The ancient Egyptians
believed strongly in their many gods
. These god
s ruled everything from sun
, to love
Some of these gods were national gods, worshipped all over the country
, but most were local
Heres a brief note about some of the popular gods (well known ones)
Many of the gods were releated, Osiris was married to Isis, and Re had a sister god "Shu".
- The sun god "Re"
Re ( in Egyptian legends ) created people. The ancient Egyptians called themselves "the cattle of Re".
- The water god "Sobek"
Sobek is the crocodile headed god. He controlls all the water supplies.
- The wisdom god "Thoth"
Thoth is the ibis-headed god, who invented speaking and writing.
- The protector god "Horus"
Horus is the falcon headed god, who looked after the Pharaoh.
- The god of war "Sekhmet"
Sekhmet, is the lion headed goddess of war.
- The goddess of love "Hathor"
Hathor is the cow horned goddess of love. She also looks after happiness, dancing and music.
- The god of creation "Ptah"
Ptah, is very cool, he created everything. When he says the name of something it would then exist.
- The god of women and children "Isis"
Isis took special care of women and children.
- The mummies god "Anubis"
Anubis, the jakal headed god, helped prepare mummies.
- The god of death and rebirth "Osiris"
Osiris looks after the Underworld and Earth