Ancient Egypt

God and Goddesses

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God and goddesses are the integral parts of every civilization. And Egyptian civilization was also not an exception. But their deities, however, are very different from most of the civilizations. Most of the renowned deities of Egypt have the body of human and head of animal.
Here is a brief description of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses:

Amon Ra or Mun-Re is the Sun god and was considered to be the king of the gods.
Description: A man with a head of a falcon and the sun upon it.

OsirisOsiris is the god of agriculture and the ruler of the dead.
Description: A green skinned man with beard of the pharaoh and mummified from the leg. He also wears a Distinctive crown with two large ostrich feathers on each side and holds a symbolic crook and flail.

IsisIsis was a protective goddess. With her magical spells she helps the people whenever she is needed.
Description: She is the goddess with the headdress of a throne. She used to represent the Pharaoh’s power. Pharaoh, her child, sat on the throne she provided.

Horus was well-known as the protector of the ruler of Egypt.
Description: Man with the head of a hawk. Egyptian refers their pharaoh as the “living Horus”.

AnubisAnubis was the most important god of the dead. He was the protector of the deceased and their tombs.
Description: Man with a head of a jackal. Since jackals often stay in the cemeteries, the ancient Egyptian believed that Anubis was watching over the dead.

Thoth was the God of knowledge and writing. The ancient Egyptians believed Thoth gave them the gift of hieroglyphic writing.
Description: A man with his head of an ibis.

Hathor was the goddess of love, beauty, music, motherhood and joy.
Description: The woman with the ears of a cow, a headdress of horns and a sun disk.

Ptah was the God of the craftsmen and artists.
Description: A mummified man with a bear. He wears a skull cap and holds an ankh.  

NephthysNephthys was the protector of the dead.
Description: A young woman who wears a headdress in the shape of a house and basket.

Sobek was the god of water.
Description: A man with the head of a crocodile and a headdress of feathers and sun disk.

Khnum was the god of creation. He moulds people on a potter wheel.
Description: Man with the head of a curly-horned ram.

Maat was the goddess of the truth, justice and harmony.
Description: A tall woman along with a feather, placed in her hair.

Neith was the primeval Goddess of war and wisdom
Description: A woman carrying a crown of war right on her head.

Set - Egyptian GodSet was the armament of Egypt.
Description: The structure of the man is different. His body resembles the structure of a human being where as the head looks like a head of an unknown animal- perhaps a donkey or horse.

Selkhet was linked with “death” and at the same time was known as a protector of women folks.
Description: It represents a woman with a scorpion poised on her head.