"Wise Men"

According to the Gospel of Matthew, the Magi were a band of foreign travellers of indeterminate number, who came from ‘the east’ (possibly Babylon) to visit the newborn Jesus, “King of the Jews”.

They brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, leading to the widespread belief that the travellers brought a gift each and were three in number.

It’s also widely believed that they were royalty, owing to Old Testament prophecies which describe Jesus being worshipped by kings. The Protestant Reformation later challenged these givens.