Most egyptologists today side with Sir Flinders Petrie that Egyptian religion was strictly polytheistic, in which Thoth would be a separate god.
Over and above differences in spelling, Thoth, like many other Egyptian deities, had many names and titles.
Thoth, like many Egyptian gods and nobility, held many titles.
Thoth was also understood to serve as the scribe of the gods, and was resultantly credited with the invention of writing and alphabets.
Thoth (also Thot or Thout) is the Greek version derived from the letters ??wty.
First, Thoth served as a mediating power, especially between the forces of good and evil, making sure neither had a decisive victory over the other.
The increasing importance of the cult of Thoth is also attested to by the fact that Djehuty (Thoth), a Sixteenth Dynasty pharaoh (ca.
Thoth was also prominent in the Osiris myth, being of great aid to Isis.
When Horus was slain, Thoth gave the formulae to resurrect him as well.
According to Theodor Hopfner, Thoth's Egyptian name written as ??wty originated from ??w, claimed to be the oldest known name for the ibis although normally written as hbj.
Corresponding to this characterization were some origin tales that described Thoth emerging fully-formed from the skull of Set.
During the [late period of Egyptian history, a cult of Thoth gained prominence, due to its main center, Khnum (Hermopolis Magna) becoming the capital.
Throughout the development of Egyptian mythology, Thoth, like the majority of multi-faceted Egyptian gods, has been depicted in a variety of forms.
Thoth was considered one of the most important deities of the ancient Egyptian pantheon, who was often depicted with the head of an ibis.
The rise of his cult also led his followers to adjust the mythological corpus to give Thoth a greater role.
One of Thoth's titles, "three times great" (see Titles) was translated to the Greek ???????????? (Trismegistos) which yielded the composite deity Hermes Trismegistus.
Thoth, God of the Moon, Magic and Writing. The wisest of the Egyptian gods was Thoth (Djhuty, Djehuty, Tehuty), the baboon and ibis god of the moon. Thoth was the god who overcame the curse of Ra, allowing Nut to give birth to her five children, with his skill at games.Aug 6, 2001
In art, Thoth was usually depicted with the head of an ibis, possibly because the Egyptians saw curve of the ibis' beak as a symbol of the crescent moon. Sometimes, he was depicted as a baboon holding up a crescent moon, as the baboon was seen as a nocturnal and intelligent creature.
Thoth is the Egyptian god of writing, magic, wisdom, and the moon. He was one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt alternately said to be self-created or born of the seed of Horus from the forehead of Set.Jul 26, 2016
Thoth became credited by the ancient Egyptians as the inventor of writing, and alphabets (ie. hieroglyphs) themselves. He was also considered to have been the scribe of the underworld, and the moon became occasionally considered a separate entity, now that Thoth had less association with it, and more with wisdom.