Egyption Gods and Godesses
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Nut ( pron.: / n ʌ t / or / n uː t / ) [ 1 ] or Neuth ( pron.: / n uː θ / or / n j uː θ / ; also spelled Nuit or Newet) was the goddess of the sky in the Ennead of Egyptian mythology . She was seen as a star-covered nude woman arching over the earth, [ 2 ] or as a cow.
Geb was the Egyptian god of the Earth and a member of the Ennead of Heliopolis .
Horus is one of the oldest and most significant deities in ancient Egyptian religion , who was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times.
Temple of Isis in Philae , Egypt Isis ( Ancient Greek : Ἶσις , original Egyptian pronunciation more likely Aset ) is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs , whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world .
Maat or ma'at (thought to have been pronounced * [muʔ.ʕat] ), [ 1 ] also spelled māt or mayet , was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth , balance, order, law , morality , and justice . Maat was also personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation.
Nephthys ( pron.: / ˈ n ɛ p θ ɨ s / or / ˈ n ɛ f θ ɨ s / ) or Nebthet ( / ˈ n ɛ b ˌ θ ɛ t / ) is a member of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis in Egyptian mythology , a daughter of Nut and Geb . Nephthys was typically paired with her sister Isis in funerary rites [ 1 ] because of their role as protectors of the mummy and the god Osiris and as the sister-wife of Set . [ edit ] Etymology
In Egyptian mythology , Sekhmet ( pron.: / ˈ s ɛ k ˌ m ɛ t / ) [ 1 ] or Sachmis ( pron.: / ˈ s æ k m ɨ s / ; also spelled Sakhmet, Sekhet, or Sakhet, among other spellings) was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt . She is depicted as a lioness , the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians.
Set ( pron.: / s ɛ t / ) or Seth ( / s ɛ θ / ; also spelled Setesh, Sutekh, Setekh, or Suty) is a god of the desert , storms , and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion .
Photograph of an alabaster cosmetic jar topped with a lioness, representing Bast, a burial artifact from the tomb of Tutankhamun circa 1323 BC - Cairo Museum