Who is He?

In ancient times, people worshiped differentdeities. These deities, in turn, formed a whole system in which everyone was endowed with his functions. There was such a system in ancient Egypt. One of the most revered gods of the Egyptian pantheon was the god Toth. Let's talk about who is the One for the ancient Egyptians.

He is the deity of the moon, wisdom and knowledge. Also, his knowledge is often referred to as education, writing, religious rites, archives, libraries. Together with the deity Heh, he was responsible for the time. So they talk about his invention of the calendar and the usual calculation of the season in 365 days. In addition to the above, sometimes they speak of Tota as a deity, which is associated with a spring awakening.

He, according to the ancient Egyptians, has certain features that they expressed through drawings. Thus, Tota is easily identifiable by the following features:

  • Instead of a human head, he has the ibis head, which symbolizes the awakening of nature;
  • In his hands he had a thin stone tile with relief images, which was characteristic of the scribes of that time;
  • sometimes it could be represented as a sacred animal, in this case it's a baboon.

In addition to external features, the Egyptians endowedThoth and specific internal qualities: God Thoth is the personification of intellect and wisdom. He is next to the god Ra and is for him a scribe, vizier and secretary, and for mortals - a true role model.

Deity Thoth has a number of merits in the development of ideas about the world, time, knowledge of the ancient Egyptians.

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