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Lord of Divine Words
Areas of Concern
Magic, moon, wisdom, writing
Archivists, scribes, researchers, scholars, mages
Promote order and knowledge, record events
Upset stable systems or mechanisms, leave false information uncorrected
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Darkness, Knowledge, Law, Magic, Rune
Subdomains (1E)
Arcane, Language, Inevitable, Memory, Moon, Wards
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Glyph, knowledge, magic, moon
Favored Weapon
Scroll with lunar disk and crescent
Sacred Animal
Source: Empty Graves, pg(s). 75 (1E)
Gods & Magic, pg(s). 124–125 (2E)

Thoth is a member of the pantheon often worshiped in Ancient Osirion, overseeing the moon, magic, and other erudite pursuits, including science, history, and philosophy. According to tradition, Thoth gave Osirion hieroglyphs to the ancient Osirions and is scribe to the Osirian pantheon, recording all events in the lives of mortals.1


Thoth encourages his followers to spread order and knowledge and to record events big and small, and to avoid disrupting stable systems. He also demands followers correct incorrect knowledge.2


Since the Age of Destiny, the people of Osirion have worshiped their own local gods, including Thoth, in addition to those deities venerated more commonly throughout the Inner Sea region. Their worship was most popular during the early millennia and waned as the Osirian people gradually turned to foreign deities. During the Age of Enthronement, the Osirian gods, while continuing to guide Osirion from afar, retreated from Golarion and turned their attention towards the distant land of Kemet. When Osirion was under Keleshite rule, the foreign overlords sought to eradicate the faith of the indigenous gods, but they remain a part of the history of Osirion's land and people. Since the restoration of native Osirian rule in 4609 AR,3 interest in these ancient divinities has been rekindled.45


Thoth traditionally appears as an ibis-headed man, but occasionally is depicted with a baboon head or as a sitting baboon.1


Thoth is married to Maat and advises Ra. He serves as the Osirian pantheon's scribe, arbitrating their disagreements. Thoth also assisted Isis in resurrecting Osiris by giving the goddess the magic words necessary to return her husband to life.1


Thoth's temples often include substantial archives, attended by monastic orders dedicated to the patron of scholars. His worshippers include those who venerate him for mundane knowledge: archivists, scribes, researchers, and scholars; and those who venerate him for magical knowledge: alchemists, witches, and wizards.1

A Family Tree of the Osirian Pantheon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 75. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1
  2. Paizo staff. (2020). Gods & Magic, p. 124–125. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-202-0
  3. Tanya DePass, James Jacobs, Lyz Liddell, et al. (2019). "Golden Road". World Guide, p. 51. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-172-6
  4. Rob McCreary. (March 13, 2014). The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Osirion, Paizo Blog.
  5. Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 65. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1