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12 Virgins

In the Manichaean creation there are 12 virgins who are allegorically linked with the zodiac. Royalty Wisdom Victory, Persuasion Purity Truth Faith Patience Righteousness Goodness Justice Light. The Messenger creates twelve virgins, namely, Royalty, Wisdom, Victory, Persuasion, Purity, Truth, Faith, Patience, Righteousness, Goodness, Justice, and Light. He dwells in the sun and, coming toward these twelve virgins, he commands his three attendants to make them revolve; they soon reach the height of the heavens. As soon as the heavens rotate, the Messenger commands the Great Ban to renovate the earth and make the Great Wheels (Air, Fire, and Water) to mount. Cited from Webiste: Alexandria.
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