Ibis

egyptian_relief_thoth_large_01Ibis is related to the Egyptian god of wisdom, magic, astronomy, medicine, scribes – Thoth. The belief was that he taught the Egyptian people the occult arts and sciences.

He was assimilated to the Greek god Hermes and some of his esoteric characteristics were attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, the author of the Hermetic Corpus.

The shape of his beak symbolizes the crescent Moon.

In the Book of Job the ibis has a power of divination, he can predict the floods of the Nile river.