Since he connects all the others and serves as a link between human and divine reality, he is the greatest of the Gods. His counterpart occurs in all mythologies (Odin, Mercury, Thoth). Hermes is the God of language, hence the inspiration of all writers (also frequently the pen-name of ancient writers who felt they were merely the God’s amanuensis). It was Thoth-Hermes whom the scribes of Egypt always honored with a libation of ink before beginning their day’s work.
Tehuti (Djehuti, Theutys), the Egyptian equivalent of Hermes. God of the Age after Aquarius, (Age of Capricorn, 2000 years hence). He is the “Keeper of knowledge,” stable sage and arbiter of the gods, their constant advisor, and wizard. It was his magical formulae that the dead need to know in order to pass through the underworld unscathed.
The Book of Thoth (which Crowley calls the Tarot), is supposedly the source of all wisdom. Thoth is far more than the God of language. It is in the invention of language that both the phenomenological and the material worlds are born. But language is the connection we make with the millions of things in the universe and, similarly, Thoth is the connection or Fohat of the Gods to their creative acts. He is the neter of the neteru.
The Egyptian God of magic, Thoth (or Tahuti, “The Speaker”) is self-created and dwells in chaos. As he speaks, each word becomes a created thing (as in Greek a “poem” means anything that has been made).
- THE MAGICIAN’S DICTIONARY - An Apocalyptic Cyclopaedia of Advanced M/magic(k)al Arts and Alternate Meanings - by E. E. REHMUS