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  • Fr. 1. Eusebius, Chronica I. (Armenian Version), p. 93 (Mai).

Ex Aegyptiacis Manethonis monumentis, qui in tres libros historiam suam tribuit,—de diis et de heroibus, de manibus et de mortalibus regibus qui Aegypto praefuerunt usque ad regem Persarum Darium.

1. Primus homo (deus) Aegyptiis Vulcanus1 est, qui etiam ignis repertor apud eos celebratur. Ex eo Sol; [postea Sôsis2;] deinde Saturnus; tum

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Aegyptiaca (Epitome)

The Aegyptiaca of Manetho: Manetho’s History of Egypt

Book I.

  • Fr. 1 (from the Armenian Version of Eusebius, Chronica). Dynasties of Gods, Demigods, and Spirits of the Dead.

From the Egyptian History of Manetho, who composed his account in three books. These deal with the Gods, the Demigods, the Spirits of the Dead, and the mortal kings who ruled Egypt down to Darius, king of the Persians.

1. The first man (or god) in Egypt is Hephaestus,1 who is also renowned among the Egyptians as the discoverer of fire. His son, Helios (the Sun), was succeeded by Sôsis: then follow, in turn, Cronos,

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.manetho-history_egypt.1940