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Atum Bast Bes Duamutef Edjo Geb Hadit Hapi Hathor Harpocrates
 

 
All The Gods Egyptian
 

 
Name God Of.. Name God Of..
Amen   Amen-Ra  
Amset protector of the liver Anubis preserve all the dead
Anuket dispenser of cool water Apis deity of fertility
Aten the sun Atum  
Bast   Bes entertainer of children
Duamutef protector of the stomach Edjo  
Geb the earth Hadit  
Hapi protector of the lungs Hathor goddess of the dead
Harpocrates   Heqet  
Heru-ra-ha   Horus  
Horus of Behedet   Imhotep  
Isis   Khepri  
Khnum   Khons  
Maat   Min  
Month   Mut  
Nefertum   Neith  
Nekhbet   Nephthys  
Nut   Osiris  
Pharaoh   Ptah  
Qebehsenuf   Qetesh  
Ra   Ra-Horakhty  
Sati   Seker  
Sekhmet   Selket  
Serapis   Set  
Shu   Sobek  
Sothis   Tefnut  
Thoth   Thoueris  


Atum
A primordial creator god, worshipped as the head of the Heliopolitan family of gods. Father of Shu and Tefnut, and in later times believed to be one with the sun god Ra.
See also Ra.
Bast (Bastet)
A cat-goddess, worshiped in the Delta city of Bubastis. A protectress of cats and those who cared for cats. As a result, an important deity in the home (since cats were prized pets) and also important in the iconography (since the serpents which attack the sun god were usually represented in papyri as being killed by cats).
She was viewed as the beneficient side of the lioness-goddess Sekhmet. See also Sekhmet.
Bes
A deity of either African or Semitic origin; came to Egypt by Dynasty XII. Depicted as a bearded, savage-looking yet comical dwarf, shown full-face in images (highly unusual by Egyptian artistic conventions). Revered as a deity of household pleasures such as music, good food, and relaxation. Also a protector and entertainer of children.
Duamutef (Tuamutef; Golden Dawn, Thmoomathph)
One of the Four Sons of Horus, Duamutef was represented as a mummified man with the head of a jackal. He was the protector of the stomach of the deceased, and was protected by the goddess Neith.
Edjo
A serpent goddess of the Delta, a symbol and protrectress of Lower Egypt, the counterpart of Nekhbet in Upper Egypt, worn as part of the king's crown.
See also Nekhbet.
Four Sons of Horus
The four sons of Horus were the protectors of the parts of the body of Osiris, and from this, became the protectors of the body of the deceased. They were: Amset, Hapi, Duamutef, and Qebhsenuef. They were protected in turn by the goddesses Isis, Nephthys, Neith, and Selket. See also Amset, Duamutef, Hapi, Qebehsenuf.
Geb (Seb)
The god of the earth, son of Shu and Tefnut, brother and husband of Nut, and father of Osiris, Set, Isis, and Nephthys. Sacred animal and symbol was the goose. He is generally represented as a man with green or black skin - the color of living things, and the color of the fertile Nile mud, respectively. It was said that Geb would hold imprisoned the souls of the wicked, that they might not ascend to heaven. Note Geb is masculine, contrasting with many other traditions of Earth being female.
See also Nut.
Hadit
See Horus of Behedet.
Hapi (Golden Dawn, Ahephi)
One of the Four Sons of Horus, Hapi was represented as a mummified man with the head of a baboon. He was the protector of the lungs of the deceased, and was protected by the goddess Nephthys.
The name Hapi, spelled with different hieroglyphs, in most but not all cases, is also the name of the god who was the personification of the River Nile, depicted as a corpulent man (fat signifying abundance) with a crown of lilies (Upper Nile) or papyrus plants (Lower Nile).

See also Four Sons of Horus, Nephthys.
Hathor (Het-heru, Het-Hert)
A very old goddess of Egypt, worshiped as a cow-deity from earliest times. The name "Hathor" is the Greek corruption of the variants Het-Hert ("the House Above") and Het-Heru ("the House of Horus"). Both terms refer to her as a sky goddess. She was frequently equated with Isis. She was worshipped at Edfu as the consort of Horus. At Thebes, she was considered the goddess of the dead. She was also the patron of love, dance, alcohol, and foreign lands.
See also Isis.
Harpocrates (Hor-pa-kraat; Golden Dawn, Hoor-par-kraat)
"Horus the Child", the son of Isis and Osiris as a little suckling child, distinguished from Horus the Elder, who was the patron deity of Upper Egypt. Represented as a young boy with a child's sidelock of hair, sucking his finger. The Golden Dawn attributed Silence to him, presumably because the sucking of the finger is suggestive of the common "shhh" gesture. See also Horus.

 

Rewritten and reformatted from the original "Frequently Asked Questions and Information about Egyptian Mythology", 8 May 1994 revision, by Shawn C. Knight.
This document is copyright 1995 by Shawn C. Knight. Reproduction in any form, electronic or otherwise, for profit without the consent of the author is expressly prohibited. Readers are free to quote from this document, with attributions, as reference material for research papers, USENET posts, etc.




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