List of Egyptian Deities

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Egyptian Deities
Discover interesting facts and information about the world of ancient Egypt with this article providing facts and information and a list of ancient Egyptian Deities. An overview of ancient Egyptian deities including the pharaohs and kings of Egypt who were worshipped as living gods. The names, descriptions and definitions are provided in the list of ancient Egyptian Deities which includes all of the major gods and goddesses. Fast facts and info about some of the major and the most famous Egyptian Deities.

The List of Egyptian Deities provides a fast, easy overview and reference of the major deities of Ancient Egypt which is ideal for kids, schools and homework help.

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The 'Divine Family' of Major Egyptian Deities
There were about 2000 gods and deities worshipped in Ancient Egypt. Most of these ancient Egyptian deities were only worshipped at a local level but there were major deities who were revered across many regions of Egypt. The most famous major deities were a group of nine Egyptian Sun Gods whose cult was based at Heliopolis which was believed to be the point of creation and the was the birthplace of these famous deities who were called the 'Divine Family'. These major Egyptian deities of the Ennead of Heliopolis were Atum (later Ra, the Supreme Solar God), Geb, Isis, Nephthys, Nut, Osiris, Set, Shu and Tefnut.

Major Egyptian Deities: The Ennead of Heliopolis

Atum, the Sun God Ra

Tefnut, Goddess of Rain

Geb, God of the Earth

Nut, Goddess of Sky

Osiris, God of Death

Isis, Goddess of Love

Set, God of Evil

Nephthys, Goddess of Divine Assistance

Shu, God of Wind

The names of the other famous Egyptian deities and gods include Anubis (the jackal headed god of the dead), Thoth, Aten, Horus, Hathor, Sobek and Bastet. Depictions of many of the major Egyptian deities are illustrated in the chart of major Egyptian Deities - see below for a full list of names of deities.

Egyptian Deities, Gods and Pharaohs
The Pharaohs were believed to be living gods and deities in the religion followed by the people of Ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh gods and deities were responsible for the well-being of the people. As a god on earth the Pharaoh or King was seen as being in control of the fertilizing floods of the Nile. The Pharaoh deities were all powerful. During the reign of the Pharaoh Akhenaten (the father of Tutankhamen) the world of Ancient Egypt was turned upside when he determined that there was only one god - the sun god Aten. The Egyptian people were forbidden to worship the old, ancient deities of Egypt. The priests of the old deities were furious and following the death of Akhenaten the old deities were re-established and all traces of the reign of Akhenaten were destroyed and he became known as the Heretic Pharaoh. This was the only short period of monotheism (the worship of one god) in the 3000 year history of Ancient Egypt.

A-Z Dictionary & Fact Sheet for Kids:  List of Egyptian Deities
There are individual articles about many of the gods and goddesses detailed in the List of Egyptian Deities providing fascinating facts and interesting information via fast fact sheets on the divinities and deities of ancient Egypt.

List of Egyptian Deities: Fact Sheet for Kids

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A List:

Aah, moon god

Abtu was a protector of Ra

Aker was the Primeval god of the earth

Amaunet, snake goddess of the elements, wife to Amun

Amentet, goddess of the Underworld

Ammut (also Ammit) the "Devouress of the Dead"

Amun, frog-headed god who became the leading deity in the Triad of Thebes

Anat, goddess of war, the consort of Set

Anhur sky god and god of war

Anti swam on either side of the Solar boat of Ra

Anubis the Egyptian Jackal God of the dead and embalming. Also called Anpu

Anuket the Egyptian female deity of the cataracts of the Nile

Atum the Sun God and Creator

Apep, a serpent god and enemy of the sun god, Ra

Astarte, a goddess of war

Aten, the single sun god manifested by Akhenaten

Antwey was a falcon god

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Baba, god of aggression and virility

Banebjedet, the sacred ram of Mendes

Bastet the Cat Goddess of the home and cats

Bat, goddess of fertility and the stars

Benu / Bennu bird (phoenix) god of rebirth and represented the sun

Bes, dwarf god of the household and childhood

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Chepre / Chepri, primeval scarab-god connected with the rising sun

Cherti, ram-god and ferryman of the dead

Chnum, ram god and protector of the source of the Nile

Chons Egyptian moon god, son of Amun and Mut

Chontamenti, dog god of the dead and of the land of the west

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Dedun, Egyptian-Nubian lion god of wealth and incense

Duamutef, funerary god, son of Horus.

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Estarte the Greek name for Isis

Edjo, another name for Wadjet, the protective cobra goddess

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F List:

None

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G List:

Geb, God of Earth & Vegetation and son of Shu and Tefnut

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H List:

Ha, god of fertility and of the desert

Hapi, god of the silt deposited by the flooding River Nile

Hapy, one of the "Four Sons of Horus".

Hathor the Egyptian Cow Goddess and sky goddess

Hatmehyt, fish-goddess of Mendes

Heh, Egyptian god of infinity

Hehu / Hehut, god and goddess personified fire

Heka, god of divine magic

Hehet, frog goddess of childbirth

Hemsut, Egyptian goddess of fate

Heneb, god of grain and of agriculture

Heryshaf, Primeval ram god

Hesat, Egyptian cow goddess

Horus the Falcon God of the sky, sun & moon

Hu, god of divine utterance

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Ihy the god of the sistrum

Imhotep the god of learning and medicine

Imsety, Son of Horus

Inmutef, bearer of the heavens

Ipy, hippopotamus goddess of magical protection

Isdes, judge of the dead

Isis, Goddess of Love, Egyptian Mother Goddess of ancient Egypt

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J List:

Joh, Egyptian moon god

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K List:

Keket, goddess of darkness and obscurity

Kebechsenef, one of the Sons of Horus

Khepri the Scarab God of the sun and rebirth

Khnum the Egyptian Ram God of the Nile and rebirth

Khonsu the Falcon God of the moon, time and healing

Kek or Kuk, frog-headed god of life and darkness

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L List:

None

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List of Egyptian Deities: Fact Sheet for Kids

A-Z Dictionary & Fact Sheet for Kids:  List of Egyptian Deities
There are individual articles about many of the gods and goddesses detailed in the List of Egyptian Deities providing fascinating facts and interesting information via fast fact sheets on the divinities and deities of ancient Egypt.

List of Egyptian Deities: Fact Sheet for Kids

List of Egyptian Deities:

M List:

Maat the Egyptian female deity of truth and justice

Mandulis, the sun god

Mafdet, the cat goddess protector against snakes & scorpions

Mekal, lion goddess of pestilence

Menhit, Egyptian war goddess

Menquet, goddess of beer

Meret, goddess of song and of rejoicing

Meretseger the Cobra Goddess of tomb workers

Meskhenet the Egyptian female deity of childbirth

Min the Egyptian God of men & sexual vigor

Menthu the Egyptian Hawk headed God of war

Mut the Egyptian Mother Goddess of the sky

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N List:

Naunet, snake-headed primeval goddess

Nefertum the God of sunlight, medicine and the lotus

Nehebkau, Egyptian snake god

Nekhbet, vulture goddess

Nephthys the female deity of divine assistance

Neper, god of grain, barley and wheat

Neith the Egyptian Creator Goddess of war

Nun, ancient Egyptian creator god

Nut, goddess of the sky and of the heavens

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O List:

Opet, hippo goddess of eastern Thebes

Osiris the God of death and rebirth

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P List:

Pachet, goddess of the desert

Pakhet, "She Who Scratches"

Petbe, god of retaliation

Ptah the Egyptian Creator God

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Q List:

Qebehsenuef a son of Horus

Qetesh, goddess of love, consort of Min, god of Virility

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R List:

Ra the Egyptian Creator God of the sun

Renpet, goddess of the solar year

Reshef, god of war

Ret, goddess of the sun

Renenutet, cobra fertility goddess

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S List:

Saa, god of touch, intelligence and feeling

Safekhet, goddess of learning

Sekhmet, lioness goddess of Memphis, consort of Ptah

Satet, goddess of the inundation of the Nile and the hunt

Selket, scorpion goddess and funerary deity

Seshat the Egyptian female deity of writing

Selket the Scorpion Goddess of the dead

Set (Seth) the Egyptian God of chaos and evil

Shai or Shay, god or guardian of fate

Shu the God of the air and the sky

Sobek the Crocodile God of the Nile and army

Sokar, funerary god of Memphis

Sothis the Sky Goddess of the stars

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Tayet, goddess of linen weaving

Taweret, hippopotamus goddess of childbirth

Tefnut the Lioness Goddess of rain and moisture

Tenen / Tatenen, god of vegetation

Thoth the Ibis God of knowledge

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U List:

Unut, snake or hare sun goddess

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V List:

None

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W List:

Wadjet, the cobra goddess who spat poison at tomb robbers

Wasret, goddess of precious metals and mines

Wepwawet, jackal-headed god of war

Weret, god of the sky and heavens

Wosyet, goddess of the young

List of Egyptian Deities: Fact Sheet for Kids

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