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 Mago the Carthaginian,Magot (French). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A festival observed by the Persians to commemorate the massacre of the Magi. Smerdis usurped the throne on the death of Camby’ses; but seven Persians, conspiring together, slew Smerdis and his brother; whereupon the people put all the Magi to the sword, and elected Darius, son of Hystaspes, to the throne. (Greek, magosphonos, the magi-slaughter.)   1

 Mago the Carthaginian,Magot (French). 


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