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Ancient Egypt Gods

Famous Egyptian Gods

 

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.

 

Famous Egyptian Gods

  • 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.

Gods of Egypt

Ancient Egypt Gods

Many gods were worshiped devoutly throughout ancient...

Amun - King Of The Gods

Amun is often referred as King of the Gods and was among the most...

Geb - The God Of The Earth

Gebis one of the most important gods in ancient Egypt and was...

Anubis - The God Of Death

Anubis the God of Death is among the most iconic gods in ancient...

Hathor - The Cow Goddess

Hathor the cow goddess is among the most famous goddesses worshiped...

Horus - The Egyptian Falcon God

The Egyptian falcongod Horus is among the most famous gods...

Ihy - The God Of Music

The Egyptian god of musicIhyplayed a minor role in...

Isis - The Goddess Of Fertility

About Isis Isis was the ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility and...

Ma'at - The God Of Justice

The ancient Egyptian deity Ma’at is often referred to as a...

Seth - The God Of Chaos

Seth was the ancient Egyptian god of chaos andrepresented...

Nut - The Sky Goddess

The ancient Egyptian sky goddess Nut is known by a legend that says...

Ra - The Sun God

The Sun God of ancient Egypt was primarily known as Ra. He was often...

Nefertum, God of Perfume

Nefertum was the “god of perfume” who was originally...

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