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The Many Faced god of Ancient Egypt – Thoth – Thrice Great


The Many Faced god of Ancient Egypt, Thoth THE Thrice Great. Thoth The god of Wisdom is one of the deities of the Egyptian pantheon. In art, he was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon, animals sacred to him. His feminine counterpart was Seshat, and his wife was Ma’at. Thoth’s chief temple was located in the city of Khmun, later called, Hermopolis Magna during the Greco-Roman era (in reference to him through the Greeks’ interpretation that he was the same as their god Hermes) Khmun was partially destroyed in 1826 CE. In that city, he led the Ogdoad pantheon of eight principal deities. He also had numerous shrines within the cities of Abydos, Hesert, Urit, Per-Ab, Rekhui, Ta-ur, Sep, Hat, Pselket, Talmsis, Antcha-Mutet, Bah, Amen-heri-ab, and Ta-kens. Thoth played many vital and prominent roles in Egyptian mythology, such as maintaining the universe, and being one of the two deities (the other being Ma’at) who stood on either side of Ra’s boat. In the later history of ancient Egypt, Thoth became heavily associated with the arbitration of godly disputes, the arts of magic, the system of writing, the development of science, and the judgment of the dead. The Egyptian pronunciation of ḏḥwty is not fully known, but may be reconstructed as *ḏiḥautī, This reconstruction is based on the Ancient Greek borrowing Thōth or Theut and the fact that the name was transliterated into Sahidic Coptic variously as Thoout, Thōth, Thoot, Thaut, as well as Bohairic Coptic Thōout. the god is sometimes found under the name “Djehuti” However, the Greek form “Thoth” is more common. Please watch the video for more information on the many faced god of ancient Egypt, Thoth. There are many other videos here for you to enjoy at mythology explored by ANCIENT MYSTERY here on youtube.

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