Whenever I need inspiration, or gentle guiding hand, especially when I am writing, I instintively turn to Thoth, or to give him his Egyptian but less common name, Djehuti. I have a small statue of him close by me, sitting, watching, guarding my desk.
Thoth is often portrayed with the head of an ibis, a long-legged wading bird with a long bill. The ibis was venerated by the ancient Egyptians due to this connection with Thoth.
He is thrice special to me. Not only was Thoth the ancient Egyptian god of writing, but also a god of magic. He is a lunar god and helps to maintain the balance of the universe. Another sphere he is associated with is the development of science and knowledge. The perfect patron for the witch-with-a-science-background-who-also-writes. 🙂