The gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt were a complex group of beings and ideas. As the culture evolved, so did many of the deities and what they represented. Here are some of the best-known gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt.
Anubis, God of Embalming and Funerals
Anubis is known as being a jackal-headed god of the dead, but he plays a significant role in the tale of Isis and Osiris. Find out why Anubis was important to the ancient Egyptians.
Bast - Egyptian Cat Goddess
Bast was a goddess of the ancient Egyptian world, and many Pagans and Wiccans still honor her today.
Geb, Egyptian God of Earth
In Egyptian mythology, Geb and his twin sister Nut play a crucial role. He is a god of the earth and all it contains. Geb is the father to many of the most important Egyptian deities.
Hathor, Egyptian Goddess of Women
Hathor was an early Egyptian goddess who embodied the sacred feminine, womanhood, and joy. Learn about Hathor and why she was important to the women of ancient Egypt.
Isis: Mother Goddess of Ancient Egypt
Isis was a great goddess of the Ancient Egyptians, and sister/consort of Osiris. She is honored today by some Pagans as the archetype of the mother and wife, and a goddess of mystery and magic.
Ma'at, Goddess of Truth and Balance
Maat was more than just a goddess of truth and harmony. She was a concept as well, and embodied all the balance between our world and the next.
Osiris - King of Egyptian Gods
Osiris was the son of earth and sky, and beloved of Isis. He is known as the god who taught mankind the secrets of civilization. Today, he is honored by some Pagans as a god of the underworld and of the harvest.
Ra, Sun God of Ancient Egypt
To the ancient Egyptians, Ra was more than just another god. He was the bringer of life and master of the heavens.
Taweret, Goddess of Fertility
Taweret was an Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility - but for a while, she was considered a demon. Read on to find out why, and learn about the importance of the hippo in Egyptian myth and legend.
Thoth - Egyptian God of Magic and Wisdom
Thoth was an Egyptian god who spoke as the tongue of Ra. Find out what's special about this ibis-headed deity of ancient Egypt, and how he factors in to the story of Isis and Osiris.