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Egyptian gods and goddesses

Horus, god of the sky and of the living pharaoh The ancient Egyptians worshipped hundreds of gods and goddesses. As religious beliefs changed over the centuries, some old gods became less popular, became merged with others, or disappeared altogether. Over time, some new gods appeared. Many gods and goddesses were associated with different animals, and are shown in paintings or sculptures with animal heads. Most gods were gods of specific things (for example, Nut was goddess of the sky) or an activity (Khnum, god of the Nile, its clay and making pots). Some, however, represented ideas or qualities (Ma’at, the goddess of truth and justice).


Ma’at, the goddess of truth and justice In Egyptian mythology, Re makes a journey across the sky each day in his boat. He has a falcon’s head, and carries the sun’s...Read More >>In Egyptian mythology, Re makes a journey across the sky each day in his boat. He has a falcon’s head, and carries the sun’s disc, the wadjet, above his head. 

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One of the most important gods was Re (sometimes called Ra), the god of the sun. In Egyptian myths, he is shown making a journey across the sky each day in his boat. He has a falcon’s head, and carries the sun’s disc, the wadjet, above his head. 
The most important Egyptian gods 

The ancient Egyptians worshipped more than 2000 gods and goddesses.

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