The ancient Egyptian deities

Egyptian Deities

Studying the ancient Egyptian beliefs is a very interesting part of the knowledge which can be added to everyone’s mind. The core of these beliefs was formed by a wide number of ancient Egyptian deities and the myths surrounding them. We can define the Ancient Egyptian Deities as those gods and goddesses whom worshiped in ancient Egypt.The beliefs and rituals surrounding these gods formed the ancient Egyptian religion, which emerged sometime in prehistory.

The ancient Egyptian mythology was presumably influenced by the natural surroundings and events affecting Egypt itself. Thus, we can notice that these deities represented natural forces and phenomena, and that the Egyptians supported and appeased them through offerings and rituals. The offerings aimed at keeping the divine order, Maat, functioning.

The ancient Egyptian pharaoh played a major role in the religion. After the founding of the Egyptian state around 3100 BC, the authority to perform the rituals was controlled by the pharaoh. Of course, among these rituals was giving offerings to gods in their temples. Thus, the pharaohs hold the task to be the intermediate between people and those gods presenting offerings and fulfilling rituals. Actually, the pharaoh was considered to be the gods’ representative and his son on earth.

The ancient Egyptian religion was formed with a big number of deities _ 2800 gods. Some of these dieties played an essential role in the universe; while, the other ones a minor role . Here, we will be giving an idea about the most prominent gods in ancient Egypt:

Ancient Egyptian Goddesses

  • Isis
  • Amentet
  • Ammit
  • Anput
  • Anat
  • Anuket (Anukis)
  • Bast
  • Bat
  • Hathor
  • Hatmehyt
  • Hededet
  • Hemsut
  • Heqet
  • Hesat
  • Iabet
  • Kauket
  • Kebechet
  • Ma’at
  • Menhet (Menhit)
  • Meretseger
  • Meskhenet
  • Mut
  • Naunet
  • Nehmetawy
  • Nekhbet
  • Neith
  • Nephthys
  • Nut
  • Qadesh
  • Renenutet
  • Renpet
  • Satet (Satis)
  • Sekhmet
  • Seshat
  • Serqet (Selkit)
  • Sopdet (Sothis)
  • Taweret
  • Tayet
  • Tefnut
  • Tjenenet
  • Wadjet
  • Weret-hekau

Ancient Egyptian Gods

  • Amun
  • Ahy (Ihy  )
  • Am-heh
  • Andjety
  • Anhur/Onuris
  • Anubis
  • Apep (Apophis)
  • Aten
  • Atum
  • Banebdjed
  • Bes
  • Geb
  • Hapi
  • Heka (Hike)
  • Heryshef
  • Horus
  • Horus the Elder
  • Horus Behedet
  • Horus son of Isis
  • Horakhty
  • Horemakhet
  • Hu
  • Khentykhem
  • Imiut
  • Khentiamentiu
  • Khepri (Kheper)
  • Kherty (Cherti)
  • KhonsuKhnum
  • Kuk
  • Maahes (Mihos)
  • Maahaf
  • Min
  • Montu
  • Nefertum
  • Nun
  • Osiris
  • Ptah
  • Ra (Re)
  • Reshep
  • Sahu
  • Serapis (Sarapis)
  • Sepa
  • Set
  • Shai
  • Shu
  • Sia
  • Sobek
  • Sokar
  • Sopdu (Sopedu)
  • Thoth
  • Wepwawet
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