Episode 15: Ostanes

A mysterious person, (or –more likely– multiple people with the same name) from Persia. Sometimes called the ‘father of alchemy.’ His supposed contributions include first mentioning the elixir of life, the philosopher’s stone, being in Xerxes’ court, and a teacher of Alexander the Great, teaching Democritus, and a Magi in the line of Zoroaster.

See his page here.

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