Egyptian Deity N - Z

Naunet: One of the eight Primal Beings of the Ogdoad, being paired with Nun as co-Spirits of Emptyness.

Nechmetawaj (Nehmet-awai) She was a minor Egyptian goddess

Nefertum: Regarded in Lower Egypt as the son of Buto, He is a lesser primordial being, and personifies the Blue Lotus of Ra.

Nehebukau (he who harnesses the souls): A minor God of healing, specifically a protector against snakebite and scorpion sting. He was the Snake-God who guarded the entrance to Duat.

Neith: A primordial Goddess, self-created and self-creating; in some tales She is the Tracer of the Nile's course and the foundress of the city of Sais, established when She brought the Nile to the sea. She has many functions in addition; one of the most prevalent is that of Patroness of the Loom, and of spinning.

Nekhbet: Tutelary Goddess of Upper Egypt, regarded as a protectress and ministrant to childbirth. In Egyptian mythology, Nekhbet was a Vulture -Goddess, patron of the city of Nekheb and later, with Buto, the patron of the pharaohs. She was a Goddess of Childbirth.

Nenun: He was a minor Falcon God.

Nephthys (Nebhet) (Human)Youngest daughter of Geb and Nut, and often regarded as the consort of Seth. She is also sometimes considered the mother of Anubis. Her primary function is that of mortuary protectress, in which role She serves as guide to the spirits of deceased Pharoahs

Nepit: She was a Goddess of Grain, and the female counterpart of Neper.

Nun: One of the eight Primal Beings of the Ogdoad, being paired with Naunet as co-Spirits of Emptyness. Nu (Nun) is the personification of the ocean which encircled the entire world. He was an ancient god, even from before Ra, who emerged from Nu.

Nut (Human) An Aerial Goddess of sky and wind, daughter of Su and Tefnut, Sister and consort of Geb, mother of Osiris and Isis, Seth and Nephthys. She is the arching vault of the heavens, Her body sparkling with starlight. Through Her mouth the Sky-boat of the Sun passes each evening, from her vulva the it re-emerges and the day is reborn each morning. She retains some weatherworking functions; the thunder is Her voice. She is the special Patroness of the Pharoahs in their transition from Horus to Osiris.

Onuris: A warrior God with solar aspects, considered by some as an aspect of Ra, especially as an image of the active principal of solar power against enemies. He is also a patron of hunters and the chase.

Opet (great one) She was a Hippopotamus -Goddess of pregnant women, homes and childbirth (Bes was her companion). Pregnant women wore amulets with her name on them.

Osiris: Eldest child of Geb and Nut, posthumous father of Horus, Osiris is the most widely known and most deeply revered of the pantheon. He represents, first and foremost, the Path of Destiny, and the Life beyond life. He is the Judge of departed souls in the Hall of Two Truths, and He is the general guardian, guide, and ruler of the afterworld of departed spirits. The ancient Egyptians were obsessed with the problem of what occurs in the way of an afterlife and what the ultimate spiritual destiny of mankind is. Thus Osiris represents the promise of eternal life and the triumph of order and meaning over chaos. Defeated by his nemesis (and younger brother) Seth, He rises once again in an eternal cycle symbolized in the material world by the cyclical rising of the Nile and in the astral world by the passage of Amon-Ra, the holy sun and the cyclical appearances of Sothis, the star Sirius. Osiris is thus Friend, Saviour, and ultimate master of mankind. In Egyptian Royal tradition, as each Pharoah is the living incarnation of Horus in life, so in death they are transfigured into Osiris.

Pachet: She was the Lioness Goddess of the Eastern Desert, as well as being a night huntress.

Petbe: He was a God of Revenge.

Petesuchos: A minoe Egyptian Crocodile God.

Ptah: A primary creator divinity, Patron of Memphis and the focus of a powerful priesthood there. He is said to be self-creating and self-creative, bringing the Primal Chaos (in this version represented by Nun) into order and form by the sound of His voice. Additionally, He is patron to all the crafts and sciences, inspiring both practical invention and fine art. He is the consort of Sekhmet and presumably the father of Nefertum.

Qetesh (Qadesh, Kadesh): She was a Goddess of Love and fertility who was perhaps Syrian in origin.

Ra: One of the primary solar dieties, often (especially in later times) conjoined with Amon to form the composite solar entity Amon-Ra. Ra is in essence the spirit of the sun in it's glory and fullest strength, a noontide divinity embodying heat, light, and majesty. He was not especially popular, in that He represents the retributive and lightning swift blaze of power, striking down enemies with his gaze alone. The phrase, often encountered in Egyptian religious and magickal writings, "Eye of Ra", represents His pitiless and omnipresent knowledge of all beneath the sun.

Renpet: An Egyptian Goddess of fertility, spring and youth, and is representative of the continuity of time. She is depicted as wearing a palm shoot over her head. A deity of time's duration, known as the 'Mistress of Eternity'.

Saa (Sia) She was the Goddess of the intellect, mind, understanding and conscious thought. She was also invoked to protect the heart and genitals of the dead. She was born from the blood produced when Ra severed his penis.

Saosis: An Egyptiann Goddess, known principally for her acacia tree, located north of Heliopolis. Many of the gods, and most especially Horus, emerged from her tree.

Sarapis: A very late addition to the Egyptian pantheon, He emerged out of early Ptolomaic thought as a conflation of Osiris with Apis, representing the fertility of the land with the sanctity and promise of an immortal afterlife. His cult became a fixture during Roman times, and competed with both Mithraism and early Christianity for a predominant role in the Empire as a whole.

Satet: Consort of Khnum and mother of Anukis, She was tutelary Goddess of the Nubian frontier, in the far south of Upper Egypt. She was the Archer-Goddess of the Nile cataracts. She was also a Fertility Goddess, and a Goddess of the Inundation, as well as a goddess who purified the dead with her water. She was a Goddess of the hunt who protected Egypt and the pharaoh with her bow and arrows.

Satis: She was the goddess who guarded Egypt's border with Nubia on the south, and was also associated with the floods of the Nile River. She was worshipped at Elephantine, along with Chnum and Anuket.

Seb: He is the eldest son of Shu and Tefnut. He is a God of Fertility and the Earth. Seb is one of the Ennead. He is associated with the goose and the colors green and black. Seb imprisoned the dead souls of evil men and women, keeping them from entering Heaven.

Sebek: Son of Neith, Consort of Hathor, father of Khonsu. He represents the power and strength of the Pharoahs, and is a Patron of all reptilian forms. He is occasionally conflated with Seth, and in rare instances is regarded as the Source and personification of Evil. His cult was centered in Kom Ombo, Thebes and El Faiyûm.

Sechat-Hor: A minor Egyptian Cow-Goddess.

Sepa: A minor protector divinity, called upon to defend against wild animals and evil spirits. He is also associated with the necropolis, and is regarded as a helper of Osiris and Anubis within the mortuary.

Seker: Seker is a God of craftsmen, the dead and funerals. He was strongly associated with Osiris and Ptah. As Ptah-Seker, he was married to Sekhmet. Later, Ptah-Seker-Osiris was a popular god during the Middle Kingdom. Seker was usually depicted as having the head of a hawk, and shrouded as a mummy, similar to Ptah.

Sekhmet (the powerful one): Daughter of Ra and consort of Ptah, She is a war goddess and a divine aspect of the power and majesty of the Pharoah. She was a war and disease Goddess. The center of her cult was in Memphis. Her husband was Ptah I. and their son was Nefertem.

Seshet (Human) Goddess of scribes, of writing, of history (and thus the orderly flow of time), and the special Patroness of libraries and archives. She is regarded as the foundress of temples and halls of worship, and She retains a considerable aura of magickal patronage, in that writing was a secret system of knowledge known only to an elite few.  She is the consort of Thoth. was depicted as a human with a star or rosette above her head, wearing a leopard -skin robe. It is Seshet who determines the length of a Pharoahs life on earth.

Sesmu: He is the Egyptian god who oversaw and invented the pressing process to create cooking oil and wine

Seth: Child of Geb and Nut, sibling of Osiris, Isis, and Nephthys. Seth is a complex figure who seems in the main to be adversarial in nature. The most mythologies have Seth at war with his brother Osiris, a war in which he defeats Osiris but is in turn defeated by Osiris' heir, Horus. Seth was originally a god of strength, storms, foreign lands and deserts. He protected desert caravans but also created sandstorms. He was one of the Ennead and he was the husband of Ashtart and then Nephthys with whom he is the father of Anubis. She is the sister of Isis, with whom she is often depicted. The center of his cult was in Cynopolis. He was closely associated with the god Ash.

Shait (Shai) She was a Goddess of Fate. She determined every human's life span, and appeared when the soul of the deceased was to be judged.

Shu  "void": He was the God of the cool and dry air, who separated the earth from the sky. In that capacity he was responsible for making the wind.

Sia: He is is the personification of intellect.. Child of Ra, He accompanies His father on the Sky Boat which bears the sun along it's daily course.  He, and Hu In Egyptian mythology, Hu is the god of the word which Ra used to create the world (and is also the word itself). Sia, were created from a drop of blood that came from Ra's penis. Along with Hu, he represents the mind and wisdom of Ra.

Sothis (Sopdet): Sopdet was the Goddess of Fertility, associated with the star, Sirius. Sirius appears in the sky in July, and then the Nile River begins flooding, thus replenishing the river and bringing fresh vitality to the area. She is depicted as a woman with a star on her head.

Su: Primordial divinity created by Atum or, in some mythologies Ptah. As Consort to His sister Tefnut, He is the ancestor of all the remaining Gods and Goddesses through their offspring Geb and Nut. He is an aerial divinity, and a lord of the sky.

Taurt "Great One": Goddess of childbirth and protectress of womankind. She is depicted as having large breasts, a large belly and the head of a hippopotamus, the limbs of a lion and a crocodile's tail.

Tefnut  Primordial divinity created by Atum or, in some mythologies Ptah. As Consort to Her brother Su, She is ancestress of all the remaining Gods and Goddesses through their offspring Geb and Nut. Her primary Attribute is as Patroness of water.

Tenenit: She was the ancient Egyptian Goddess of beer.

Thoth (Djehuti) (Ibis) Tutelary divinity of knowledge and understanding. He is Patron to scribes, and protector of archives, as well as being the inspiration for all knowledge-based arts and sciences. He is said to have created writing for the use of mankind. Regarded as scrupulously honest, He is the scribe of the Hall of Two Truths, recording the deeds and accounts of each soul facing judgement, as well as taking a hand in judging. He has lunar associations, and is the Consort of Seshet.  He was usually depicted with the head of an ibis or of a baboon.

Unut "The Swift One": She was an ancient deity that originally had the form of a snake. She came from province 15 in Upper Egypt and was worshipped with Thoth at the capital of Hermopolis. She was represented by the "Hare".

Urthekau "She Who is Rich in Magic Spells" (Werethekau): She is a the Lion-headed Goddess and wife of Re-Horakhte. Her name was personifies the ability to master supernatural powers.

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