Egypt GOD AND GODDESSES

           

  

 

 

           

 

 

Egypt God and Goddesses

 

Egypt God and Goddesses

 

The Egypt is one of the countries that attract a lot of tourists who wants to learn about its pyramids, pharaohs, gods and goddesses.

Egypt make everyone curious, mainly how where the pyramids constructed, how the ancient Egyptians lived.

The Egyptians from the ancient time believed a lot in gods and goddesses. Here a list of some of the god and goddesses who were worshipped in Egypt.

 

God Amun
The god Amun was considered as the king of Gods and was one of the most worshipped gods in ancient Egypt. He was symbolised as a man with a ram head and wearing a plumed hat. In Thebes was built a temple in honour of the God Amun.

 

 

 

The ruin of the great temple of Amun is still to be seen in the complex of Karnak.

 

God Anubis
Anubis was the god who was known helping to embalm Osiris after having been killed by Seth.

 

God Anubis appeared as a man with a jackal head. In Egypt Anubis was considered as the god of the dead and embalming.

Anubis watched over the mummifying process of persons when they were dead. His symbol is probably because jackals were seen very often in cemeteries.

 

God Aten
Aten was known as the “king” of the gods during the reign of Akhenaten. The God of Aten appears as a sun disk with rays and ends in hands.

 

 

God Atum
In ancient Egypt it was believed that Atum was the first god that existed on earth and was called the creator god. Atum is also called “The All” or “Perfection” and appeared as a man with the double crown.

Goddess Bastet
The goddess Bastet was known as a protective goddess. She appears as a woman with a cat’s head. The symbol of the goddess Bastet was the cat; she was daughter of the sun god. At Bubastis in Delta a temple was built in her honour. Sometimes the goddess appeared with a lioness head to protect the king in battle.

God Bes
The god Bes was known as the protector of women who were pregnant, the family and newborn babies. In ancient Egypt it was also believed that the god Bes protected against scorpion and snake bites. Bes appears a dwarf with lion and human features.

 

God Bes
The god Bes was known as the protector of women who were pregnant, the family and newborn babies. In ancient Egypt it was also believed that the god Bes protected against scorpion and snake bites. Bes appears a dwarf with lion and human features.

God Geb
The god Geb is known as the god of earth. God Geb was the brother and husband of the goddess of sky Nut.Geb was the father of Seth, Nepthys, Osiris and Isis. God Geb appears as a man lying under the arch of sky who is goddess Nut or also with a goose on his head.
 

 

 

God Hapy
For the ancient Egyptians, God Hapy was quite important because he brought every year the flood. The flood allowed the Egyptians to grow plants because it deposited rich silt on the Nile’s bank. Hapy was called the god of the inundation. Hapy appears as a man with a pot belly with water plants.
 

 

 

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