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Kothar


God of crafts, revered in West Semitic religion. He is also called Kothar wa-Khasis, "Skill and cunning", where "kothar" was the West Semitic word for "skill."
The main task of Kothar was to supply the other gods with weapons, and he also built and furnished the palaces of the gods.
As Egyptian and West Semitic religions met, Kathor was associated with Ptah. His abilities were slightly developed in Egyptian soil, and he became the god of magic and magical incantations. It was even said that he was the first poet.




By Tore Kjeilen