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Gaspar (or Casper)is the name of one of the Three Wise Men (magi) in the Bible. The other two are Melchior and Balthazar (also Balthasar and Belthasar). The name is found in the Squaresoft Game Chrono Trigger and the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. In Chrono Trigger, Gaspar is the guru of Time and in Evangelion, Gaspar (Casper) is one of the magi -- part of NERV's supercomputer.

Gaspar (or Caspar) was one of the three magi ("wise men" - most likely meaning priests) who brought gifts to anoint Jesus Christ upon his birth. The wise men only appear in the book of Matthew and are not named or even numbered. Later Christian tradition fleshed out their identities and made them kings. Gaspar, whose name means "the white one", became king of India. The Venerable Bede claimed he was the son of Japheth, one of Noah’s sons.

Gaspar brought frankincense, the gift for a priest in Jewish tradition.

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