Tehuti aka Thoth
servant Thoth, the Ibis-headed Egyptian God, carries a bowl to hold your candle
in this depiction. Heiroglyphics decorate the base of this majestic statue.
Perfect for educators, scribes, and wordsmiths.
named Tehuti by the Egyptians, Thoth was given his better known name by the
Greeks. They linked him with their god Hermes, and like Hermes, he was
considered to be the god of wisdom, writing and invention. He was also the
messenger and spokesman of the gods and finally the lord of the moon. He is
represented as a man with the head of an ibis, which is often crowned by the
crescent moon supporting the full moon disk. He often holds a writing palette.
Sacred to Thoth is the baboon. In Hermopolis, he merged with the local baboon
Thoth invented the arts and sciences, music, and magic, and was the god of
learning, but above all, he was famed for being the creator of hieroglyphs, and
was known as “the lord of holy words”. As the god who invented writing, he
was the protector of scribes.
Occasionally described as the tongue or heart of Ra, he is the god of magic, and
was called “the elder”.