The role of the queen in temple ritual is somewhat anomalous, some royal wives seem to have assimilated a number of the prerogatives of their husbands, although most did not; and most are never shown offering to the gods alone. But the specific title ‘god’s wife’ which appeared in the Middle Kingdom certainly became an important epithet of certain New Kingdom queens.
Temples of Ancient Egypt, Richard H. Wilkinson pg. 94
[Djehuty/Thoth] also appears as a lunar god, the nightly manifestation of Re, and as a god of thunder and rain.
— The Oxford Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology, 2003, edited by Donald B. Redford, pg 354
Emphasis mine; I’ll be blunt, has any one else heard of this before?…
Never heard of it)
I’ve not heard it. I can’t find it on Henadology or in Wilkinson’s book, either.
I’ve stumbled on that paragraph too and I remember being puzzled as well. I’ve never heard of this before reading that essay in the book you mention or ever after that. I admit I actually forgot all about it until I saw this. Now I’m tempted to dig further. Will check in the ‘Works Cited’ section (would be page 383, right after Wepwawet), maybe that will be a first step.
I’m not great on spare time these few weeks so if anyone finds anything, do share please?