Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Gods

Egyptian gods and goddesses were incarnations of both natural phenomena, such as the sun, and social phenomena, like knowledge. Egypt itself was ruled by a pharaoh who claimed to be the gods’ representative on earth, and who acted as a mediator between mankind and the divine.

Egyptian Gods Hero

List of Egyptian Gods

  • Amun

    “The Hidden One,” omnipresent and unknowable king of the gods.

    Amun was the omnipresent Egyptian god whose true name was too powerful to be known. Rising to prominence relatively late in Egyptian lore, he was merged with the sun god Ra, eventually becoming known as Amun-Ra.

    Amun, Egyptian God of the Sun (3:2)
  • Anubis

    Jackal-headed Egyptian god of mummification and escort of the dead.

    Anubis was the jackal-headed Egyptian god of mummification. Originally the powerful son of Ra and god of the dead, as other deities rose in prominence he became the escort of the newly deceased into the afterlife.

    Anubis, Egyptian God of Mummification (3:2)
  • Bastet

    Ancient Egyptian goddess with the head of a cat, guardian of pregnant women.

    Bastet was the cat-headed Egyptian goddess who guarded pregnant women and served as a manifestation of the Eye of Ra. Originally a ferocious lioness, her image softened over time, although she retained her fierce protectiveness.

    Bastet, Egyptian Protection Deity (3:2)
  • Geb

    Egyptian earth god ruling over fertility, fresh water, earthquakes, and snakes.

    Geb was the earth god of the Egyptians, with power over fertility as well as fresh water, earthquakes, snakes, and the underworld. Once king of the gods, he eventually abdicated so his son Osiris could rule.

  • Hathor

    Cow-headed Egyptian goddess of love, marriage, and motherhood.

    Hathor was the cow-headed Egyptian goddess of love, marriage and motherhood. Like most long-worshiped deities she performed numerous mythological roles, including massacring the enemies of Ra, healing Horus, and nourishing the dead in the afterlife.

    Hathor, Egyptian Goddess of the Sky (3:2)
  • Horus

    Falcon-headed Egyptian god of sun and sky, the embodiment of kingship.

    Horus was the falcon-headed Egyptian god of sun, sky, and kingship. Appearing in many manifestations over thousands of years, his best-known role is as the son of Osiris and Isis, destined to retake his father’s throne.

    Horus, Egyptian God of the Sky (3:2)
  • Isis

    Powerful Egyptian goddess and healer, devoted to her family.

    Isis was the supreme sorceress and healer of the Egyptian pantheon, a devoted wife and mother. Thanks to her power and wits, she both saved her husband’s body and ensured her son Horus became king of the gods.

    Isis, Egyptian Goddess of Life (3:2)
  • Nephthys

    Egyptian goddess best known for seducing Osiris and giving birth to Anubis.

    Nephthys was an Egyptian goddess primarily defined by her status as the seductress of Osiris and mother of Anubis. While she had no cult of worship on her own, she was a key figure in funerary rites.

    Nephthys, Egyptian Goddess of the Dead (3:2)
  • Nut

    Powerful Egyptian goddess of the sky, her body kept the earth from drowning.

    Nut was the powerful Egyptian goddess of the sky. The mother of a generation of Egyptian deities, including Osiris and Isis, her body supported Ra, the sun, and kept the crushing waters of Nun from drowning the earth.

  • Osiris

    “The Mighty One,” Egyptian god of the underworld and judge of the dead.

    Osiris was the powerful Egyptian god of the underworld who passed judgement on the dead. Assassinated by his younger brother Set, his wife Isis had to recover his body not once, but twice, and in pieces.

    Osiris, Egyptian God of the Underworld (3:2)
  • Ptah

    The divine sculptor, ancient Egyptian god of craftsmen, the arts, and creativity

    Ptah was the Egyptian god of craftsmen and the arts, patron of artists and metalworkers. The divine sculptor who shaped humanity out of mud and clay, his words were said to have inspired Amun to create the universe.

    Ptah, Egyptian God of Craftsmanship (3:2)
  • Ra

    Creator deity of the Egyptians, god of the sun and keeper of cosmic order.

    Ra was the Egyptians’ ultimate creator deity, whose eyes became the sun and the moon. Appearing in various forms and incarnations over millennia of worship, the falcon-headed god was the patron of the sun, kings, and order.

    Ra, Egyptian God of the Sun (3:2)
  • Set

    Wily trickster of the Egyptian gods, spreading disorder across the land.

    Set, Egyptian god of chaos and disorder, was a source of tremendous antagonism in Egyptian mythology. After being killed by Anubis, he became a force for good in the afterlife, defending the sun from the monster Apophis.

    Set, Egyptian God of War (3:2)
  • Thoth

    Ibis-headed Egyptian god of the moon, medicine, science, and magic.

    Thoth was the vitally important Egyptian god of the moon, medicine, science, wisdom, and magic. Depicted with the head of an ibis, he invented writing, was the divine healer, and acted as advisor to the rest of the pantheon.

    Thoth, Egyptian God of Wisdom (3:2)