Amytis, who saw what was the magian's object, warned her son Cambyses not to trust him.
By the king's command, he also was made acquainted with the magian learning.
The plane as well as the cypress was one of the distinctive trees of the magian paradise.
So Dareios was persuaded, and he thrust with his danger and happened to hit the magian.
Atossa had, of course, known her brother well, and was on that very account very closely secluded by the magian.
If it was Smerdis the magian, she would find that he had none.
It was the rebellion of the magian Smerdis which the demon revealed to me in a dream.
And alone, in the distance, the lonely man beheld his magian brother.
Hence he knew of the fact, and, as was fitting, he urged the overthrow of the magian before all others.
"There are harder things than catching him," said the magian.
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.