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Isis Heqet Heru-ra-ha Horus Horus of Behedet Imhotep Khepri
 

 
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  


Heqet
A primordial goddess with the head of a frog, worshipped as one of the Eight Gods at Hermopolis, and seen as the consort of Khnum at Antinoe.
See also Khnum.
Heru-ra-ha
A composite deity in Crowley's quasi-Egyptian mythology; composed of Ra-Hoor-Khuit and Hoor-par-kraat. The name, translated into Egyptian, means something approximating "Horus and Ra be Praised!" Of course, this could simply be another corruption due to the inferior Victorian understanding of the Egyptian language, and it is possible Crowley had something entirely different in mind for the translation of the name.
See also Ra-Horakhty, Harpocrates.
Horus (Hor)
One of the most important deities of Egypt. As the Child, Horus is the son of Osiris and Isis, who, upon reaching adulthood, avenges his father's death, by defeating and castrating his evil uncle Set. He then became the divine prototype of the Pharaoh.
As Heru-Ur, "Horus the Elder", he was the patron deity of Upper (Southern) Egypt from the earliest times; initially, viewed as the twin brother of Set (the patron of Lower Egypt), but he became the conqueror of Set c. 3100 B.C.E. when Upper Egypt conquered Lower Egypt and formed the unified kingdom of Egypt.

See also Isis, Osiris, Set.
Horus of Behedet (Hadit)
A form of Horus worshipped in the city of Behdet, shown in the well-known form of a solar disk with a great pair of wings, usually seen hovering above important scenes in Egyptian religious art. Made popular by Aleister Crowley under the poorly transliterated name "Hadit", the god appears to have been a way of depicting the omnipresence of Horus. As Crowley says in Magick in Theory and Practice, "the infinitely small and atomic yet omnipresent point is called HADIT."
See also Horus.
Imhotep (Imouthis)
Imhotep was the architect, physician, scribe, and grand vizier of the IIIrd Dynasty pharaoh Zoser. It was Imhotep who conceived and built the Step Pyramid at Sakkara. In the Late Period, Imhotep was worshipped as the son of Ptah and a god of medicine, as well as the patron (with Thoth) of scribes. The Greeks considered him to be Asklepios.
See also Ptah, Thoth.
Isis (Auset)
Perhaps the most important goddess of all Egyptian mythology, Isis assumed, during the course of Egyptian history, the attributes and functions of virtually every other important goddess in the land. Her most important functions, however, were those of motherhood, marital devotion, healing the sick, and the working of magical spells and charms. She was believed to be the most powerful magician in the universe, owing to the fact that she had learned the Secret Name of Ra from the god himself. She was the sister and wife of Osiris, sister of Set, and twin sister of Nephthys. She was the mother of Horus the Child (Harpocrates), and was the protective goddess of Horus's son Amset, protector of the liver of the deceased.
Isis was responsible for protecting Horus from Set during his infancy; for helping Osiris to return to life; and for assisting her husband to rule in the land of the Dead.

Her cult seems to have originally centered, like her husband's, at Abydos near the Delta in the North (Lower Egypt); she was adopted into the family of Ra early in Egyptian history by the priests of Heliopolis, but from the New Kingdom onwards (c. 1500 BC) her worship no longer had any particular identifiable center, and she became more or less universally worshiped, as her husband was.

See also Horus, Osiris.
Khepri (Keper)
The creator-god, according to early Heliopolitan cosmology; assimilated with Atum and Ra. The Egyptian root "kheper" signifies several things, according to context, most notably the verb "to create" or "to transform", and also the word for "scarab beetle". The scarab, or dung beetle, was considered symbolic of the sun since it rolled a ball of dung in which it laid its eggs around with it - this was considered symbolic of the sun god propelling the sphere of the sun through the sky.
See also Ra.

 

 

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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