In existographies, Gerardus Vossius (1577-1649), or Gerard Vossius, a friend of Hugo Grotius, was Dutch classical religio-mythology scholar, noted for []

In c.1620, Vossius published some type of mythology textbook; Richard Popking (1990) summarizes Vossius’ religio-mythologies ideas as follows:

“Vossius, like the Florentine and Cambridge Platonists, accepted the theory of a tradition of "ancient theology," a prisca theologia, which showed that an original, initially clear, divine revelation was given to Moses which then trickled down into the religions of other cultures and became, in this process, corrupted into pagan views when idolatrous elements were introduced and connections made between natural events and divine personalities and forces. By tracing back what is known of the earliest forms of pagan theology, following later developments, and identifying how traces of Hebrew theology could still be discerned in the histories of pagan traditions (for example, recognizing that the Hebrew Moses must be identified with such pagan figures as Mocchus, Mises, Moso, Palaestinus, Jockim, or Melehil), one could understand the origin and history of heathen mythologies and cults. Vossius' text is a handbook of mythology, ancient and modern.”

In 2010, Dorothy Murdock was citing Vossius, along with Pierre Huet, as two early religio-mythology scholars, whose works were in need of translation. [2]

1. Popkin, Richard H. (1990). “The Crisis of Polytheism and the Answers” (abs), in: Essays on the Context, Nature, and Influence of Isaac Newton’s Theology (editors: James Force and Richard Popkin) (pg. 11). Springer, 2012.
2. Murdock, Dorothy M. (aka Acharya S.) (c.2010). “Zeitgeist: the Movie: Companion Source Guide”,

External links
‚óŹ Gerardus Vossius – Wikipedia.

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