From "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets";
Egyptian god of magic words and writing, which he acquired from his consort Seshat, or Maat. He was identified with the Greek Hermes. His holy city was known as Hernmopolis, 'City of Hermes.' Priests of Hermopolis pretended that Thoth had created the world, either by hatching the World Egg (which he encircled in the form of the Gnostic Serpent), or by speaking the words of crfeation, after the manner of the Biblical God.......The 'Book of Thoth' was a famous legendary work supposed to reveal the secrets of manipulating matter by verbal charms.
Like Hermes and other manifestations of the Wise Serpent, Thoth owed his many powers to his former close association with the Great Mother. He was lunar in nature, rather than solar. When he ascended to heaven, he became the guardian of the Moon gates." Her source was "Larousse, 27.
She (Barbara G. Walker) also wrote this about the Muses;
" Ninefold Goddess as the source of 'in-spiration,' literally breathing in 'I-deas' or Goddess-spirits within. The Muses were originally a triad--the primordial Triple Goddesses. First of them was Mnemosyne, 'Memory,' who made poets able to remember sacred sagas." Source was "Graves, W. G., 377; G.M 1,66
"The seven-tone musical scale was the Muses' invention, supposedly based on their 'music' of the seven spheres. Scipio the Elder ssaid the spheres 'produce seven distince tones; the septenary number is the nucleus of all that esists. And men, who know how to imitate this celestial harmony with the lyre, have traced there way badk to the sublime realm.' Source was Selgmann, 245.
"Led by Thalia, who governed music in general, the classical Muses were Clio (history), Calliope (heroic poetry), Euterpe (flute accompaniments), Polyhymnia (sacred songs), and Urannia, the Celestial Aphrodite of the plane of the fixed stars. The Alexanderian shrine of the muses was the Museum, 'the nearest thing to a modern university that the ancient world experienced.'" Source was deCamp, A. E., 136
"It was destroyed by Christians, who detested pagan learning."
Don't know if the above is relevant but it is my two cents worth!
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