ogdoad


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the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

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As this larger pattern typically consisted of eight parts, Frye referred to it appropriately as an ogdoad.
For example, Jean-Pierre Mahe's two excellent contributions, on "Gnostic and Hermetic Ethics" and on the Nag Hammadi Discourse on the Ogdoad and the Ennead, provide good samples of his provocative argument for greater attention to the place of ethics and ritual in the Hermetic tradition.
Nor can it be said in all localities that triads preponderate over dyads, tetrads, or the famous Ogdoad.
The first and last of these in some sense constitute 'the heavenly world', and early Christian parlance gave a similar ambiguity to the term Ogdoad, which signifies the eight survivors of Noah's Ark and the day on which God rested.
35) The eight aeons named above compose the Ogdoad (i.