Name: Abraxas

Origin and Meaning of the Name Abraxas

  • Meaning:
    A mystical word
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    (uh BRAHK suhs)
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    Itself (Abraxas)
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    Abraxas (also Abrasax or Abracax) was a mystical word engraved on gems among the ancients, called on that account Abraxas stones, which were used as amulets or charms. The name is found in the Greek Magical Papyrii, and the word may be related to the word abracadabra, although other explanations exist. The letters of Abraxas, in the Greek system of alphabetic numerology, sum to the number 365. The name is also found in Gnostic texts such as the Gospel of the Egyptians. Abraxas has also been variously claimed throughout the centuries to be an Egyptian god, a demon, or a being associated with the dual nature of Satan/Lucifer.

    With Thomas More in his novel of the island Utopia the island had besides "Utopia" also an older name: "Abraxas".

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