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Thoth was a moon god who played an important role
in the Osiris legend and the judgment of the dead
in the Hall of Maat. Thoth was said to be mighty
in knowledge and divine speech. The inventer of
spoken and written language. As the lord of books
he was the scribe of the gods and patron of all scribes.

He is credited with inventing astronomy, geometry,
and medicine.

Thoth was the measurer of the earth and the counter
of the stars, the keeper and recorder of all knowledge.

It was Thoth who was believed to have written
important religious texts such as
The Book of the Dead. In this text, he appears in the
Hall of Maat as a scribe holding a writing reed and
palette to record the results of the weighing of the
deceased's heart against the feather of Maat.


Representation:
A man with the head of an Ibis. An ibis or an ape.
A dog faced ape. He is often seen wearing a lunar
disk and cresant on his head or the Atef crown.