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Many gods were worshiped devoutly throughout ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians had a multitude of gods, each associated with some specific element or quality.
Below are 30 of the most famous gods of Egypt in no particular order.
Amun was the King of the Egyptian gods and was the greatest of the sun gods. Depictions of Amun represent him as a man with a hawk’s head with a bull’s tail hanging from his tunic.
Anubis the god of death is represented as either a man with a jackal’s head or as a jackal. He presided over funerals and guided the souls of the dead. He also oversaw the ceremony where the gods weighed a human heart to judge its salvation.
Aten, the sun god had no human shape and was illustrated as a sun disc having hands at the end of each ray.
Atum who is considered the oldest of the creation gods seems to have existed before anything else.
Bast represented the cat goddess and is represented either as a woman having a cat head or as a cat. People in ancient Egypt mummified cats in her honor.
Bes, the patron of art, childbirth and music was a war god. People placed Bes’ image above their headrests at night to ward off evil spirits.
Geb was god of the Earth and represented the fertility of the earth.
Happy, god of the Nile was considered to have created everything.
Hathor, the cow goddess was also a mother goddess who was represented as a cow or a woman with a cow’s head or horns.
Horus was the Egyptian Falcon God. He was among the five Osisrains gods and was depicted as a man with a hawk’s head.
Isis was the Goddess of Fertility. She was also the goddess of magic and a healing goddess.
Khepri was a self-created god and was often depicted as the rising sun.
Khnum was a creator-god and the god of fertility.
Ma'at was the Goddess of Truth and Justice and personified moral and physical law.
Nephthys was the personification of darkness, death, and decay and was one of the Osirian gods.
Nun was the celestial waters and had no temples dedicated to him.
Nut was Goddess of the Sky and was personified as the sky and she was the consort of Geb and also considered the mother of the Osirian gods.
Osiris was God of the Underworld was the god of the dead and resurrection.
Ptah was the god of artists and artisans and a craft-god.
Ra was a sun god and some myths claimed that he created everything.
Ra Horakhty was a composite of the gods Horus and Ra.
Sekhmet was a lion goddess, and the goddess of war and battle.
Seshat was the goddess of libraries and literature and the Egyptians associated her with Thoth.
Seth was God of Chaos was the god of darkness and evil and was one of the Osirian gods.
Shu was the god of air.
Sobek was he Crocodile God of Strength.
Tawaret was the hippopotamus goddess and the patroness of motherhood and childbirth.
Tefnut was the goddess of moisture and the consort of Shu.
Thoth was a moon god and the patron of the arts, hieroglyphics, science, speech, and wisdom.