Thoth: The Master of Ceremonies for “Drowning Man”

-date08-17-2013time08-55-36Glad to see the sacred ibis has honored the new mangroves.  According to one website: “The ibis represented the god Thoth, god of wisdom, knowledge and writing, and was considered the herald of the flood”   Thoth was the official recorder of the weighing of the heart to determine eternal fates in the underworld.   I think with have the master of ceremonies for “Downing Man”

 

Ibis visit new mangrove planting at RR.

A group of Ibis bless the new mangrove planting at RR.

Thot image at Karnak Temple.

Thot image at Karnak Temple.

According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art….
The name Thot in Egyptian was dhwty, written with the hieroglyph of the ibis on a perch. Thot was the god of learning, and of sciences and the arts in general.….

…first month of the Season of the Inundation was called Thot and the first day of that month originally coincided with the rising of the Nile, a water bird like the white ibis may have been symbolic of that idea in the minds of the Egyptians.

Thot statue

Thot statues at Metropolitan Museum, NYC

According to another website
Role of Thoth in the Underworld.  Thoth was always present in the Judgement Hall of the Two Truths during the Weighing of the Heart ceremony in which the eternal fate of a soul of the dead was determined. The role of Thoth, as the scribe of the Underworld, wrote the results of the judgement of every soul.

Thot recording the judgement in the underworld

Thot recording the judgement in the underworld

And for better or worse, the Sebastian the Ibis has been the mascot of the University of Miami.  UofM is more commonly known as the “Hurricanes”.

Sebastian the Ibis.  University of Miami mascot since 1957.

Sebastian the Ibis. University of Miami mascot since 1957.

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