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most popular egyptian gods and goddesses

13 major gods and goddesses of egypt on page 46 of the ancient egyptian world by eric h. cline and jill rubalcaba
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Amun
creator god, associated with fertility; sometimes pictured as a goose, but most often represented as a man
Anubis
Necropolis god, connected with mummification; usually has a head of a jackal
Bastet
War goddess; has a head of a lioness or a cat
Hathor
Goddess of women, also sky goddess, tree goddess or necropolis goddess; has a head of a cow or cow's horns, often with a sun disk on the head
Horus
Sky god; has the head of a hawk, often with double crown
Isis
Wife of Osiris, guardian, and magician; often has hieroglyph of her name on her head
Montu
War god; often has head of a hawk, with sun disk and two plumes on top
Neith
Goddess of war and hunting; wears red crown or has two crossed arrows and shield on her head
Osiris
Ruler of the Underworld, god of dying vegetation, and husband of Isis; usually shown as a mummy and holding a scepter and wearing white crown with plumes and horns; usually appears in a greenish color
Ptah
A creator god; the patron of all craftsmen, including architects, artists, and sculptors; frequently shown as a man dressed as a mummy, he built the boats for the sould of the dead to use in the afterlife
Re
Sun god; has head of a hawk, often with a sun disk on his head
Seth
God of disorder, deserts, storms, and war; usually
Thoth
God of writing and counting; has head of an ibis, often with moon crescent; sometimes depicted as a baboon