This book looks at the origins of St. Nicholas, the Magi, and so on.
The long journey of the Magi—the Wise Men—in pursuit of a single star.
The Jews had the real fire from heaven, and the Magi pretended to have received theirs from the upper regions likewise.
They are represented as the Magi, who came from the east with presents for the infant Saviour.
The fresco of the 'Magi' is less notable in detail, and in general effect is more spoiled by obtrusive blues.
He, however, pretended to accede to the propositions of the Magi.
In precisely the same way the Persian feast of the Magophonia was supposed to commemorate a victory over and massacre of the Magi.
The Magi of his time were opposed to his innovations; and they, therefore, were condemned by him.
The priests and Magi of the ancient Druids possessed a wonderful faculty of healing.
He found that the eminent of the Magi usurped the sovereignty after the death of Cambyses.
c.1200, "skilled magicians, astrologers," from Latin magi, plural of magus "magician, learned magician," from Greek magos, a word used for the Persian learned and priestly class as portrayed in the Bible (said by ancient historians to have been originally the name of a Median tribe), from Old Persian magush "magician" (see magic). Related: Magian.