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

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

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

Aker, Guardian of the Horizon

Aker (also known as Akeru) was one of the earliest Egyptian Gods of the earth and ancient sources indicate that he was worshiped before other known earth gods, such as Geb. He represented the deification of the horizon and, as guardian of the eastern and western horizons of the afterlife, it was Aker who opened … Continue reading Aker, Guardian of the Horizon

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

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