Ancient Egypt Mythology
Egyptian mythology is very versatile and rich in legends, worshiped gods, goddesses and other divine beings. At the beginning all Egyptians believed in the existence of an extremely strong divine power known as the “greater being” that was consisting of all elements and materials fire, water, earth, light etc. Initially there were four Egyptian gods, but their name varied from one territory to another. All things creators were considered to be Re- known as the god of sun, Ptah or Osiris- earth gods, Amon-usually being associated with the god of wind and Aten or Khnum. The heavens also had three names all depending on with version of mythology you are studying: Horus, Bath and Hator. Egyptians believed in many other gods, each having it’s meaning in power: Amaunet – it is used to say that this goddess represents a female counterpart of Amon. Anuket – a goddess that usually was represented or drawn as a gazelle. Hathor – always represented as a cow this was the goddess of dancing, alcohol and love. Horus – known as the Falcon-God ruler of the sky and day. Isis – an important being in Egyptian mythology known as the mother of Horus, later being worshiped in Roman Empire as well. Khonsu – the Moon-God, a very important and powerful god worshiped by Egyptians Sekhmet – the goddess of sickness and wars Seth- the god that represents the confusion and evil; known as the ruler of foreign lands. Shu – worshiped as one of the ancient gods and the bearer of the heaven. Thoth – represented as a baboon it was considered that Toth was the deity of wisdom. Serapis – the equivalent of Zeus from Greek mythology.