The emerald tablets of the Egyptian god Thoth have an honored place in paleobabble about ancient Egypt. Purported to be secret wisdom from Egypt (i.e., the kind of think Graham Hancock substitutes for real historical records), they’re just occult (theosophy) woo-woo. (Thoth was supposed to be an Atlantean – where have we heard that before?)

Jason Colavito presents a good case that they’re also plagiarized hooey in his essay, “The Emerald Tablets of Thoth”: A Lovecraftian Plagiarism. Enjoy!