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Thoth

(thŏth, tōt), in Egyptian religion, god of wisdom and magic. A patron of learning and of the arts, he was credited with many inventions, including writing, geometry, and astronomy. Perhaps originally a moon god, Thoth was also a messenger and scribe for the gods. He was identified by the Greeks with Hermes and as such was specifically named Hermes Trismegistus (see Hermetic booksHermetic books,
ancient metaphysical works dealing essentially with the idea of the complete community of all beings and objects. Authorship of the books was attributed to the Egyptian god of wisdom, Thoth, whose name was sometimes translated into Greek as Hermes Trismegistus
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). He was variously represented as an ibis, as an ibis-headed man, or as a baboon.

Thoth

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In Graeco-Roman times, the Egyptian Moon God Djehuti, or Zehuti, took the form Thoth (pronounced "Toe-th"). He was associated with Hermes. In Egypt, Thoth was patron of literature, science, wisdom, and inventions. He was also the spokesman for the gods and Keeper of the Records.

Thoth is depicted with the head of an ibis and, many times, wearing a solar disk sitting on a crescent on his head. Thoth also was occasionally depicted as a dog-headed ape, suggesting that he may have been derived from a fusion of two earlier lunar deities. He is usually counted as the oldest son of Ra but sometimes as the child of Geb and Nut.

Thoth had all knowledge and wisdom. He invented mathematics, astronomy, magic, medicine, music, and all the arts and sciences. He was also the inventor of hieroglyphs and, as such, became known as "Lord of Holy Words." As Moon God, it was his job to measure time.

A tarot deck designed by Aleister Crowley, with the art executed by Frieda Hariss, is known as the Crowley Thoth Tarot.

Thoth

 

in Egyptian mythology, the god of the moon, as well as of wisdom, writing, and reckoning. He was also the patron of the sciences, of scribes and sacred books, and of sorcery. The cult center of Thoth was Hermopolis Magna. Myths relate that as Osiris judged the dead, Thoth would record their deeds. He was worshipped in the form of an ibis or a baboon or as a man with the head of an ibis. In Greek mythology, Thoth was identified with Hermes.

REFERENCE

Turaev, B. A. Bog Tot. Leipzig, 1898.

Thoth

record-keeper of the dead. [Egyptian Myth.: Leach, 1109]
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