Is there a god or goddess of literature, books, reading, writing, authors, etc.?

If so, what is His/Her name and what mythology is He/She from? Greek, Roman, Egyptian, etc?

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Fine, be picky. ARE there any godS or goddessES of literature, books, reading, writing, authors, etc. in any cultures' mythologies? Happy with the plural now?

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  • ChiChi
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Take your pick...

    Goddesses:

    - Baalat was the chief deity of Byblos. She is associated with books, libraries, and writers.

    - Saraswati is a Hindu goddess who is a patron of artists, writers, students, poets, and muscians.

    - Seshat is an Egyptian goddess. She's a patron of writers and builders.

    Gods:

    - The Greek god Hermes is the patron god of high arcane literature.

    - Thoth is the Egyptian god of scribes and writing.

    - The Hindu god Ganesha is the patron god of writers.

    (And to all of you asses who answered just to whinge about your deity being the only one: could you get any lamer? Wah wah wah...)

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  • abid
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    God Of Writing

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Is there a god or goddess of literature, books, reading, writing, authors, etc.?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are a lot of gods and goddesses who were said to inspire and protect artistic works.

    Greek had a number of them.

    The Muses inspired quite a lot, dance, poetry, writing, dramatical stories retelling (most closely associated with today's modern theatre, music, science and research. The muses were not gods, per say, but they did have the attraction of many a mind in the world of the Greeks.

    Athena was of wisdom, but mostly of battle wisdom, the female form of Aries. While Aries used weapons and battle readiness, Athena used tactics and strategy, cunning dissemblence...if you know what that word means) She is called the goddess of wisdom, I call her the warrior wisdom or political wisdom and should really not be classified into the protector of arts.

    Apollo, granted he was a sun god, but he was also a god of music always seen with a lyre...while his twin sister was a warrioress of the hunt. Apollo was quite popular in his heyday, and I can imagine he was also lightly splattered with a bit of protection of music, poetry, reciting and dance....anything that might have had to do with the recital of the lyre. Perhaps even his music was inspirational in providing written work, giving the artist the inspiration of clarity of mind to conform all their thoughts into a written document.

    Roman gods were just a carbon copy of Greece, with the exception that Rome superceeded the rest of the known "smaller worlds" There was a god or goddess for everything in the Roman society, even a goddess of the running water of the aquaduct (which by the way, might also be translated into a goddess of sewage (providing running water for cleanliness matters)

    For the most part....if you know a culture had a specific concentration on art and wrting, feel free to look into research of that culture's history. What made the people of that location concentrate on artistic works? Most of it will come down to some sort of akashic collection from their god or goddess or inspirationer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    We Hindus have Devi Sarswati Who is the Goddess of knowledge. books and literature, alphabets etc. Every year we celebrate a day in Her Name and on that day, to pay Her respect we don't read any book or write. We believe Goddess Saraswati resides in books etc that is why we does not touch any books or writing materials by foot(feet is considered a mean part of body because feet touches dirty materials like garbage etc. lying on the ground). And if by chance it got touched by our feet we touch it with our forehead. (forehead is considered an honorable place where knowledge resides)

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  • amber
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I know this is veering a bit away from the goddess (but not too much), I just wanted to share, that the archangel, gabriel, is the angel of creative writing. she/he (the archangels give each individual, (present themselves as the gender) that would best resonate and serve the individual, the archangels are, in all essence, without a specific sex) she helps you to pick up the pen and start writing, she helps to keep thoughts orderly while writing. She works through you to write down your divinely guided thoughts (but you must act, as we all have free will, and none of the archangels will interfere, you must "ask" for guidance). She is the one, present, helping you to keep your ambition, and fueling the drive (with your permission, of course) that it takes to get your work published, if that is the direction that you are persuing. I would say, that she is the archangel of literature, past, present, and future. p.s. if you want to call an angel, to your side, when asking for specific direction, it is recommended that you burn a pink candle. (pink is the color used to call those of the angelic realm)

    there are other angelic beings, protective in nature, that do not need permission to help us, when we are in trouble, one of them being our guardian angels.............they will not interfer with our "growth" but will keep us out of harms way, so that we can continue evolving upon this earth, until the day that we are called to another lifetime.

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  • Linda
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Are you serious? The bible is God's word or whatever and if you're saying "well don't just read that cause it won't make sense read the scholar's writing too" then you're saying the bible won't make sense and you shouldn't have to read any scholar's writing's to understand the bible. The bible is supposed to be the words to live by and if you need to further understand it with scholars writing's then you know in your heart the bible is pure crap.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Greek Muses would probably interest you...

    Calliope - Muse of Epic Poetry

    Clio - Muse of History

    Erato - Muse of Love Poetry

    Euterpe - Muse of Music

    Melpomene - Muse of Tragedy

    Polyhymnia - Muse of Sacred Poetry

    Terpsichore - Muse of Dance

    Thalia - Muse of Comedy

    Urania - Muse of Astronomy

    http://www.eliki.com/portals/fantasy/circle/define...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Thoth for the egyptian

    Heimdal for the norse germanic

    Mercury for the Roman

    Hermes for the Greek

    Can't think of the Celtic off hand, but this is one of the primary thoughtforms or "archtypes" of civilazation and is often represented in the pantheons of old

    • DJ6 years agoReport

      Amongst the Norse/Germanic: Not Heimdalr, but Saga is the goddess of tales, and Bragi was of music and poetry. Odin discovered writing.

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  • Rita
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • Monica
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    For the best answers, search on this site https://shorturl.im/axfqD

    "You'll never understand the bible properly if you actually just read it." I know that. The bible I keep in the bathroom isn't meant as reading material, however.

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