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Ancient Egyptian Gods
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Appearance: A man with a ram-head, a ram or a man wearing a hat with ostrich feathers.
One of the most powerful gods in Ancient Egypt.
Sometimes called 'King of the Gods'
Appearance: A man with a jackal head or a jackal.
He was the god of embalming and the dead. Jackals were often seen in cemeteries, so the ancient Egyptians believed that he watched over the dead.
Appearance: A sun disc with rays which end in hands.
During the reign of Akhenaten, this god was made 'King of Gods', replacing Amun
Appearance: A woman with the head of a cat
She was a gentle, protective goddess who watched over the people of Egypt. Sometimes, in battle, it was said that the cat-like head of this goddess would transform into the head of a lioness in order to protect the king.
Appearance: A dwarf with lion and human features or a dwarf wearing the skin of a lion.
This god was the protector of pregnant women, newborn babies and the family.
Appearance: Man lying down below the arch of the sky goddess Nut or a man with a goose on his head.
This god was the god of the earth. He was the husband and brother of the sky goddess Nut and the father of Osiris, Isis, Nepthys and Seth. Ancient Egyptians believed that earthquakes were caused by the laughter of this god.
Appearance: A man with a pot belly, shown with water plants - often on his head.
This god was the god of the innundation. The ancient Egyptians believed that he brought the annual floods that allowed them to grow crops to eat.
Appearance: A woman with the ears of a cow, a cow or a woman with a headdress of horns and a sun disc.
She was a protective goddess and was also the goddess of love and joy. She was the wife of Horus and sometimes thought of as the mother of the pharaoh.
Appearance: A man with the head of a hawk, or a hawk.
This god was the god of the sky. He is best known as the protector of the ruler of Egypt. The ancient Egyptians believed that the pharaoh was the living version of this god.
Appearance: A woman with a headdress in the shape of a throne or a pair of cow horns with a sun disc alone (not to be confused with the headdress worn by Hathor)
She was a protective goddess and used powerful magic spells to help people in need. She was the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus.
Egyptian mythology tells the tale of this goddess bringing Osiris back to life after he had been murdered by his brother, Seth.
Appearance: A woman with a feather on her head or a feather.
This goddess was the goddess of truth, justice and harmony. She was associated with the balance of things on earth
Appearance: A woman with a headdress showing her name in hieroglyphics. She was a protective goddess of the dead and is often shown on coffins or in funerary scenes.
Appearance: A man carrying a small boat. It is thought that this god was the only thing that existed on earth before there was land. He is associated with waters of chaos and it is said that the first land (in the form of a mound of dirt) rose out of him.
Appearance: A woman whose body arches across the sky and is decorated with stars.
This goddess was the sky-goddess whose body created the sky that covered earth. They believed that at the end of the day, this goddess swallowed the sun-god Ra, then gave birth to him the next morning, forming the sunrise and sunset.
Appearance: A mummified man wearing a white cone-like headdress with feathers.
This god was the god of the dead and ruler of the underworld. He was also considered to be a god of resurrection and fertility.
He was the husband of Isis and had many temples built in his honor. The most famous one was built at Abydos.
Appearance: A man wrapped in a tight, white cloak carrying a staff.
This god was the god of craftsmen. In one Egyptian creation myth, he was a creator god. He spoke the words of what he wanted to see in the world, and those things appeared.
Appearance: A headdress with a sun-disc or Horus wearing a headdress with a sun-disc.
This god was the sun god and the most important god of the ancient Egyptians.
Appearance: A woman with the head of a lioness
This goddess was the goddess of war
Appearance: A man with the head of an unidentifiable animal that kind of looks like a cross between an ibis and a jackal.
He was the god of chaos and represented anything and everything that threatened harmony in Egypt
Appearance: A man wearing a headdress with feathers, or a lion. Often appears in images that also contain Nut and Geb.
This god was the god of the air and held up the figure of Nut so that the sky and the earth were separated.
Appearance: A man with the head of a crocodile and a headdress of feathers and a sun disc.
He was the god of the Nile and protected the king.
Live crocodiles were often kept in pools at temples that were built to honor this god.
Appearance: The head of a hippopotamus with the arms and legs of a lion, the tail of a crocodile and the body of a pregnant woman.
She was a goddess who protected women during pregnancy and childbirth.
She is an example of a goddess that was worshiped in the homes of people as opposed to in temples. People kept statues or amulets of her in their homes.
Appearance: A man with the head of an ibis holding a writing palette, an ibis or a baboon.
He was the god of writing and knowledge. The ancient Egyptians believed that he gave them the gift of hieroglyphic writing.
Appearance: A man with the head of a scarab, or a scarab alone.
He was the god of creation, the movement of the sun and rebirth.
Appearance: A man with the double crown.
He was considered to be a creator god. The ancient Egyptians thought him to be the first god to exist on earth.
Appearance: man with the head of a curly-horned ram.
He was a creator god and was said to mold people on a potter's wheel using mud from the Nile
Appearance: A man with the head of a hawk and a sun-disc headdress.
This god was a combination of the gods Horus and Ra.
Horus was the god of the sky and Ra was the god of the sun, therefore this god was thought to be the god of the rising sun.
Appearance: A woman wearing a panther skin dress and a star headdress.
She was the goddess of writing and measurement
Appearance: A woman with the head of a lioness.
She was the goddess of moisture, the wife of Shu and the mother of Nut and Geb
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