Gods of Egypt Quick List


Gods of Egypt

Quick List

We've created this handy reference guide. It's a list of the gods of Egypt, along with a quick description of each god or goddess.

Amun ancient Egypt gods and goddesses cheatsheet
Amun
Who is Amun? Amun is the Egyptian god of air and primeval creation. He created himself and then the world. He wears a plumed crown. His name was thought to mean "the invisible".


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Anubis
Anubis: Jackal-headed god. The god of the underworld, death, embalming, funerals, mourning. (image: Jeff Dahl)


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Bastet
Bastet/Bast: Cat goddess. Can be represented by a cat, or a cat-headed woman. She protects the home, children and pregnant women. (image: Gunkarta) 


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Bes
Bes: Dwarf god. He is the god of humor and protects babies and is said to make them laugh with antics only visible to them. Also protects families and helps against snake and scorpion bites. (photo: Olaf Tausch)


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Nut and Geb
Geb: God of the earth. He's the husband of Nut, goddess of the sky. (image: kingtutone.com)


Hathor ancient Egypt gods and goddesses cheatsheet
Hathor
Hathor: Cow-headed goddess with two horns, sometimes a roaring lioness, and sometimes a cow with a sun disk between her horns. She is the goddess of love, music, beauty, fertility and dancing. (image: Jeff Dahl)


Horus ancient Egypt gods and goddesses cheatsheet
Horus: Falcon-headed god. The god of war, sky and falcons. His eye is known as the Wadjet Eye and is used as a protective talisman or amulet. He is the son of Isis and Osiris. (image: Jeff Dahl)


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Isis
Isis: Wears a throne on her head, or a sun-disk, and sometimes has wings. The goddess of magic, marriage, healing and motherhood. She is the mother of Horus and wife of Osiris. (More about Isis) (image: Jeff Dahl)


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Ma'at
 Ma'at: Wears a feather on her head, and sometimes has wings. The goddess of truth, justice and of keeping order between humans and in the natural world. She stands in judgment over souls who have died and weighs their hearts against her feather to determine whether they're worthy to pass on to the afterlife. (image: Jeff Dahl)


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Nut and Geb
Nut: Goddess of the sky, stars and the heavens. Wife of Geb. (image: kingtutone.com)


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Osiris
Osiris: Wears a white crown, has green skin, often appears mummified. The god of life (green represents living plants), death (thus his mummified body), rebirth and the annual flooding of the Nile. He is husband of Isis, and father of Horus. (image: Jeff Dahl)


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Ptah
 Ptah: Wears a skullcap and is often mummified. The god of creation, he is said to have dreamed the world into existence. Also the god of architects, builders and craftsmen. (image: Jeff Dahl)


Ra
Ra: The sun, or a sun-headed god. The god of the sun, he is born in the morning, travels across the sky, dies every night and passes through the underworld until he is reborn once again. For a time, he was king of the gods. 


Sekhmet ancient Egypt gods and goddesses cheatsheet
Sekhmet
Sekhmet: Lion-headed goddess. The goddess of vengeance, fire, and lions. An alternate form of Hathor. (image: Jeff Dahl)


Seth
Seth: The god of evil, the desert, sand storms, and thunder. Half human, half imaginary animal. He is mortal enemy to his brother Osiris, whom he killed. (Isis used her magic to revive Osiris)


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Shu
Shu: The god of wind and air. He wears feathers on his head. Sometimes his upraised arms hold up the sky. (image: Jeff Dahl)


Sobek
Sobek: Crocodile-headed god. The god of crocodiles and protector of pharaoh, he controls the waters. He was a friend of Horus.


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Tawaret
Tawaret: Hippo-headed goddess. The goddess of childbirth and fertility. (image: Jeff Dahl)



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Thoth
Thoth: Ibis-headed god, often holding writing instruments, sometimes represented as a dog-headed baboon. The god of writing, scribes and wisdom. (more about Thoth) (image: Jeff Dahl)


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