Discover the history, culture and civilization of
ancient Egypt and Egyptian Deities.
The ancient Egyptian deities, gods and goddesses played an important role in the daily life of people in
There were an extraordinary
number of Egyptian deities, gods and goddesses
(over 2000), most of whom
were worshipped at a local level. The major gods such as Ra, Atum, Isis, Osiris, Anubis and Horus were worshipped in cult
centers throughout Upper and Lower Egypt. The
images and pictures of the Ancient
Egyptian deities, gods and goddesses were sometimes
as 'human hybrids' taking on the form and
characteristics of animals such as the
hippopotamus, crocodile, jackal, ibis, ram or falcon
with human bodies but with heads adopting
the appearance of birds and animals.
A - Z of
Click a link for additional information and
interesting facts about individual
A - Z
A - Z Egyptian Deity
Egyptian Deities Family Tree
Learn about the names and depictions of the mysterious
Egyptian deities, gods and
goddesses of Ancient Egypt including the
'divine family', the Egyptian deities who
formed the Ennead of Heliopolis.
Each article is accompanied by pictures and images and a
fact sheet making the study of the Egyptian deities, gods, goddesses
and their symbols easy and informative providing the ability
to demonstrate a high level of understanding of the deities of Ancient Egypt. This
section on ancient Egyptian Deities and gods is
accompanied by pictures making
the study of the Ancient Egyptians easy and informative. Kids and
students will enjoy the learning process and
demonstrate a high level of understanding of
the ancient Egyptian Deities following research on
- Osiris the green-faced god of the Dead
Osiris was one of the major deities of ancient
Egypt, the god of the underworld and judge of the dead.
Osiris was the husband and sister of Isis and the father of
Horus and Anubis. He was depicted as a mummy wearing the
royal crown of Upper Egypt.
- Set aka Seth, the evil god
Set was the evil god of
darkness, deserts and storms who
murdered his brother Osiris. Set was the younger son of Geb,
and Nut. Set was depicted with the body
of a human and the head of a fox-like animal with a long
curved snout, tall rectangular ears.
- Isis the beautiful mother goddess
Isis was the goddess of love, beauty, magic, fertility and
healing and the daughter of the Earth God, Geb, and the Sky
Goddess, Nut. She was the sister of Osiris, Seth and
Nephthys. She was also the wife of Osiris, and the mother of the God Horus.
Isis is represented in ancient Egyptian art with a headdress
that resembled steps but actually represented the royal
throne of Egypt. Occasionally Isis was illustrated with a
crown consisting of cow horns enclosing a sun disk.
- Thoth, the Ibis-headed god
Thoth was the ancient Egyptian god of knowledge,
wisdom, the moon and magic. Thoth was the patron of scribes,
writing and science and the inventor of the hieroglyphics.
Thoth is depicted in ancient Egyptian art as an ibis or as a
human with the head of an ibis.
- Anubis the jackal-headed god
Anubis was the god of the dead, tombs and
embalming. Anubis was the son of Osiris and Nephthys and the
half-brother of Horus. Anubis was depicted with the body of
a man and the distinctive black head of a Jackal or dog.
- Horus, the Falcon-headed god
Horus was an sun god and protector of the
monarchy who symbolized courage and victory. Horus was the
son of Osiris and Isis and the half-brother of Anubis. He
was as a falcon, or in human form with the head of a falcon.
- Sobek, the Crocodile god
is one of the most iconic deities and was the ancient
crocodile god of strength and power. Sobek was depicted as
an ordinary crocodile, or as a man with the head of a
crocodile often wearing an elaborate crown, the Hemhem, set
on ram horns.
- Bastet, the Cat Goddess
Bastet (also known as Bast) was the cat goddess that
represented both the home and the domestic cat and the
war-like aspect of a lioness. Bastet the cat goddess was
credited with killing the Evil Serpent god Apep.
- Heka the god of Magic
was the god of Magic and Medicine. Heka was the son of Khnum
was the ram-headed creator god of fertility and Neith a war
goddess. Heka was often represented as a child god. Heka was
depicted wearing a side lock, as worn by ancient Egyptian
boys, and the elaborate Hemhem crown.
- Khepri the Scarab-headed god
Khepri was the solar god of the sunrise, the personification
of dawn. Khepri was represented as a human with the head of
a scarab beetle or simply by the form of just the scarab
beetle. The Scarab was one of the most potent symbols of
ancient Egypt primarily symbolizing the sun, resurrection,
transformation and protection.
- Ma'at who judged the souls of the Dead
Ma'at was the goddess of truth,
justice, morality and balance. Ma'at sat in
judgment over the souls of the dead
in the Judgment Hall of Osiris where
the heart of the deceased was placed on a
scale, balanced by her symbol, the
Feather of Ma'at.
- Ptah the Creator god
was one of the major deities of ancient Egypt and the
Memphis creator god of craftsmen, earth and Underworld. Ptah
is depicted in ancient Egyptian art in a similar form to
Osiris tightly wrapped like a mummy with green skin (the
symbol of rebirth and regeneration).
Learning about the ancient Egyptians and Egyptian Deities inspires everyone to visit historical sites and undertake Egypt Travel and Tours to
experience the wonders of this magical land at first
hand. Many people choose to experience a tour of Egypt
on a Nile Cruise stopping at the famous destinations and
sites of Egypt such as the Pyramids of GizaThe
information and facts about Egyptian Deities will provide with a great
insight into Egypt and the legacy of the ancient Egyptians. Enjoy a great vacation or holiday with Egypt travel,
tours and Nile cruises visiting the Land of the
Pharaohs and the Egyptian deities.