The God Hermes: The Roman obsession with the Egyptian God Thoth

The Romans came to believe that the god Hermes was responsible for all human knowledge, based on what they knew about the Egyptian god Thoth. An important rival to early Christianity, the cult of Hermes was extraordinarily popular. Many magical ideas from the Renaissance up to the present day were spawned by the cult. Here is an overview of Hermes, Thoth, and how they were relevant in ancient Egypt and Rome.

The God Hermes: The Roman obsession with the Egyptian God Thoth

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