Thoth Egyptian God of Writing and Magic

Thoth Egyptian God of Writing and Magic

Thoth Egyptian God was one of the first Egyptian gods. Eventually becoming a god of creation. According to this version, Thoth, in the form of an ibis, laid an egg out of which Ra came out. Other versions say that Thoth created himself through the power of language.

Firstly, people believed that the sun and the moon were his right and left eyes. Then he rose in popularity. Mostly, due to Khnum becaming the capital. Archaeologists found thousands of mummified ibis buried in his name.

Thoth Egyptian God of Writing and Magic

Also, according to the Egyptian belief, Thoth was the one that invented writing, medicine, magic and the civil rights practices. Thoth Egyptian God was the patron of scribes and of the written word. He was the one that recorded the verdict on the deceased in the hall of Ma’at. Thoth maintained the gods’ library with the help of his wife Seshat.

Thoth Egyptian God of Writing and Magic

Egyptian mythology speaks of the “Book of Thoth” in which the god wrote all of the secrets of the universe. Anyone who reads it would instantly become the most powerful person in the world. Unfortunately, they will be cursed by this knowledge. Needless to say, people have been searching for these tablets for a long time. Some say that they are somewhere in or near the Great Pyramid. Some call this book the Emerald Tablets of Thoth.

Thoth knew everything that “is hidden under the heavenly vault“. He used his knowledge to help Isis find her husband Osiris, after Set murdered him. With the help of Anubis, they found him and created the first mummification ritual.

In addition to this, he was also a great counselor. And a good persuasive speaker. In one version of a myth, he went in search of Sekhmet to bring her home. She went from Egypt to Nubia and in her absence, all water left Egypt. In the meantime, she was rampaging and killing everything in sight. Thoth Egyptian God told her that everyone misses her dearly and suffers without her. And that if she returns, there will be great celebration. She agreed to come home and as they travelled up the Nile, water resurfaced again.

 

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