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Egyptian Dieties
Egyptian Deities

Ammut: Dead Swallower-Ammut was a creature which dwelled in the Hall of Ma'at awaiting the Judgment of the Deceased that passed through there. Those Souls who were found unworthy to dwell in the Afterlife were devoured by her.

Anqet: Embracing-LadyAnqet was the goddess of the island of Sahal, Near the First Cataract of the Nile. She was Shown as a Woman who wears a crown of feathers. Her sister was Satet, The wife of Khnemu. Together, the three deities formed the Triad of Elephantine, the Principal deities of that city. Anqet was originally a water goddess from Sudan. Her name meant, "to Embrace" which was interpreted to mean that her embrace during the annual Nile floods fertilized the fields. Later, she became a goddess of lust, Whose attributes and cult were obscene.

Bastet: Devouring Lady-The Goddess Bastet was usually represented as a woman with the head of a domesticated cat. She was also portrayed though with the head of a lioness and with green skin. In her right hand, Bastet holds a sistra. As portrayed as a cat, she was connected with the Moon. When shown as a lioness she is associated with Sunlight. Bastet was the Goddess of Fire, Cats , of the Home and Pregnant Women. She was also Called the "Lady of the East"

Hathor: House of Horus the Horned Cow Goddess of Love, she was also the deity of Happiness, Dance and Music, and a Protector of Women. She is depicted as a Woman with the head of a cow, or as a woman with who wears the stylized cow horns which hold in them the solar disk.

Isis: The Throne in the Book of the Dead, Isis is regarded as the giver of Life and Food to the dead. She may also be one of the Judges of the dead.

Ma'at: Truth-Ma'at was the Goddess of the Physical and Moral Law of Egypt, or order and truth.

Mut: Mother-Her name means "mother" and in many ways she was regarded by the Egyptians as the great "world mother". It appears that Mut was originally the female counterpart of Nu. Mut is one of the Few Goddesses who were self created.

Neith:  One Who Is-Neith is one of the oldest Egyptian Goddesses and was honored throughout Egypt. She was sometimes depicted as a woman wearing the crown of the north and holding either a scepter or a bow and two arrows. At other times she was shown as a woman wearing a shuttle on her head. It is believed that she was originally a goddess of War and may have become later a goddess of Weaving.

Nephthys: Mistress of the House-Nephthys was the daughter of Geb and Nut and the sister of Osiris, Isis and Seth. She was also the Wife of Seth. The name "Nebt-het" means the "Lady of the House" by "house"it is understood to be the portion of the sky where Horus lived. Nephthys was portrayed as a woman wearing on her head the symbol of her name, or the symbol on the top of a pair of horns.

Nut: Sky-She was the goddess of the daytime sky and the place where clouds formed. In later periods, she was no longer the goddess of the daytime sky, but of the sky in general. The Goddess was typically portrayed as a woman who wears on her head a vase of water. Many times she is shown as a woman whose hands and feet touch the ground so that her body forms a semi circle.. As such she represents the heavens. Her arms and legs represent the four pillars on which the sky rests. She is held up by her Father Shu. Her Husband Geb lies on the round reclining on one elbow and his knees in the air. In this position he depicts the hills and valleys of the land.

Qetesh: Nature-Qetesh was worshipped as a Nature Goddess.

Satet: One Who Shoots-Her name comes from the root, sat. Satet was the goddess of the inundation and fertility. She was also connected with the star "Sept" who return to the night sky marked the beginning of the flood season.

Sekhmet: Powerful Female-Sekhmet was the lioness headed goddess of war and destruction.. Sekhmet, having once unleashed her powers for the destruction of mankind, the Egyptians feared a repeat performance. The Egyptian people Developed an elaborate ritual in hopes she could be appease.

Selket: She Who Breaths-Selket was the goddess of scorpions and magick. She was depicted in the form of a woman with a scorpion on her head. Her roles in Egyptian mythology were many, mostly as a beneficial goddess. She was a protector from scorpion stings.

Tefnut: Sky - Spittle- She was the Personification of the Moisture of the Sky. Tefnut was depicted in the form of a woman who wears on her head the solar disk circled by two cobras. She holds in her hands the scepter and ankh. Many times she has the head of a lioness or is shown as one.

Amon: The Hidden One-The god of Thembes, he was usually shown as human. He was viewed as a primordial creation deity.

Anubis: The Royal Child-The Jackal god of mummification, he assisted in the rites by which a dead man was admitted to the under world. He holds the divine scepter carried by kings and gods.

Bes: Bes was the god of Music and Dance, the God of War and Slaughter, and a destroying force of Nature. He was also a protector of Children. Bes is most likely of equatorial African origin, although some think he is Semitic.

Duamutef: Praising His Mother-Duamutef's role was to protect the stomach of the deceased and was the guardian of the East.

Geb: Earth-Geb was the god of the Earth. Even So, Geb guided the dead to heaven and he gave them meat and drink. It is interesting to note that while in most cultures the deity associated with the earth and it's bounty is a woman, the Egyptians chose a male for this role.

Hapi: Runner-Hapi is the Ancient Egyptian God of the Nile. He is Ancient not only to us of the modern world, but to the Egyptians as well. In fact, "hep" the root of Hapi's name is probably an ancient name for the Nile.

Hapy: Runner-Hapy's role was to protect the lungs of the deceased and was the Guardian of the North.

Horus: High, Above-The Falcon Headed god, the kings of Egypt associated themselves with Horus. Horus was among the most important gods of Egypt He is now believed to be a mixture of the original deities call "Horus the Child" and "Horus the Elder". The worship of the two gods became confused early in Egyptian history and the two gods Merged together.

Imsety: Kindly One-Imsety's role was to protect the liver of the deceased and was the guardian of the South.

Khensu: Traveller-Khensu was a moon god and the son of Amen Ra and Mut. His name derives from the Root, "khens"which means to travel, to move about, to run. He was usually portrayed as a man with the head of a hawk and wearing the lunar disk.

Khnemu: Protector/Enricher-Khnemu was one of the oldest Gods of Egypt. The Egyptian's views of him changed somewhat through Egyptian history. His symbol was the flat horned ram and was depicted as a ram headed man who wears the White crown on his head. Khnemu was originally a water god, and as such he is shown with water flowing over his outstretched hands and wearing a jug on his head above his horns.

Minthe:  Firm One-Min was a fertility god who was believed to bestow sexual power to all men, He was also the god of rain who was a generative force of nature.

Osiris: He Sees the Throne-A god of the Earth and Vegetation, He symbolized in his death the yearly drought and in his miraculous rebirth the periodic flooding of the Nile and the growth of grain. He was a god King who was believed to have given Egypt Civilization.

Ptah: Creator-A local god of Memphis since the earliest dynastic times he was the patron of Craftsmen.

Qubehsenuef: Cooling-His brother was to protect the intestines of the deceased and was the guardian of the West.

Ra: Sun-The Sun God of Annu, he became a state deity of the Fifth Dynasty. Some traditions made him the creator of men and the Egyptians call themselves the "cattle of Ra". many thought his name to mean "creative power" or "Creator".

Seth: To Dazzle-Regarded as the Lord of Lower Egypt and was represented by a big eared imaginary animal resembling a donkey or maybe an aardvark. He was associated with the desert and Storms. When upper Egypt conquered Lower Egypt, Seth Became known as the evil enemy of Horus.

Shu: Dry-He was associated with the heat of the sunlight and the dryness of the air. Shu was considered the god of the space and light between the sky and the earth. Shu was believed to also hold power over snakes and he was the one that held the Ladder that deceased used to climb to heaven.

Sobek: Watching over You-A crocodile god he was worshipped in cities that depended on water, such as the oasis city of Arsinoe where the reptiles were kept in pools and adorned with jewels. Hundreds of the animals have been found mummified. He was Worshipped to placate his sacred animals.

Thoth: Leader-The god of Wisdom and learning.


Information from the Encyclopedia Mythica