Ancient Egypt

by Mandy Barrow

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Ancient Egyptian Gods


There were over 2,000 names of gods in Ancient Egypt.

Some images of Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses show them with a human body and the head of a bird or an animal.

Animals were chosen to represent the powers of the god.

Click here fo a larger pictureBastet was the Goddess of Protection of joy, love, pleasure and pregnant woman.

In Egyptian mythology, the sacred cat is the animal incarnation of the goddess Bast or Bastet. She was the protector of women and childbirth, as well as a loving goddess who enjoyed music and dance. Find out more

Anubis the God of Mummification

He guided the dead to the next life via the court of Osiris in the Underworld. He was the one who looked after the mummification process. Find out more


Ra the God of the Sun.

Ra was the most important God. He was the lord of all the gods. He was usually shown in human form with a falcon head, crowned with the sun disc encircled by the a sacred cobra.

Ra sailed across the heavens in a boat called the 'Barque of Millions of Years'. At the end of each day Ra was thought to die and sailed on his night voyage through the Underworld, leaving the Moon to light the world above. Find out more


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Name of God    
Amun King of the Gods
When Amun was combined with the sun god Ra he was even more powerful. He was then called Amun-Ra.
Head of a ram
Anubis God of Mummification (embalming and the dead).
His role was as the "guardian to necropolis"
Priests often wore a mask of Anubis during mummification ceremonies.
Head of a jackal
Bast (Bastet) Goddess of Protection and of household entertainment
Thought to be the daughter of the sun god Ra
Head of a cat
Geb Earth God
The ancient Egyptians believed that earthquakes were Geb's laughter.
Head of a goose
Hathor Goddess of love and joy and also of music and dance . Head of a cow
Sekmet Goddess of war and battle Head of a lioness
Horus God of the sky
The Egyptians believed that the pharaoh was the 'living Horus'.
Head of a falcon
Heket Goddess of childbirth Head of frog
Tefnut Goddess of of the rain Head of lioness
Thoth God of wisdom (writing and knowledge) Head of an ibis bird
Sobek God of Nile and swidt action Head of a crocodile

Further Informtation

The Myth of Osiris
The Myth of Osiris and Isis

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Egyptian Gods
Discover more about Egyptian gods. Click on a god's name or symbol name for picture and information or story.

78 Egyptian Gods
This site has great images of gods as well as interesting facts. Click on the name of the god you want on the left hand side of the page.

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