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Thoth - The God of Wisdom and the Scribes

Travel pictures from Egypt

by Dr. Günther Eichhorn

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The Moon God, God of Wisdom and the Scribes (see Mythology). He was considered the inventor of writing. He was the inventor of the 365 day year (instead of the previous 360 days). He is said to have won the extra five days by gambling with the moon in a game of dice. He is associated with the Ibis and shown as a man with the head of the ibis. He was involved in many tales as wise counsel and persuader. His association with wisdom connected him with Seshat, the earlier Goddess of Wisdom, and his daughter, variably his wife.