Hermes.... Hermetically sealed. Woah.
So... I was on a sleep deprivation high (oh wait, that's now), and this came up. Well, its been coming up a lot lately. So I looked up the etymology to see where it would lead me. Thus spake the sacred wiki:
The word hermetic comes from the name of the Greek god Hermes. The concept of hermeticism comes from a syncretism of Hermes and the Egyptian Thoth, personified as a mythological alchemist known as Hermes Trismegistus. The latter has two books attributed to him, the Emerald Tablet and the Corpus Hermeticum. He was believed to possess a magic ability to seal treasure chests so that nothing could access their contents.
No judging about wiki usage, dammit LOL It's ok to use as a springboard. Bizarre wiki guilt aside... the Emerald Tablet has been coming up as a theme for me this past month. Usually when that happens it means it's time to dive into that pool. Want to dive into my ocean?