// or //; from Greek Θώθ thṓth, from Egyptian ḏḥwty, perhaps pronounced */tʃʼiħautiː/ or */ɟiħautiː/, depending on the phonological interpretation of Egyptian's emphatic consonants) was considered one of the most important deities of the Egyptian pantheon. In art, he was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon, animals sacred to him. As in the main picture, Thoth is almost always shown holding a Was (a wand or rod symbolizing power) in one hand and an Ankh (the key of the Nile symbolizing life) in the other hand. His feminine counterpart was Seshat, and his wife was Ma'at.
Thoth's chief temple is located in the city of Khmun. In that city, he led the Ogdoad pantheon of eight principal deities. He also had numerous shrines within the cities of Abydos, Hesert, Urit, Per-Ab, Rekhui, Ta-ur, Sep, Hat, Pselket, Talmsis, Antcha-Mutet, Bah, Amen-heri-ab, and Ta-kens. Called the diety of knowledge and wisdom, Thoth is often associated with magic and alchemy.
Thoth became credited by the ancient people of Khemet as the inventor of writing, and 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. For this reason Thoth was universally worshipped by ancient Khemet scribes. Many scribes had a painting or a picture of Thoth in their "office". Likewise, one of the symbols for scribes was that of the ibis.
The Secret of ThothEdit
Thoth is not a god, he's actually a man. A lemurian to be precise. The only reason why Thoth is worshipped is because he was essential in jump starting civilization after the deluge at the start of the Chalcolithic Period. Thoth came to Khemet and taught the people of Khemet some essential and practical knowledge to solve certain problems. He also taught them mathematics, physics, and the beginnings of medicine. He created for them their heiroglyphics (based off of Lemurian and their own pictographs), and taught them how to read and write.
After this, he left the people of Khemet to spread his knowledge elsewhere. Although, what actually happened that on his journey to the city of Thalosis, he actually had a chance to ascend. Rather than become an ascended being (Unbodied), Thoth instead entered the Dragon Gate, sending a messenger that he will return someday.
Thoth keeps his promises, but it is unknown if he will actually return in glory. Of the lemurians that came back through the Dragon Gate, Thoth wasn't among them. It's assumed that he is still journeying out in the cosmos somewhere. As for the Obsidian Pyramid, no one has yet to test the theory, so no one can be sure.