Egyptain Deity A - G








Aah: An ancient Moon God. The manifestation of Thoth in the form of an ibis.

Ahemait ("Devourer") The Underworld Goddess. Ahemait is depicted as part hipoppotamus, part lion, and part crocodile.

Ahy: Minor Egyptian God. Son of Hathor the Cow Goddess.

Aken: He is a Egyptian Underworld God and keeper of the underworld ferryboat.

Aker: Egyptian Earth God who rules over the meeting point between the eastern and western horizons in the Egyptian underworld. He is the Guardian of the Gate through which the pharaoh passes into the underworld. He provides safe passage for the barque of the sun during its nightly passage through the underworld. Aker is represented by two pairs of lions or of human heads facing away from each other. 

Amathaunta: An Egyptian Sea Goddess.

Amaunet: (Hidden One) Egyptian Mother or Fertility Goddess. Amaunet merged with the god, Neith at the beginning of time. She is a member of the Ogdoad. Amun was her consort among the Ogdoad. She was regarded as a tutelary deity of the Egyptian pharaohs, and played a prominent part in the pharaoh's accession ceremonies.

Ament: Egyptian Goddess of Underworld hospitality.

Am-Heh: Egyptian Chthonic God of the underworld.

Ammut: (Devouress of the Dead) Egyptian demonic goddess who attended the Judging of the Dead. She was depicted as having the head of a crocodile, the torso of a lioness and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus. She waited in the Judgement Hall of the Two Truths during the "Weighing of the Heart", and devoured those deemed to be sinners.

Amon, Amen: (The Hidden One) The God whose cult centre was in Thebes. During Dynasty 18 (1570 - 1293 CE), Amun emerged as Egypt's Supreme deity. Amon was a God made by Thoth as one of the eight primordial Gods. Amen means "What Is Hidden, What Is Not Seen, What Cannot Be Seen". He is the consort of Amenet and Nefertari, had four symbols (ram, goose, bull, king), and two sacred animals (ram and goose). He was a member of the Ogdoad, who along  with the Goddess Amaunet, represented hidden power.

Amset: One of the son's of Horus

Anat: Wife of the Underworld God, Andjety

Andjety: He is a Egyptian underworld god. His worship originated in the ninth nome of Lower Egypt. His cult center was at Busiris. Andjety was responsible for the rebirth of the individual in the afterlife. Depicted in anthropomorphic form, he wore a high conical crown surmounted by two feather plumes, and bore the crook and flail.

Anhur, Anhert: An Egyptian Warrior and Hunter God. His cult originated in the Upper Egyptian city of This (Thinis), near Abydos. His consort was the Lion Goddess, Mekhit. He is depicted as a bearded warrior wearing a long robe and a headdress with four tall plumes, often bearing a spear.

Ankhet: Egyptian Goddess of the Nile.

Ankt: A spear-carrying war Goddess. Ankt is depicted as wearing a curved and feathered crown.

Anti: The Egyptian God of Ferrymen.

Anubis (Inupu):Egyptian God of the dead. He is the guardian of tombs and cemetaries. He is also the Lord of Necropolis. Being the jackal-headed God of mummification; Anubis' symbols consist of the jackal, embalming equipment, flail, and flag. After the early period of the Old Kingdom, he was superseded by Osiris as God of the Dead, being relegated to a supporting role as a God of the Funeral Cult and the care of the dead. In the Book of the Dead, he is depicted as presiding over the weighing of the heart of the deceased in the Hall of the Two Truths.
He is the son of Nephthys and Osiris.

Anukis: The consort of Khnum and mother of Satis.

Anuket: (Embracer) The water Goddess that later merged with Nephthys. She also appears to have been a protective deity of childbirth. Her principal sanctuary was at Elephantine.  Her sacred animal is the gazelle. Anuket is depicted as wearing a feather headdress.

Apep, Apepi: An Egyptian Snake God, the eternal enemy of the Sun God, Re and the cosmic order. Apep is considered to be  the personification of darkness and evil.

Apet: Egyptian Goddess of Maternity and Childbirth.

Apis: The sacred bull of Memphis that was worshipped as early as Dynasty IV. Apis represents the composite God of Creation. He is the son of Isis and the living incarnation of Ptah.

Arensnuphis: A minor Egyptian God.

Aset (Isis): An ancient Egyption name for Isis.

Ash: (Lord of Libya) God of the Libyan desert (Sahara).

Astennu (Asten): One of the many names of Thoth.

Aten, Aton: (The sun) Egyptian Sun God. The pharaoh Akhenaten, attempted to establish a monotheistic cult with Aton as the sole God. Akhenaten built the city Akhetaton (modern Tel el-Amarna) to serve as Aton's cult center. However after the death of the pharoah, Akhenaten, the people returned to worshipping more then one god. Aton was depicted as a winged sun disk.

Atum: An early god of Heliopolis where he found the Heliopolitan Ennead. A Primeval Egyptian god, creator of heaven and earth.  It is believed that Atum created himself out of the waters of Nun. He is the father of Shu and Tefnut and grandfather of Geb and Nut. Atum represents the aspect of the setting sun. His principal cult center was at Heliopolis.  Atum is depicted as bearded and having the head of an ichneumon. Atum's cult animals was Mnevis, the black bull who bore the the sun disk and uraeus between its horns..

Babi: An Egyptian Underworld God. Depicted as a bloodthirsty baboon.

Bakha: Sacred bull of Hermonthis. The incarnation of Menthu and Personification of the sun.

Baneb Djedet, Ba Neb: Egyptian Ram God. Consort of the Fish Goddess, Hatmehyt and father of Harpokrates. Depicted in anthropomorphic form with the head of a ram.

Ba-Pef: Egyptian chthonic underworld god.

Bastet: Egyptian Cat Goddess, as well as the Goddess of Music and Dance.  She is known as the Cat-headed Goddess of Bubastis. Bast is the daughter of Osiris and consort of Ra. Although she is sometimes regarded as the daughter of Amun. She is the wife of Ptah and mother of the Lion-God, Mihos.
Cats were kept in her temple and embalmed when they died. She carried a sistrum in her right hand and a basket in her left hand.  Her sacred animal is the black cat and she is the mother of all cats.
Bast has been identified with the Greek Goddess Artemis and Roman Goddess Diana.

Bat: Egyptian Cow Goddess of Fertility. Primarily a deity of Upper Egypt. She was depicted as a cow or in human form with cow's ears and horns.

Beb: Firstborn son of Osiris.

Bennu: A solar deity, usually considered an aspect of Atum. Thought to be self-created in Primordial seas.

Bes: The God of music, dance, war, slaughter, and revelry. Although a protector of children (keeps pregnant women and their babies safe during labor), he is also a destroying force of nature. Bes is depicted as a dwarf with a large head, bearded with his tongue sticking out, a flat nose, bushy eyebrows and hair, and large projecting eyes. His symbols are the lion, knives, bells, and drums. Bes is a household God (worshipped at the family altar) that plays his tambourine to keep evil spirits at bay.

Buto: The cobra Goddess. Bujo is personified by the Uraeus.

Benu: Egyptian bird-like Sun God who is linked with Atum. Said to have been self-created from the primeval ocean.

Bes: Egyptian Dwarf god. Thought to guard against evil spirits and misfortune. Bes was usually represented as ugly and grotesque in appearance, with a large head, protruding tongue, bow legs and a bushy tail.

Chem: Egyptian God of Increase.

Chensit: Egyptian goddess of the twentieth nome of Lower Egypt.

Chenti-cheti: Originally an Egyptian Crocodile God, but he later took on the form of a falcon.

Chnum: Egyptian Ram God and protector of the source of the Nile. Depicted in human form with a ram's head. He was said to fashion children out of clay and to then place them in a mother's womb.

Chons: Egyptian Moon God. He is the son of Amun and Mut. He is usually depicted as a young man in the posture of a mummy.

Chontamenti: Egyptian God of the Dead and of the land of the west. He is represented as a crouching dog or jackal.

Duamutef: The fire-god and guardian/Lord of the East and the protector of the stomach of the deceased. Duamutef is the son of Horus and brother of Hapy, Imsety, and Oebehsenuf. He is depicted as a mummified jackal and protected by Neith.

Dedun: Egyptian-Nubian God of Wealth and Incense. He is associated with the riches of the southern lands. Usually depicted in human form but occasionally as a lion.

Djebauti: A minor Egyptian God.

Ernutet, Renenet: (Lady of the double granary) Goddess of the eighth month of the Egyptian calendar. When a soul was weighed and judged, Renenet stood by with Shai. She gave a baby its ren (soul-name), personality, and future fate at its birth. She was shown as a woman with a serpent's head or a serpent wearing the solar disk.

Geb: The God of the Earth that guides the dead to heaven. Geb is the son of Shu and Tefnut; twin brother and consort of Nut and father of Osiris, Isis, Seth, Nephthys, and Haroeris. Geb's cult centre was in Heliopolis. He is also known as the "Great Cackler" and his symbols are the goose and Earth. The laughter of Geb was said to cause earthquakes.





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