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# Zeus, Apollo, and Hermes

Ancient Greek mythology personified the mysteries of life and the cosmos in the form of a pantheon of gods who ruled from Mount Olympus. Their most powerful god who controlled the sky and weather was named Zeus.

Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto and the twin of the goddess Artemis. He is sometimes personified as the sun driving a fiery chariot across the sky each day. He is associated with the tending of flocks and herds, love of beauty, balance, music, fine arts, poetry and medicine. He is the god of prophecy and is credited with the foundation of the oracle of Delphi. He is usually pictured as a young and handsome man holding the lyre, the bow and arrow, or seated on the omphalos next to the tripod, the twin symbols of Delphi.

Hermes, the little brother of Apollo, was personified as Mercury, the planet closest to the sun. The ancient Greek gods were very real to the common man in antiquity, but to the philosophers and to people who could think for themselves, the gods were recognized as metaphors for the powers of nature.

## The Gematria Values of the Greek GodsApollo, Zeus, and Hermes

On a higher level,  Zeus, Apollo, and Hermes were  also mathematical  metaphors. The diagram below illustrates how the Greek spelling of each god’s name results in a gematria value that can be used to unite the gods in a single Sacred Geometry diagram.

APOLLO = APOLLWN = 1+80+70+30+30+800+50 = 1061
ZEUS = ZEUS = 7+5+400+200 = 612
HERMES = `ERMHS = 5+100+40+8+200 = 353

 The length of the red line BB by computation is equal to the gematria value of Zeus (612). The diameter AA of the green circle is exactly equal to the gematria value of Apollo (1061). The diameter of each of the three bright yellow circles is equal to the gematria value of Hermes (353). The .666 decimal remainder of the gematria value of Hermes brings out his solar nature through the sum of the numbers that form the magic square of the sun. The three Hermes circles also bring out Herme’s titleTrismegistos, meaning “thrice greatest.”  The diagram shown here is only one of the many ways these three Greek gods can be depicted as Sacred Geometry diagrams. The Sacred Geometry Mysteries of Jesus ChristAll 8880 diagrams/illustrations, commentary, and Greek to English translations areCopyright © 1998-2008 Daniel Gleason, all rights reserved

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