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Abraxas

Job:
Family: Rocs
Crystal: Wind
Weak to: Ice

Abraxas

Zone

Level

Drops

Steal

Spawns

Notes

Lufaise Meadows

85~

14
Respawn:5 minutes

A, S
??? HP

A = Aggressive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound; HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing; JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills;Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime

Notes

  • Immune to Dark-based sleep.

[edit] Historical Background

Abraxas is most known as an engraving on stones in the Gnostic faith (a denomination of Christianity existing primarily from the 2nd-3rd Centuries CE to about 1000 years ago, branded as heretical by the Vatican) which was thought to refer to a God who had both good and evil in him. Abraxas was depicted with the head of a rooster, body of a man, and having 2 serpents in place of legs. He wielded a whip and a shield which were named Wisdom and Power. He was occasionally seen in a chariot drawn by 4 horses (supposed by modern historians to represent the 4 Classical Elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Wind). The numerological values of the letters spelling Abraxas add to 365 (the number of days in a year), which also happens to be the total number of Aeons (emanations from the true God). In Gnostic cosmology, the 7 letters spelling its name represents each of the 7 classic “planets” (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn). Abraxas was considered both good and evil, being comprised of all sorts of dualities, like life and death, creation and destruction. He embodied the merging of dualities. Abraxas was responsible for the creation of the universe and all the dynamics in operation within it. Abraxas was the source of the 365 Aeons. It is believed the magical phrase “abracadabra” derives from Abraxas’ name.


Abraxas is also found in a line from Herman Hesse’s Demian (1919), “The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born first must destory a world. The bird flies to God. That God’s name is Abraxas.”, though in that context, Abraxas is confused with the Gnostic Monad. Nonetheless, Abraxas becomes a central theme in that story.

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