Thoth is primeval, he is from before creation. In some Egyptian myths, Thoth is the supreme creator. He created himself by speaking his own name. Even when he is not supreme creator, Thoth still does his fair share of creating.
Thoth invented writing, gambling, Star-gazing, engineering, geometry, botany, medicine, mathematics, and magic spells.
Thoth is the founder of alchemy and is the author, according to Egyptian myths, of the world’s very first book called The Book Of Thoth, a collection of magic spells and rituals so powerful that it had to be hidden away.
In his guise as patron of scribes, Thoth has an ibis’ head . As a master magician, he manifests as a baboon. Although ibis and a baboon are his most common forms, Thoth is a master shape-shifter. He could be anything or anyone.