Hypatia was a famous astronomer, astrologer, pagan philosopher, mathematician, numbers theorist, astrologer, experimental scientist, political figure and teacher of Ancient Alexandria. Profoundly liberated for her time, she refused to marry and drove her own chariots through the streets of the city. The invention of the astrolabe is accredited to her.
Hypatia was a free thinker, and was murdered by a Christian mob as a result of her open mind. Her murder is thought to have commenced the dark ages.
Many believed that Hypatia was actually a sorceress, as centuries later a Coptic Egyptian Bishop said this about her “she was devoted at all times to magic, astrolabes and instruments of music, and she beguiled many people through her Satanic wiles”.