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TEHUTI


Tehuti (Djeheuty, Thoth) is the Ancient Egyptian deity of wisdom and knowledge, hence an appropriate patron for this enterprise. He is often portrayed with the head of an ibis, or in the form of a baboon. In the Egyptian stories of the gods, Tehuti often plays the part of diplomat or reconciler.

His cult centre, Khemenu (Hermopolis), had its own cosmogeny, in which Tehuti brought forth the cosmos through the power of his voice. Tehuti was therefore also the god of magic, because, for the Egyptians, magic required the magician to be "true of voice".

The Greeks equated him with Hermes, who sometimes had the epithet Trismegistus (thrice great).

Picture of Tehuti (Thoth), ancient Egyptian deity of knowledge, wisdom and time. Tehuti Knowledge Services for book indexing, translations out of Spanish, French, German, Croatian, Polish and Slovenian into English, Internet and database research and reports, editing, proofreading, abstracting and database indexing.

 
His Titles

Lord of Sacred Words

Lord of Time

He Who reckons in Heaven, the Counter of the Stars, the Enumerator of the Earth and of what is therein, and the Measurer of the Earth

Mighty of Speech

Lord of Books

Scribe of the Gods

Djeheuty pa aa, pa aa, pa aa
(the Great, the Great, the Great)


Picture of the weighing of the heart, in the presence of Tehuti, who records the verdict. Tehuti Knowledge Services for book indexing, translations out of Spanish, French, German, Croatian, Polish and Slovenian into English, Internet and database research and reports, editing, proofreading, abstracting and database indexing. As scribe of the gods, Tehuti is present at the weighing of the heart, the best known scene of the Pert em Hru (Book of Coming Forth by Day, better known as the Book of the Dead). The heart of the deceased is balanced against the feather of Maat, the goddess of Truth and Order. Tehuti records the verdict. Behind him sits the Ammit beast, Devourer of the Heart, ready to annihilate the deceased should he prove unworthy. Anubis adjusts the scales, while the deceased looks on, together with his ba (= soul, the bird with the human head). Perched on top of the scales is a tiny baboon, also symbol of Tehuti.