx colum- 
naro confecranSjVtcvatc Tcrcfiaibidcm,quicnbiagcnda 
forcnt, perdifccret: DcindcadlnfulamSirenum dclatus 
aurcs fociorum ccra illitas obturavit, feq; admaluni na- 
visalligariiuflit: Hinc Scyllam& Charybdin pcrrranfi- 
cns non finc «liqua focioivm iadura in Siciliam rurfus 
pcrvcnic, vbi Solis fili^ patcrnos grcges cuflodicbanr, 

quos 



Lih,6. Aegyptio-Grajcoium.- 28} 

quoscum focij cl'dcrcnt, fcrcomncs naurragio pcricrunt 
ipfoarrcpto oivii maIo,in qiu haercns 9.dicbus maris flu- 
(ftibuaiadatusadOgygiaminfulam defcrtur,vbiaCalyp- 
foncNymphainhofpitium acccptu» 7. annos moratus 
cxcafiliosquoq; fufcepit: Dcindc dijs jubcntibus hinc 
folvcns, itcfufti propc Phscaciam navim frcgit ex Ncptu- 
ni inrtindlu proptcrcafuraPoIyphcmij&inportuPhjca- 
cumadnatavit,nudufqucintcr frondesarborum ibi (coc- 
cultavit : Cum uerd veffcs poftmodb a Nauficaa filia Al- 
cinoiacccpidct; ^alladis opcraad Arctcn Alcinoiconiu- 
gcn? pcrdudu?,aquavc{|ibu8 & focijs donoacccptisjfn 
Ithacam cum muncnbus dormicnscxponitur, vbi mcn- 
dicihabituairun^ptoadPcnelopcnredijt, qua? illiadhuc 
filium PoIyporthumdcviftaTroiaad mcmoriam patcr- 
nx virtutis pcpcrjllc dicitur , cum id nomcn populato* 
rcm vrbis fignificet. Atquchifunt crrorcs Vlyffis circt 
reditumin patriamiquivltrad.eccnnium fccxtcndiircip- 
parcnt, cumq; tam diu Troiana obfidio durarit, vigmti in- 
ccgros annos Vlylfcscxtra patriam vixit multis croribu» 
6cinfortunijsimpIicttus, quibus tandcm fupaatis nomc 
populatoris vrbis cx fi/io ipfi gcnito obtiniiit : Atquchxc 
pcr fc fatis innotcfcunt, cum fintomninofabulofa & fi- 
ditiaa Foetaprodudaad dcmonftrandumpoIytice,qui- 
buscrroribus&maJishumana vitacxpofitafit, ncc non 
quibus ar(if\ccs,antequamad vltimam mctam pcrvcni- 
ant,obnoxi fiant; Nam qui non crravit, nondum incc- 
pitfc dicitur : Et Bacairer in turba ; ReBum , inquit, »$n 
mficrrore difeerniturt & nihil magis ddore cordi ^enerat ,qu4m 
errorinhacarte&opere: Dc quibus artis divcrticulis ct 
difficultatibus cum aliorum cxtentcommcntarij,nce non 
quotidiana cxcmpU ijsfatis fuperquc attcftcntur,ad dc- 
monftrationcm corum hic nihil adijcimus. 

Sive itaq;Trojaftetfrit§c dcleta fit rcvera, fivcfaltcm 
fidionc (idemintelligendudc Hcrculis laboribus, ccrta- 
minibusfacri8,adq?dco8fpcdantibusrcbu8,)pcrindcerit, 
cumnobisindcnilferatur, ncc mctatur j vcrum Ci alter- 

O o i vtfi 



184 fTieroglyphicorum Lib,6. 

vtri parfiiiTcfiridcbeamus, mil!eindici<i,nihilcx his rc- 
vcra fuilk coiivir-ccnt, qLUiiivisroridcm fcre libris, tan- 
riiiimf'Jiirenr,ab E(hnic;slfatuaturj!itd;p.cn omnrs fcri|i"' 
torcs dehisconfuliUiUs,vniJcl;jcctanta SitaHa haufcrint, 
ad fcxanrcdiclosomnisrchgionis ajt pc t'Uudolc)lafrix 
Efliiiic.vaujthorcs (Orpl-.cuni, Linum, •Mufrum, Mc- 
ldmpodcm,Homcrum &Hcfiodufii) recutfus ficfiQuod 
■fi &:hG8quxramuSjVndeillt habeant,ab c^i^gypt ]•> par- 
tifR, partimcx proprit)ccrcbro«^d e^gyptiorum imita* 
tioncm &: do(5lrinan», cmnia hxc origincm trahcrc ani- 
madycrrcrr^ustiEgyprij vao ablfidc, & hxc a Mtrcu- 
rioac Vulcano, vt lamantc rctulimus, omncs fuas do- 
dtfinas accepcrunt: Si vero quis nihilominus fua pcr- 
fuafionedudus iila omnia dcpcrfonisvcris & ccrtis dici 
&intclligidcbcrcaffirmct, achyfl liamipfis fabuljs in- 
circopinctur, ncq^illi valderepugnanius, dummodono- 
bisviciffimconcedatj & lubhyfloria vtra polfc Alicgo- 
riam abfcondi, hoc cflres arcanjilima? & figuraic tra« 
dcndas non raro fub velata quifi vcrx dodrinsc forma tc 
gi • Cuius rci fi cxcmplum quis quxriit,raagni iljius Am- 
bialicnfis Mcdici lib^-os dc abditis rcrum cjufis infpiciat 
3cdijudicct,an nonfub illocorticc , pcrmultisdunflimo 
vifojnuclcumaliumcclct, an non Melicinjc communjs 

**^^ exauthoribus coaccruatis ThcGrematis&prarccptis prca* 
nifTimanaturar&arfisopcra inrernwrceanra, vtnonnifi k 
pcrrpicaciflimis tjus intcntiodignofcatiirrSic & vctuf- 
fifsimi illi fquorum tcmporc nc nominc qujjem Chymia 

^ pcrvulgata fuit) livcra qujdamfuis fcnptis tradidcrint, 

ramcnccnnat plaraq; fi/^itiaelfc ab illis prolata, & qu.^ 

longepondcrc fuovcrispravalcant, fub quibus fidis ct 

allcgoricj*quis dcmoilribit non htcreChymica illa,qua: 

hadcnus fatis*exfuistcncbris cruimus,&inIuccmomni- 

um intclhgcntium pofuimus? In quofcripti gcncrc,cxtc- 

ris omnibusnonconfjdcr.itis., fi*quis & fabulofa illa ad 

vcritatem rcduccrc conctur,&authcrcs omnes vnq fecu 

Chy Qii.'E ignaroscxifliincc , nec quicquara Chymici fcn- 

• • . fug 



Lih,6s Aegyptio-Gr;ecorum. iSj 

fus fuis rcripris olim occultairc, ille fuo abutatur arbi- 
ffio,qiiantum&vbivcIit,r'ihiIominus, vt &nobis Un-^ 
ruml(cear,qjjntunup(i & alijs, conccdcre tcncbitur cx 
iure TdJioDis: Arq;r unc; prout Natalis fub mythologia 
Sclis Dco grati.is agit his Ycrbisj Fahulirnm declaraiio 
apifttoy c^vhtrior, cjuodinnoilratcmpora mihi f!.{srit refer- 
vat.i,fff cur Df <? O MNl? OT E NT I RedemptOfi gra- 
ttM immortales agnm, cfiius beneficio mihi concefftim efi , has 
prifco^ttm infulfu a^nbages nihilt^ vere > eli^iofum contmentes 
npertre ,fed tant ur/i finmenta effedtmoyfifare adres Philofo^hi' 
fOiexp/fcandas ^ Sic &noscadcm aiiimi dcvorionc &pc- 
dcre ct crc cidcm T R 1 N-V N I D £ O , qujJiUaspof^ 
(umus mentecoricipcrc, grariasagin")Us,quodilludnobis 
clcnicntiflliTchrgitusfir, quohas ;^cgypriorum;Gra:cQ- 
rum ctomnisantiquitatis alIcgor!as,fabuidsctmy(lcria, 
arcanaarcanjffimaolim,vt.adhuc, habica, (ncc dc rcbus 
vulgaribusct in mundonotis,(ed deijs, quafiLrefuo oc- 
cultari dcbcrent,cxcogitat3)ex quibus tot gentiuni idolo- 
Jatriac, tencbrT ct crrofes tanquim cx abundantifsimig 
fontibusrcdundarint,adfuam vcrim origincmreduccrc, 
inqj vna verkatis linca & pund:o immobili h irmonia 
quadam irrcpra;hcnfibili(quaE vcritatis.propriacdjconck 
liarc potuerimus^ quc oniniacum in «lulla^liare, quand 
MEDICINA ANIMI ETCORPORIS di(Sa 
vcreiurcaco'ivcniant,hanc SuriimusOP T. MAX: ct 
vnite TRISMEGISTVS dlc anmix ct corporis 
Mcdicus IHESVS CHRISTVS nobisaillui nomj- 
nisgIor!am,nollram & proxinii vfilitatcm vfurpandam 
diuffii Ttpjct poll hanCjVitam sptcrnam conccdat, qui vt 
LAPIS cxalto MONTE finc manibus rcvulfus, ct 
lap's anaularisa poriori mundi partcfcu gcntibus rejtdus 
nobis appropritftU2>,Qt bcncdidus in fccula : A M £ i^J. 

Finishuius Tradatus. 




|^^!!ii)®(i! 






IN D E X RE R VM 

praccipuarum huius tradatus. 



A. 

^ccipitrii Hrero^ly^hicH<jMid. ^.40 

AcheloHs ab Hercule vtHus.p. i ^y 

^chilU epHSerat nd Troiam delenda 

f.260 

Achilliiparentes iCc 

^chilles ex qniht^s ttupttis gemtus 

260 
AchillesvtedMcatHsamAtre, 162 
Achilies latens comprejfit virginrm. 

262 
Achilles Pyrrhum genuit. 162 

Achilles quid denotet: 262 

%4chtllefin arte qms, 2 64 

AchilUs clypeus. 1 6j 

Achillis ojfareciditaauree vafe.^i-^y 
AchillinupfitlAedea in Elyfiis, 267 
Achilles medicator agrorum. 26y 
AchilleS ^uihus nutritus, 2 67 

Achilies quibus artthus infiruFius. 

2(58 
Achillis haf}(t vires. 2 6% 

Achillishafia venenofaqHidfignificet 

26% 
Achillem Paris interfecit. 268 
Achittes redivivM, i <» 9 



Adam omr.iu m crektHrarum ejfenti- 
4s cggnovit. ^% 

Adoma. 15? 4. apudSyrOs. 15)5 
Adonis ejttis. j a 1 

A^onim aliegerice Solem efeHO» Ca- 

c^eta et AugiasSolisfilti. i^i 

^jliyptoreges qui prafHerini 4 

^^gyptiorHmdiipracipui. 6 

^gjpti ^uadamlnfuia cur prohihe~ 

tur aditu a tranfeuntihus, 1 1 
*-AEgyptit lege fratres forores ducttnt 

Kxores exemplo Opridii et Ifidis, 
• • i<J 

JE^yptifacra, z i 

JEajfptipracipui reges. 21 

■^gjptus cfttos ordtne regeshalHerit, 

28 
^^^ypti Pjramides: 50 

Mgjptia /acra quanda ad Gracos 

tranjlata. ' 58 

'■^gJPti*fapientiffimiantiejuitHS. 3 2 
iEgyptia fuperfittionis origo. ^6 

iAEgyptiorfimwonumenta, * 41 »42 
zAEgyptiorumcoionia ' 42 

ex ty£gjfpto omnes artes, 47 

i^gjptia CoiumnaRom^t. 48 

9/£^yp* 



INDEX. 

etikCHntcalorc^irtiftciaU: 49 

^l^ypiorum ty.fitttitis naundta ntuta 

tioficm fenjti , •' ' 2> 

^e£yptf(S^CHf extexJ^ non .idi^etinda. 

^eoyptij fkcerdoiei adiffrati rte fe- 

pulchrpmOjhtdu pctefacitint. lo 

yic^yptij facerdotes ttflar.ttir Ofiri- 

Mafeptilctr^.m^ aftid Je ejfe^ jind. 

jicgyptif facerdotes teriium aoro- 

rttm partem ah IJide acctpitint. 

0.13 I 

Aegypt^ faccrdotes qiudam in arca- 

r.is hahent, -■ 8 

^effyptiorftmvanagloriade.antjcjui- 

tate. 2.1.1 

AeneoA Vcneris ^litis» 2 b z 

Aeajfihni cjubs occidit. 2 ; / 

AtJcuUpim ty^poUtmsfilites. iiy 

Ae/cuiapij allegcrid. S i 7«^ 2. 8 

Atjeuldpins ex Epidauro adducitu> 

Romam, 
Agamemnonis fili£, ' y 9 

Agens internum artis i^ued (p- vht. 

Alexander curfepro Deo haheri vo- 
lutt. z i 

Allegoridt quod merAifertiant, \ 66 
Alcjoneusgigas. 2 j 5? 

Ama<,omtin >egin« Balthefis detra- 



7 

7 



Eius» 

Amphiof) c^ Zetiis, 
Ambrof^A. • 

Anciiia de coelo deciderunt. 
AnferRomam pre'exit. 



Aml?t4 fl/i(u Ofiridu, 
Antitus prkffcltu Lybia. 
Antau.s ab Bcrcuie prcflratus 
/1nimar,tu*mculim trescauf^, 
4mma,{ia v,.de coli cepta in Aegjpto'. 

• ^^ 
ApAturia i';o 

Aper^rimanttferi*,. • li^ 

Apisbosfeii vuuhu facer Aegjptijs, 

ApisvtDctis in Vidcanifano locatus. 

\ ■ . • .. ^° 

'; Apim qHando foU wulieres vident. 

■ Apis Cfnpmodo oJr cjtsamdiu cultus ab 

Aptsbos linq^ua Ae^jptia. 3j 

AptdtsilcElto, cura.cultus. 29 

A^idis macPilicrefcentis lun<z, 30 
Apis (JrMcmphis tauit Ifidi dicati.- 

• . ^® 

Apollo doCfiit 9. Mt4fas, 8 

I 3° 'Apollo lcvi^fiiiusl O^eitis allegoria, 

- . ■ . • ''' 
Apslii nes qttat uor Cice^'oni, 

Apellinii fi;'ij diBi. ', 

Apoliiniaraaureafiatufa. 

Apollo miies, txeJicus., Poeta, 

Aqui^A Roma<nfund.ivit, 

Acjutl<e. Hiere^lyphfcum. 

/ira communis quibies dijs. 

Arcana apud Ae^ptiosjttb pceia pro' 

hibenturvu/gm. l K.l 9 

Arcano Aiexandro Magnortviiata. 

20 

Arcatut. «155184 

Arcarif. 



562 
170 



121 

123 

198 

40 



INDEX. 

2l8 
2xd 



^nfs aftrei v Hern colchos c>' /'^' y- faltiio'<t. 



i^tim 9iobt!ttat'it. 1 > 7 

Arttjex Ammo qua h'<f. 2 '^2.^ 6 

Arduhs VHlCcwt fi-i uis. ^ i 9 

AraonaHlx. omncs perjotia f^a C^ 

a Ms oyimtd<£. 67 

A>go<c:ut£ d( irrtm filij : 7 o 

Arqo^nautarnm de redittt vartetat 



AvfS Styrmphrlides: 
fi^i'gta.Ji.%ti*ihmpfirgntnm, 



lcrivf-rnm. 
Ar^o naVf aue. ~ o 

A^^onatiticiZ txpeditionis ^tti memt 

nirtnt. 65 

AJi*-on n.idE, C(tn(Jellntiones a ficrnen 

iisatfreorhm peorpifr,:. ic4 

AJf'ologiiiab Af^jpfiorum etGrACo 

rumiabHli4 orta, 2 t, 

Afcelia. 170 

Ath ni^nfes Aegyptiorum co/oftt<e. 3 
At/a4CtyiXiT,hartos Htjpen nm. 7 
Atlas ^b Hercule covji.' liiur. > 8 
AtLis cfuU • K c 

Ad^s cur Afirrromrti fin/Ttatt^r. 8i 
Anrea tem.l.i ch [fide ftuinta lovt 

ei lunot-ipnrey.ttbpu. 4 

Au^ei^i cvailtu in Stmandti palatto: 

■ 1 
A^rtiv Ucrii afhgoy ia, 6 z 

Atirturr> v^HiuproLiftde Pltlojophi 

Co/Xtefiium. <-6 

Aurea mala e^uid(hit : ^f 

AttrcafKAla Aralay.t(S, . S^i 

Ahreaa-!>»:Jrai-(iA- 5/1 

Aur Aplnvta, ^2 

Aureaplnvia in T)/iiMeS grcPiiHn^^-^y 1 
Aureameffis, • 9 i 



3 ^ '<"^«-< natus fingitur ex Cadmi 
fiita. ^d 



'/<\Baiihifi!ii, 15 j 

Bncc^ii^cea. • i6(i 

Huc I hii' cur aL<tus, \ <J 7 

Huc chtu cory tttus.tuvenis, fenex, mc^ /, 

j(».mina^bi.rbiAtu, ifr,berbt,,itcur: 

169 
BacchcM^liafublatA R^mx. 1 74 
Barchaoes ftirnirtie iCp 

Bafita } aLniihiii v!'i,mcminit bei.i 

T^oiantt 1 69 

Btlmab '^rcyptiis criundus. 42 
Beh Babyloy.tctttn.i^lum 52 

Belhfub ^Ufgorta V hilofophtcum o' 

pHifape dejcripttim. i6<^ 

Ber..Jcftutua aureaiinguapoftta2 . l 



?4 

i;o 
22 
2J 



Bos cu, in /i/cypto if.!tt4s 
^(''^'licolerdidu^f. ccude, 
HroihfUs Vtilcantfilws. 
Brj.m-lta. 
Bu^fisnx Ae/jypii^ 

Tki bas condiuit, 
Bufrts ab Hercule tnttrerriftus, 2 \ 
Buftr's ctirttacrpi/itlii habitusjit, 1% 
Bhb^ijlta vris conatta, 1 7 

C. 

Q Aetis interemptus ab Hercuie 2 o 
P p Cad' 



INDFX. 



Cadmtis ex Thebit Af^j/pti ortur, 

44 

CaniiHiero^ljphtcfi!». ' 37 

^anu in lapidem cof.V^rfm. ' H ) 
Canephoria. i?^ 

Cocltis o-Terra. 5^9 

CatheMaat4^ea Homeri^ '96 

Ciith ^na mrea D eorftm» 9 ^ 

Cerertsfefta. 1/6 

Ceres comtdtt de Pehpis humero» 

274 
Centauri ah Hermledeleti 2 2 ^- 

Certan.inu 4 in Gracif: 1 07 

Cerva aurets cormlti^ ^b Hercu e 

capta, S^7.J^S;S9.2Z5 

Chrtfliani faa fide taciti Ttviim op- 

fftgnant. 254 

Chiron Sarurnifilitts^ 1 1 i 

Chtronis DtfctpHlt, ibtd, 

Ckry(c.orv»denatfts. ffx 

Chymioi ijna. nomina C^- nftmina con- 

vent^nt. 3 

Chymia ftthieEiiim hermaphrodijti. 

cum 1 2 

Chj/mia fcientiarum water interfct • 

enttas viv aqnofcitftr^ 2 j h" 

Creatorts imaffo ^efldtain EleHflmis- 

Crotdnm /j^^i iflt . ii . 

Crocoailt hi<ronljphictim, j ^ 

Colnmndid occtiien:e pofttd ab H r. 

cttle. 2j2 

Coiftmnii» Inhft ere[l<e ab Ojiride.% 
Colchi Coiomjt A^gjpttornm, 4 2 
Colchtdrm G^ Pbij/gtam vicinas ejfe 

re iones, i§7 



CoEli cjHi Jtnt & iuvenes ndditi. 

CoK/i/iarif efui optimi. 1 1 7 

Cy locephali hterog/yphicttm. ; p 

Cy^ttcephaltts an exmatre dckm. 1 7A 

D. 

^td.i/fts Aegyptio^era imttatHsefi» 
► ' 45 

Danatts tb /iegjptijs ortundus. 4 1 
Deornmmetfts ettam fitforum con- 

li-^et homines in officio. 1 o 

Deorftmgenti/tttmofliciat (*d 

Dertsvniis. ibidtm 

D eorttm genealogia aurta, p C 

Deorttm Ai^gjpfiorumferies. iiz 
Dtornm genitttttm [ftmmns qnglis. 

2of 
De^ tres ejtttd flgnificent* 16 1 

Detp ht tn medto te, r* crediti. j 2 j 
Dtabotus tnfe'pentis forma Aefctt/a- 

piumrepree/e*itat. J74 

D ianafc u Luna. \%^ 

Diitr.di tres Ctctroni. i ^ j 

Dij prnKi z 

Dij Je''^y:tit de mecicina attrea in- 

tdtc[}i i 

Oii finsMli fttb ejuibtu animantium 
formti I4 ueri-.t, 41 

Dii ab omntbin genttbus recepti a 
Vu/cn no c^ Mercurio nrti • 5 6 

Dij \y£gyptij \z.ma^n.iTiigen'iii:^y 
! ^ijfMft faljis mf^a^uUs inr.o^e/cunt: 

\C% 
Diodortif Sicftltu d^ijs Aegjptijt: j 

^HattU§ 



INDEX. 



fjHando IP.^jflutnferlKjiravft: i o 
"Dionyfta, I, o 

T) ion}fifjn*nim-U i ^ 4 

jyionyh mater Semeh ccmffufla: 145! 
Vicnyjumfal/o traaHrA natumGKt<.t [ 

fipua^e: I-, ^! 

J) io •■ yfo miracula (:ffina: 1 4^ 

'Ptonyflcjfn (uramhahuerint: 1-48 | 
Dionyfiexpeaiiin: ^4^ 

iD«j/«T.«<! prima pro Jeo cultus apud 

Grarcs. 150 

Vionyft allcgnriacx^^ltc^io' »^5^ 
Dwnyfmfoltffreftrf^. j^S 

Dtomedu eijui ct:m ipfo trucidMi ab 

H-rcttle. 2^0 

Drc^TJ Crettnjisvt fabulofus author 

cretiz.it. 24 J 

Dijcor ita dea quid m4t fecit cfim 

malo. 2O0 

Dtffefentia feflerum ecclt[i<£ (^ gen- 

tfum: l6y 

Dipetes Aegypt.ius Athenienfiumrex. 

41 

Dorpia: 17 1 

DriKOdb lafonequU trucidindus^ji- 

'Dra<.o kielferidum cuflos cjui^. • 8 1 

Dracotaurt pater, O" taurtts dr^co- 



ms pater. 
Dfacocjttidfitin Chjmicu, 



l%9 



18: 



Eleuflr.ijs facris <jmd oecultatutnfir: 

EliH^^ij(facri^ (jt-ta imanines geffata 

ftKt: ' iK(J 

Eltufif.ijs (ac>is [imulachra gefiata 

qutifi^y.tficenl: 1 90 

Eiehfimorfm ^ter o^/yphictim: 1 8 5" 

£^w iihffi.ibaucindi: 278 

Eqmii Trotaniu: 279 

Ertchhetii Aegyptitts AthenicnfbiU 

imperavtt: 4j 

Erichthetts Cereris Eleufina facra 



infiituit. 




4i 


E^idospomum aurcum. 




ia 


EtiX. 




^H 


Eti-nici inrebm divinis infani. 


114 


Ethmcerum vanttas: 




!,'«• 


Eumol\jm de myfierijs: 




2U 


Eumo/ptdcsab Aegyptijs facerd 


otibut 


crft: 




44 


Euryjiheus^uis: 




ii^ 



Et,eufima ficra bim, 
E/e:iftnijsfacris nil olim arcamt^i: 

Eleufmtafacraa, quoprimo reve/ata: 



/•. 



FAhriaris & auri iMjeft ab Jftde 4 
Fata/tafex ctrca captendam Tro- 
I iam, ' ^59 

Eefta tn facru iiteris inffttuta: 1 64 
' Eefia Ac^ypttornmpromemoria. 16$ 
j F(fia Cereris c^ Pre/erfina. I > 6 
Fe/ts ht(rog/jphicp.m. j8 

Ftgurarum c<eli eteStio vnde depen- 
de<it. 21$ 

Frumenti vfus antiquiffimus, ^ 4 

\. P p 2 G4//w;4 



INDRX. 



G.ifijmeaiJ rapftiS adihjfKicaj^ecLtt. 

259 
Gffits i>i miildi IfraeU^ai intitui 
1 clH'rur.t. I 6 

C< rm mori^.m Indi eqvicjlres, 1 9 / 
Gerycrq''ts, 2 ^ 

Gtrjoms boves AhlnUt ah Hennlc 

Gcrjoft rex^psltat-AS hohtts (^ vttaab 

Herct4i: 2^4 

GUh.i iX lerrajo/titaacjtiaa MeUea 

<>i 
G'(iitct S^tttmflia. 1 1 

Glaura ctfht/i^i 145 

C^rfci «j^ A^^jp'ijS ^eSrinOi acce^e 
rum, S 

Graci PjUi cid Ai^jptios tray-jtenn* 

G^*'ia certami^a c^ /t*-ii. 1 9 

Gr<f.t vrtfm jo/erm a a qi tbns infitmu 

H. 

H4'porratis hicrog/tphic/^m, 4I 
i].\rmomu Vtmtis C^ Aiartts 
fr/f^t. j j ; 

Hebe lunotf.is fiUa. 1 1 • 

He' t'L<eJcniK,um. 250 

He/tct ru t"'»s Vi^de, 1 y 7 

Hil'tiA c-y Ps' 'tiX ixmo onc «ali. ^ 5 «v 
Hc/<.nA(X< V"fro<. ut. 2 <9 9 

Hr/inap>tft aThifeora^ta rj-o 
Htlertc^m E^bt.tct tmmoiiJcm jurt 
nnt, 250 



H.nults (IffX eK^c^cifut ab OJtride 
C9Hi^ifU'n in ^ ^yptoj y 

H^rCttliS OfiriM co^iuns . . i { 

Hrrcn/^s anrej. muapetetscjtf^s cen- 
fif/.ai, > 8 

[^ercn/es cepit cermm aureis corhi" 
btif. 8 7 

H rcu/es Ir.vis fi/itts, ^ f 8 . 

HcrCH/is ram4 pcr orbem not JJtmar 

2.9 

Hera./^ipatfr Ittpitcr. 2 2 

Hitfcmhs ad ccnctftHm tres noFte\ 

211 

Hercu/it otlo m^taiOri. 2 1 4 

HercHits /.ibortbus mvt/ta ti^cla. t i 5 
Heri u/ts pare^^tfS. Ii^ 

f-Ier u/es cjfiiafignificet, 1 1 7 

HercH/ts c j.aanfi. 218 

Hercu/es c^uilut arttb.ts eruditts, 

Htrcu/e! Crot.^/t^ma P .t//^de acceptt 

adfu^.wdoi >ves flf^npha/idcs. : 2 8 

Htrculet in loi m an um tnttndtt:% 5: 

Herck/iS tn oceanwn arcumtntent.it. 

■> " *» 

Hcrcu^esajg^preflus Cyjnum., 2 4 

Heren/cS Ant£'4m prof/r.'Vtt. 2 , (J 
H'*-cn/fs . 2 iPijsatafr'.xit: 2.-0 
H rcu/es Cerbtrttmex in'icru eauxt\ 

.240 

Thelcum ihravit: 243 

/Vfcnefinm tKtcremit. 241 

Hi rcu/c s (.X popu/o coronam fibifcctt^ 

241 
Hrcr^hsfaatttit. 2/y 

Hc) cuitsjagina ctti dettatte. 2 . 7 

Hetcuiif 



INDF.X. • 

/iV/ Mcs tfiifft/tU dHM if.tsemjjefertti/ , *■ lajCfia pft^Mn, 



4 '"'■ 
Hcrrysejy.is: 10 

f-^eimtnr.e A^c^rtstfiHa. - i\ 

• HerotctitKfeculi^miKtelliBnalf: 1^8 
Heif^frtdum aureo> um rysAlortim i x - 
poftiw.zii.r, ur/1 c^ reif^on im adtp- 
i,.m: ^ 7 

Jnefi nt hhfr.ata a Ctto» 2 j '• 

HtcroaI)^hti£liier£> -9 

Ht rri hieroiflj^hicum, i S 

HieroglypHc- mFlamelli: ■ i^y 
Hierog/yphcd ^Ubd ocKltsferviaKt a 
rt miyn, a ndam . 1 ' > c 

Htey oq^lyphtca fcrt^ttira in Eieufu ij r 

Hminespri*yi, 1 

Homtrm qmndo lixerit ip/encKex- 

primit. - 2 . c 

H mertfsrjHwdftvixi^eputettir.z •■ 
H' mrripi^iOit' i^f^otam 25 

Home.tm ccncwcm e^tiot t^rles f' i 

zer.dncr.i: 2^2 

H^merHS Lnmina ad ^eos traifitw. 

1 8 
Honevus in A^^-^pto artijiiiuni cl j- 

rr^cfwrjctvtt, '4' 

H.mdiii ppefts^ <^t,'ad> t>p/: X vhs 

2 O 
Hotut iltimf.sdeoTum Aeojpd: 2 1 j 
Htjyus ii. ffirfvifo/ej^, z ! » 
Hyppo'rai?. J;heuf: 2$i 
HjJfH Lerh<ta, 22 } 



L 



61 

laionqtii^. 

[afomrK erudierunt Chiron ^ Mc'* 
• de,i. 6 9 

[afoKmedtct.t, me<,iiiK<s, aureet arti' 



<^S 

160 



fex. 
fifonis exprdficms fXp/icatio, 
/afo» Cjttt dfij^ nf.Ltt: 
lafonis mo' s. 
ihidts Htcroglyphicum. 
ichmumonii hieroglyphicum. 
lertei'o v occupata. 
fnts V< (}<£ facer: 
/inis eltmintaiis notus ante dilmi' 

ttm 5; 

^p ht i e'ia ma. Uata : lY.o 

/fisqrii- 3.12 

i(i C^-resefl. 4 

'fiU tf.vnfyi. 4 
ifts v^taOfiridis mortcr» inTjphone., 

io 

/Jidij co/amna. i j 

llis a .Me' cur erudtta, i 7 

C? cter. 1 8 
ffisvxor Ojiridis, fru>um ir.ventrix 

■ • . ''^ 

[fis i n c.flro C 'Kt ! refuioers, 1 7 

i[idt Bnboflia vrbs a hdita. 1 7 

Ifthmia. ' 2 06 

'uaxtirb /Iroytiijtprodierunt. * 2 

^unt C^etusu/iegoriA, \< 6 

uptitr c^ eius <*l/ goyiet, 1 05: 

t'::'-' "■■ ''rfnot ur, ; fp 



L. 

PP 3 



Lahy- 



INDEX. 



J^Abfyi-ithHS Cnienlii, i 7 

L^medo irMci IttHr ah Htrcah, 5 p 
Liomeiontisci/teres. <t7J 

L tmpadophiyia. 1 9 5 

Lipn i-i Helicon; pofittis. • p l 

X^Aton /"/? ffti^yiejit a^ AchineT. i6^ 
i^emnus VrslcarA offictaaprtmo ah la- 
fonepctita, ^ . 

Len^ea. 1 7^ 

Lsofacsrdos A'jryp'i»J ijnid 4kxA» 

dro Mtq^no aperucrit, 2 o 

L^oante Simundmm regem purnan. 

inift, Z~ 

Leont ' Htero^fyphicum. J ^ 

Leo NemeAHs, 2 c 

Lfonis Nemedii hieroglyphicum.1i o 
Lstaa ijuHtn opere Phtiofophiso, . p 2 
Lunafputum (juid. 1 1 1 

L<*ia iftago ffcffatainfJeufimjs. iS6 
Li^na C^ So/i^ imx^odata J^.fjni a Me 

dea A ipericula fuperanjia, '6 4 
Lupi Hicroglyphtcum. 2, 7 

M. 

Micedonfiltus OjirJdis eiuf^ in- 
'figmt. 7 

Mw^efiA cfuidfit. 2 6 , 

Magnejia Phtbfophorumef} .\cht'ies 

Adah aurea H:^fperi luin 'juidjint. S 
MAtaatiretKtal n!£. i6 

M^r/ lovisfiUui ct* tins AUegortjc 

'^ 117 
Maron comet itineris Ojirihs, 7 



M/ ter (^ ftlim e«niHieh f ^ 

W-dicint iiurea it 'xEir ypto, X 

llc-dtcinam tnream cjuod hahuerint 

iy£irypttt c^ Gr£ci. 54 

Wedictnj aurea cjuidjecerint anti^ui, 

54' 
^fedicamrn^umanimi. 24 

MedeacjuiX. Pharmaca dedejut lafo» 

r.i. 6 }. 

^sdeav fratrem Afyjjrtum dijcerp- 

Jerit. 6 5- 

Wcicie avtss Sol, 70 

\l'amp:ts Dtoni^/acra ex ly^fjpto 

inGritciam traujiuiffeferiur, 4 j 
Mena r^.v Mffypri. 2 2 

Wenandt r de myf}erijS. 1 5 J 

Vfercurius (jUt.i. j 

Ifgrcuy-ij inventa. 4 

^f rcurius tKvemorplurimarnmre- 

rum. 4 

literarum,honoris deorton, Afiro~ 
nomiis, A-fuJtca, PaUjirA, Medici' 

r,(S> 5 

Xlercuripts /juomodo literarum et ar' 

tiumtnventorr/^, 5 

Wercttrius (juiddinotet. 6 

Ifercuriui confiltartus Ifidiconfiitu» 

tusah Ofitide. 7 

Wercunj columnaplent doElrinis. ^ 8 
ifercurio zy£gyptttfuos librostnfcri' 

hehant. 47 

MerCHrtus deat*ravit pellem Phryxi 

artctii, 66 

Ifercurius lovisjilius, C^ eius aiie- 

gtri^, I j4 

. Hercurius volatiHs. i}6 

Mercu* 



INDEX. 



Ali rcnriui a ytilcano eruditus, » i y 
Mercurij ojficici. 1 5 7 

Aiei^curiw AeoyptiisUgei CT-literoi 

tradi^it. I J 7 

MercttriHS iiftrcnomia ^ Philojophia 

author. • 1^7 

Afcrcuriui cjuii. 140 

Mercuriui Trofhor,iusnonmminan 

dus. 141 

Mt rcvyio Hnqtta facra. j 4 1 

AiercwimniunAo tmDOjuit. 14 1 
Menurii antrum ab Orpheo defcrip- 

tum» 14:; 

Mercurius JEn^ ypto prxfeiluf. 1 5 o 
Mercmii imaaogeftata in tleuJtKtis 

. . ^ IK7 

A^ercurioclavam di^vit Hercuies: 

.24C 

AiitaHoruni a.uriO' argeniiprfjven 

tus in^y^aypto. 2^1, 2 -^ 

JHincra mon^rorum nominihui te^A 

S- 
AiinerAU-sarbo^: %l 

Aiidas eiuret x 'oti parficeps-' ■ 9 o 

Minoi & Khailirnunt^, \ 6 « 

Mtdas PhryTius qttomodo tir.xit a- 

ejuas, 2 5 \ 

Mtiftt 9. virnnesfecuta Ofirid-^m .♦ 7 
hiyftica ad cultttm Ofi iJis addita: 8 

q'4id(ii-ir,ificent: r> 

M yliica de Wercpirio: 1 4 1 

M ^ftt ria de b le t^ftnijf . ij^) 

Adjficrirjrum occultationis triplex 

caufa: 179 

Aijfiica cau^a circa ccmmunitatem 

ura PalLdu 0- dsorum iiyncorum: 



Uyfiica de Piutette, 

N. 



15^ 

joS 



\^Emea: 2oy 

^ ^ Nepcnthei we^icina do/orifuga 

abiy£gyptysfuna. ^^ 

NeptuMUs C^ etus aileqori<t: *i o 
Nereus <^uis. 8 i 

Nereusab Hercuie confulitur: 78 
^tius quid. j 

/V»/«/ imndans c^gyptum Aqniii* 

Gttias: 8 

Ntii ripai agqere cinxit Oftrii: 8 
Yymph^ qnjt. 8 4 

!^ympha ab Hercule confuluntur ad 

inventendum aurea maia. 78 

i^yfti Vi bs cortdtta ab Opnde: ^ 8 

O. 

OCeanHs generator Deorum» J 
Oila <trea d Cadmo A^inerva ob^ 
iata. 4 > 

'^Jijmpicacertamina vnde dt^a 159 
1'ympica ccrtamtna qtiando (^ a e^ui- 
1 busirfittuta, , i^) 

01) mptcornm certAminum inftttmio - 
nisviyi<iopiyitones. 2co 

Oiympicis lUiiif primtis Apoilo vicit 
Alercurittm curfu. 2 O I 

Oiea arbor circumftexa ab Hercuie, 

Orrflts Aecfftbm ar.igma» l^o 

Ortftes mntremocctdtt. 275 

Orgia, 



INDHX. 



Orgia, ^^S 

Oy^ta a ejuihM trohiLit.i. ■ . 1(8 
Orpheiis prtmuf Gr^tccrft v.ites T' c- 
clogiii» ^2 

Orphit*s primiu author rehgtonii a- 

pudGfacos. 12 

Orphitu morborfitn rcntedtA tradi- 
dit.- 125 

0-'pijeiofera, l25.iio 

Orplitca. ■ ^6f> 

Orphet bt>Hs. »7 

Orpkci morti c llego*ia aff.Sla, 1/5 
Orpheenonniittqmor Jcttpto^ Gracti:^'. 

210 
O^tiivli im«i deorum ^egyptt. 1 4 
Orni vlctjCitHr pAt) ts Ofiridis mcr 

tem, ' O 

0'tu ab IJide in Juctm rejiitnt^ dr 

immortidif readittis. 1 4 

Orfts Apollo efi. i -. 

OrofeHSoUThehdt condiiain Moyo- 

to, 2 

Os Ptlopis «bJ '/yj(e ittvetttum. 276 
Os p'lo^ is tcrtium reqntflittm ad Trt- 

im. 17 \ 

Pichcphoria, i O 

Ofrjsifwd. jJ2 

Ofris Dtor^ruteft. 4 

0(ifts e^ ffs Siit ti f f*ifilij: 4 

Ofi* tdts lii Ela (cT pfragra 10 ^rhis, 6 
O/it is (jHtd doTMt mor tales. 7 

Ofiris cupi, m rtftu . 7 

Onrii adjmiospfnetravit. ^- 

Of/i'f}ft e^ jfidcTK ej^f in vno fub- 

teBo. 9 

Ofirtdts cxpcdilio (juidf^nificct. ^j 



Ofiris iuft) regnans a Tjfplone fi^atre 
impiotKte*empttt4. ^ lo 

Oft>isa. Tjphonein zC.parfes dtjfr» 
6ius. . o 

Ofi:- tcii partes prxtcr ^ndendum rt - 
colleUa ah Ijid^, i O 

Gfirii abry£g)ptrjt Saeerdoitltes ho^ 
noratui. lo 

''{/?> if vt detu coli n^a^^datur, 1 o 

Ofirii fr.it er dtctur Jpolltrtis^ If. 
dt6. 7 

0pattrOri, lo 

Ofi' j. fi^ttis S^tt^rni, ' 17 

annqtitor: 1 8 

lur, I9 

Ofir idtf c c Iptmna, j 7 

Gfirts vntZirJtign peraffrr.vit orhem* 

17 

Ofi*i f ad pbpulos At Uoj tihu Hos per- 
v.r.st. 18 



P. 

■irtchtf attrifcr. 



^S7 



A P.dlM qunL 

Pdhidi CHM Trometheo C^ yulcano 

araccrnmp**:ts. h$ 

Pa/'as lovtsfiiiaah-^^matre: J l/ 
Pilfas Ama^r.urrjdfx. 149 

Piil/as rnt/tri<e (^au tbui decita. ' 9!:^ 
Pai'adtf.m feiUhdu-n rcqutjitum ad 

Trci.im dilmdam: * 269 

Pidl. , dttt n, cfuid C7 vndeft. 270 

Pu/i adinTT! ffitcium. 2 J 1 

P../iadt0rK vbt maixjerit, 2 1 

PJittdtfttnd c^'ibtu tn Itniiar» fiHa' 

tHm' 



INDEX. 



271 

272 

271 

i6i 



ium* 27 

Paffadiuf» tjai Triiana vrh ahjlHie- 

rtsnt. 
T)e Pa/ladio contenti» inter Vt 

<fr Atacem, 
PalUdiuTn qHtddenotet, 
pttltadmnnres vrbesperdi'ii$ 
P^itcif-atres ex terra edtti: 
Pan§s vrhs Chcranis in Thehaida: 7 
Pecftnia vnde prtwitfn dicla: S 6 
Perjei ertnt. 1 54 

Perfem loviififiiu. , 1$ , 

Peleiti p<r. ter Achittii . lCo 

PeUuf qtiomodo Thetin iniviU ^ 60 
Peltas hafta Achillis. t6y 

Pelops 7 antaltfiUtu, 1 7 1, 

Pelops hti pHbefcent, iy\ 

Petopis opes ex metalii^. i 7 > 

PetrA Cjane^ lafom primh adfhnd* 

Pharmaca t^ttaterna lafctti data a 
Medra, 64 

Phalltea. I70 

Phajts attrtfer fi^uitUm 7Z 

Phantx Neptmtjiltttt. 



110 I 
Philo(ophictis fattu Joltu fnbigne nH- ! Prothens NeptnnifiliHs 
trttur. 177^ Pro/erfifta: ' 



Phry<ria vnde diSla, 



Poetarum Mnticjiki/jfime^^Hm wteHti* 

pritfnarta, 59 

Poeta prohtbentur famam ladereci- 

vtumapHdRomanos. tff 

Poetis apud Gracos fingere tjfualtbet 

permi^um. i:y 

Poetitde dij^fxngunt tpiidvetintapMd 

Romanos. z$^ 

Peefiscapttipolypifimilie, 147 

Poettcapi&Mra/oifuens, lio 

PomumaureumEridos» 8<S 

Pomum aureum dandum pftleherrf- 

m>e, zSo 

Poliux (^ Helen<i ex vtte 9V9 nati: 

Procuh c^fariifa^a viri/ia» 22» 

Prometheus tmperavtt parti t/E^rp* 

ti. % 

PremetkeHS ab Hercu/t eonfuUtur, 

7% 

Prometheus ejuis. ^f 

Prometheo cttm VutcAn» (^ PaBndt 

ara communis, 8/ 

Prometheus ab Hercu/e /tberatus: 

110 
I6f 



2}'7 : P/ammittcusty£^ptirexprimusex» 



Phryxi artes ^tiiU fuijfe explicetur: [ terosadmi/it, i% 

2 $7 i Pudeda OfirtdM in/luvfiproieSfa^ 1 8 
Piciura^muta poflis. 2 1 ! Pyramtdttm t^iypi $ authores» l J 

P/anstarumfimH/acra^uid(ignificent ' Pjramtdescy£^ypti. JO 

mchymiAvera: 19I Pjtramidescur.vbi^tii^uibutt ^uaaeU 



P/anetarum nominihtu ^fignisnthil 

fft/^are M chymia intelii£i, 191 

P/Hi9 0* ftHs allegmtt: J O 7 



extru^dfint: /O 

Pyramides tnter mundi miracH/a/9/4 
perdHrtirHnt, 51 



INDEX. 



Py-tc' r,i.ff ta t\,xo 'ed'. ,i! ^p'4<l t^h^ox 
!■' !$n:{-i ^y Httcule, 1 ;• l 

Pyrha^ iiifho ciptHf-to. lC' 

PjCh Ijor U tX ^y^Vp^O i» Gt<tCl.t*'^ 

(jr* Mnda re tijf, i ^' 

Pftht.t r ri ir* fna. 20 ■• 

Pyifjnti Apo .i*ti>< hom^e^ ififittHral S.>.ce^dotes t^Qjp'ijcuytertUimfar- 



flMlita. J55 

RotKuiHs 4 l*fpa nutritus, ditnfiattti- 

tf.r. . 11 

RomulHS eX VcKere & M^irtc tmt 

criginent ducit. i 5 ^ 

S. 



SAbacchus rex tA^.^jpi rcffMP fe 
i.bacavi^ zy 



i^xnr c^ a cj.abm ctlehr.itA. loi 

Pjthonfeu Tjp'^on 'juiifit in chymu: 

204 

^ „ ,. 

aVincjUaqintA \>tteVA V»^ nocle ab 
Hercule gravi Mf.*^£: ^ - 2 

RFiigspri^Ki. I 

? grium P. /apid trf^m vnde. 17^ 



tern agrorum ntihutri^K. . /o 
Sacerdotes ty£oyp ijosjurettora hn' 

hu/Jfe. ^ i 

Samoi hrarum dec rum m mtha. i j 8 
SAtttrtius (juos f^cnuit 4 

Sat*<rrius Ofindts pater, deorumiu- 

nior, 1 7 

Satw nus (fr Rl. ea. 99 

SatumtLttrogl phtca. 99 

10 »0;..Oi 



Ktmfcttt d^ta lajoni X M^deac^Hiii.SatiiynifilUooyijtadChymam: 10 j 
jigntfictnt. '6 Saturn^iibuicur domtntje/vunt fer» 

Rfjfonjio ad cat/smrit.intfs chyyfi nt j vu: 104 



10 j LO/.ii^ 

Rhea m -^cr d a» u->n. 1 7 - 

Rhefpu rex rruciaati.A b (^rfis. 27S 
Rhcdtorum terraaj€ipemilfus dtvi- 

fianda, ^ $ 

Romanv ty£gyptisrum deos rccfpc 

rnnt. i'/ 1 

RominoruIeg.:ttnin '^^pt.mru. ij^ 
Ro,mr "enitUitx. ^ufi^t au6toresa ..ijs 

0) iyn '/i a > 2 

Ro*n m 'ernjeavfsfif^i Vfy^dir^trt. i 7 { 
Rom a co/^CMnu nuiac ^Jftmsrutn hn- 

mtnu *» -imy 'iRcata . 25^ 

Rvtn^a TupiHSabinarHm mulierum 



S.tyrtfecutiOfirid.m. 7 

S^xo occtjhs 4r^us a Merturio: ' 09 
Se(rtt ir^veL:ntthrr2pdni. i ' l 

S^^cumj.titonotaante aelnvium. 5 
Sewxfiti-v nt.} a l/e.iea. y6 

Serapu au.4> do dtBus 30 

Sci hon reX iE(^j^n l ulcani Sactrdos: 

16 
Se/offris A' f^yr^Ttf yenici cpera. lC:.y 
Stl.r^lAUiblAitS. 93 

S tmandtj t egts Ai-gjpti jlupend 1 0pe~ 
ra. 1 , .- 4 

Solr X A 'npttorptmcredttns. 4 
Soiej ^"'i^'^ w tc^rimi, in 

S0I 



IND^X. 



Soh imaoofffff.iU tn Eic^/Jftjt: I 8 / 

Stfilts certn CHr €ert<t vires afcti 

b^-ntur. 224 

SttrcHi tMt qttis: zzy 

7. 
"T^ ArtaliH apHci inferos cruciatHS. 

Tantalm jiltum Pelopem atjsappojHit 

"^ :, comtiiendhm, -^^^^.^vitzyi 
Tartta/tp^nu. ■■■.."\ va'v~\c;^J 
Tan- .lUupumtHS quiafecreta aperu-,): 
rt^. 24 

T*t t* > t-i-i ^Hid phtlo^ophice' devotet. j j 
TttH! HS draconis pater ^ ^raco tarty , 

\ p.iter tn Fl(ufi>ijshaher$tr. •;. S 
Tunrn* tn Lymicti nMd. ..\% \ 



Me, 



241 



TaPif mf»rto^s Crei<tcaptHs ab^H.r^ • Xr otx reges & dtf.nfr.re^fabulort, ? 47^ 



'iuiu4a^d 



ctUe. . ■ ViM 
7err4 m.ittri»mnium 6i'ifiti 

TempHf irrer ilcxandrftmAfaffnmrn 

Cr Ojiri -'em: " ' I 

TemiHi a Sola fcH 0'i renno ad jT, 

Th^ns 'uvi^.it!6rM .yrvonantira y(l 
Tcr t<T n.iitim ah iajor,evnHspetttt*\ 
/tptde. 6 



TheleHsan vex^Athenifnftftm, ejuo 
■ temporeviXirt». ^4; 

Thycfrcscjii^fvt: />, /otisa^nHm.i-^ s 
7 tthemfilins ab Hercttle occtjHs,! ^ 9 
Triertrtra, ^g^ 

■Inpio/etnhs a, Cerere entitritusVnb 

Trtpto'cmtfs comes itineris OJtriSs, 
trtncumf-reree^fCHit. y 

Vriton Ntpttinifihns. | j q 

Trot.z Htrctiht ^ iric Ofrtdts tcm^ 
pfreJHiflefiyjvirur. j ^ 

Tr(it£fmHtor''sfabulf,<!: 24^ 

TroiA mmia Afoliinis iyra exrrucla. 

Trotavt^tita /tfft/takofab-icata, -4 s 
Tr. i t.on diH Ottiflefcrihttvtr. 2 47 



'^rmm orfiites etengtKi-iattor.ts Gra» 

;' ca al lingH£ Mv^ fot 2^8249 

trotani omn.s^inte-^ctderuns py^eter 

pa-icos. 2 19 

Troi<e oppHgnaiionts cauidtfunt fiht^ 

ci<t. 2 9 

rro'^ nppu^tt^fionts cauft fnm po- 

' m^im^-owm 2^0 

' ^rota^ttxttcitj i'rr>pHsineertMm.qma 

y, «« ,7 «r . rr,j.^it, j ^q 



^ foebaiJTrtnloi.rtim iufiuraHdttmprr \ T^oikhi.iio^^nandoprsHmiturctn' 
Oftriaem. l , j ngifl', 251 

Thebjt^£qyt!ti<tC£ntiport<taMnf:fp \^rouiv/>i^H^it. 2-4, 

/^*^* 2.i\7'0t<t:K xfnt rud- ri e^ CHtHs. 2 i (J 

Thel^arHm ornatus <^ dttttia, 2 ^.^jT^rot^cap.irt,ftxonutt'ones. i - p 

Th,[m^phrta. lyc' / roU pcr de/ettonem ejy.td intdft'^^ 



Thcj :iti e<^ti5ius tx inferis ab Hen.u- 



tnr: 



^ ^ 






53 

II i 

I II 

l 12 



TyphfffKj»iJ,',.it' ^ * 

■ Tjpho» & EchidnA ^nQrum parentes. 

144 

r. ^ 

VAs perforitum ^(acfrdotiLm rr- 
plcndnm, ^ 4^ 

yellu4 anreum (jmd dertoiarit: 7 r 
y^nHS (iureaiy£jl,^p'i> ' 
y.rjpu monjhrum ftne Vftio, 
f/ef)MS Satt4^ntf/ia. 
yenm emergens Ape/ti^* 
yenus amica natur£ dfa crcMta. 
yeneres plnres cu r (iatuant ur. 
VeritA4 Satf4mi vel Temporis fi/ia 

1 1 
Veritas a coUo indkis vSgypti pen 

dit, 
Tiftitfaeerignis. i9<5 

yttrnm in ty£gypto anticjHis tempon 

4S^ 
262 

l 

l 

4 
4 
4 
5 

5 



INDEX 

Vulcaiit ifi ttmpla cfft^Jfatua. i / 

^tilcani tempiftft prtm^rium Afent- 

phi. 9S 

^ukaniSacerdvtes reges AegyptieHr 

erant. 2S 

f^H/c^nus (^ ^Vfercftriut hieroglyphi' 

corum mterpretes veri: 4! 

Vtilcanio^ma ab lajone primo peti' 

ta» 6j 

Vulcano cum Prometheo cfr PaUade 

aracommunis. 85 

Vulcanus Hcrmiones momle fecit. 

Vulcanus Jovis flius ^ eius a^ego- 

riat . 118 

Vulcanus in Afgypto deorum pact' 

cipuMs, 1,7 

2 4 1 Vulcam cpus Crotalum. 2 2 S 

' X. 



bus, 

Vij(fet (juidfgnificet. 
Vlyfes Helenamprotexit, 
Vrnt \ 69, la^.e rep lent: 

VHlCMUSClUtd: 

Vu/canus invtntor ignis, 

VH/canusregnavittn Aegjpto: 

Vu/canitnventa, 

JVH/canut quid denotet, 

VH/canHt curprtmus dicitur regnaffi 

dpHCi degjpties: 
yu/c4ni/acer4os rex A,fUptf Setbon: 

I<» 

yH/cani i» /hco J^sfepu/ta. 1 1 

yn/cMHt de Sf/ij/n qut prddixerif 

jatri ttHi, Z^ 



XAnt husfiuvtus Treadis, iy% 
Xanthifihv^ Vts, 1 7 S 

Xamhis ec^uus Neptuni Pe/eo 
datus, 278 



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