- Cult Center:
Eshmunen or Hermopolis.
was a moon god who played an important role in the Osiris legend
and the judgment of the dead in the Hall of Maat. Thoth was
said to be mighty in knowledge and divine speech. The inventer of
spoken and written language. As the lord of books he was the scribe of
the gods and patron of all scribes. He is credited with inventing
astronomy, geometry, and medicine. Thoth was the measurer of the earth
and the counter of the stars, the keeper and recorder of all knowledge.
It was Thoth who was believed to have written important religious texts
such as The Book of the
Dead. In this text, he appears in the Hall of Maat
as a scribe holding a writing reed and palette to record the
results of the weighing of the deceased's heart against the feather of Maat.
- Representation: A
man with the head of an Ibis. An ibis or an ape. A dog faced ape. He is
often seen wearing a lunar disk and cresant on his head or the Atef crown.
conceived at the beginning of time. Husband of Maat. Brother and some
times husband of Seshat.
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