Basilides, the Gnostic Priest, taught that God first created:
(1) Nous, or mind, from this emanated
(2) Logos, the Word, from this
(3) Phronesis, Intelligence, and from this
(4) Sophia, Wisdom, and from this last
(5) Dynamis, Strength.
The "Almighty" was known as Abraxas, which signifies in Coptic "the Blessed Name," and was symbolised by a figure with the head of which is that of a rooster, the body that of a man, with serpents forming the legs; in His right hand he holds a whip, and on His left arm is a shield. The Talisman shown above is a combination of the five emanations mentioned above: Nous and Logos are expressed by the two serpents (as legs), symbols of the inner sense and understanding as well as showing that He is linked to Earth and the wisdom of Earth, the head of the rooster representing Phronesis, for foresight and vigilance; the two arms hold the symbols of Sophia and Dynamis, the Shield of Wisdom and the Whip of Power, worn for protection from moral and physical ill. The numerical value of His name is 365 - thus showing His rule over all days and nights. One can work with Abraxas in your pathworking of Spiritual Ascention, as well as to grasp the power of the Godself - to name only two.
His Enochian enn: "Zar Odo Gmicalzo Zar Abraxas Zar Geh!"