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Ancienty Egypt

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Amun
-Man with ram head
-ram
-man wearing ostrich plumed hat
-one of the most powerful gods, called kind of gods


Anubis
-man with a jackal head
-a jackal
-god of embalming and the dead
-watched over the dead


Aten
-a sun disk with rays which end in hands
-form of sun god Ra
-during reign of Akhenaten made king of gods

Atum
-'The All' or 'Perfection'
-man with double crown
-first god to exist on earth
-creator god
-rose from waters of chaos (nun) and created all the gods



Bastet
-woman with the head of cat
-protective goddes
-sometimes appeared with head of lioness to protect king in battle
-daughter of Ra


Bes
-dwarf with lion and human features
-dwarf wearing sking of a lion
-protector of pregnant women, newborn babies and family
-protected against snake and scorpion bites


Geb
-man lying down below the arch of the sky goddess Nut
-man with a goose on his head
-god of the earth, husband and brother of Nut
-father of osiris, isis nepthys and seth
-made horus ruler of the living



Hapy
-man with a pot belly
-shown with water plants
-god of innundation
-brought yearly flood of the nile


Hathor
-'House of Horus'
-woman with the ears of a cow
- a cow
-woman with a headdress of horns and a sun disk
-protective goddess
-goddess of love and joy
-wife of Horus, mother of the pharaoh





Horus
-'The One Far Above'
-man with the head of a hawk
-a hawk
-god of the sky
-protector of the ruler of Egypt
-pharaoh was living horus
-son of Isis and Osiris





Isis
-woman with headdress in the shape of the throne,
-a pair of cowhorns with a sun disk
-protective goddess
-used magic spells to help in people in need
-wife of osiris and mother of horus



Khepri
-'He Who is Coming into Being'
-man with the head of a scarab
-a scarab beetle
-god of creation of the movement of the sun and rebirth


Nut
-woman whose body arches across the sky wearing a dress decorated with stars
-sky goddess whose body created a vault or canopy over the earth
-sister/wife of Geb
-swallowed and gave rebirth to Ra


Khnum
-man with the head of a curly-horned ram
-creator god and god of innundation
-molded people on a potter's wheel

Ma'at
-woman with a feather on her head
-a feather
-goddess of truth justice and harmony
-associated with the balance of things on earth
-daughter of the son god Ra



Nephthys
-'Lady of the Mansion'
-woman with a headdress showing her name in heiroglyphs
-protective goddess of the dead
-sister of Isis and Osiris and sister/wife of Seth
-mother of Anubis



Nun
-man carrying a bark
-was the waters of chaos
-only thing that existed on earth before land



Osiris
-a mummified man wearing a white cone-like headdress with feathers
-god of dead and ruler of the underworld
-brother/husband of Isis, brother of Nepthys and Seth, father of Horus
-god of resurrection and fertility


Ptah
-man wrapped in a tight white cloak carrying a staff
-god of craftsman
-spoke words and world came into being

Ra
-'Sun'
-man with hawk head and headdress with a sun disk
-sun god
-most important god


Ra-Horakhty
-'Horus in the Horizon'
-man with the head of a hawk with a sun disk headdress
-god of rising sun
-combination of Horus and Ra


Sekhmet
-'The Powerful One'
-woman with the head of lioness
-goddess of war

Seshat
-woman wearing a panther skin dress and a star headdress
-goddess of writing and measurement
Seth
-man with the head of a 'seth animal' (unidentifiable)
-god of chaos
-represented everything that threatened Egypt
-brother of Osiris and Isis, brother/husband of Nepthys
-murdered Osiris



Shu
-'He Who Rises Up'
-man wearing headdress with feathers
-a lion
- god of the air
-held up figure of Nut so that earth and sky were separated



Sobek
-man with the head of a crocodile and the headdress of feathers and a sun disk
-nile god
Tawaret
-'The Great One'
-head of a hippopotamus with the arms and legs of a lion, the back and tail of a crocodile, and the breasts and stomach of a pregnant woman
-goddess who protected women during pregnancy and child birth

Tefnut
-woman with the head of a lioness
-goddess of moisture
-wife of shu, and mother of Nut and Geb

Thoth
-man with the head of an Ibis holding a writing palette
-Ibis
-a baboon
-god of writing and knowledge


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