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THE METALS OF ANTIQUITY

The classical seven Metals of Antiquity in the order of their discovery are: These are the metals upon which civilization was founded.  They were known to the Mesopotamians, the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans.  The distinction between lead and tin was not clearly defined to the ancients, and the two metals were often used interchangeably in the creation of bronze.  Mercury was believed by the Greeks to be a form of Silver and was called 'Hydrargyrum,' or 'Watery Silver.'  Hence the English term 'Quick Silver.'

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In the Hindu conception of the world ages, Satya yuga was brought to a close by a general flood.  Mercury appeared soon after the beginning of the next age, the Treta yuga; and for at least a part of this age men lived under the aegis of Mercury.  In Hindu astronomy the usual name for the planet Mercury was Budha, who is said to have married Ila, the daughter of Satyavrata.  Satyavrata was the Manu of the Satya yuga, in whose days the Deluge occurred. This is but a way of saying that the time of Mercury’s prominence was shortly after the Deluge, the age of Saturn, the Satya yuga. The Matsya Puranam ed. and transl. by Jamna das Akhtar (Delhi, 1972), ch. xi.

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The names of the previous ages

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