- "And now, here was Hekate, who was ten thousand and more years old, saying she had been around when the mysterious Abraham the Mage had composed the Book. But if the Elder Race - the gods of mythology and legend could neither handle nor look upon the book - then what was Abraham, its creator? Was he of the Elder Race, a humani or something else, one of the many other mythical races that walked the earth in those first days?"
- — Nicholas Flamel on Abraham
|Race||Unknown (confirmed not to be Humani, Elder, or Archon)|
|Age (Circ. 2012)||Deceased|
|Born||circa 10,000 years before the Fall of Danu Tales|
|Died||Fall of Danu Tales (circa 10,000 years ago)|
|Status (Circ. 2012)||Unknown|
|Relationships and Family|
|Servant(s)||Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel (arguable), Gilgamesh|
|Allies/Associates||Himself, Marethyu, Chronos|
|Enemies||Isis and Osiris, Bastet, Anubis|
|Other Relatives||Gilgamesh (Brother-in-law)|
Abraham the Mage was a powerful entity living in Danu Talis and the writer of the Codex. He has dedicated much of his time to working with Chronos and Marethyu to ensure the survival of the Humani. However, he seems to also do research in other areas, such as why the Change happens to some of the Great Elders. He lives in a tall glass spire (created by the Earthlords) on the sea off of Murias, a city in Danu Talis. He occasionally sends Zephaniah, along with her brother Prometheus to go on expeditions for him. He foresaw all that would happen in the present, and wrote personalized messages for many of the characters on emerald tablets, which he left with his wife, the First People created by Prometheus' ingited aura in the Nameless City - Tsagaglalal and Gilgamesh.
Abraham's race is subject to much speculation. While he is confirmed in the series to be neither Humani, Elder, or Archon, it is possible he may be of mixed race. He is affected by The Change, which is only mentioned in connection with Elders, Great Elders, and Next Generation.
Zephaniah states that Abraham may be an "Ancient or an Archon, though there is certainly some Great Elder blood in him". She notes that descriptions of Abraham have appeared since the beginning of recorded history, indicating he may be as old as, or even older than, the Earthlords.
In The Enchantress, Tsagaglalal refers to him multiple times as an Elder of Danu Talis, which, combined with his ancient age, makes him a likely progenitor of the Elder race.
Abraham is described as fairly tall, with pale blond hair, grey eyes, ashen skin, and six-fingered hands. In the years before Danu Talis fell, the Change started to overtake Abraham. His aura begun to settle onto his body, slowly turning him into golden statue. He wrote the Codex as the Change started to affect him.
Every time Abraham has appeared in the books, he has displayed a sort of "neutral" personality; not totally strict, but not very humorous either. It seems as if many Elders respect him, maybe even fear him. His wife mentions he hated his title of the mage.