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Magi (Latin plural of magus) is a term, used since at least the 4th century BC, to denote followers of Zoroaster, or rather, followers of what the Hellenistic world associated Zoroaster with, which was – in the main – the ability to read the stars, and manipulate the fate that the stars foretold. The meaning prior to the Hellenistic period is uncertain.

See also

  • Anachitis – "stone of necessity" – stone used to call up spirits from water, used by Magi in antiquity.
  • Biblical Magi – (Three) Wise Men, (Three) Kings, or Kings from the East.
  • Epiphany (holiday) – a Christian holiday on January 6 marking the epiphany of the infant Jesus to the Magi.
  • Simon Magus – Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician, in Latin Simon Magus.

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