"On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh."
the gold: a gift given only to a King
the incense: a symbol of worship
the myrrh: a resin used in burial ceremonies, rare and costly
The wise men were very aware of who this child was to become and how he would die for all.