Who is Thoth? The Egyptian God of Writing, Magic, the Moon and Fate who Became Hermes Trismegistus

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Thoth was among the most complex and mysterious gods of the ancient Egyptian world. His origins lost to time, he would become the deity of writing, heka (magic), the moon and fate. He would aid in the resurrection of Osiris, intercede on the part of justice (ma'at) in the dispute between Horus and Set and go on to become worshiped at Hermopolis as Lord of the Ogdoad. In the Greco-Roman period he would be fused with Hermes becoming Hermes Trismegistus, legendary founder of hermetic philosophy and the occult sciences of alchemy, magic and astrology. Join me in this episode as I explore the origins of Thoth!

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Recommended Readings:

Boylan - Thoth The Hermes Of Egypt: A Study Of Some Aspects Of Theological Thought In Ancient Egypt - 978-1480040151
Pinch - Egyptian Mythology - 978-0195170245
Wilkinson - Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt - 978-0500284247

Jasnow & Zauzich - Conversations in the House of Life - 978-3447101165
Teeter - Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt - 978-0521613002
Lichtheim - Ancient Egyptian Literature (3 vol) - 978-0520248427
Wilkinson - Writings from Ancient Egypt - 978-0141395951

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Mythology
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