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Khnum Khons Maat Min Month Mut Nefertum Neith Nekhbet Nephthys Nut
 

 
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Name God Of.. Name God Of..
Amen   Amen-Ra  
Amset protector of the liver Anubis preserve all the dead
Anuket dispenser of cool water Apis deity of fertility
Aten the sun Atum  
Bast   Bes entertainer of children
Duamutef protector of the stomach Edjo  
Geb the earth Hadit  
Hapi protector of the lungs Hathor goddess of the dead
Harpocrates   Heqet  
Heru-ra-ha   Horus  
Horus of Behedet   Imhotep  
Isis   Khepri  
Khnum   Khons  
Maat   Min  
Month   Mut  
Nefertum   Neith  
Nekhbet   Nephthys  
Nut   Osiris  
Pharaoh   Ptah  
Qebehsenuf   Qetesh  
Ra   Ra-Horakhty  
Sati   Seker  
Sekhmet   Selket  
Serapis   Set  
Shu   Sobek  
Sothis   Tefnut  
Thoth   Thoueris  


Khnum
Appearing as a ram-headed human, Khnum was worshipped most at Antinoe and Elephantine. He was another creator-god, represented as fashioning human beings on his pottery wheel. His consort was variously Heqet, Neith, or Sati.
See also Sati.
Khons (Chons)
The third member (with his parents Amen and Mut) of the great triad of Thebes. Khons was the god of the moon. The best-known story about him tells of him playing the ancient game senet ("passage") against Thoth, and wagering a portion of his light. Thoth won, and because of losing some of his light, Khons cannot show his whole glory for the entire month, but must wax and wane. The main temple in the enclosure at Karnak is dedicated to him.
See also Amen, Mut, Thoth.
Maat
Considered the wife of Thoth and the daughter of Ra by various traditions, Maat's name implies "truth" and "justice" and even "cosmic order", but there is no clear English equivalent. She is an anthropomorphic personification of the concept maat and as such has little mythology. Maat was represented as a tall woman with an ostrich feather (the glyph for her name) in her hair. She was present at the judgement of the dead; her feather was balanced against the heart of the deceased to determine whether he had led a pure and honest life.
See also Thoth.
Min (Menu, Amsu)
A form of Amen depicted holding a flail (thought to represent a thunderbolt in Egyptian art) and with an erect penis; his full name was often given as Menu-ka-mut-f ("Min, Bull of his Mother"). Min was worshiped as the god of virility; lettuces were offered as sacrifice to him and then eaten in hopes of procuring manhood; and he was worshiped as the husband of the goddess Qetesh, goddess of love and femininity.
See also Amen, Qetesh.
Month (Mentu, Men Thu)
The principal god of Thebes before the rise of the Amen cult; appeared as a falcon-headed man and often united with Horus. Primarily a war god.
Mut (Golden Dawn, Auramooth)
The wife of Amen in Theban tradition; the word mut in Egyptian means "mother", and she was the mother of Khonsu, the moon god.
See also Amen, Khons.
Nefertum
The youthful son of Ptah and Sekhmet, connected with the rising sun; depicted as a youth crowned with or seated upon a lotus blossom.
See also Ptah.
Neith (Net, Neit; Golden Dawn, Thoum-aesh-neith)
A very ancient goddess of war, worshiped in the Delta; revered as a goddess of wisdom, identified with Athena by the Greeks; in later traditions, the sister of Isis, Nephthys, and Selket, and protectress of Duamutef, the god of the stomach of the deceased. Mother of the crocodile god Sobek.
See also Sobek.
Nekhbet
Upper Egyptian patron goddess, represented as a vulture in iconography, and often part of the crown of the pharaoh, along with her Lower Egyptian counterpart Edjo.
See also Edjo.
Nephthys (Nebt-het)
The youngest child of Geb and Nut. The sister and wife of Set, andsister of Isis and Osiris; also the mother (variantly by Set or by Osiris) of Anubis. She abandoned Set when he killed Osiris, and assisted Isis in the care of Horus and the resurrection of Osiris. She was, along with her sister, considered the special protectress of the dead, and she was the guardian of Hapi, the protector of the lungs of the deceased. See also Isis, Osiris, Set.
Nut (Nuit)
The goddess of the sky, daughter of Shu and Tefnut, sister and wife of Geb, mother of Osiris, Set, Isis, and Nephthys. Described by Crowley in his Magick in Theory and Practice thus: "Infinite space is called the goddess NUIT."
Nut was generally depicted as a woman with blue skin, and her body covered with stars, standing on all fours, leaning over her husband, representing the sky arched over the earth.

Her relationship to Hadit is an invention of Crowley's with no basis in Egyptology, save only that Hadit was often depicted underneath Nut - one finds Nut forming the upper frame of a scene, and the winged disk Hadit floating beneath, silently as always. This is an artistic convention, and there was no marriage between the two in Egyptian myth.

See also Geb, Shu.

Rewritten and reformatted from the original "Frequently Asked Questions and Information about Egyptian Mythology", 8 May 1994 revision, by Shawn C. Knight.
This document is copyright 1995 by Shawn C. Knight. Reproduction in any form, electronic or otherwise, for profit without the consent of the author is expressly prohibited. Readers are free to quote from this document, with attributions, as reference material for research papers, USENET posts, etc.




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