The origins of the Book of Thoth are unknown. It is said to be a powerful book of black magic, although the full scope of it's abilities is unknown. It was originally in the possession of the so called "Witch Queen" of Egypt who used it to her own ends until her death. She had the book hidden in her tomb and had her son mummified along with her. She left instructions on how to resurrect her son so that he could in turn return her to life. The son of the Witch queen was revived in 1924 and returned to the tomb in 1942 and began using the Book of Thoth in an attempt to resurrect his mother. However, the plot was thwarted by Captain America and Bucky. During the course of their battle, the book was tossed into a fire and was destroyed.
Any connection between the Book of Thoth and the Helopian god Thoth remains unspecified. Either the Book Of Thoth is hard to destroy or there are other copies:Book of Thoth[Vampire Tales#3(2/74) 4th story/Vampires:The Marvel Undead#1(12/11)under Sir Harry Everett Barclay ] and [Heroic Age:Prince Of Power#? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadeus_Cho#Prince_of_Power ).
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