The Marys in the New Testament are prosperous women, in particular merchants, who had the reputation
of possessing skills in alchemy and who supported the Christians materially and financially.
The Messiah’s conception was understood as an (alchemical) act of creation, and only an entirely upright, i.e. pure alchemist could achieve the conception of the Messiah with God’s help (God’s Spirit).
This is why the Messiah’s mother was named after the famous alchemist Mary. She is called a virgin to indicate her purity; therefore in the legend, Jesus must be her first-born son.
The resurrection was also viewed as an alchemical act of creation. It was prepared by the women called Mary.
When the women arrived at the grave to prepare Jesus’ body for the resurrection, the Creator God, Lord of alchemical powers and mysteries, had already carried out the act of new creation and had raised Jesus from the dead.