Egyptian gods and goddesses Flashcards

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Terms Definitions
tefnut
moisture
amun/amunet
middleness/unknown
heh/hauket
infinite space
ra
sun god
Sekhmet
Goddess of war
Aten
the sun disk
mot
straightness, correctness, order
isis
mother of horus
Geb
God of the Earth
Osiris
God of the Underworld
Amun
sky god, creator god
Ma'at
goddess of justice, truth
Thoth
god of wisdom, magic
Anubis
God of embalming; oversees mummification
Wadjet
goddess of cobras and protection
nefertum
lotus blossom appears on waters
Bastet
Household goddess representing joy and music
Tawaret
Goddess who Protected Women during Pregnancy and Birth
Horus
He leads the dead to the Underworld
Imhotep (real person)
brilliant scribe and architect who designed Zoser's Step Pyramid
later was worshiped as the god of wisdom
Bastet (the cat)
she was believed to protect women, children and the sun's power to ripen crops
people weren't allowed to kill cats
kek/kauket
darkness
Atum
Creator God
hathor
cow goddess
sakhnet
lion goddess
sobek
crocodile god
nefthys
mate of seth
Nyphthys
Protector of the Dead
Set
god of chaos, evil, desert
bes
protection from diease, protects babies
Nut
Goddess of the sky and heavens
Seth
Lord of the desert, God of storms and violence
Horus (the falcon)
son of Osiris and Isis
shown with double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt
the pharaohs were thought to represent Horus on earth
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