Ptah was creator god and patron of craftsmen, metalworkers, carpenters, shipbuilders, and architects.
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Imhotep (Asklepios) the Great Architect and Healer who became a God
Imhotep was the architect, astrologer, high priest and chief vizier of Pharaoh Djoser the second king of Egypt's third dynasty (circa 2650 BCE). His name means "The One Who Comes in Peace." Imhotep was born a commoner but it quickly became apparent that he was exceptionally smart, a true genius, and he rose through the … Continue reading Imhotep (Asklepios) the Great Architect and Healer who became a God
The Great Mother Goddess
The Great Mother Goddess, the Divine Feminine, Mother Nature, and Gaia the Earth Mother, have been worshipped for eons in many ancient cultures and modern cultures. One of the most prominent Mother deities throughout history is the Goddess Aset (Isis), the Queen of the Gods, the Mother of Horus, and the patroness of magic and … Continue reading The Great Mother Goddess
Osiris – The Righteous Ruler
Osiris is known as the God of the afterlife and resurrection. He was also God of the Nile and fertility, as well as the embodiment of a righteous ruler. Osiris was often depicted wearing the Atef crown, which represented his role as the first pharaoh and his power over the afterlife. The resurrection of Osiris … Continue reading Osiris – The Righteous Ruler
Qebhet, Goddess of Purification
Qebhet was the goddess of freshness and purification. She was known as the "wandering goddess" or the "lost child." Her father was Anubis and she helped her father in his role as the god of embalming. She was the personification of cool, refreshing water because she brought water to the souls of the dead in … Continue reading Qebhet, Goddess of Purification
Renenutet – Goddess of Nature, Nourishment and Plenty
Renenutet (Renenet, Ernutet) was a powerful goddess who embodied the abundance of nature and was referred to as the "Lady of Fertile Fields" and "Lady of Granaries." Renenutet was also a Cobra Goddess known as the "Nourishing Snake" representing nourishment and the harvest. She was depicted in several ways: as a cobra, as a woman … Continue reading Renenutet – Goddess of Nature, Nourishment and Plenty
Sekhet, the Fen-Goddess
Sekhet (Sokhet, Sakhet, Sochet) is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of the life of the fields, meadows, marshes and the wetlands. She is Mistress of Sekhet-Aaru, the Field of Reeds, the Otherworld paradise where Osiris rules. It has been described as the ka (soul) of the Nile Delta. As the Goddess of marshes or fields, she … Continue reading Sekhet, the Fen-Goddess
In Honor of Weneg, Mediator of the Gods and Pillar of the Sky
Weneg, also known as Uneg, was an Ancient Egyptian God first referenced during the Old Kingdom period (c. 2600 BCE). He was revered as a god of fertility, agriculture, and the renewal of life. The name Weneg translates to "the one who endures" or "the one who is firm," and he was believed to hold … Continue reading In Honor of Weneg, Mediator of the Gods and Pillar of the Sky
The Tree Goddesses
For the Ancient Egyptians, there were several Goddesses associated with trees and their life-giving properties. The Tree Goddesses were often depicted as women with branches or leaves sprouting from their heads, symbolizing their connection to nature and the cycle of life. One of the most well-known Tree Goddesses was Hathor, who was often depicted with … Continue reading The Tree Goddesses
Mother Goddess Tefnut and a Morality Tale: The Lion in Search of Man
Animal fables may have been popular in Egypt since the New Kingdom, since there are illustrated papyri dated to the New Kingdom which depict animals acting in human situations, such as festivities, labors, and combats. The fable of The Lion in Search of Man is especially remarkable, because here the Egyptian stepped outside of themselves, looked at man, and found them to be evil. The final part of this fable predates a shorter and similar version in the Fables of Aesop.
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