10 Gods of Wisdom in Mythology from around the world
All mythologies have gods and goddesses of knowledge who had the responsibility of growth of knowledge and intellect amongst the worshippers regardless of the geographic location or timelines that they have existed in. These gods of knowledge were usually worshipped by students, high priests, soothsayers, astrologers and young children.
Saraswati – The Hindu goddess of learning, art, speech, wisdom, and knowledge is known as Sarasvati, and she is one of the Tridevi along with the goddesses Parvati and Lakshmi.
Minerva – The Roman goddess of justice, strategy, victory, and wisdom is known as Minerva. She is one of the Capitoline Triad’s three deities along with Jupiter and Juno.
Thoth – The Egyptian god of the moon was known as Thoth. He was also known for his writing, judgment, hieroglyphs, and science. In art, he was depicted as a man with a baboon or an ibis’ head.
Orunmila – The West African or Youruba goddess of wisdom, knowledge, and guidance is known as Orunmila, which means “orisha of knowledge” and is widely regarded as a sage.
Mimir – Mim, also known as Mimir, is a figure in Norse mythology who is regarded for his wisdom and knowledge. Odin carries around his head so that it can recite secret knowledge.
Nabu – Nabu is regarded as the Mesopotamian god of literacy, rational arts, and is also the designated god of wisdom. He was also the inventor of writing. He was a divine scribe, a rational arts god, and a god of vegetation.
Benzaiten – The Japanese Buddhist goddess Benzaiten is regarded as a deity of eloquence. She is said to have originated from the Hindu goddess of speech, learning, and the arts, Saraswati.
Athena – The Greek god of knowledge was actually a goddess Athena who was often referred to as Pallas, and she is associated with warfare, handicraft, and wisdom. She was later merged with the Roman goddess Minerva.
Laozi – Lao Tzu, also known as Laozi, is a Chinese philosopher and writer in mythology and is regarded as the founder of the Tao Te Ching and a deity in Chinese religions and traditional philosophies.
Quetzalcoatl – Quetzalcoatl was related to Venus, the wind, and merchants. He was also regarded as the Aztec priesthood’s patron deity. He was known for his knowledge and learning.
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