The Book of Thoth is an ancient and sacred Egyptian book that is filled with spells and magic. Spells include giving the ability to humans to be able to understand animals talking and allowing the reader to perceive the gods.
There is a legend that states that whoever reads the contents of the book would be able to decipher all of the secrets and become a master of the Earth, sea, air and celestial bodies.
BOOK OF THOTH WRITTEN BY AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN GOD
The Book of Thoth is said to be one of the most mysterious of books to have been talked about in the whole history of mankind. It is said to be a mysterious and ancient book belonging to the Egyptians and written by an ancient God.
The historical records show that the Book of Thoth is a collection of Egyptian texts that were written by the Egyptian god of knowledge and writing, Thoth. The book also includes texts by ancient authors, and it has been described as a magical book that seems to be a work of Egyptian fiction. It does seem to be fragmented in Papyri and most pertains to the 2nd century of the Ptolemaic period.
BOOK OF THOTH ASSOCIATED WITH ATTEMPT ON LIFE OF PHARAOH
For the first time the Book of Thoth was cited in the Turis papyrus which had been published in Paris towards the end of the 18th century and this described an attempt on the life of a pharaoh that failed using spells that had come from the Book of Thoth.
The Turis Papyrus came from the Turin Papyrus of Kings which also had the name of the Turin Canon and was a manuscript from Egypt during the 19th dynasty and listed all the names of the kings of Egypt. The listings started from the earliest times and went on to the reign of Ramses II during 1279 and 13BC.
Therefore the Turis is said to not only resemble the Turin when it comes to the name, but it also does with the date of its origin. It is also said that there are versions that are different. However, the compilations led to the reconstruction of a common history.
It is a dialogue in which two interlocutors, the god Thoth and a disciple who was said to aspire to know, but it was also said there might have been another god, which was probably Osiris, who also talked with a disciple
BOOK COMPARED TO HERMETIC PHILOSOPHICAL TEXTS OF GREECE
The framework might be compared to the hermetic texts of Greece, and it also reveals dialogues between Thoth and Hermes and disciples. There are some texts that seem to be before the first century, and this means that it comes ahead of the first hermetic philosophical texts of Greece.
It should also be mentioned that the Book of Thoth has been used many texts. An ancient Egyptian priest by the name of Manetho said that Thoth was the author of 36, 525 books, but investigators such as Seleukos have confirmed that there were only about 20,000 books written.
The Book of Thoth appeared during an ancient story in Egypt, which came from the Ptolemaic period and it talked about an Egyptian prince with the name of Neferkaptah, who was said to have found the Book of Thoth after it was hidden at the bottom of the River Nile.
BOOK OF THOTH WAS HIDDEN AT BOTTOM OF THE RIVER NILE GUARDED BY SERPENTS
There are stories that suggest that the Book of Thoth was hidden in the Nile close to Coptos and it was locked away inside boxes that were also guarded by serpents and no one could kill the serpents.
Neferkaptah was brave and set out to recover the book and fought off the serpents and then brought the book back with him. However, Thoth punished him for taking the book by killing his wife and son. Neferkaptah committed suicide, and it was said that the book had been put into the tomb with his body.
It was said that many generations later, Setne Khamwas stole the Book of Thoth from the tomb and had to fight with the ghost of Neferkaptah to get his hands on the book.
He then fell in love with a woman and she seduced him and got him to kill his children but then found out that the woman had been an illusion sent by Neferkaptah and Setne then took the book back to the tomb. Neferkaptah asked Setne to find the bodies of his son and wife and put them in the tomb with him, and the tomb was then said to have been sealed for all eternity.
The story was told as a way of reflecting the Egyptian belief that the knowledge of the gods is not for humans to own.
It has been said that whoever reads the contents of the Book of Thoth would be able to gain vast knowledge about the Earth, sea, air and celestial bodies, allow people to talk to animals, bring the dead back to life and more. In the wrong hands, it could indeed be a very powerful book.