List of Egyptian gods and goddesses

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This is a list of Egyptian gods and goddesses from Egyptian mythology. The ancient Egyptians worshipped many gods at different times and in different places.[1] Some gods changed in importance over time.

Name God of Notes
Ammut A demon with the head of a crocodile, the torso of a leopard, and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus Also known as Ammit, Ahemait, the "Devourer of the Dead" and Ammit the Devourer. Ammut helps Anubis with carrying out Judgements by eating the heart of those who do not pass the scale test.
Anput goddess of the seventeenth Nome of Upper Egypt Mother of Kebechet
Anubis god of dead, embalming, funerals, and mourning ceremonies
Jackal god
Son of Seth, Helps Osiris
Anuket goddess of river Nile
Apophis god of snakes and war and Chaos He lives in the Duat. Also known as Apep. God of chaos sometimes seen as Apophis the chaos snake
Aten the disk of the sun Originally an aspect of Ra
Babi god of baboons
Bast /
Bastet
cat goddess known to protect pregnant women and children. She is also involved in celebrations. The protector of Ra, his third eye.
Bes dwarf god God of Pregnant woman, newborn babies, and family also known to protect from snake and scorpion bites
Geb god of the earth Husband to Nut
Gengen-Wer goose god
Hapi god of the Nile
Hathor goddess of love "alter ego" of Sehkmet
Heket goddess of frogs
Horus god of war, sky, and falcons He is the son of Osiris and Isis
Isis goddess of magic, marriage, healing, and motherhood She is the wife and sister of Osiris and the mother of Horus.
Kebechet goddess of purification Also known as the wandering goddess, or the lost child
Khepri god of scarab beetles Ra's aspect in the morning
Khnum ram-headed god Ra's aspect in the evening
Khonsu god of the moon
Ma'at goddess of justice,truth and of order also the daughter of Ra Command for Order
Mafdet god of justice
Menhit minor lion goddess Wife of Onuris
Nephthys funerary goddess Consort of Seth, mother of Anubis
Nekhbet vulture god Sister of Wadjet
Nut goddess of sky and stars Wife of Geb
Osiris god of the underworld and the afterlife Husband and brother of Isis, Brother and mortal enemy to Seth, Father to Horus
Ptah god of creation
Ra god of the Sun Ra was king of the gods until Osiris took over his throne. He is also known as Amun-Ra and Akmun-Rah
Sekhmet goddess of lions, fire and vengeance Alter form of Hathor
Serqet goddess of scorpions
Seshat goddess of writing and measurement
Seth god of Evil deserts, storms, Mortal enemy and brother to Osiris, Husband to Nephthys. He killed his brother Osiris because of jealousy. No one can really describe what he is. He is a human hybrid, half human mixed with an unknown creature. It is sometimes called the set animal
Shu god of wind and air Consort of Tefnut, father of Geb and Nut Greatgrandfather to Anubis and Horus
Sobek god of crocodiles and alligators Rows Ra's Sunboat throuht the Duat
Tawaret hippopotamus goddess
goddess of childbirth and fertility
Tefnut lion goddess of water and fertility Consort of Shu, mother of Geb and Nut
Thoth scribe god, god of wisdom Also known as Djehuti
Wadjet goddess of protection Sister of Nekhbet

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