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While researching for a translation, I came across this old Scandinavian tool used for winding thread. It’s called a spinnekrok, and there’s a picture of it on the following link:
[www.spinartiste.com]

The image here is only of the top section. A short youtube film shows that the spinnekrok is handheld, the handle not very long. Thoth holds a tool with a body-length handle. At the bottom there are two prongs. If this is indeed a weaver’s instrument, the prongs might serve to separate warp threads. Examples of almost identical ancient Egyptian tools to the was, called djam, have long spiralling handles with a needle-hole at the bottom which could well have been used to filter the thread that was being wound around the top. The thread would be pulled up in a snake-like movement around the spirals, thus avoiding knotting in the process. In the case of the was, the bundle of raw wool (or whatever material) would have been the equivalent of the head of a snake, held down and neutralized by the two prongs.

Easy research on internet shows that it wasn’t only Thoth linked to this tool. I have no specialist knowledge of ancient Egyptian imagery, and haven’t gone into the subject to any depth. Perhaps the above hypothesis has already been put forward and rejected thanks to substantiated arguments unknown to me. But I would be interested to know. Thanks.

Madeleine

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Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 2951 MDaines 22-Oct-17 11:00
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 829 cladking 22-Oct-17 13:32
Egyptian Thoth gave technology around the world 924 Howard West 22-Oct-17 15:04
Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 847 MDaines 22-Oct-17 15:30
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 767 Howard West 23-Oct-17 00:58
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 862 Manu 23-Oct-17 21:12
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 750 Manu 25-Oct-17 19:08
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 697 Manu 26-Oct-17 04:14
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 701 R Avry Wilson 26-Oct-17 05:08
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 703 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:41
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 693 cladking 26-Oct-17 13:45
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 816 Manu 26-Oct-17 14:43
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 816 Broker 31-Oct-17 01:43
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 735 MDaines 31-Oct-17 11:26
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 806 Broker 31-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 895 Broker 31-Oct-17 23:45
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 763 MDaines 01-Nov-17 13:52
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 723 Broker 02-Nov-17 00:13
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 668 MDaines 02-Nov-17 11:19
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 683 Broker 03-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 781 Broker 03-Nov-17 18:31
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 791 Thanos5150 02-Nov-17 06:08
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 677 MDaines 02-Nov-17 12:05
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 775 Thanos5150 02-Nov-17 16:43
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 684 Broker 03-Nov-17 03:44
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 670 Thanos5150 03-Nov-17 03:55
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 670 Broker 03-Nov-17 04:32
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 718 Broker 03-Nov-17 04:36
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Perhaps it was Isis! 883 Eddie Larry 04-Nov-17 15:59
Re: Perhaps it was Isis! 659 MDaines 05-Nov-17 17:57
Re: Perhaps it was Isis! 791 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-17 18:17


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