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Amun
God of creation and the wind
 
Amun depicted with a tall feather crown
Name in hieroglyphs
  
 
 
Major cult centerThebes
Symboltwo vertical plumes, the ram-headed Sphinx (Criosphinx)
Parentsnone (self-created)
ConsortAmunet
Wosret
Mut
Amun post Amarna
God of creation and the wind
 
Amun depicted with a tall feather crown
Name in hieroglyphs
  
 
 
Major cult centerThebes
Symboltwo vertical plumes, the ram-headed Sphinx (Criosphinx)
Parentsnone (self-created)
ConsortAmunet
Wosret
Mut
Anubis
God of cemeteries and embalming
 
The Egyptian god Anubis (a modern rendition inspired by New Kingdom tomb paintings)
Major cult centerLycopolis, Cynopolis
Symbolthe fetish, the flail
Personal information
ParentsRa (early myth)
Nephthys and Osiris or Set (later)
SiblingsHorus (in some accounts)
Anuket
Goddess of the river
 
The goddess Anuket, depicted as a woman with a tall, plumed headdress
Major cult centerElephantine
Symbolthe river reeds,
Personal information
ParentsKhnum and Satis
Siblingspresumably Heka
Atum
God of creation
 
Atum, finisher of the world.
Name in hieroglyphs
 
 
 
Major cult centerHeliopolis
SymbolScarab beetle
ConsortIusaaset
Hathor
Goddess of the sky, love, beauty, and music
 
Goddess Hathor in a red dress wears the headress of a sun disk and cow's horn.
Name in hieroglyphs 
Major cult centerDendera
Symbolthe sistrum
Personal information
ParentsRa
SiblingsShu, Tefnut, (in some accounts), Bast, Serket
ConsortSobek, Horus, Ra ?, Thoth ?
Hathor
Goddess of the sky, love, beauty, and music
 
Goddess Hathor in a red dress wears the headress of a sun disk and cow's horn.
Name in hieroglyphs 
Major cult centerDendera
Symbolthe sistrum
Personal information
ParentsRa
SiblingsShu, Tefnut, (in some accounts), Bast, Serket
ConsortSobek, Horus, Ra ?, Thoth ?
Horus
God of the king, the sky and vengeance
 
Horus was often the ancient Egyptian's national patron god. He was usually depicted as a falcon-headed man wearing the pschent, or a red and white crown, as a symbol of kingship over the entire kingdom of Egypt.
Major cult centerNekhen, Behdet Edfu
SymbolThe wedjat eye
Personal information
ParentsOsiris and Isis
SiblingsAnubis (in some accounts)
ConsortHathor (in one version)
Isis
Goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility
 
Originally, the goddess Isis was portrayed as a woman, wearing a headress shaped like a throne.
Major cult centerPhilae, Abydos
Symbolthe throne, the sun disk with cow's horn, the sycamore tree
Personal information
ParentsGeb and Nut
SiblingsOsiris, Set and Nephthys
ConsortOsiris
Khepri
God of rebirth and the sunrise
 
Khepri is often represented as a scarab, or a scarab-headed man, holding aloft the morning sun.
Major cult centerHeliopolis
Symbolthe scarab beetle, the blue lotus
Personal information
ParentsOcean Nun
SiblingsAtum and Ra
Khnum
God of creation and the waters
 
the Egyptian god Khnum was usually depicted with the head of a ram.
Major cult centerElephantine
Symbolthe potter's wheel
ConsortSatis
Khonsu as Falcon
God of youth and the moon
 
Major cult centerThebes
Symbolthe moon disk, the sidelock
Personal information
ParentsAmun and Mut
SiblingsMonthu
Khonsu
as the child of Amun and Mut
God of youth and the moon
 
Major cult centerThebes
Symbolthe moon disk, the sidelock
Personal information
ParentsAmun and Mut
SiblingsMonthu
Maat
Goddess of truth and justice
 
Maat was both the goddess and the personification of truth and justice. Her ostrich feather represents truth.
Major cult centerAll ancient Egyptian cities
Symbolthe ostrich feather
ParentsRa
ConsortThoth (in some accounts)
Meretseger
Goddess of tomb builders and Protector of Royal Tombs
 
Meretseger in Egyptian means She who loves the Silence
Major cult centerValley of the Kings, Theban Necropolis
SymbolCobra snake
Meskhenet
Goddess of childbirth
 
Meskhenet as a woman with a symbolic cow's uterus on her head
SymbolCow's uterus
ConsortAndjety
Min
God of fertility
 
The fertility dark-skinned god Min, with an erect penis and a flail
Major cult centerQift
Symbolthe lettuce, the phallus
Monthu or Menthu
God of warfare, the sun and valor
 
the Egyptian war-god Monthu. He was usually depicted as a falcon-headed man with two plumes and a sun disk. He was also said to have the head of a bull when enraged.
Major cult centerHermonthis, Thebes
Symbolthe sun disk, the knife
Personal information
ParentsAmun and Mut
SiblingsKhonsu
Mut
Goddess of queens
 
A contemporary image of goddess Mut, depicted as a woman wearing the double crown plus a royal vulture headdress, associating her with Nekhbet.
Major cult centerThebes
Symbolthe vulture
Parentsnone (self-created)
ConsortAmun
Nefertem
God of healing and beauty
 
the Memphite god Nefertem with a water-lily heardress as a symbol of fragrance and beauty.
Major cult centerMemphis
Symbolthe water-lily
Personal information
ParentsPtah and Sekhmet
SiblingsMaahes (in some accounts)
Neith
Goddess of creation, hunting and the dead
 
the Egyptian goddess Neith - bearing her war goddess symbols, the crossed arrows and shield on her head, the ankh and the Egyptian goad. She sometimes wears the Red Crown of Lower Egypt.
Major cult centerSais
Symbolthe bow, the shield, the crossed arrows
ConsortNun
Neith with Deshret
Goddess of creation, hunting and the dead
 
the Egyptian goddess Neith - bearing her war goddess symbols, the crossed arrows and shield on her head, the ankh and the Egyptian goad. She sometimes wears the Red Crown of Lower Egypt.
Major cult centerSais
Symbolthe bow, the shield, the crossed arrows
ConsortNun
Nephthys
Goddess of the Night and Lamentation
 
Nephthys was normally portraited as a young woman, wearing a headress in the shape of a house and basket
Name in hieroglyphs
  
 
Major cult centernone specifically, Diospolis Parva
Symbolthe house, mummy wrappings
Personal information
ParentsGeb and Nut
SiblingsIsis, Osiris and Set
ConsortSet
Osiris
God of the afterlife
 
Osiris, lord of the dead. His green skin symbolizes re-birth.
Name in hieroglyphs
 
 
 
Major cult centerAbydos
SymbolCrook and flail
Personal information
ParentsGeb and Nut
SiblingsIsis, Set, Nephthys (and Arueris as per Plutarch)
ConsortIsis
Ptah
God of creation, the arts and fertility
 
Ptah, in the form of a mummified man, holding a scepter or staff that bears the combined ankh-djed-was symbols.
Major cult centerMemphis
Symbolthe djed pillar, the bull
Parentsnone (self-created)
ConsortBastet / Sekhmet
Ra
God of the Sun
 
In one of his many forms, Ra has the head of a falcon and the sun-disk of Wadjet resting on his head.
Name in hieroglyphs
 
 
 
 
 
Major cult centerHeliopolis
SymbolThe sun disc
ParentsOcean Nun
Sekhmet
Goddess of warfare, pestilence and the desert
 
Sekhmet with head of lioness and a solar disk and uraeus on her head
Major cult centerMemphis, Leontopolis
SymbolSun disk, red linen
Personal information
ParentsRa ?
SiblingsPresumably Hathor, Bast, Serket, Shu, and Tefnut
ConsortPtah
Serket
Goddess of protection and scorpions
 
the Egyptian goddess Serket. She is often depicted as a woman with a scorpion gracing her crown.
Symbolthe scorpion
Personal information
ParentsRa
Siblingspresumably Hathor, Sekhmet, Bast
Seshat
Goddess of writing and wisdom
 
Seshat, depicted in a leopard skin, holding the hieroglyph for 'year' and writing on a papyrus reed with a stylus pen.
Symbolpapyrus scrolls and reeds
Personal information
ParentsRa (in some accounts) or Thoth ?
Siblingspresumably Maat
ConsortThoth (in some accounts)
Set
God of storms, chaos and the desert
 
Major cult centerOmbos
SymbolThe was scepter
Personal information
ParentsGeb and Nut
SiblingsOsiris, Isis, Nephthys
ConsortNephthys, Tawaret (in some accounts), Anat, Astarte
Shu
God of the wind and air
 
Shu was sometimes depicted as a man wearing a headdress with tall plumage resting on his head.
Major cult centerHeliopolis, Leontopolis
Symbolthe ostrich feather
Personal information
ParentsRa-Atum and Iusaaset
SiblingsTefnut, Hathor, Sekhmet
ConsortTefnut
Shu
God of the wind and air
 
Shu was sometimes depicted as a man wearing a headdress with tall plumage resting on his head.
Major cult centerHeliopolis, Leontopolis
Symbolthe ostrich feather
Personal information
ParentsRa-Atum and Iusaaset
SiblingsTefnut, Hathor, Sekhmet
ConsortTefnut
Sobek
God of Nile products and Fertility, Patron of the Army and Military
 
Major cult centerCrocodilopolis, Faiyum, Kom Ombo
SymbolCrocodile
Sopdet
Goddess of star Sirius
 
Sopdet in red dress, with star on the head
Symbolstar
ConsortSah (constellation of Orion)
Taweret
Goddess of childbirth
 
The river goddess Taweret, portrayed as a bipedal hippopotamus with limbs of that of a feline.
Symbolthe sa, ivory dagger
Personal information
ParentsRa ?
Siblingspresumably Wadjet and Nekhbet
Consort Set, Sobek (in some account), Bes (in some account)
Thoth
God of wisdom and the moon
 
the Egyptian god Thoth, in one of his forms as an ibis headed man
Major cult centerHermopolis
Symbolthe moon disk, the papyrus scroll
Parentsnone (self-created), alternatively Ra and Hathor, Set
ConsortSeshat or Ma'at


           

                                         

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