Please select a name from the list below to view the Egyptian god's description. Ra. The god of the sun, Ra was the first pharaoh of the world, back in the days when gods inhabited Egypt. Geb and Nut. Shu. Osiris. Isis. Set. Nephthys. Horus. Nut, Shu and Geb. Nut was the mother of Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephythys, Nut is usually shown in human form; her elongated body symbolizing the sky. Shu was the husband of Tefnut and the father of Nut and Geb. Geb was the father of Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephythys, and was a god without a cult. The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt were an integral part of the people's everyday lives. It is not surprising then that there were over


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She is often depicted on the egyptian gods and goddesses of tombs, on the inside lid of coffins, and on the ceilings of temples. Shu was the husband of Tefnut and the father of Nut and Geb.

He and his wife were the first gods created by Atum. Shu was the god of the air and sunlight or, more precisely, dry air and his wife represented moisture. He was normally depicted as a man wearing a headdress in the form of a egyptian gods and goddesses, which is also the hieroglyph for his name.

He was not a solar deity but his role in providing sunlight connected him to Ra.

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Indeed, he was one of the few gods who escaped persecution under the heretic king Akhenaten. Geb was the father of Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephythys, and was a god without a cult. As an Earth god he was associated with fertility and it was believed that earthquakes were the laughter of Geb.

He is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts as imprisoning the egyptian gods and goddesses dead within his body. Amun Also Known as Amen, Amun, Ammon Amun was the chief Theban deity whose power grew as the city of Thebes grew from an unimportant village, in the old Kingdom, to a powerful metropolis in the Middle and New Kingdoms.

He rose to become the egyptian gods and goddesses of the Theban pharaohs and was eventually combined with sun god, Ra who had been the dominant deity of the Old Kingdom to become Amun-Ra, King of the Gods and ruler of the Great Ennead.

The implication is that his true identity can never be revealed.

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His cult spread to Ethiopia, Nubia, Libya, and through much of Palestine. The Greeks thought he was an Egyptian manifestation of their god Zeus.

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Even Alexander the Great thought it worthwhile consulting the oracle of Amun. Anubis Protector of the Dead Anubis is shown as a jackal-headed man, or as a jackal.

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His father was Seth and his mother Nephythys. His cult center was Cynopolis, now known as El Kes.


He was closely associated with egyptian gods and goddesses and as protector of the dead. It was Anubis who conducted the deceased to the hall of judgment.

Originally an avenging lioness deity, she evolved into a goddess of pleasure. Her cult center was in the town of Bubastis in the Western delta. Many cats lived at her temple and were mummified when they died.

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An immense cemetery of mummified cats has been discovered in the area. Bes Unlike the other gods, Bes is represented full face rather than in profile, as a grotesque, bandy-legged, dwarf with his tongue sticking out. He was associated with good times and entertainment, but was also considered egyptian gods and goddesses guardian god of childbirth.


According to the Osiris myth, Anubis embalmed and wrapped the body of the murdered king, becoming the patron god for embalmers. Thoth ThothThoth, represented in human form with an ibis's head, detail from the Greenfield Papyrus, c.

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He was believed to have invented language and the hieroglyphic script and to serve as a scribe and adviser for the gods. As the god of wisdom, Thoth was said to possess knowledge of magic and secrets unavailable to the other gods.

In underworld scenes showing the judgment undergone by the deceased after their deaths, Thoth is depicted as weighing the hearts of the deceased and reporting the verdict to Osiris, the egyptian gods and goddesses of the dead. Bastet Egyptian cat statue representing the goddess Bastet.