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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 ...
Baal

Baal  

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A male fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands and was strongly resisted by the Hebrew prophets. The name comes from Hebrew ba῾al ‘lord’.
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 ...
Ennead

Ennead  

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In the Egyptian mythology the Ennead (“the Nine”) is the name given to the pantheon of the great theological center Heliopolis. Out of the sun god Atum or Atum- Re ...
Geb

Geb  

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[Di],Egyptian god, the earth god, represented as a man. A member of the Ennead of Heliopolis, husband of Nut.
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 ...
Nut

Nut  

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[Di]Egyptian goddess, a member of the Heliopolitan Ennead, daughter of Shut and Tefnut and wife of Geb, the earth god. She personified the vault of heaven, and representations show her as a woman ...
Osiris

Osiris  

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In Egyptian mythology, a god originally connected with fertility, husband of Isis and father of Horus. He is known chiefly through the story of his death at the hands of his brother Seth and his ...
Ra

Ra  

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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 travelling in his ...
Red God

Red God  

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[Di]Egyptian god. See Seth.
Shu

Shu  

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[Di]Egyptian god of the air, son of Atum. He and Tefnut were the first pair of the Heliopolitan Ennead. Shu was represented as a man with arms raised above his head holding up Nut, the sky goddess, ...
Sobek

Sobek  

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[Di]Egyptian god, the crocodile god of Kom Ombo and the Fayum. Shown either as a crocodile or as a crocodile‐headed man. Worshipped wherever the River Nile presented difficulties, for example at ...
Thoth

Thoth  

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In Egyptian mythology, a moon god, the god of wisdom, justice, and writing, patron of the sciences, and messenger of Ra, identified by the Greeks with Hermes. He is most often represented in human ...
Typhon

Typhon  

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Monster and adversary of Zeus. Hesiod's Typhoeus (Theogonia 823–35) has 100 snake-heads, eyes blazing fire, and voices that cover the gamut of gods and animals. The final child (by Tartarus) ...

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