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

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

Sepa, the Centipede God

Sepa, the Centipede God, was a protective fertility deity whose worship began in the Predynastic Period (c. 6000-3150 BCE). As centipedes are venomous, Sepa was considered to have power over other venomous animals and could be invoked for protection against snake bites and scorpion stings. Sepa was sometimes referred to as the “centipede of Horus” … Continue reading Sepa, the Centipede God

Ihy the Musician and Perfect Child of the Goddess Hathor

Ihy, whose name means "sistrum player" or "musician" was the personification of the joy associated with the use of this sacred instrument. He was also the "perfect child" and had an impressive lineage. His mother was mostly considered to be Hathor, known as the "Lady of Dance" among other epithets, however he was also regarded … Continue reading Ihy the Musician and Perfect Child of the Goddess Hathor

Sia, Hu, and Heku – Intelligence, Power and Magic

Sia was the divine personification of perception and thoughtfulness, which is necessary in order to understand the truth. He represented the heart which was considered the seat of emotion, thought, and character. Sia formed a dyad with Hu, who represented the tongue, and was the personification of the authority of the spoken word. Sia and … Continue reading Sia, Hu, and Heku – Intelligence, Power and Magic

Gengen-Wer and Weret-Hekau – Creative Energy and Magic

A very ancient creation myth tells of the primordial creator deity, Gengen-Wer, who took the form of a Nile goose to lay a golden cosmic egg from which hatched the sun, divinely personified as the sun god Re. The god's name originates from "honker" (gengen) and "great" (wer), so he is Gengen-Wer or also called … Continue reading Gengen-Wer and Weret-Hekau – Creative Energy and Magic

Amun-Ra and the Nubian Dynasty

The New Kingdom/Egyptian Empire, occurred between the 16th century BCE and the 11th century BCE, and covered the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties of Egypt. This was the period of time in which Seti I and Ramesses II, and their descendants, ruled and expanded Egypt. It is often considered Egypt's most prosperous time and the … Continue reading Amun-Ra and the Nubian Dynasty

Hymn to the Mother Goddess Mut

Mut is the Ancient Egyptian mother goddess who came to prominence during the New Kingdom (circa 1500 BCE). She originated as a local goddess in the Nile River delta and was linked to the primeval waters of the universe from which all things were born; Mut was therefore considered a creator goddess and mother of … Continue reading Hymn to the Mother Goddess Mut