EGYPTIAN GODDESSES & GODS
Egyptian grain god.
Egyptian goddess of the underworld and fertility.
Egyptian god of wind, fertility, and secrets. Had thousands of children
including Bast, Neith, Hapi, and Khons. Amon is often shown with the
large, curving horns of a ram unique to the Nile Valley. Also shown as
the sphinx. Often referred to as Amon-Ra, a combination of Amon and Ra.
"The Invisible One". One of the most spiritual of the Egyptian gods.
Symbolizes the element of air.
Egyptian god of the power of the sun. He was depicted as a warrior
wearing a headdress with four tall, straight plumes. Elements are air
Serpent in egyptian lore that tried to destroy the sun every day.
Greek god of the sun, light, music, song, medicine, and healing. Patron
Apollo's mother Leto was forced to run from Hera, the jealous wife of
Zeus. She went to the Island of Delos and delivered her two children-
the twins, Apollo and
Though the god of light, Apollo had a dark side. Under the name of
Carneios, he is seen as a god of death. He and Artemis slew all of their
mother Leto's children when Niobe, their grandmother, claimed all of
Leto's children were more beautiful than the gods. Apollo was worshipped
at the oracle of Delphi, where a priestess who give forth his
predictions. The Greeks believed that the egyptian God Heru and Apollo
were the same deities. He is the twin brother of Artemis. Apollo's minor
associations include black magic, blessing, justice, divination,
oracles, prophecy, creativity, fertility, productivity, success.
Egyptian goddess who nurses children.
In Egyptian lore, the disk of the sun.
Egyptian goddess of light. Daughter of Ra.
Egyptian sun god. In some creation myths he is the creator of the
universe. Father of Shu and Tefnut. Astrologically related to the leo
sign of the zodiac.
Egyptian dwarf god. In contrast to the other Egyptian deities, who were
usually depicted in profile, Bes was depicted full face. He was
originally the protective deity of the royal house of Egypt, but came to
be a popular household deity throughout Egypt. He was believed to guard
against evil spirits, protect children, kill snakes, and ward off
misfortune. Assisted Tawert in childbirth. Associated with fertility and
The main Egyptian Delta goddess commonly associated with serpents and
snakes, especially the cobra. She would protect those she favored by
spitting poison into their face or burning them with her glare. She is
the Queen of the goddesses and a symbol of the pharoah's reign over the
Egyptian god of the moon. The best-known story about him tells of him
playing the ancient game senet ("passage"). against Thoth, and wagering
a portion of his light. Thoth won, and because of losing some of his
light, Khons cannot show his whole glory for the entire month, but must
wax and wane.
Egyptian god who protected the stomach of the deceased, one of the sons
Egyptian cobra-headed goddess of the harvest and agriculture.
"The Green Man". Egyptian god of the earth, symbolizes the element fire.
Green skinned man with a goose on his head, often shown lying down
beneath the feet of Shu with his phallus pointing straight up. He was
said to imprison the souls of the dead, disallowing them to move on to
the afterlife. His laughter caused the earth to shake.
Egyptian fowl god in the form of a goose who laid the Cosmic Egg.
Egyptian deification of the blessed river Nile. Eventually thought of as
the creator of everything. Without the waters of Hapi, all life would
perish. Also known as Hapy.
"The Beautiful Face In The Boat For Thousands Of Years". Egyptian
goddess of joy and love. Symbolizes love, beauty, happiness, joy,
element of Air, the moon.
"The Mighty One of Transformations". Egyptian god, the son of Isis and
Osiris. God of the all-seeing eye. His animal is the falcon. To
understand the cycles of Horus' life, you should know his manifestations
Egyptian god of healing who was raised from mortality to god status.
Egyptian god who protected the liver of the dead.
Egyptian mother goddess of day and moisture. It was Isis who retrieved
and reassembled the body of Osiris after his murder and dismemberment by
Seth. Because of this she took on the role of a goddess of the dead and
of funeral rites. Isis impregnated herself from the corpse and gave
birth to Horus. She gave birth secretly and hid the child from Seth in
the papyrus swamps. Horus later defeated Seth and became the first ruler
of a united Egypt. Isis, as mother of Horus, was revered as the mother
and protectress of the pharaohs. The relationship between Horus and Isis
may have been an influence on the Christian relationship between Jesus
and Mary. Icons of Isis holding the infant Horus as he suckled are quite
remininscent of such images of Jesus in Mary's arms. Statues of Isis and
Horus were gradually disallowed by the Christian churches. Oh Isis,
Mother of God, and Creator of Life
You reign over Philae and all other lands. Oh Mighty Goddess, Queen of
You rule over the celestial bodies
And give the stars their place.
-A Hymn to Isis
"The Self-Created". Egyptian god of the sun. Symbol is the scarab
beetle. Symbolizes the element of air. Also known as Kherpi
Egyptian god of childbirth. Sometimes shown as a ram-headed human, often
at a potter's wheel forming the child in the womb with his clay.
Egyptian Goddess of truth, justice and the order of the universe. Her
symbol is the feather. She sits in the underworld, judging the souls
that pass through.
Mary the Egyptian
Egyptian goddess of flowers and death. Shown with the head of a snake.
Egyptian goddess of birth. She is to be present on the judgement day.
"The Firm One". Egyptian god of fertility, rain, and agriculture, and
protector of roads and travellers. Symbolizes sexual prowess and
"Nomad". Egyptian god of war.
The original Egyptian mother goddess. Wife of Amun. She had thousands of
children, among them were Bast, Neith, Hapi, and Chons. She lost
importance once Isis became the primary mother goddess. She symbolizes
the element air.
"Lady Of The Sails". Egyptian goddess of war and weaving. She symbolizes
strength, love, the moon, courage.
Egyptian goddess of death and mystery. A guardian of the corpse of
Osiris along with Isis. Invoke for element of earthk. Also called Nebt
Het, Nebet Het, Nebthet, or Neb-hut.
Egyptian goddess of the sky. Air element.
Egyptian god of life and death. Osiris ruled the world of men in the
beginning, after Ra had abandoned the world to rule the skies, but he
was murdered by his brother Set. Through the magic of Isis, he was made
to live again. Being the first living thing to die, he subsequently
became lord of the dead.
Homage to thee, Osiris, Lord of eternity, King of the Gods, whose names
are manifold, whose forms are holy, thou being of hidden form in the
temples, whose Ka is holy.
-"Hymn to Osiris", The Papyrus of Ani, 240 BCE. Translated by E.A.
Egyptian creator god of Memphis, created the cosmos and the bodies in
which man's souls dwelt. Some legends say he created things as Thoth
directed him to. It is also said that he created the elder deities. His
is shown as a bald man, a scarab beetle, or a hawk. He can be invoked
Egyptian god who protected the intestines of the deceased. One of the
four sons of Horus,
Egyptian goddess of love, nature, and beauty. She was depicted as a
beautiful nude woman, standing or riding upon a lion, holding flowers, a
mirror, or snakes. She is generally shown full-face, which is unusual in
Epyptian artwork. She can be invoked for matters of the heart,
fertility, beauty, and self-esteem.
Egyptian sun god, can be likened unto the Christian God, as a supreme
deity and creator. He created the 8 great gods and the human race came
from his tears. Usually depicted as a human with a falcon or ram head.
The sun was either his eye or his body. He traveled the sky every day,
passing over the lands and then going into the underworld. Because of
this legend, he is considered to be the god of the underworld. Ra also
stopped wars between humans because he was too decent to let them
perish. He may be invoked for cat magick.
Egyptian goddess who took care of children. Also known as Renenet
Egyptian goddess of the year, youth, and spring. Portrayed as a woman
wearing a palm shoot on her head.
Egyptian goddess of the elephantine. Symbolizes the element fire.
Egyptian crocodile god. Assists in the birth of Horus in the Egyptian
Book of the Dead. Also known as Sobek.
Egyptian god of light and protector of souls passing to the underworld.
Usually depicted with the head of the hawk, and wrapped like a mummy.
Egyptian goddess of sunset, destruction, death, and wisdom. Originally
created by Ra from his fire to be a creature of vengeance who would
punish humans for their wrongdoings. However, she became a loving
goddess of peace and compassion, and a protectress of the righteous.
Symbols are the lion and the desert. She symbolizes health, rebirth,
fire, and wisdom.
O Lady, Mightier than the Gods,
Adoration rises unto Thee!
All beings hail Thee!
O Lady, Mightier than the Gods!
Preserved beyond Death
That Secret Name,
O Being Called Sekhmet.
At the Throne of Silence even,
shall no more be spoken than Encircling One! I lose myself in Thee!
-"Hymn to Sekhmet"
Egyptian scorpion-goddess and helper of women in labor, often shown as a
beautiful woman with a scorpion on her head. Her scorpions would strike
death to the wicked, but she saved the lives of the innocent people who
were stung by scorpions. she was also viewed as a helper of women in
Egyptian god of darkness and evil. Known for murdering his brother, but
was also revered as a protector of Egypt. Set was one of the earliest
Egyptian deities, a god of the night often identified with the northern
stars. He was variously hailed as a source of strength, and a protector,
especially from the serpent Apep.
Within Egyptian theology, there are conflicting opinions regarding Set's
strength and warlike resolution. At first, pictures of a god with two
heads- that of Set, as the god of darkness, and that of his brother
Horus, god of light, appeared. At first this was a symbol of harmony,
the union of polarities. However, later, it was regarded as a symbol of
the conflict between dark and light. Set is depicted as being untamed
and wild looking with white skin and fiery red hair. He is symbolized by
barren wastelands and deserts. Also known as Seth, Seti.
Egyptian god of destiny and fate. Also known as Shait
"The Dry One". Egyptian god of the air represented in human form.
Personifies the sun's light. Appears as a warrior, lion, or lion-headed
man with a feather. Symbolizes the element air, and possibly fire.
Egyptian feminine name for the star Sirius.
Egyptian goddess of precipitation and clouds. Her sacred animal is the
"The Great One". Egyptian goddess of childbirth. She was depicted as
having the head of a hippopotamus, the arms and legs of a lion, the
breasts of a woman, the tail of a crocodile, and a great swollen belly
like a pregnant woman. Her fierce and strange appearance was supposed to
frighten away any spirits that were a threat to the safety of the baby.
She is often in the company of Bes, the dwarf god. Pregnant women in
Egypt used to wear amulets bearing the goddess' head. Also known as
Taweret, Taurt, Apet, Opet.
Egyptian hippopotamus goddess of fertility, women and childbirth.
Egyptian god of wisdom, considered to be a messenger between the gods
and the god of the underworld. A vizier to Osiris. His animal symbols
are the ibis and the baboon. He is a god of the moon, and is associated
with magic, communication, time, mathematics, scholarship, music,
medicine, astronomy, drawing and writing. Also known as Tahuti,
"He Who Opens the Way", jackal or wolf-headed Egyptian god of the dead.