On the right was the Virgin Mary, and on the left one of the eastern Magi.
The Magi of his time were opposed to his innovations; and they, therefore, were condemned by him.
But in public secular affairs they seem to be recognised as Magi.
When the magi became organized in Media, they spread in every direction.
He found that the eminent of the Magi usurped the sovereignty after the death of Cambyses.
The Magi, from the time of Zoroaster, have deemed it the symbol of purity.
All of the Magi were not thus learned, only those of the higher order.
In the next page he deals with a well in the hands of the Magi.
The magi brought valuable gifts but that was not among them.
They are represented as the Magi, who came from the east with presents for the infant Saviour.