List of egyptian gods and goddesses egyptian mythology. Most had a principle association for example, with the sun or the underworld and form. Both a god of war and a guardian and a lord of the horizon. Set mythology shu egyptian deity sobek sopdet sopdu tatenen taweret tefnut thoth wadjet wadjwer wepwawet wosret ancient egyptian writings amduat books of breathing book of caverns book of the dead book of the earth book of gates coffin texts enigmatic book of the netherworld pyramid texts ancient egyptian beliefs atenism curse of the. Now, in egyptian mythology, geraldine pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of egyptian myth.
Ra was the sun god, for example, and nut was goddess of the sky. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the egyptians. In this comprehensive introduction to egyptian mythology, author geraldine pinch shows how the mythology of ancient egypt must be pieced together from a variety. Thoth god of the moon, drawing, writing, geometry, wisdom, medicine, music, astronomy, and magic details. Egyptian mythology stickers featuring millions of original designs created by independent artists. List of egyptian gods and goddesses simple english. He represents the horizon where the sun rises in the east and the sun sets in the west.
Apr 08, 2004 now, in egyptian mythology, geraldine pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of egyptian myth. Throughout the egyptian history, bastet is also mentioned as being the mother of maahes, a leonine male god, whom she conceived with the god ptah. Kek also spelled as kek or keku is basically the ancient egyptian deity of darkness. There are also the odd wobblies like the sphinx with a human head and lion body.
The characters of the gods were not clearly defined. Are there any good fantasy books out there inspired by. See more ideas about egyptian, egyptian mythology and egyptian art. He was first referred to as a specific god in the middle kingdom but he remained fairly obscure until the new kingdom. Most egyptian gods represented one principle aspect of the world. Numbers in egyptian mythology project gutenberg self. Aker aker was an ancient egyptian earth god and the deification of the horizon. The webs source of information for ancient history. Aug 02, 2016 the list of famous egyptian gods and goddesses you might learn about in history class includes amunra, king of the gods. This is a list of egyptian gods and goddesses from egyptian mythology. Egyptian gods the complete list ancient history encyclopedia. Maahes is also linked with horus the younger and nefertem.
The 10 best egyptian mythology books norse mythology for. In egyptian mythology, she is given as a consort to set, along with anat, by the goddess neith. In egyptian mythology, maahes also spelt mihos, miysis, and mahes was a liongod. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare. Mahes the egyptian god of the sun egyptian mythology. Some gods changed in importance over time or were nonexistent until later eras. Egyptian mythology wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. He is believed to be protecting the sun god ra, as he enters the netherworld during sunset and returns to the land of the living at sunrise. One of maahess titles is lord of the massacre, but he is also called lord of slaughter, wielder of the knife, and the scarlet land. Most were generally benevolent but their favor could not be counted on.
Maahes he who is true beside her is a lionheaded god of war, weather, knives, lotuses, and devouring captives. This title doubleassociates him with the lioness of upper egypt, sekhmet, and the myth of the destruction of mankind. Maahes maahes was a solar war god of ancient egypt in the form of a lion worshipped in nubia and egypts western desert. He was seen as the son of the creator god ptah, as well as the feline goddess bast in lower egypt or sekhmet in. The alchemyst series by michael scott pulls from egyptian mythology, though its a bit of a hodgepodge of other myths too. Maahes maahes mahes, mihos, miysis, mysis was a solar war god who took the form of a lion. The list of famous egyptian gods and goddesses you might learn about in history class includes amunra, king of the gods. As such, he was described as the son of bast who could take the form of a lion or sand cat and was a patron of lower egypt and the son of sekhmet who was usually depicted as a lioness and was a patron of upper egypt.
Antiquities featuring the ancient egyptian maahes antiquities. The name maahes also spelled as mihos, miysis, mios, maihes or mahes, whose name directly translated as one who can see in front. Although horus had the head of a hawk, he was not alone. The old egyptians worshipped a few gods at different times and in different places. The characteristics of individual gods could be hard to pin down. Taking after his mother, maahes has the head of a feline, specifically a lion. The part 3 section on egypt contains such topics as. Apr 14, 2016 in egyptian mythology, she is given as a consort to set, along with anat, by the goddess neith. Aker is one of the earliest egyptian earth gods and is the deification of the horizon. The famous egyptian book of the dead, also known as the book of going forth by day, is one of the most important primary sources for the study of ancient egyptian mythology and religion, and by far the one of greatest interest to the lay reader. Its the crowning achievement of ancient egyptian spiritual literature.
Oct 05, 2019 throughout the egyptian history, bastet is also mentioned as being the mother of maahes, a leonine male god, whom she conceived with the god ptah. These books are all personally owned by the author and are the sources for all information found on this web site. The bookstore all titles preceded by an orange scarab are highly recommended by the author for those wishing to learn more about ancient egypt and egyptian mythology. Maahes has the cool distinction of being the god of knives, and is drawn holding two long knives. Over the course of egyptian history hundreds of gods and goddesses were worshipped. Anat anat was a goddess of fertility, sexual love, hunting and war of canaanite. Maahes also spelled mihos, miysis, mios, maihes, and mahes was an ancient egyptian lionheaded god of war, whose name means he who is true beside her. Maahes also spelled mihos, miysis, mios, maihes, or mahes greek. Ancient egyptian gods and goddesses illustrated descriptions. Legend of the gods is preserved in a papyrus in the british museum.
He seems to have been of foreign origin, and may have been an egyptian version of apedemak, the liongod worshipped in nubia. List of egyptian gods aah aah was an ancient moon god of egypt. Godchecker guide to mahes also known as mihos, the egyptian god of the sun from egyptian mythology. Spanning ancient egyptian culturefrom 3200 bc to ad 400pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. Like sekhmet and early bastet, he was portrayed as a man with a fearsome head of. Kuk mythology simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In terms of job creation, this industry has the highest multiplier effect. Kuks male form was seen as a frog, or as a frogheaded man. If youd like to learn more about isis, as well as ancient egyptian mythology and religion more broadly, i recommend picking up one or more of the books on this list.
Decorate your laptops, water bottles, notebooks and windows. His female form was known as kauket also spelled as keket, which is simply the female form of the word kuk. The essential ra, horus,osiris, seth, anubis, bastet see u in history duration. Jan 21, 2002 maahes mahes, mihos, miysis, mysis was the ancient egyptian liongod of war. The first mentions of maahes occur in the new kingdom, and many think he was a god of foreign origin. Egyptian cat goddess bastet, protector of the king ancient. Aten the sun disk, originally a sun deity who was elevated by pharaoh akhenaten 5336 bce to the position of sole god, creator of the universe. When i went looking for a book, i was not sure what to get and then i found this one. In egyptian mythology, sekhmet also spelled sachmet, sakhet, sekmet, sakhmet and sekhet. Egypt had one of the largest and most complex pantheons of gods of any civilization in the ancient world. As a concept, kuk was viewed as having male and female qualities. Lions were closely linked to royalty in egyptian mythology and maahes was considered to be the patron of the pharaoh. Egyptian mythology and egyptian christianity, by samuel sharpe illustrated html at legends of the gods. Manufacturing is crucial to the economy in the united states, accounting for 62 percent of research and development and almost a third of productivity growth.
The 10 best egyptian mythology books egyptian mythology for. He was believed to help ra fight against apep in the solar barque each night, a god who protected the pharaoh while he was in battle. A huge, heavy coffee table book chock full of gorgeous pictures, examples, history, and lineage and genealogy timelines. The egyptian texts, edited with translations with plates. His father was said to be a human unaware of the goddess intention to conceive. Maahes the son of ra, the sun god, and bast, the cat goddess, maahes is one of many protectorwar deities. Rhind in 1861 or 1862, when he was excavating some tombs on the west bank of the nile at thebes. He was seen as the son of a lion goddess bastet in lower egypt or sekhmet in upper egypt whose nature he shared. Jul 27, 2010 legend of the gods is preserved in a papyrus in the british museum. Other very popular heads are serpent, dog, jackal, bull, frog, hippo, crocodile and lion. Some of the titles of maahes were lord of slaughter, wielder of the knife, and the scarlet lord. Anhur anhur was a foreign god of war and hunting originall. Maahes was the god of war and knives, known as the wielder of the knife, the scarlet lord, and the lord of slaughter. Mythologyegyptian mythologydeities wikibooks, open books.
The red pyramid by rick riordan, the throne of fire by rick riordan, the serpents shadow by rick riordan, the son o. Maahes mahes, mihos, miysis, mysis was the ancient egyptian liongod of war. It has everything from greek, roman and middle eastern tales to chinese and egyptian mythological characters, creatures, locations and more. It is said that ancient egyptians worshiped a number of gods at different times and in different places. Egyptian mythology is the collection of myths from ancient egypt, which describe the actions of the egyptian gods as a means of understanding the world around them. Here are my ten favorite egyptian gods and goddesses. Maahes, god of war and protection, the leonine lord of.1027 1047 597 548 1339 707 953 235 262 708 209 1440 824 887 1547 1429 722 110 306 663 404 58 1009 1587 857 921 742 278 623 560 1376 217 1471 936 988 156