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
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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
Horus – Great God of the Sky
Horus is one of the most Ancient Egyptian Gods, worshiped from the Pre-dynastic period (c. 6000-3150 BCE) until the last of the Ancient Egyptian dynasties (600 BCE). Horus was the "Great God, Lord of the Sky," as well as god of war and hunting. He was usually depicted as a falcon-headed man or a falcon. … Continue reading Horus – Great God of the Sky
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
A Hymn to Hapy – the Seasons of the Nile
The hymn refers to Egyptian religion and the Egyptians' relationship to the Nile. This also provides some clues as to the economy and Egyptian society as well as the Egyptians attitudes/worship of Nature.
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"
Tatenen, the Exalted Earth God
The god Tatenen (Ta-tenen), whose name means "risen land" or "exalted earth," represents the Earth and was born the moment the primeval mound, benben, rose from the waters of chaos. He also symbolizes the emergence of silt from the fertile Nile after the waters of the inundation recede. Tatenen was the god of vegetation, the … Continue reading Tatenen, the Exalted Earth God
The Feast Day of Heru-ur
Heru-ur (Horus the Elder) was the son of Geb and Nut (the Earth and the Sky), making him one of the oldest gods of ancient Egypt. In Predynastic times he was combined with a hawk or falcon god and a god of light known as “the great one.” By the Old Kingdom era he was … Continue reading The Feast Day of Heru-ur
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
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