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The Ancient Egyptians (from around 3000BC to 30BC) worshipped many different Gods and Goddesses, known as deities. The deities were frequent subjects of Ancient Egyptian myths, rituals and artwork. Most of the Gods and Goddesses were related to nature or society, and were described by the Ancient Egyptians as having golden flesh, silver bones, and hair made of semi-precious stones.
See the fact files below for more information on some of the most famous Egyptians Gods and Goddesses or download the comprehensive worksheet collection to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
• The God of the wind.
• Appeared as a man with a ram’s head.
• Known as the ‘King of the Gods’.
• Has a temple at Thebes.
• The God of the dead and embalming.
• Known as the ‘guardian to necropolis’.
• Appeared as a man with a jackal’s head.
• The God that watched over people when they were mummified.
• Priests were known to wear masks of Anubis during the mummification ceremony.
• The enemy of sun God, Ra, and a God of chaos.
• Appeared as a giant snake.
• People worshipped against Apep as he was considered evil.
• A form of the sun God, Ra.
• Appeared in the form of a sun with long rays, each with a hand on the end.
• Named the King of the Gods during the Akhenaten reign.
• A creator God, and the first God to appear on Earth.
• One of the most important Ancient Egyptian Gods.
• Appeared as a man wearing a double crown.
• Believed to have created all of the other Gods.
• A protective Goddess.
• Appeared as a woman with the head of a cat or a lioness.
• Daughter of the sun God, Ra.
• Has a temple at Bubastis.
• People had statues of cats in their homes to honor Bastet.
• The protector of families, pregnant women and newborn babies.
• Appeared as dwarf with the skin of a lion, or with lion features.
• People wore amulets of Bes as it was believed he could protect against snake bites.
• The God of the Earth.
• Appeared in two forms: as a man with a goose on his head and as a man lying below the sky Goddess, Nut.
• The brother and husband of sky Goddess, Nut.
• The father of Osiris, Isis, Nepthys and Seth.
• It was believed that earthquakes occurred each time that he laughed.
• The God of Inundation (the first season in the Ancient Egyptian calendar).
• Appeared as a man with a pot-belly.
• He brought the first floods of the season, which fertilized the soil and allowed the Ancient Egyptians to grow crops.
• A protective Goddess and the Goddess of love and joy.
• Appeared as a woman with the ears of a cow, or as a woman with a headdress that looked like horns and the sun.
• The wife of Horus.
• Has a temple at Dendera.
• The God of the sky.
• Appeared as a man with a hawk’s head.
• Also known as ‘the one far above’.
• The son of Osiris and Isis.
• Chosen to be the ruler of the living, and protected the pharaoh.
• People believed that the pharaoh was the ‘living’ Horus.
• Has a temple at Edfu.
• A protective Goddess with magical powers.
• Appeared as a woman with a throne-shaped headdress.
• The wife of Osiris and mother of Horus.
• People used to wear an amulet called the ‘Isis knot’ for protection.
• Has a temple at Philae.
• The God of creation, rebirth and the movement of the sun.
• Appeared as a man with a scarab beetle’s head.
• People believed the scarab beetle was sacred, because they seemed to appear out of nowhere, just as the Gods did.
• A creator God and the God of inundation.
• Appeared as man with a ram’s head.
• People believed that he created people from mud found in the Nile river.
• The Goddess of truth, harmony and justice.
• Appeared as a woman with a feather on her head.
• Daughter of Ra.
• People believed she kept the Earth in balance.
• A protective Goddess of the dead.
• Appeared as a woman with a headdress that featured her name in hieroglyphs.
• Sister of Isis and Osiris.
• Her image was often shown on coffins.
• Known as the ‘waters of chaos’.
• Appeared as a man carrying bark.
• People believed that Nun was the first landmass. Before this, the Earth was just water.
• Believed to be responsible for the ‘chaos’ at the edges of the universe.
• The Goddess of the sky.
• Appeared as a woman with a dress decorated in stars, who arched her body across the sky.
• The wife of the Earth God, Geb.
• People believed that each night, she would swallow the sun God Ra, and then give birth to him again each morning.
• The God of the dead and resurrection, and the ruler of the underworld.
• Appeared as a mummified man with a feathered headdress.
• The husband of Isis.
• Has a temple at Abydos.
• The God of craftsmen and architects.
• Appeared as a man in a white cloak, carrying a staff.
• Husband of Sekhmet.
• The Sun God, and the most important God of Ancient Egypt.
• Appeared as a man with a hawk’s head and a sun-disk headdress.
• People believed he was swallowed by Nut each night and then reborn every morning.
• He sailed through the sky on a boat called the Barque of Millions of Years.
• During the night, people believed Ra sailed through the underworld.
• The Goddess of harvest and nourishment.
• Appeared as a woman with the head of a cobra.
• People believed that she brought the harvest each year.
• The Goddess of war and fire.
• Appeared as woman with the head of a lioness.
• Also known as the ‘powerful one’.
• People believed that her breath created the desert.
• Sekhmet protected people when they went to war.
• The Goddess of writing and measurement.
• Appeared as a woman with a star headdress and a leopard skin dress.
• People believed that it was her job to record how long the pharaoh had reigned.
• The God of chaos.
• Appeared as a man with an unidentified animal’s head.
• Brother of Osiris (who he murdered) and Isis.
• Believed to be a threat to the universe.
• The God of the air.
• Appeared as a man with a feathered headdress.
• People believed that it was Shu’s job to hold up the sky Goddess, Nut, to keep her separated from the Earth.
• The God of wisdom.
• Also known as the ‘knowing one’.
• Travelled alongside the sun God, Ra, and carried a papyrus that represented intellectual achievement.
• The God of the Nile River.
• Appeared as man with the head of a crocodile.
• Temples built to honor Sobek had crocodiles in their pools.
• Believed to be quite an aggressive God.
• A protector Goddess who looked after pregnant women and childbirth.
• Appeared as a lion with a hippopotamus’ head, a crocodile’s tail and a pregnant stomach.
• People often work amulets that looked like Tawaret.
• The Goddess of moisture.
• Appeared as a woman with the head of a lioness.
• Mother of Nut, the sky Goddess, and Geb, the Earth God.
• Believed to be responsible for rain, dew and water.
• The God of knowledge and writing.
• Appeared as a man with the head of an ibis, carrying a writing board.
• People believed that Thoth created hieroglyphics.
Ancient Egyptian Gods & Goddesses Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Ancient Egyptian Gods & Goddesses Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about The Ancient Egyptians (from around 3000BC to 30BC) who worshipped many different Gods and Goddesses, known as deities.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses Facts
- The Story of the Beginning
- Mix & Match: Gods & Goddesses
- Famous Pharaohs
- Ancient Egyptian Artifacts
- Anubis: Egyptian Mummification
- The Ennead of Heliopolis
- Mythology and Religion
- Egyptian Facts and Myths
- Animal Heads: Symbols and Meanings
- Ancient Influence
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