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Hermes Tris·me·gis·tus

 (trĭs′mə-jĭs′təs, trĭz′-)
n. Mythology
Hermes as identified with the Egyptian god Thoth, the legendary author of works on alchemy, astrology, and magic.

[Medieval Latin Hermēs Trismegistus, from Greek Hermēs trismegistos : Hermēs, Hermes + trismegistos, thrice greatest (tris, thrice; see trei- in Indo-European roots + megistos, greatest; see meg- in Indo-European roots).]

Hermes Trismegistus

(Classical Myth & Legend) a Greek name for the Egyptian god Thoth, credited with various works on mysticism and magic
[Greek: Hermes thrice-greatest]

Her′mes Tris•me•gis′tus

(ˌtrɪz məˈdʒɪs təs, ˌtrɪs-)
a name attributed by Neoplatonists and others to an Egyptian priest or to the Egyptian god Thoth, to some extent identified with the Greek god Hermes: various mystical, astrological, and alchemical writings were ascribed to him.
[< Medieval Latin < Greek Hermês Trismégistos Hermes thrice greatest]
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The Greek god Hermes and Egyptian god Thoth were worshipped as one, renamed in Greek as Hermes Trismegistos, "thrice-greatest Hermes," a rough translation of one of Thoth's Egyptian titles.
Plus generalement, le baton en forme de serpent etait mis en relation, dans I'Egypte hellenise'e, avec Hermes Trismegistos, un dieu guerisseur.
between the two approaches is mainly due to the deeply committed scholarship of Carlos Gilly, already witnessed by the 1999 volume Marsilio Ficino e il ritorno di Ermete Trismegisto / Marsilio Ficino and the Return of Hermes Trismegistos, the catalogue of the exhibition promoted in Florence by the same Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica and the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana.
Look at the reproductions from The Black Theatre of Hermes Trismegistos and from Ra, for instance.
The figure of Hermes Trismegistos, Hellenistic name for the Egyptian god Thoth (considered by his followers to be the inventor of writing), might at first seem a slender thread for linking the work of two Spanish-American poets whose writings span nearly three hundred years of literary history.