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The Gods and Goddesses of Egypt

by Caroline Seawright

I have always enjoyed learning about the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses, so I've written an 'A to Z' of the gods of Egypt. More deities will be added in the not-too-distant future, after I have finalised my review of the older entries.

Please note, this list does not include a list of the conflated deities worshiped by ancient Egyptians. However, when two deities are closely aligned, or when syncretisation occurs (they are worshiped in a combined form), it will be mentioned on the appropriate description of the various gods or goddesses involved.

The combining of gods and goddesses can be somewhat confusing when beginning a study of Ancient Egypt, I find that it is helpful to think about them not as 'individuals' but as 'divine principles'. That way the combining of, for example, Ptah and two other gods can make sense. Ptah is a creator god, but also one with funerary associations, so he can be joined with both Amen (creation/fertility) and Osiris (regeneration/resurrection) quite comfortably.

It is important to remember that beliefs and traditions change over a period of time, so diving into a book of Ancient Egyptian mythology can be a bit daunting because thousands of years of belief are often compressed into a short entry about a god/dess.

-- Turnbull, A 2014, Syncretisation of Ptah in the 19th Dynasty


 

A-Z of the Egyptian Gods

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



Egyptology - Gods and Goddesses

 

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B b

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D d

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G g

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H h

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I y

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K k

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M m

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N n

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P p

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Q q

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R r

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S s

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T t

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