The Second Riddle of the Sphinx

Most people are familiar with the story of Oedipus Rex, the ill-fated king who murdered his own father and married and bore children with his own mother. Freud famously interpreted this as a tale which shows man's secret, repressed desires to kill his father and take his place as lover to his mother. This fits… Continue reading The Second Riddle of the Sphinx

Who is Thoth?

Known as the "Father of Alchemy," Thoth is the Egyptian God of wisdom, writing, science, magic, art and judgement. Considered "the divine intermediary between spirit and matter," he is also the God of the dead. In the myth of Osiris, it was Thoth who gave Isis the words she used to resurrect him after she… Continue reading Who is Thoth?