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The Most Famous Egyptian Mythology Gods and Goddess

The Most Famous Egyptian Mythology Gods and Goddess

The Most Famous Egyptian Mythology Gods and Goddess

Egyptians Mythology Gods and Goddesses - Egypt Tours Portal

Egyptians Mythology Gods and Goddesses

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten” and that’s how Egypt achieved immortality.

Egypt has enjoyed huge numbers of stories and myths that affected their life deeply, most of these Egyptian mythology gods stories were discovered on the walls of their temples in Luxor or passed down from one generation to another, such as :

Ra (Atum / Aton) “God of the Sun”

Ra (Atum / Aton) "God of the Sun"
Ra (Atum / Aton) “God of the Sun”

the great sun god, the father of gods and humanity, He is the personification of this mighty star, and everything in Egypt including the pyramids of Giza. Ra is the first celestial being who created the universe, life, and order instead of chaos. Ra was the supreme creator who ruled over the land of both the living and the dead. He looked like a child in the morning, an adult amnst high noon, and an old man in the evening, he wears a crown with a solar disk upon which a sacres asp rested. He was the most powerful god who would protect other gods and souls from the primordial serpent “Apophis”, even when the god Amun rose to Power, Ra’s position was untouched he even merged with him and became the supreme god Amun-Ra.

Temple of God Atum

Karnak Temple of God Atum
Karnak Temple of God Atum

Osiris “God of Justice”

Osiris "God of Justice"
Osiris “God of Justice”

One of the early gods of creation, the great-grandson of Ra. He was the god of fertility and grow in fame, popularity and influence because of the Osiris Myth in which he is killed by his evil brother Set “God of the Desert” then brought back to life by his sister-wife Isis “Mother of the Gods” and Horus the Elder, then descends to the underworld and became a lord and judge of the dead. He is shown as a mummy with two ostrich feathers and a miter. In the afterlife, he is a judge in the hall of Truth who weighs the souls of the dead against a white feather of the goddess Maat “goddess of truth and justice”.

Isis “Goddess of MotherHood”

Isis "Goddess of MotherHood"
Isis “Goddess of MotherHood”

“Mother of the gods” who became a super deity and had a link with virtually every aspect of humanity in time, life, and death. She became the most powerful and famous Egyptian mythology goddesses due to the Osiris myth and her true care for other gods and humans as she appeared to them after death to guide them to paradise. She was depicted with a tail and a throne on her head and had a massive cult that was worshiped in every part of the world from Britain through Europe to Asia.

Temple of Isis

Edfu Temple of Isis
Edfu Temple of Isis

Horus “God of the Sky”

Horus "God of the Sky"
Horus “God of the Sky”

The son of Osiris and Isis. He is an avian god that takes the shape of a giant hawk or a falcon, He is linked to the sky the sun and power. He is very well-known because of his relation of the kings of Egypt as He ’s a symbol for victory and order and all the king believed that they were the incarnation of Horus also because of the Osiris Myth which he beat his uncle Set to avenge his father and restore order in Egypt. His symbol is the famous Eye of Horus. Many confuse him with Hours the ELDER one of the early gods of creation.

Temple of Egyptian Mythology God Hours

Temple of Egyptian Mythology God Hours
Temple of Egyptian Mythology God Hours

Set “God of the Deception”

Set "God of the Deception"
Set “God of the Deception”

God of chaos, pestilence, and war, depicted with a tail and a beastly head, He is considered a symbol of evil for killing his brother Osiris and bringing a new age of darkness on Egypt. He is a desert god who brought devilish winds to the Nile River in order to steal the throne and take control. For eight years he battled his nephew the sky god Hours and at the end, Horus won and declared king of Egypt.

Maat “Goddess of Balance”

Maat "Goddess of Balance"
Maat “Goddess of Balance”

The goddess of justice, truth and most importantly harmony. She is considered to be one of the most important deities as the concept of harmony was a central to the culture and every aspect of the ancient Egyptian and was part of all time and space within existence. She put the stars in the sky and regulated all the four seasons. She also took part in the afterlife as she transforms into the feather of truth that weighed against the souls to make the right judgment or as a spirit in paradise. She was presented as a woman wearing an ostrich plume and sitting on her heels.

Anubis “God of Death”

Anubis "God of Death"
Anubis “God of Death”

God of the dead and judgment, He is the son of Osiris and Nephthys. He one of the most famous Egyptian gods as he is known to be the original god of the dead, He guides the souls of the dead to the hall of Truth in the underworld and takes part in the ritual of weighing of the heart in the afterlife to determine their fate. He’s depicted as a man with the head of a jackal carrying a staff.

Nephthys “Goddess of Funerals”

Nephthys "Goddess of Funerals"
Nephthys “Goddess of Funerals”

A funerary goddess, the twin of Isis, the wife of Set and the mother of Anubis. She is considered to be a dark goddess opposite to the light of her sister Isis. Her name means the mistress of the house and depicted as a woman with a house on her head. She is known to be friends of the dead as she cares for the souls in the afterlife. She played a part in the Osiris Myth as they loved Osiris as she transformed herself in the form of Isis to seduce him and that’s how Anubis came to be. She betrayed the location of Osiris to set and even help revive his soul from the underworld.

Hathor “Goddess of Drunkenness”

Hathor "Goddess of Drunkenness"
Hathor “Goddess of Drunkenness”

One of the most famous and important ancient deities in Egyptian Mythology. She the goddess of Drunkenness, joy, celebration, women, childbirth, and love. She is also associated with gratitude and being thankful.  She is the daughter of Ra, who defends paradise from Apep, She also helps guide the souls in the afterlife to Paradise. She is depicted as a woman with a cow’s head or simply a cow.

Bastet “Goddess of Beauty”

Bastet "Goddess of Beauty"
Bastet “Goddess of Beauty”

The beautiful goddess of cats, fertility and a protector of evil and misfortune, and the daughter of Ra who was adored by all and everyone carried her talismans. She was so revered as in 525 BCE the Persians used the Egyptian devotion to Bastet as they painted images of Bastet on their shield and drove cats in front of their armies and as a result, the Egyptians lost the battle of Pelusiuminstead of offending their gods. She was depicted as a cat or a woman with a cat’s head. Her myth was used to create the DC character “Catwoman”.

Thoth “God of Intellect”

Thoth "God of Intellect"
Thoth “God of Intellect”

The god of wisdom, knowledge, and writing. He is credited as the inventor of writing and the record-keeper of the gods. He is also the patron of libraries and scribes and the Lord of time and Reckoner of years due to his control of time through his powerful divine knowledge of words. He is also known to be a benefactor of humanity as he gave them the gift of the written word. He also kept records in the Hall of Truth during the Weighing of the heart. He is depicted as a man with the head of an ibis holding a writing implement and his wife or daughter was Seshat who was his female counterpart and the goddess of libraries and books.

Ptah “the God of Memphis”

Ptah Ancient Egyptian Mythology God
Ptah Ancient Egyptian Mythology God

The god of the city of Memphis, known also as Ptah-Nun or Ptah-Naunet. He is one of the oldest gods in Egyptian mythology, he is even confused with the sun god Ra. He is depicted as a mummified man wearing a skull cap and holding a scepter of authority. he is known to be the lord of truth and the patron god of sculptors, craftsmen, builder or any artists of any kind.

Khonsu “God of Lunar”

Khonsu "God of Lunar"
Khonsu “God of Lunar”

The God of the moon and vengeance, his name means the Traveler. He is shown as a mummy holding a crook and a flail with a moon disc on his head. He was very popular, revered and worshiped as one of the greatest gods because of his miraculous abilities like the instant healing of the sick. His story is also used for Marvel’s “Moon Knight”

Khnum “God of Potters”

Khnum "God of Potters"
Khnum “God of Potters”

The god of potters and originally and the god of the source of the Nile. It is known he’s from the Nubia from Upper Egypt. He’s the one who created the humans from the clay of the Nile River then held them to Ra the sun god, to give them life. He is dedicated as ram headed-god who represents fertility and virility. He’s known to be the patron god of all of the potters.

Sobek “God of the Nile”

Sobek "God of the Nile"
Sobek “God of the Nile”

The Crocodile god, the lord of wetlands and marshes, and unexpected death. He is a very famous god in Egyptian mythology especially in the old kingdom, who is associated with procreation, fertility, medicine, and the Nile as it was considered to be the sweat of Sobek. He is dedicated as a man with a crocodile’s head. He lived on a mythical mountain at the horizon where he ruled with absolute power. He had a great connection with the Nile as it was considered to be his sweat.

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The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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