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  • 1. By Ashlee Griffith Room 873 Ancient Egypts 7 Most Important Gods and Goddesses
  • 2. The God Amun
    • Amun created himself in the beginning of time.
    • Egyptians believed him to be the father of the pharaohs.
    • He is a man with a beard, feathered crown, sometimes he wears the sun disk, he is also shown as a ram or a ram-headed man.
    • His name means the hidden one.
    • His wife was Mut.
    • His son Khonsu also known as the moon god.
  • 3. The God Geb
    • He was a bearded man with a goose on his head.
    • He was the healer and provider of crops.
    • Egyptians believed that when Geb laughed that’s what caused the earthquakes.
    • Egyptians had feared he might imprison the dead.
    • He married his sister Nut.
    • Enfuriated the god Ra, so Ra stopped Nut from having any children.
  • 4. The Goddess Mut
    • Amun is the mother goddess. Also known as the Queen god.
    • She is the wife of Amun and mother of Khonsu.
    • Also the mother of all living things.
    • Her hieroglyphic symbol is the vulture.
    • The crown worn on egypt’s queens, typify’s motherhood.
    • She is a woman wearing a vulture headdress sometimes.
    • Wears double crown to represent lower and upper egypt.
  • 5. The God Osiris
    • Osiris was a strong element in egyptian mythology.
    • He was one of the five children born from the god of earth and the goddess of skies.
    • His mother and father are Geb and Nut.
    • He is the great grandson of Ra.
    • His brother and sisters are: Seth, Isis, Nephthys.
    • He was inherited to the throne of egypt.
    • Seth had to marry Nephthys and Osiris had to marry Isis.
    • Brother seth grew mad either because osiris got seth’s wife pregnant or he was king
    • Seth’s wife had a child and named him Anubis
    • Out of jealousy his brother Seth drowned him.
  • 6. The Goddess Tefnut
    • Tefnut is the daughter of god of creation.
    • Mother of the twins sky and earth deities and the “eye of ra”.
    • She is also seen as a woman with a lion head.
    • Created by Atum.
    • Wears a solar disk or Uraeus.
    • She was identified with the lunar and solar eye of ra.
    • Thought to incorporate world order.
    • She is usually seen as a woman lying between firmament and the earth.
  • 7. The God Ra
    • He was is the god of sun, light, life, heat, and a supreme judge.
    • Also known as Re-Horakhty.
    • Means Horus of the Horizon.
    • A god with a sun disk around his head.
    • He is worhipped all along Egypt.
    • Egyptians believed he created the world, and the rising sun is a symbol of creation.
    • Sun rising and setting meant renewal.
    • Re known as master of life .
  • 8. The God Anubis
    • Known for mummification and the dead on their path through the underworld.
    • Head of a jackel, body of a man.
    • Original god of the dead before Osiris took over.
    • Son of Ra and Nephthys.
    • Daughter Kabechet, helps with mummification.
    • His cult center was in Cynopolis.
  • 9. Bibliography
    • http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/osiris.html
    • http://touregypt.net/godsofegypt/amun.htm
    • http://www.crystalinks.com/amun.html
    • http://www.egyptianmyths.net/mut.htm
    • http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/tefnut.htm
    • http ://www.touregypt.net/godsofegypt/geb.htm