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'