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Akhenaten

Akhenaten  

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(14th century bc)Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (1379–1362bc). The husband of Nefertiti, he came to the throne as Amenhotep IV, and after six years introduced the monotheistic solar cult of ...
Amen

Amen  

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[Di]God of Thebes in Upper Egypt who came to prominence during the rise of the Theban dynasties in the Middle and New Kingdoms. Though represented in human form, he is associated with the ram, and ...
Amun

Amun  

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A supreme god of the ancient Egyptians, identified with the sun god Ra, and in Greek and Roman times with Zeus. As a national god of Egypt he was associated in a triad with Mut and Khonsu. A variant ...
Anat

Anat  

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[Di]Syrian war goddess worshipped in Egypt.
Atum

Atum  

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[Di]Egyptian god, one of the great creator gods of Egypt. Main cult centre Heliopolis, but worshipped all over Egypt. Always represented in human form as a man leaning on a stick. An ancient god who ...
Atum-Re

Atum-Re  

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Atum-Re is one of the many combinations of high gods in Egyptian mythology. For some Egyptians the mutual assimilation of Atum and the solar god Re (Ra) represented the setting sun.[...]
Egyptian deities

Egyptian deities  

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The Graeco‐Roman view of Egyptian religion is sharply fissured. Many writers of all periods, and probably most individuals, found in the Egyptians' worship of animals a polemical contrast to their ...
Egyptian flood

Egyptian flood  

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The Egyptian flood story resembles the Mesopotamian and Genesis flood stories in that it depicts the evil of an ungrateful humankind, the punishment for that evil, and the saving of ...
High god

High god  

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“High god” is a term commonly used to indicate the head gods, such as Re, Amun-Re, Atum, Atum-Re, and Ptah, in the various Egyptian as well as other pantheons.
Horus

Horus  

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[Di]Egyptian falcon god of Edfu, where he is called Horus the Behdetite. He is usually depicted as a hawk‐headed man. The royal god par excellence, since the ruler of the day was considered to be ...
Isis

Isis  

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In Egyptian mythology, a goddess of fertility, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Her worship spread to western Asia, Greece, and Rome, where she was identified with various local goddesses, and ...
Maat

Maat  

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In Egyptian mythology, the goddess of truth, justice, and cosmic order, daughter of Ra. She is depicted as a young and beautiful woman, standing or seated, with a feather on her head.
Neith Creates Light from Her Eyes

Neith Creates Light from Her Eyes  

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(Egypt)Neith (Net) was the mother goddess, the national goddess of Lower Egypt, a great hunter whose symbol was a crossed bow and arrows. She always had a separate existence, was never paired with ...
Nut Bears Ra, Who Returns to Her Body Each Day

Nut Bears Ra, Who Returns to Her Body Each Day  

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(Egypt)Nut is the sky goddess.Nut spans the heavens, is the one who ascended from the primal waters, who gave birth to the earth. She gave birth to Ra, the sun, who returns each day to her body and ...
Osiris, Killed by Set, Is Resurrected by Isis

Osiris, Killed by Set, Is Resurrected by Isis  

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God's Rebirth Prefigures Man's Rebirth.The two sides of God during the period of creation are frequently represented by antithetical characters—portrayed, for example, by the children of God (see: ...
Ra

Ra   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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In Egyptian mythology, Sun god of Heliopolis and lord of the dead. He sailed his sun boat across the

Ra

Ra   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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[Di] The supreme god of ancient Egypt who takes the form of the sun and is closely connected with the king. Head of the Ennead of Heliopolis. His dead form is represented as a ... More
Ra

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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in Egyptian mythology, the sun god, the supreme Egyptian deity, worshipped as the creator of all life and typically portrayed with a falcon's head bearing the solar disc. He appears ... More
Ra, Enclosed in the Bud of a Lotus

Ra, Enclosed in the Bud of a Lotus (Egypt)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of African Mythology

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2002

Ra (Re), the creator and supreme being, is the sun, sovereign lord of the sky. His principal sanctuary is at

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Re (West Asia)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of World Mythology

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Heliopolis was the cult centre for Re, or Ra, the sun god. Such was his authority that he appears in

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