The Gods of Egypt

Name

Responsibility

Form or Sacred Animal

Aker

Earth-god helper of the dead

Two lion heads
Amon

Wind-god God of Thebes Helper of the pious

Human (ram and goose sacred)
Anubis

Glorifier of the dead

Jackal-headed, black skinned
Apis

Ensures fertility

Bull
Aton

Sun-god

 
Atum

Primordial creature-god

Serpent-human
Bes

Protection at birth Dispenser of virility

Group of demons
Edjo

Goddess of Delta/Lower Egypt

Uraeus serpent
Geb

Earth-god Consort of nut Begetter of Osiris

Human
Hathor

Sky-goddess Goddess of love, dance, alcohol

Cow
Heket

Primordial goddess

Frog
Horus

Sky-god

Falcon
Isis

Goddess of life, healing Daughter of Geb Consort/sister of Osiris Mother of Horus

Human
Khepri

Primordial god Rising sun

Scarabaeus
Khnum

Giver of the Nile Creator of mankind

Human with ram’s head
Khons

Moon-god

Human
Maat

Justice Daughter of Ra

Human
Meskhenet

Goddess protector of newborns and of destiny

 
Min

God of virility and reproduction

 
Mut

"Eye of the sun," consort of Amon

Vulture or human
Nekhbet

Goddess of Upper Egypt

 
Nut

Sky-goddess Consort of Geb Mother of Osiris and Seth Mother of heavenly bodies

 
Osiris

Dead Pharaohs * Ruler of dead, life, vegetation

 
Ptah

Creator-god * Lord of artisans

 
Ra

God of sun, earth and sky Father of Maat National god

Human with falcon head
Sekhmet

Goddess of war and sickness

Human with lion head
Selket

Guardian of life Protector of dead

Scorpion
Seahat

Goddess of writing and books

 
Seth

God of chaos, desert and storm, crops Brother of Osiris

 
Shu

God of air, bearer of heaven

 
Sobek

Creator-god

Crocodile
Sothis

God of Nile floodwaters

 
Thermuthis

Goddess of fertility and harvest; fate

Serpent
Thoth

God of wisdom, moon, chronology Messenger of gods

Ibis or Baboon
Thoueris

Goddess of fertility and women in labor

Hippopotamus
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