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List of Gods : "Egypt"   (136 records)

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"Polydamna"
Egypt Goddess of healing and herbs Egypt
God name
"Ptah"
Egypt Called the world into being, having dreamt creation in his heart, and speaking it, his name meaning opener, in the sense of opener of the mouth. Considered the god of craftsmen, and in particular stone-based crafts. Eventually, due to the connection of these things to tombs the craftsmen regarded him so highly as to say that he controlled their destiny. Egypt
God name
"Qebehsenuf"
Egyptian God whose canopic jar was used for the intestines. One of the four sons of Horus. Egyptian
God name
"Qebui"
Egypt Four headed, winged, ram headed god of the north wind Egypt
Goddess name
"Qenqentet"
Egypt Goddess of memory Egypt
Goddess name
"Qetesh"
Egypt Goddess of love and beauty. Egypt
Goddess name
"Quades” (the holy one)"
Western Semitic Fertility goddess. probably originating in Syria. She epitomizes female sexuality and eroticism in the mold of ASTARTE. She was adopted by Egypt with the fertility gods MIN and RESEP and became partly associated with the goddess HATHOR. She is usually depicted nude standing on the back of a lion (see also INANA and NINHURSAG A) between Min to whom she offers a lotus blossom, and Res”ep for whom she bears snakes. Her cult followed the typically ancient Near Eastern pattern of a sacred marriage carried out by her votary priestesses and their priests or kings....

"Queen of Heaven"
Egyptian With the ancient Phoenicians was Astarte; Greeks, Hera; Romans, Juno; Trivia, Hecate, Diana, the Egyptian Isis, etc., were all so called; but with the Roman Catholics it is the Virgin Mary.
God name
"Ra"
Egypt A god of rebirth & war & the Sun
God name
"Ra"
Egypt God of the mid-day Sun, sky, earth, and the underworld. Egypt
God name
"Ranno"
Egypt God of gardens. Egypt
Goddess name
"Rat"
Egyptain Mother of Maat and a goddess of wisdom and knowledge. Egyptain
God name
"Re-Horakhte"
Egypt Or Re-Harakhte ("Re-Horus at the horizon") was a combination of the Sun god Re from Lower Egypt and Horakhty who was an aspect of the falcon god Horus from Upper Egypt.
Goddess name
"Renenutet"
Egypt A goddess of fortune, grain, milk, harvest, nursing babies Renenutet
Goddess name
"Renenutet"
Egypt Snake goddess. Also possessing fertility connotations, she guarded the pharaoh in the form of a cobra. There is some evidence that she enjoyed a cult in the Faiyum, the highly fertile region of the Nile valley. She is depicted either in human form or as a hooded cobra, in which case she bears close association with the goddess WADJET who is embodied in the uraeus. Her gaze has the power to conquer enemies. In her capacity as a fertility goddess she suckles infant rulers and provides good crops and harvests, linked in this capacity to OSIRIS and the more ancient grain god NEPER. She is also a magical power residing in the linen robe of the pharaoh and in the linen bandages with which he is swathed in death. At Edfu Renenutet takes the title “lady of the robes.” In the Greco-Roman period, she became adopted by the Greeks as the goddess Hermouthis and was syncretized with ISIS....
Goddess name
"Renpet"
Egypt The 'Mistress of Eternity' and a goddess of fertility, spring and youth. Egypt
Goddess name
"Reret"
Egypt Goddess of pigs. Egypt
God name
"Reseph Mikal"
Egypt God of thunder, lightning, battlegrounds and warfare. Egypt
God name
"Res”ep (A) Mukal"
Western Semitic / Canaanite / Phoenician / , originating in Syria war and plague god. Introduced into Egypt by the XVIII Dynasty during the sixteenth century BC and rapidly achieved some prominence. His wife is Itum and he was also known as Res ep-Amukal and Res epSulman. Res ep is probably modeled on the Mesopotamian NERGAL. He is depicted as a youthful, warlike god, often with a gazelle's head springing from his forehead, and with a spear in his right hand. In Egyptian iconography he is depicted wearing the crown of Upper Egypt surmounted in front by the head of a gazelle. He has links with the Theban war god MONTU and was thought of as a guardian deity in battle by many Egyptian pharaohs; he is said to have shot firebrands with a bow and arrow. He also exerted a benign influence against disease. The influence of Res ep extended to Cyprus during the preHellenic period and at the time of Hellenization he was allied to and perhaps syncretized with APOLLO. Also Ras ap, Res ef....
God name
"Ruti"
Egypt Lion god who guards the temple of heaven. Egypt
God name
"Rwewti"
Egypt A lion god who guards the temple of heaven
God name
"S e ab"
Egypt Minor god of wine and oil presses. Known from circa 3000 BC until the end of Egyptian history, circa AD 400. In later iconography he is depicted as a lion, but more generally is in human form. Sezmu had a definite cult following in the fertile Faiyum region of the Nile valley, but was probably represented in most sanctuaries, particularly where ritual unguents were made and stored. He is recognized in both benign and malevolent roles. In the latter he is reputed to squeeze human heads like grapes, but in beneficent mood he provides aromatic oils and ointments....
Goddess name
"Safekh aabut"
Egypt A goddess of knowledge
Goddess name
"Safekh-Aubi"
Egypt Stellar goddess who served to measure time and is called the misstress of the house of Books. Egypt

"Sahu"
Egyptian The entity of the deceased in heaven which grew out of the dead body and was called into being by the ceremonies performed over the dead. Egyptian
God name
"Sai' Al Qaum (the good and beautiful god who does not drink wine)"
Western Semitic / Nabataean Local guardian deity. Known from two inscriptions at Palmyra which suggest him to be a protector of caravans. Attributes include a helmet. He may have developed from an Egyptian god Sai (Greek: Psais)....

"Saitis"
Greek A surname of Athena, under which she had a sanctuary on Mount Pontinus, near Lerna in Argolis. The name was traced by the Greeks to the Egyptians, among whom Athena was said to have been called Sai's. Greek
Goddess name
"Sakhemet aka Sachmet"
Egypt Sakhet and Sakhmet, originally the war goddess of Upper Egypt. It was said that her breath created the desert. She was also known by some cults to be a daughter of the ancient Sun god Ra. Egypt
Goddess name
"Sakhemet/ Sachmet"
Egypt A goddess of war
God name
"Salm of Mahram (image of Mahram)"
Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Local tutelary god. Correspondence of the Babylonian king Nabonidus (559-539 BC) mentions that this deity was worshiped at Taima, an important trade and religious center where he was head of the pantheon. Gods in the region were often named after local places and personified by a stone stele carved with schematic anthropomorphic features and a winged disc showing strong Egyptian influence. Also Salman....

"Sarapis"
Egyptian Serapis, an Egyptian divinity, the worship of which was introduced into Greece in the time of the Ptolemies. Apollodorus (ii) states that Serapis was the name given to Apis after his death and deification.
God name
"Sarapis"
Late Egypt God. Known only from the Greco-Roman period of the early Ptolemies (fourth century BC) but persisting in Europe until second or third century AD. In Egyptian religion Sarapis is a hybridization of certain aspects of OSIRIS, the underworld god, and APIS, the bull god, who symbolizes the earthly presence of PTAH. Sarapis is perceived to epitomize both the fertility of the land and the life of the sacred bull after death. In Greek mythology he takes on aspects of ZEUS, HELIOS, ASKLEPIOS and DIONYSOS. He was worshiped extensively in the Roman Empire period. A sanctuary at York in England was dedicated by a soldier of the sixth legion, and magnificent statues were discovered in the Walbrook Mithraeum in London, and at Merida in Spain. Also Seraphis (Greek)....
Goddess name
"Satet"
Egypt A goddess of archery & hunting
Goddess name
"Satet Sati"
Egypt The consort of Khnemu, and sister-goddess of Anqet, and the second member of a triad. Together with Khnemu her attributes are watery, so that she is depicted as sprinkling water and scattering seed. Egypt
Goddess name
"Sati/ Satet"
Egypt A goddess of waterfalls
Goddess name
"Satis"
Egypt Minor goddess of fertility Egypt
Goddess name
"Satis (she who shoots; she who pours)"
Egypt Minor goddess. A guardian of the southern (Nubian) border of Upper Egypt. The consort of the ram god KHNUM and, by implication, the mother of ANUKIS. She is depicted wearing the conical white crown of Upper Egypt, bearing tall plumes or antelope horns. Satis is described in Pyramid Texts, particularly the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, and there is reference to a sanctuary built for her at Elephantine. Also Satjit; Satet (both Egyptian)....
God name
"Say"
Egypt Minor god of destiny Egypt
Goddess name
"Say"
Egypt Minor god of destiny. Depicted wholly in human form. Say is mentioned in the Ani papyrus as being present at the ritual of the weighing of the heart, in company with funerary goddesses including Meskhenet, SEPSET and RENENUTET. In Greco-Roman times he was syncretized with the snake god Agathodaimon....
Goddess name
"Scotia"
Egypt Once a mother Goddess in Egypt.
Deities name
"Seb"
Egyptian One of the older Egyptian deities, the son of Shu and Tefnut, brother and husband of Nut, father of Osiris and Isis, Set and Nephthys.
Deities name
"Sebek"
Egyptian Sebeq or Sebeq-Ra, the crocodile-headed deity. In The Book of the Dead Sebek is named together with three other deities as dwelling on the mount of Sunrise, helping Horus to be reborn daily. He is represented as giving the eyes to the deceased and assisting the pilgrim to be reborn. Egyptian
God name
"Sed"
Egypt The guardian god that was popular as a personal deity
God name
"Sed"
Egypt Guardian god. Popular as a personal deity and often identified on protective amulets....
Goddess name
"Sefkhet-Abwy"
Egypt Local goddess, concerned with libraries and writing Egypt
Goddess name
"Sefkhet-Abwy (she who has seven horns)"
Egypt Local goddess of libraries and writing. Probably a form of the goddess SESAT. Depicted in human form bearing a seven-pointed star or rosette on her head below a bow-shaped object....

"Seker"
Egyptian Seket. One of the aspects of Ptah, also the name of Osiris in Memphis, especially in his character of Lord of the underworld. Egyptian
God name
"Sekhem"
Egyptian A shrine or sanctuary or the gods of the shrine. Egyptian
Goddess name
"Sekhet"
Egypt Goddess of justice, beer, war. Egypt
Goddess name
"Sekhet-Hor"
Egypt The cow goddess of lower Egypt
Goddess name
"Sekhet-Hor"
Egypt / Lower cow goddess. The fostermother of the god HORUS and particularly invoked to safeguard cattle....
Goddess name
"Sekhmet"
Egypt The lioness-headed goddess of war and destruction, the sister and wife of Ptah, was created by the fire of Re's eye. Egypt
Goddess name
"Selket"
Egypt Goddess of scorpions, a protector of the embalmer's tent and helper of women in childbirth. Egypt
Goddess name
"Sepset"
Egypt Local funerary goddess from Memphis Egypt
Goddess name
"Sepset"
Egypt Local funerary goddess. Known chiefly at Memphis, where she appears as an attendant at the ritual of the weighing of the heart....
Deity name
"Serapis"
Egypt The most important deity at Alexandria during the time of Ptolemy Soter, his worship spread throughout Egypt and into the Roman Empire. Egypt
Goddess name
"Serket(-hetyt)"
Egypt Minor mortuary goddess. Known from the middle of the third millennium BC, she protects the throne of the king in the guise of a scorpion. She is depicted in human form wearing a headpiece in the form of a scorpion with its sting raised. In the Pyramid Texts she is the mother of the scorpion god NEHEBU-KAU. In her role as a mortuary goddess she is partly responsible for guarding the jars containing the viscera of the deceased. Although she is never identified as warding off the effect of scorpion stings, her influence has been regarded as effective against other venomous attacks. Also Selkis (Greek)....
Goddess name
"Serket[-hetyt]"
Egypt A minor mortuary goddess
Goddess name
"Serkethetyt"
Egypt Minor mortuary goddess Egypt
Goddess name
"Serqet"
Egypt Goddess of the morning star Egypt
Goddess name
"Ses'at"
Egypt Goddess of libraries and the art of writing. Known from 2500 BC, or earlier, until the end of Egyptian history circa AD 400. She is depicted anthropomorphically bearing a seven-pointed star or rosette on her head, sometimes atop a wand and below a bow-shaped object. Early in her career she was associated with the ritual of “stretching the cord” during which boundary poles were rammed into the ground by the king before measuring out the foundations of a sanctuary. As a scribe she recorded the lists of foreign captives and their tributes. At Karnak in Upper Egypt and at Dendara she recorded the royal jubilees on a notched palm stem.See also SEFKHET-ABWY....
Goddess name
"Sesat"
Egypt Goddess of Books and knowledge Egypt
Goddess name
"Seshat"
Egypt Goddess of writing and measurement, also the patroness of mathmatics, architecture and record-keeping. Egypt
Goddess name
"Sesmetet"
See also SAKHMET Egyptian goddess. Seta...

"Set"
Egypt The son of Seb and Nut, is the brother of Osiris, Isis, and Nephthys; and the father of Anubis by Nephthys. Set stole the light from the Sun, resulting in autumn and Winter. Egypt
God name
"Seth"
Egypt Lord of Lower Egypt. Desert god associated with storms. Egypt
God name
"Sezmu"
Egypt Minor god of one of the wine and oil presses Egypt
God name
"Shai"
Egypt God of fate Egypt
Goddess name
"Shait"
Egypt Goddess of justice Egypt
God name
"Shu"
Egypt God of light, associated with heat and dryness, often depicted as holding up the sky with his two hands, one at the place of Sunrise, the other of Sunset. Egypt
God name
"Sia"
Egypt He is the god of perception
Deities name
"Sia"
Egypt God of perception. Minor deity depicted at RE's right hand where he holds the papyrus of intellect. He travels in the Sun god's barque. According to legend he was one of several deities formed in drops of blood falling from Re's penis....
God name
"Singala"
Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Local god. Mentioned only in name by the Babylonian king Nabonidus, worshiped at Taima and influenced strongly by Egyptian culture.See also SALM OF MAHRAM....

"Sirius"
Greek The dog of Orion, who followed his master when he was made a constellation. The Dog-star or the Egyptian Sothis. Greek
God name
"Sobek"
Egypt Crocodile god. In the Book of the Dead, he assists in the birth of Horus and helps to destroy Seth. Egypt
Goddess name
"Sobek (rager)"
Egypt God epitomizing the might of the pharaohs. Said to be the son of NEITH, the creator goddess of Sais. He is depicted as a crocodile wearing a plumed headdress, or as a part-human hybrid. The crocodile imagery suggests an ability to attack and kill with sudden speed. Sobek's cult was extensive along the Nile valley, but was particularly prominent in the fertile Faiyum region. Near Aswan in Upper Egypt a sanctuary dedicated to Sobek identifies him as the consort of HATHOR and the father of KHONSU. Also Suchos (Greek)....
Goddess name
"Sofh"
Egypt Goddess of education and letters. Egypt
God name
"Sokar"
Egypt A god of rebirth and rejuvination, depicted as a man with a falcon's head. He was the guardian of the necropolis at Memphis. Egypt
God name
"Sokar"
Egypt Chthonic underworld god. Guardian deity of the necropolis at Memphis with possible fertility connotations and with strong links to OSIRIS beside whom he is also perceived as a restored god of the dead. He is also syncretized with the Memphis creator god PTAH in the Old kingdom (circa 4500 BC), where he may have originated as a god of various crafts associated with the manufacture of funerary trappings. He is depicted either as a hawk on a boat, or in human form with the head of a hawk and an elaborate atef crown (see Osiris). Sokar also enjoyed a major cult at Thebes where, in an annual festival celebrating the healthy continuation of the Divine kingship, he was conveyed in an elaborate barque. Also Sokaris (Greek)....
God name
"Somtus"
Egypt God of Dendara. Egypt
God name
"Somtus/ Harsomtus"
Egypt A god

"Sopdet"
Egypt The bringer of the New Year and the Nile flood. She was depicted as a human woman with a star on her head. Egypt
God name
"Sopedu"
Egypt Guardian god of the eastern border Egypt
God name
"Sopedu"
Egypt Guardian deity. A god who protects the eastern border, usually depicted as a falcon or a Bedouin with a headdress of tall plumes. His cult was followed chiefly at Saft el-Henna in the Nile delta. Sopedu is linked in Pyramid Texts with the hawk god HORUS. He also acted as a patron deity of the turquoise mines in the Sinai with inscriptions at Serabit el-Khadim. Also Sopdu....
Goddess name
"Sothis"
Egypt Hellenic The astral goddess that heralds Arias of the Nile
Goddess name
"Sothis Egypt"
Hellenic Astral goddess who heralds Arias of the Nile Hellenic
Goddess name
"Sothis [Greek]"
Egypt Astral goddess. She heralds the Nile inundation as the personification of the star Sirius which rises coincidentally in the dawn sky in July. She is depicted as a nude figure wearing the conical white crown of Lower Egypt surmounted by a star. Late in Egyptian history she becomes largely syncretized with ISIS. Also Sopdet (Egyptian)....
God name
"Su"
Egypt The primordial god of the air
God name
"Su"
Egypt Primordial god of the air. Egypt
Goddess name
"Su"
Egypt Primordial god of the air. According to the genealogy of the priests of Heliopolis, he is the first born of the creator Sun god ATUM and by his sister TEFNUT is the father of the chthonic god GEB and the sky goddess NUT. S u is typically represented in human form standing over the supine form of Geb and holding Nut aloft with his raised arms. He can also, as one of several manifestations of the “eye of RE,” be represented as a lion, as can his sister....
God name
"Sulanuth"
Hebrew A monster in the sea ordered by God "to come up and go into Egypt, with arms ten cubits in length . . . and she went upon the roofs and uncovered the rafting and cut them and stretched forth her arm into the house and removed the lock and the bolt and opened the houses of Egypt and the swarm of animals destroyed the Egyptians" Book of Jasher
God name
"Sutekh"
Hurrian The prototype of the Egyptianized Set and an atmospheric or storm god. Hurrian
God name
"Sutekh"
Hittite / Hurrian weather god. Of Hurrian origin, but incorporated into the Hittite state pantheon. Identified on the seal of a Hittite / Egyptian treaty between Hattusilis II and Rameses II in 1271 BC. Probably another name for the god TESUB....
Goddess name
"Ta-Bitjet"
Egypt A scorpion goddess and the blood that flowed from when Horus ruptured her hymen can serve as a panacea for all poisons. Egypt
Goddess name
"Ta-Bitjet"
Egypt Scorpion goddess. In incantations against scorpion bite she is identified as a consort of the god HORUS. Her blood, which flowed when Horus ruptured her hymen, is considered to possess magical and remedial properties against the poison....
Goddess name
"Ta-bitjet"
Egypt Goddess who protects against scorpion bite, though her symbol is the scorpion Egypt
God name
"Taautos"
Phoenicia God who later devolved into the Egyptian Thoth. Phoenicia
God name
"Tahuti"
Egyptian God of knowledge and education. Egyptian
God name
"Tar"
Tiv / Nigeria, West Africa Chthonic earth god. Engendered by the creator god AONDO, Tar is depicted as a prostrate figure with his head toward the east, comparable with the Egyptian god GEB....
Goddess name
"Tasenetnofret"
Egypt Goddess Egypt
Goddess name
"Tasenetnofret"
Egypt Goddess. The consort of HORUS as HAROERIS and regarded as a minor emanation of the goddess HATHOR. Known from the sanctuary of Kom-Ombo....
God name
"Tatenen"
Egypt Chthonic vegetation god, the apotheosis of the Nile silt Egypt
God name
"Tatenen (exalted earth)"
Egypt Chthonic god. Originates as a vegetation god from Memphis, the apotheosis of the Nile silt which appears after the inundation has subsided. As a vegetation god, he is depicted anthropomorphically with green face and limbs and wearing a crown with plumes subtended by ram's horns. By the time of the Old kingdom (twenty-seventh to twenty-second centuries BC) he is recognized as an emanation of the god PTAH, involved in the creation process and mentioned on the Shabaka Stone (Memphis), where he is described as “father of the gods” and is perceived as an androgynous being. He also protects the royal dead....
Goddess name
"Taueret"
Egypt Goddess of fertility, rebirth, justice, pregnancy and childbirth Egypt
Goddess name
"Taurt"
Egypt Rert or Rertu, hippopotamus goddess mentioned in the Judgment scene from The Egyptian Book of the Dead called the Eater of the Dead - the Devourer of the Unjustified. Egypt
Goddess name
"Taweret"
Egypt The hippopotamus goddess & protective deity of childbirth
Goddess name
"Tefnut"
Egypt Goddess of the dawn, dew, moisture, justice and Rain clouds. Egypt
Goddess name
"Tefnut"
Egypt Primordial goddess of moisture. According to the genealogy laid down by the priests of Heliopolis, Tefnut was created out of the breath or spit of the creator Sun god ATUM. She is the sister of SU, god of the air, and the mother of GEB and NUT. Her main cult sanctuary was at Heliopolis. Tefnut, like Su, can become one of several manifestations of the “eye of RE” in which case she appears as a lion, or in human form but with a leonine head. According to the Pyramid Texts, she creates pure water from her vagina. In a different context she takes the form of a snake encircling a scepter....
Deities name
"The Ennead"
Egyptian Consists of a grouping of nine deities, most often appearing in the context of Egyptian mythology. As a three of threes, the number nine became associated with great carnal power, and ancient peoples considered groupings of nine Gods very important.
God name
"Theban Triad"
Egypt The three Egyptian gods that were the most powerful in the area of Thebes, in Egypt. The gods are Amun, his consort Mut and their son Khonsu.

"Thebes"
Greek An ancient city of Egypt of great renown, once capital of Upper Egypt; covered 10 sq. m. of the valley of the Nile on both sides of the river, 300 m. SE. of Cairo; now represented by imposing ruins of temples, palaces, tombs, and statues of colossal size, amid which the humble dwellings of four villages-Luxor, Karnack, Medinet Habu, and Kurna-have been raised. The period of its greatest flourishing extended from about 1600 to 1100 B.C., but some of its ruins have been dated as far back as 2500 B.C. Greek
Goddess name
"Thermuthis"
Egyptian Egyptian fertility and harvest goddess.
Goddess name
"Thmei"
Egypt The goddess of truth. Egypt
Goddess name
"Thoeris"
Egypt Goddess and protectress of women in childbirth. Egypt
God name
"Thoth"
Egypt A god of astronomy, science, death, education, wisdom, geometry, law, magic, mathematics, Medicine, the moon & surveying
God name
"Thoth"
Egypt Tchehuti or Tehuti. Author of the Book of the Dead was believed by the Egyptians to have been the heart and mind of the Creator, who was in very early times in Egypt called by the natives "Pautti," and by foreigners "Ra." Thoth was also the "tongue" of the Creator, and he at all times voiced the will of the great god, and spoke the words which commanded every being and thing in heaven and in earth to come into existence. His words were almighty and once uttered never remained without effect.
Goddess name
"Thouris"
Egyptian Egyptian fertility goddess.
Goddess name
"Tie"
Egypt Goddess of intelligence and wisdom Egypt
God name
"Toumou"
Egypt A god of Egypt mentioned in The Golden Bough.
God name
"Toumou"
Egypt God of uncertain function. A deity whose mummy was allegedly kept at Heliopolis....

"Tuat"
Egyptian Tiau, Tiaou. The region of the underworld or of the dead. Egyptian

"Tum"
Egypt A primordial divinity issued from Nut. One of the main functions of Tum is generating the heavenly bodies and all celestial beings. Egypt
Goddess name
"Uadjet"
Egypt Wadjit, Wedjet, originally a local city goddess she eventually became the patron goddess of the whole of Lower Egypt associated with the land.
Goddess name
"Ubastet"
Egypt Originally viewed as the protector goddess of Lower Egypt, and consequently depicted as a fierce lion. Egypt
Book name
"Ulu'tuyar"
Egyptian Thou Beautiful Power, thou Beautiful Rudder of the Northern heaven, Power of heaven, Opener of the Disk, thou Beautiful Rudder of the Northern heaven From the EgyptianBook of the Dead
Book name
"Uru'n Ajy Toyo'n"
Egyptian Thou Beautiful Power, thou Beautiful Rudder of the Northern heaven, Power of heaven, Opener of the Disk, thou Beautiful Rudder of the Northern heaven Egyptian Book of the Dead
God name
"Wadj Wer (the mighty green one)"
Egypt Fertility god. Sometimes depicted in androgynous form, he personifies the Mediterranean Sea or the major lakes of the Nile delta. He is depicted carrying the ankh symbol of life, and a loaf. The figure often appears pregnant and is associated with the richness of the Nile delta waters....
Goddess name
"Wadjet"
Egypt Goddess of royal authority. Wadjet takes the form of a fire-breathing cobra and, as the uraeus symbol worn on the headdress of the ruler, she epitomizes the power of sovereignty. She is a goddess of Lower Egypt equating to NEKHBET in Upper Egypt, with her main cult center at Buto (Tell el-Farain) in the Nile delta. She forms an integral part of the symbolism of the Sun god RE, coiling around the Sun disc to symbolize Re's powers of destruction. According to mythology, she created the papyrus swamps of the delta. She is described as a wet nurse to the god HORUS and is the mother of the god of the primeval lotus blossom, NEFERTUM....
God name
"Wepwawet"
Egypt God of war and of the funerary cult Egypt
God name
"Wepwawet"
Egyptian Jackal god of war and funerary cult leader. Egyptian
Goddess name
"Wepwawet"
Egypt God of passage. Depicted as a jackal, Wepwawet began as a god of Upper Egypt, but his cult spread along the whole of the Nile valley. According to Pyramid Texts, he was born beneath a tamarisk tree in the sanctuary of the goddess WADJET at Buto. He is also closely linked with the falcon god HORUS. He is perceived preceding the ruler either to or from battle, or to the afterlife, when his adze is used to break open the mouth of the dead person. In a similar context he is linked to the Sun god RE when he “opens the dawn sky” to the deceased. As a god of passage, he also opens the way to the womb....
Goddess name
"Wosret"
Egypt Localized guardian goddess. With a cult center at Thebes, Wosret is, according to some inferences, an early consort of the creator god AMUN and was superseded by MUT. She is identified with the protection of the young god HORUS. Also Wosyet....
God name
"Yah"
Egypt moon god. Yah may have been an import to Egypt brought by Semitic immigrants who based his profile on the Mesopotamian god SIN. He is mentioned largely from the twentieth century BC onward and is depicted in human form, but can also be represented by the falcon and the ibis....
Deities name
"Yamm"
Semitic God of the ocean. A Syrian deity who is mentioned briefly in an Egyptian papyrus as an extortioner of tribute from other deities....
God name
"Zalmoxis"
Thracian sky god. Known from the writings of Herodotus. According to tradition he lived for some time on earth and then became ruler of the underworld. His makeup may have been influenced by the Osirian cult in Egypt....
Spirit name
"Zars"
Egypt White faced spiritual beings which parallels the activities of people, and sometimes interacts with people. Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia