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Egyptian Goddesses

All the Goddesses
All pictures on this page are courtesy of :www.jograham.com/ fantmyth.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amathaunta

 

 

 

 

Goddess of the sea.

Amaunet

Mother Goddess and personification of the life-giving northern wind. Pictures as a snake or snake-head wearing the crown of lower Egypt.

Ament

Goddess who welcomed the spirits of the newly dead at the gates of the underworld with bread and water.

Ankt

Spear-carrying Goddess of war.

Anouke

Elder Goddess of war. Pictured with bow and arrows.

Anuket

Goddess of the Nile river and nourisher of the fields. Pictured with a crown of reeds and ostrich feathers.

Bastet

Cat headed Goddess of Egypt. A solar and later lunar deity.

Bat

Cow Goddess of fertility. Pictured as a cow or as a woman with the ears and horns of a cow.

Beset

Female version of the god Bes.

Buto

Snake Goddess of the oracle at Buto and protector of the Egyptian royal family.

Hathor

One of the main Goddesses of Egypt, Hathor is the celestial cow and protector of women and the Queen of Egypt. She is the Goddess of love, children, pregnancy, dancing, singing, and poetry. She has been associated with many other Goddesses, including Sekhmet, Bastet, Beb, and Isis. Often pictures as a cow with the sun disk between it's horns or as a woman wearing a disc and horns headdress.

Hatmehit

Fish Goddess.

Hauhet

Goddess of immeasurable infinity. Often pictured as a frog or a woman with a frog's head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedetet

 

 

 

 

Scorpion Goddess.

Heket

Goddess of childbirth and protector of the dead. Seen as a frog or a woman with the head of a frog.

Hemsut

Goddess of fate.

Hesat

Cow Goddess and Goddess of milk.

Ipet

Goddess of childbirth and 'mother of the two lands'. Pictured as a hippopotamus.

Isis

One of the most popular goddesses of Egypt. The divine queen and mother of the heavens, both sister and wife to Osiris and mother of Horus. She was the protector and mother-figure of the pharaohs and the protector of women, children and sailors.

Kebechet

Goddess who represents purification through water. A major Goddess of the funeral cult, she is pictured as a snake.

Ma'at

Goddess of truth, judgment and order. She represented the concepts of justice and universal order, and all judges were her representatives. Pictured as a woman with a large ostrich feather in her crown.

Mehturt

Sky-Goddess. Represents the time of morning and the waters from which Re (the sun) emerged. Seen as a giant cow with the solar disk between her horns.

Menhit

Goddess of war. Seen as a lioness.

Meret

Goddess of song and rejoicing.

Meretseger

Goddess of the mountain overlooking the Valley of the Kings. Protected the royal tombs from disturbance. Seen as a cobra or a scorpion with the head of a woman.

Mesenet

Egyptian Goddess of childbirth. She forms the child in the womb and the ka, or spirit, of the child. Also seen as Goddess of fate or fortune.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meskhenet

 

 

 

 

Goddess of midwives and the birth chamber.

Mut

Primordial Goddess of the sky and the 'mother of mothers'. Seen as a vulture or a woman with the head of a vulture, wearing bright red or blue robes.

Naunet

Goddess of the primordial abyss of the underworld. Her male counterpart is Nun.

Neith

Goddess of war and weapons, including the weapons of the hunter. Also the Goddess of weaving, she provided the wrappings for the mummies' bodies.

Nekhbet

Vulture Goddess of Upper Egypt and protector of the infant pharaoh. She was present at the birth of the future rulers of Egypt. Pictured on the pharaoh's crown.

Nephthys

'Mistress of the House". Goddess who meets and teaches the newly dead, as well as comforting the members of their family left alive. Also involved with childbirth. Seen as a woman or a Kite (bird).

Nepit

Grain Goddess. Female counterpart of the God Neper.

Nunet

Goddess of the ocean.

Nut

The sky Goddess, and literal personification of the sky and the heavens. Along with her husband, Seb, forms the natural world. She is the barrier between chaos and the order of the world. Portrayed as a naked woman painted dark blue with stars on her body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pachet

 

 

 

Goddess of the desert.

Qetesh

Originally a Syrian Goddess, worshipped in Egypt as a Goddess of love. Possible connection with Hathor.

Renenet

Goddess of plenty and good fortune.

Renenutet

Goddess of the harvest. Could ensure the plentiful production of fields with one look. Pictured as a snake.

Renpet

Goddess of Spring and youth.

Sakhmet

Also known as Sekhmet. Bloodthirsty and violent Goddess of war and divine vengeance. She is seen as the Goddess who accompanies the pharaoh into battle, as well as the Goddess of plague and disease. Pictured as a woman with the head of a lioness.

Satet

Goddess of the flooding Nile and fertility.

Serket

Scorpion Goddess. Teacher of the dead and protector of the canopic jars which house the bodily organs of mummies. Pictured as a woman with a scorpion-shaped headdress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seshat

 

 

Goddess of writing, mathematics, building-schemes, histories and historical records. A daughter of Thoth, she kept the royal annals of the pharaohs.

Shai

Goddess of Fate, usually seen with Reneret, or fortune.

Sia

Primeval Goddess embodying the Mind.

Sons of Horus

Sons of the god Horus who assist the dead in their journey to the Underworld. Their heads are on the canopic jars and the four corners of the sarcophagus. They are Imset, Hapi, Duamutef and Kebechsenef.

Sopdet

Fertility Goddess and the Dog Star, Sirius. With the appearance of Sirius, the Nile floods began and Sopdet became associated with the fertility of the floods. She was later merged with Isis.

Taouris

Goddess of pregnancy and birth. Pictured as a hippopotamus with a huge belly standing on her hind legs.

Tefnut

Goddess of moisture. Produced Seb and Nut with Shu.

Tenenit

Goddess of beer.

Thoth

God of wisdom and the mind, inventor of writing and patron of scribes and scholars. Messenger and mediator of the gods, he questioned the dead at the Weighing of the Heart. Seen as a man with the head of an Ibis, or as an Ibis or baboon.

Unut

Hare Goddess.

Wosyet

Goddess protector of the young.

 



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