Ancient Egyptian Gods
|Name||What they stood for||What they look like|
|Hathor||love, music, dance||sundisk,cow horns on head|
|Nut||sky goddess||her arch makes heaven|
|Geb||earth god||he lies on ground making earth|
|Osiris||god of the dead||portrayed as mummified|
|Seth||lord of desert, storm and violence||human body, forked tail, greyhound head|
|Thoth||moon god||human figure, ibis head|
|Isis||Queen of gods, sister of Osiris||woman with headdress and sitting on throne|
|Ma'at||law, truth and justice||sitting with ostrich feather on head|
|Ra||sun god, king of gods||falcon head, crowned with sun disk|
|Amon||creator god||male figure with ram's head|
|Anubis||embalmer||black jackal, or male figure, dog's head|
Gods and Goddesses
Egyptians believed in gods. They believed in over 3,000 gods and goddesses. Each one stood for different things in nature. Each village or town had their own gods. Egyptians loved to tell stories about their gods and goddesses.
The goddess Nut was the sky goddess who formed heaven and her husband Geb was Earth. The god, Shu was the god of air who held up Nut. Hathor was the goddess of love, music and dance. In Thebes, she was the protector of the dead. She is shown in pictures as a woman or a crow. Amon is the creator god. He has a human figure with a ram's head. Anubis was the god who wrapped the mummies and was in charge of embalming. He was a black jackel or a male figure with a dog's head. He holds the sceptre that the kings and gods held. There was a god named Thoth. He was the god of wisdom and writing. Thoth's head was the shape of an ibis' head. An ibis is a bird that Egyptians thought was very wise. Ancient Egyptians loved their gods.
Animals sacred to the gods were mummified just like people.
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