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The Egyption god Thoth was the god of knowledge, magic, and the written word.
The Egyption God Thoth, the God of Knowledge, Magic, and the Written Word.

Who was the Egyptian God Thoth?

The Egyptian God Thoth: Why is Thoth so important to the occult tradition?

Roman Statue of Thoth Baboon

Thoth was an Egyptian god of knowledge, writing, magic, and the moon. He was one of the most important gods in ancient Egypt, and his cult lasted for over 3,000 years. Thoth was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon, animals sacred to him.

Thoth played an important role in the Egyptian afterlife. He was responsible for weighing the hearts of the deceased against a feather to determine their worthiness for eternal life. He was also known as the scribe who recorded the verdict of the gods.

Thoth was a popular god throughout Egypt, and his temples were found throughout the country. He was also worshipped by the Greeks, who identified him with their god Hermes, Hermes Trismegistus the Thrice-Greatest, is a legendary Hellenistic figure that originated as a syncretic combination of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth.

Thoth is often associated with occultism because he was the god of knowledge, magic, and the written word. He was also the patron of scribes and was credited with inventing writing, mathematics, and astronomy. This made him a popular figure among occultists, who were interested in the hidden knowledge and power that they believed could be found in the ancient world.

Today, Thoth is still revered by some occultists. They believe that he can help them to gain knowledge, power, and enlightenment. They also believe that he can help them to communicate with the spirit world.

Hermes Trismegistus, Hermes and Thoth

Hermes Trismegistus the Thrice-Greatest

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