Tehuti / Thoth - Egyptian Mythology

Tehuti otherwise known as Thoth or Djehuty was known as the God of wisdom, writing, hieroglyphs, science, magic, art, judgment, the moon, and the dead, who eventually was associated with the writing and knowledge to preside over scribes and scholars of all types. Pretty impressive.


Some believe Ra the Sun God was Thoth's father, yet many believe he was self-created. According to the tale, Thoth became an Ibis, lays eggs which then become the holders of all creations.


Depending on the era, Thoth is depicted in various ways, often pictured carrying the ankh, the symbol of life, in one hand, and in the other, he held a scepter, the symbol of power. The most popular image and the one we are most familiar with would be the image of a head of an ibis (the sacred bird of wisdom) with a human body. In these images, he is sometimes wearing a magnificent headpiece, showing a lunar disk sitting on top of a crescent moon resting on his head, this piece representing the reckoner of time and seasons. Not only did Thoth represent all of the above, but he also worked alongside, serve, and protector of Osiris, the Goddess of the deceased. Often acting as a messenger, intercessor, and conciliator between the gods. Egyptians also credit Thoth with the creation of the 365-day calendar. Clearly held in high regard this would be why he is mentioned frequently in pyramid texts.



Thoth would later share his responsibilities with his wife, Seshat, also known as the Goddess of knowledge, wisdom, writing, measurements, and books. Some would say she was the inventor of writing and Thoth would be the one to teach it to mankind. She was also trusted to take care of Thoth's library full of spells and scrolls which were unknown to many gods.


Thoth's sacred animals were the Ibis bird mentioned above as the sacred bird of wisdom as well as the baboon, admired by ancient Egyptians for its intelligence. Thoth as a baboon is usually shown as a seated animal, heavily maned, resting on its rear with its paws resting on its knees. Sometimes he is depicted with the lunar disk and crescent on his head symbolising the phases of the moon. Archeologists would later discover thousands of mummified Ibis and Baboons in Thoth's honor around Egypt.


Because of his writing skills and ability, he was clever enough to create The Book of Thoth, believed to contain all the secrets of the Universe, both of mankind, and divinity. Nobody is sure of its location, however, some believe it to be hidden in a secret chamber under the great pyramid. Some also believe those clever enough will only know what is written in it if they work telepathically with the book/tablet. As a keeper to Akashic records, not only is Thoth able to consult one's records for insight but can also help one to clear any blockages if needed, gently guiding you back on the right path.



A good mentor for energy workers, those committed to earth transformation, and in the arts. It is said that Thoth led a group of priests before the sinking of Atlantis, setting up priest classes in Egypt and helping the priests to document the Atlantian civilization. Always looking out for others, it would be Thoth who created a plan to save all the ancient 'gods and goddess' if a difficult situation was ever to arise.


Thoth sounds like a lovely man, extremely clever, mysterious, kind, and protective particularly when it came to women and those he loved. I think we could all do with a friend like Thoth in our lives.


Emerald would be the stone to work with to connect to Thoth. I'm off to find mine ;)


Sending love and light


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