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The inscription reads, "Words spoken by Harpocrates, given life and health, lord and heaven, (on behalf of) Dajuser the son of Usernakht and the mothers name unknownaE (4).

In Ancient Egypt, Thoth was the scribal god of wisdom and writing. This characteristic is very Apollonian because it shows the value of knowledge. He also acted as God of the moon and guided the deceased through the underworld. While he was represented in the figure as a baboon, Thoth was most commonly represented as an Ibus-headed deity. He has also been called Asten and Astes (1). He goes by many titles which include Governor of the Years, Computer of the time of life, Deputy of Ra, Governor of living star gods, Bull of Heaven, Prince of Books, Warden of Scales, Scribe of Truth, and Great, Great, Great (3). Many of his titles show his position of authority as a governor, prince or scribe. The Egyptian designation of positions shows the Apollonian qualities that existed in their culture. It shows the value of power that was also present in Apollonian societies.

Little is known about his origin but there are several Egyptian myths about him. One says that he is born of Horus and Set. It was believed th

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God Writing, Osiris Ra, Horus Set,


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