General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
God of wisdom
Who was the Egyptian god of learning and wisdom?
Your answer — B) Osiris — was incorrect.
Thoth was sometimes shown as having the head of an ibis, and sometimes that of a baboon. Both creatures were apparently emblematic of wisdom. Thoth is credited with important inventions, including particularly those of writing and magic. In his baboon guise, he is also shown as sitting in judgement over the dead, though Osiris was the lord of the underworld. Ra was the sun god, while Anubis governed the rites of embalming the dead.