The Corpus Hermetica

Attributed to Hermes Trismestigustus


"Enoch was the first who invented books and different sorts of writing. The ancient
     Greeks declare that Enoch is the same as Mercury Trismegistus [Hermes], and that
     he taught the sons of men the art of building cities, and enacted some admirable
     laws...He discovered the knowledge of the Zodiac, and the course of the Planets;
     and he pointed out to the sons of men, that they should worship God, that they
     should fast, that they should pray, that they should give alms, votive offerings, and
     tenths. He reprobated abominable foods and drunkenness, and appointed festivals
     for sacrifices to the Sun, at each of the Zodiacal Signs." 
          - Hebraeus