The Great Feline Deities

Probably the most well known Egyptian cat deity is Bastet (Bast) however there are also a number of other ancient Egyptian gods who were associated with cats. The goddess Neith was said to take the form of a cat occasionally and the goddesses Tefnut and Sekhmet were pictured as lions. An inscription in the Valley … Continue reading The Great Feline Deities

Iusaaset, Goddess of the Tree of Life

The Goddess Iusaaset is one of the most ancient Egyptian Goddesses. Her name literally means "Utterer of Words, Conceiver of Worlds, Isis"

Homage to Ra from the Book of the Dead of Nekht

Today, is the 30th day of the month of Rekh Neds (season of Peret) which is a month dedicated to Amun-Ra. According to the Cairo Calendar, there is a "day of feast in Busiris. The name of the doorways [of the horizon] come into existence. House of Ra, House of Asar, House of Heru. To … Continue reading Homage to Ra from the Book of the Dead of Nekht

Heku and Healing

Egyptian medicine was the result of experimentation, observation,  and physical remedies which were supplemented by magical ones: Magic is effective together with medicine. Medicine is effective together with magic.From the Ebers Papyrus Incantations, prayers to the gods, and above all to Sekhmet, the goddess of healing, were often accompanied by herbal and other medicines to … Continue reading Heku and Healing

Seshat, Mistress of the Great Library

Seshat is named as one of the Seven Hathors. The Ancient Egyptians saw her as the Goddess of writing, historical records, accounting and mathematics, measurement and architecture. She was depicted with a headdress that is also her hieroglyph which may represent either a stylized flower or seven pointed star on a standard that is beneath … Continue reading Seshat, Mistress of the Great Library

Prayers to Nut, the Sky Goddess

Prayer to the Goddess Nut found at the entrance to Hatshepsut's tomb: "O my mother Nut, spread yourself over me, so that I may be placed among the imperishable stars and may never die...that my name might remain enduring in this temple forever and ever.” Utterance 432 - the Pyramid Texts (written circa 2500 BCE): … Continue reading Prayers to Nut, the Sky Goddess

Sokar, Falcon God of the Underworld

Sokar was a protective falcon god of Memphis, originally an agricultural deity, and one of the oldest gods of ancient Egypt. He evolved from a god of agriculture and growth to the god of craftsmanship. Ultimately, Sokar came to be a God of the Necropolis and rose to considerable importance as an afterlife deity. The … Continue reading Sokar, Falcon God of the Underworld

Heh and Hehet, God and Goddess of Infinity

Before the world was formed, there was a watery mass of dark, directionless chaos and in this chaos lived the Ogdoad [Ennead] of Hermopolis, four frog gods and four snake goddesses of chaos. These deities were Nun and Naunet (water), Amun and Amaunet (invisibility), Heh and Hehet (infinity) and Kek and Kauket (darkness). The water … Continue reading Heh and Hehet, God and Goddess of Infinity

Wadjet, Supreme Goddess of Lower Egypt

Wadjet is one of the oldest deities in the Egyptian pantheon and a greatly respected protective goddess. She was worshipped beginning in the Predynastic Period (c. 6000-3150 BCE) and by the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150-2613 BCE) was the supreme deity of Lower Egypt. Wadjet was the daughter of Re and featured in one of … Continue reading Wadjet, Supreme Goddess of Lower Egypt

Anhur, the Warrior Sky God

Anhur was a warrior sky-god whose primary worship center was near Abydos. His name literally means "He Who Brings Back The Distant Goddess" which is a reference to the story about his retrieval of the Eye of Re from Nubia. Different versions of the legend feature different feline goddesses, but the plot is always the … Continue reading Anhur, the Warrior Sky God