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What is the relationship between the term 'hermit' and the traditions around Hermes and Hermeticism?

Hermes is a name with a few similar sounding words, all of which (that I'm aware of) are related to traits of Hermes: Hermeticism: a spiritual tradition based on Hermes as corresponding with Egyptian ...