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THOTH

The creator of writing and wisdom, the god Thoth was the patron deity of scribes. Often shown as an ibis, or a man with the head of an ibis, Thoth could also take the form of a baboon. In his baboon form, Thoth was sometimes depicted sitting on the shoulder of a scribe offering his protection and inspiration. Thoth was also a lunar deity and could wear a sundisk on his head together with the crescent of the moon. He was responsible for regulating the seasons and directing the movements of the stars. Thoth was sometimes thought of as the tongue or heart of the god Re. In his role as a funerary deity, he was a protector of the god Osiris who assisted the deceased in the afterlife, and recorded the verdict of divine judgment.

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