Thoth; from “Practical Egyptian Magic” (Murry Hope)

Thoth, or Tehuti, is one of the most interesting of al the early Egyptian gods and is often referred to as the uncle of the family. He is depicted in some vignettes as the dog-headed baboon but mostly as an ibis-headed man. Thoth is the god of medicine (the Greek Hermes), learning, magic, truth, books and libraries, keeper of the Akashic records, time lord etc. In some records he is considered to be the child of Nun, which would make him the brother of Ra with obvious connections with another solar system. Another legend tells us that at his word the four gods ad goddesses came forth and that it was he who spoke the sacred words which released to Ptah the energy necessary to effect the creation of the universe. (Shades of the St John gospel : ‘In the beginning was the Word …’) In The Book of the Pyramids, one of the oldest on record, Thoth is spoken of as being the eldest son of Ra; in other texts he is the brother of Isis and Osiris. His voice is said to have magical properties. It was he, as the divine judge, who ruled in favour of Horus against Set, following their famous contest. Patron of history, keeper of the divine archives, lord of karma, herald of the gods, his female aspect is Maat, goddess of truth, often personified individually.
Sometimes he is said to have been married to Maat but, according to other legends, his wife was Seshat, a star goddess who was patroness of architects and taught men to build by the stars. It is the opinion of most experts, however, that all these were merely aspects of the god himself and not individual deities. His symbols are the white feather and the caduceus, his colour is amethyst and the ibis is sacred to him.

Quoted from: Practical Egyptian Magic, © 1984 by Murry Hope

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