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The god Thoth was worshiped in the form of an Ibis, and is often shown in human form with the unusual head of that bird.

Thoth was primarily thought to be the god of wisdom. He was patron of arts and science and also the patron god of scribes. He was the inventor of the words of god, or Hieroglyphs.

Thoth is particularly familiar from the famous judgment scene shown in the Book of the Dead, Here the heart of the deceased was tested for purity by weighing it against the feather of the goddess Maat, symbolising truth. If the heart failed the test it was thrown to the 'Eater of Souls'

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