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  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Avalonia (April 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905297475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905297474
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.5 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T.Matveeva on August 23, 2013
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This book is nice and not as dry as “egyptology classics” P.Boylan’s "Thoth, the Hermes of Egypt" book. However I’d prefer it to be better illustrated (the text refers to many stelae, statues, amulets, temples etc., but only illustrations are few line drawings of Djehuty in his ibis-headed and baboon forms… and that’s all).
The author is not an egyptologist, but the book looks like a result of fine and careful research. But generally, the book is a big list of quotes and deity epithets, gently weaved together in the fabric of words. Each epiteth gives you something to meditate on.
This book is good for a modern esotericists and kemeticists who would like to have more connection with Djehuty. But in the eyes of egyptologist, I guess, this book would be just an easy home-reading for students; all texts quoted there are given only in english translations from a range of sources, and I definitely missed the hieroglyphics (Boylan’s book was full of it).
It’s easy and pleasant reading anyway.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Cranow on March 6, 2013
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The Egyptian God Thoth he is the Lord of the Scribes, a perfect embodiment of Maat and the Egyptian equivalent of the Greek god Hermes. Yet there is a whole lot more to this deity then just that. First off Egypt was around way before Greece and second Thoth is more complex. Maat was a concept and Goddess that stood for divine order and justice. Thoth always stood for that. Sometimes known as Djehuti he was depicted sometimes as a Baboon, or a long beaked, Ibis. In his hands was a pallet fro writing and a reed pen that was dipped in ink. Thoth was the God of wisdom and learning. He was also the messenger of Ra, telling him what happened on Earth and relaying Ra's message to other Gods.

Thoth was considered a moon god. His job was primarily to guard the moon and make sure it stayed on track. He has a mansion of the moon which may have served as his abode. Being a moon god, Thoth gave as a gift to humanity the gift of time. The moon is divided into four quarter. Remember that the moon was the ancient way of telling time. With a switch to the sloar calendar, thoth is credited with adding five more days. There is a reason for this though, Ra was jealous of Geb (Earth God) and Nuit (Sky goddess) and so he commanded Shu to come between them. Allowing five days gave them some time to be together this lead to the birth if Isis, Osiris, Seth, Horus the Elder, and Nephys.

Seth and Osiris two of the brothers had a conflict in which Osiris was killed by Seth. Horus the younger when he got older went to battle against Seth and it was a vicious battle where in Horus lost his eye and Seth had his testicle ripped off. Thoth was the one who intervene and brought peace between them. He also healed both of them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By romeo saunders on July 11, 2014
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This book is FILLED with information on Thoth that I wouldn't have found online. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about Thoth.
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Very thorough in research and citation of sources. On top of it all, it was well written and didn't really lose my interest! All in all, worth the money.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tara on November 21, 2012
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I wanted to learn about Tehuti (Thoth) and this book gave me it all. Not only did it go into the History but also his followers techniques. An amazing read and well worth the price!
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