First pair:CHAP. I.--ABSURD IDEAS OF THE DISCIPLES OF VALENTINUS AS TO THE ORIGIN, NAME, ORDER, AND CONJUGAL PRODUCTIONS OF THEIR FANCIED AEONS, WITH THE PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE WHICH THEY ADAPT TO THEIR OPINIONS.
1. THEY maintain, then, that in the invisible and ineffable heights above there exists a certain perfect, pre-existent AEon,(4) whom they call Proarche, Propator, and Bythus, and describe as being invisible and incomprehensible. Eternal and unbegotten, he remained throughout innumerable cycles of ages in profound serenity and quiescence. There existed along with him Ennoea, whom they also call Charis and Sige.(5) At last this Bythus determined to send forth from himself the beginning of all things, and deposited this production (which he had resolved to bring forth) in his contemporary Sige, even as seed is deposited in the womb. She then, having received this seed, and becoming pregnant, gave birth to Nous, who was both similar and equal to him who had produced him, and was alone capable of comprehending his father's greatness. This Nous they call also Monogenes, and Father, and the Beginning of all Things. Along with him was also produced Aletheia; and these four constituted the first and first-begotten Pythagorean Tetrad, which they also denominate the root of all things. For there are first Bythus and Sige, and then Nous and Aletheia.
Bythus (Proarche, Propator) - Ennoea (Charis, Sige)
Bythos = depth
Proarche = first beginning
Propator = ancestor
Ennoea(= some sort of Shakti, I would say; or "nature")
Charis (= Greek mythology had 3 Charites, which were called daughter of Zeus and Eurynome in one version and Eurynome was called 3rd bride of Zeus; Eurynome's other husband in other traditions was Ophion, the snake)
Sige = silence
... parents of ...
Nous (Monogenes, Father, beginning of all things) - Aletheia
Nous = intellect or intelligence
Monogenes = "only begotten", discussed as "pertaining to being the only one of its kind within a specific relationship"
Aletheia = truth
" these four constituted the first and first-begotten Pythagorean Tetrad"
... it seems, as if they were related to the numbers 1,2,3 and 4, at least according the opinion of Irenaeus.
3rd pair:And Monogenes, perceiving for what purpose he had been produced, also himself sent forth Logos and Zoe, being the father of all those who were to come after him, and the beginning and fashioning of the entire Pleroma. By the conjunction of Logos and Zoo were brought forth Anthropos and Ecclesia; and thus was formed the first-begotten Ogdoad, the root and substance of all things, called among them by four names, viz., Bythus, and Nous, and Logos, and Anthropos. For each of these is masculo-feminine, as follows: Propator was united by a conjunction with his Ennoea; then Monogenes, that is Nous, with Aletheia; Logos with Zoe, and Anthropos with Ecclesia.
Logos - Zoe
Logos = (wiki: "Originally a word meaning "a ground", "a plea", "an opinion", "an expectation", "word", "speech", "account", "to reason"it became a technical term in philosophy, beginning with Heraclitus (ca. 535–475 BC), who used the term for a principle of order and knowledge. Ancient philosophers used the term in different ways. The sophists used the term to mean discourse, and Aristotle applied the term to refer to "reasoned discourse" or "the argument" in the field of rhetoric. The Stoic philosophers identified the term with the divine animating principle pervading the Universe.")
Zoe = "life"
Anthropos - Ecclesia
Anthropos = "Man", the first human being"
Ecclesia = " the principal assembly of ancient Athens during its Golden Age", "a theocratic organisational structure in ancient Israelite society", "the church", here likely "just mankind or the people"
Hm ...2. These AEons having been produced for the glory of the Father, and wishing, by their own efforts, to effect this object, sent forth emanations by means of conjunction. Logos and Zoe, after producing Anthropos and Ecclesia, sent forth other ten AEons, whose names are the following: Bythius and Mixis, Ageratos and Henosis, Autophyes and Hedone, Acinetos and Syncrasis, Monogenes and Macaria.(6) These are the ten AEons whom they declare to have been produced by Logos and Zoe. They then add that Anthropos himself, along with Ecclesia, produced twelve AEons, to whom they give the following names: Paracletus and Pistis, Patricos and Elpis, Metricos and Agape, Ainos and Synesis, Ecclesiasticus and Macariotes, Theletos and Sophia.
Actually these are 2 families with 12 children each, cause Logos-Zoe have 12 children and Anthropos-Ecclesia also have 12 children. By the genealogical trick to make Anthropos-Ecclesia to children of Logos-Zoe the number is reduced somehow artificially from 24 to 22. Anthropos-Ecclesia become somehow part of all 3 systems: in the 8 as a pair, in the 10 as hidden oldest son and oldest daughter, and in the 12 as parents.
In a view to standard Greek mythology we get something similar: Uranos-Gaia had 12 Titans as children (6 pairs again), and one of these pairs was Kronos-Rhea. This got 6 children (3 pairs) and these became (somehow) the half of the final 12 Olympians (with some complications).
(will be proceeded)