Egyptian Thoth

The Egyptians credited Thoth as the author of all works of science, religion, philosophy, and magic. The Greeks further declared him the inventor of astronomy, astrology, the science of numbers, mathematics, geometry, surveying, medicine, botany, theology, civilized government, the alphabet, reading, writing, and oratory. They further claimed he was the true author of every work of every branch of knowledge, human and divine.

Thoth was first worshiped as a moon god. The moon’s cycles played an important role in Egyptian life. The crescent moon resembled an ibis, the bird associated with Thoth.  Notice the staff, in this case a writing instrument.

“Egypt’s religion erred by turning true angels into gods, to whom they prayed and whom they worshipped. Angels are sent by God and minister the truth to man, but are forbidden to become the objects of worship. Egypt turned mere angelic servants of God into deity and worshipped them.”

Kemetic names: Djehuti, Tehuti, Zehuti, Djhowtey

Greek Names: Thoth, Toth, Thot, Thout, Hermes Trismegistus

More On This Topic

Lament of Hermes

Do you know, Asclepius, that Egypt is an image of heaven?  Or to speak more exactly, in Egypt all the operations of the powers which rule and work in heaven are present in the Earth

Read More »

Hermes, Messenger of the Gods

Hermes is immediately recognizable by four attributes: a broad-brimmed hat (petasos), winged sandals (talaria), a purse, and a herald’s wand (kerykeion, or caduceus in Latin). Hermes’ wand – a short-winged staff, entangled by two identical

Read More »

Explore Other Themes