Thoughts are conversations of the soul with itself [Plato] - A Belgian expatriate living in Singapore
Monday, 5 April 2010
WET WET WET: "Eyes Wide Open"
It’s harder to balance when we halt, than when we move. We cause more wind by standing still , than by speeding forward. We see more with eyes closed, than with eyes open. It takes more courage to stay silent, than to shout.
Though some ancient Egypt myths place him as a son of Ra, others say that Thoth created himself through the power of language. He was considered as the patron of knowledge, secrets, writing and scribes, a teacher of man, the messenger of the gods. In Egyptian mythology, Thoth was well-known as a counselor for the gods, who frequently went to seek for Thoth’s Thoughts and advice.
Thoth is considered a lunar deity. His totem animal was the baboon, a nocturnal animal that goes to sleep only after greeting the new day. Hence he was sometimes shown as a baboon, but most often Thoth appeared as a man with the head of an ibis holding a scribe's palette and stylus, or as a full ibis.