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.
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.
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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