Anhur, “Bringer of the Distant One”

I just wanted to say that some view this as a God and others see it as a form or aspect of Shu. I see it as the second.

Acknowledge that I’m writing from what I’ve searched under the internet, and had written in my studies book. So.. I don’t have the sources, but I wanted to let you know that there ARE sources. I just don’t have the links and such. Sometimes I use Henadology. Other times I use Wikipedia. Many times the book: The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson. But I always put the name on Google and search about The name on many websites.
Acknowledge as well, that I may be wrong, and, if it happens, let me know!!

Thank you. Let’s start:

 

Anhur, most known by His greek name Onuris, meaning “(One Who) Leads Back the Distant One”, was a god of war.

His name meaning is based on His myth where it has been said that He traveled to Nubia to bring back His leonine consort, Mehit, in this myth He parallels Shu who was also considered to have brought back the fearsome “eye” as His own consort, Tefnut.

Remember when I said He was a god of war?? This comes from His myth where He hunted and slew the enemies of His father, Ra. His epithet in this form is “Slayer of Enemies”.

Other epithet of His is “Sky-Bearer”. He is depicted as a standing god, bearded and with a short wig surmounted by a uraeus and either 2 or 4 tall plumes.

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Amunet, “the Female Hidden One”

I just wanted to say that some view this as a Goddess and others see it as a form or aspect of Mut. Why? Because Amunet was the consort of Amun, guess what?, Mut was His consort, as well.. I see Her as an aspect of Mut. But anyway, I’ll talk about Her.

Acknowledge that I’m writing from what I’ve searched under the internet, and had written in my studies book. So.. I don’t have the sources, but I wanted to let you know that there ARE sources. I just don’t have the links and such. Sometimes I use Henadology. Other times I use Wikipedia. Many times the book: The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson. But I always put the name on Google and search about The name on many websites.
Acknowledge as well, that I may be wrong, and, if it happens, let me know!!

Thank you. Let’s start:

 

Amunet, or even Amonet or Amaunet, meaning “the Female Hidden One”, was literally the female Amun, His female form, Amunet. Remember what I said about Amun belonging to the Ogdoad of Hermiopolis?? Well, Amunet belongs there, as well, because there were 4 couples and the couple that I’m talking about is Amun and Amunet, both representing the invisible.

According to some myths, She gave birth to Ra, and by this, She may have given birth to Her own consort, Amun, in His form as Amun-Ra, of course.

She is a goddess of air, as well.. By that She is depicted as a woman with and ostrich feather on top of Her head:

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Amun, “the Hidden One”

Comparing to the past names, this was, for now, the one which I found the most information. And.. that’s good hehe

Acknowledge that I’m writing from what I’ve searched under the internet, and had written in my studies book. So.. I don’t have the sources, but I wanted to let you know that there ARE sources. I just don’t have the links and such. Sometimes I use Henadology. Other times I use Wikipedia. Many times the book: The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson. But I always put the name on Google and search about The name on many websites.
Acknowledge as well, that I may be wrong, and, if it happens, let me know!!

Thank you. Let’s start:

 

Amun, or even Amon or Amen, meaning “the Hidden One”, was one of the eight Gods and Goddesses that formed the Ogdoad of Hermopolis. He and Amunet, his consort, were the invisible part on the Ogdoad. However, in the Middle Kingdom, He was adopted in Thebes as the king of the Gods with Mut, his consort. Amunet is a form of Mut for many, for others they’re two goddesses completely different, I will tell you more about it on the next post of the next deity, Amunet. He and Mut, had Khonsu, a moon god. Also Amun was also adopted in the Ennead, when He merged with Ra to become Amun-Ra.

I’m going to talk about some of His forms and add some of His epithets.

  • First I wanted to let you know of a Epithet of Him that has to do with all others, and this is: Amun asha renu “Rich in Names”;
  • “Hidden One” and “Mysterious of Form”, a concealed god:
    This is His form on the Ogdoad. This aspects were primary to His nature;
  • Amun kematef “Amun Who Has Completed His Moment” and “Self-Created One”, a creator and primeval god:
    There is a myth that He was self-created, that he was born from Himself, He does not have parents. Also, this is another form of Him on the Ogdoad, because all Gods and Goddesses of the Ogdoad were self-created and each one of the couples had their meaning;
  • Amun kamutef “Bull of His Mother”, a fertility god, Amun-Min:
    Ithyphallic form of Him. In this form he conveys the sexual energy of the bull, and, by this, He and Min merged creating Amun-Min.
  • Amun-Re nesu netcheru “Amun-Ra, king of the Gods”, king of the Gods:
    “Lord of the Thrones of the Two Lands”, Amun, which is the concealed, merges with Ra, which is the visible sun, forming Amun-Ra.
  • Other epithets should be “Lord of the Limit”, “Eldest of the Gods of the Eastern Sky”, “that which is concealde”, and many more..

He was also a god of air.

“As god of air, Amun came to be associated with the breath of life, which created the ba, particularly in Thebes. By the First Intermediate Period this had led to him being thought of, in these areas, as the creator god, titled father of the gods, preceding the Ogdoad, although also part of it.”

Wepwawet Wiki http://wepwawet.org/wiki/index.php?title=Amen

In the Ogdoad the male deities were represented with a frog head, and so, Amun was depicted in this form when He was with the Ogdoad.

“The sacred animal of Amun was originally the Goose, and like Geb, he was sometimes known as the “Great Cackler”. Later, Amun was more closely associated with the Ram, a symbol of fertility. At various times he also sometimes appears as a man with the head of a frog, the head of a uraeus, the head of a crocodile, or as an ape. However, when depicted as a king, he wears the crown of two plumes, a symbol borrowed from Min, and often sits on a throne. In this form, he is one of nine deities who compose the company of gods of Amen-Ra”

Tour Egypt site http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/amun-re.htm

He is depicted anthropomorphically with two plumes above His head and with an ankh and a was spectre. Here I leave His image.

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Ammit, “Devourer of the Dead”

First, for me this is not a Goddess (Name of Netjer), this is a Netjeri, in this case, a helper in the Duat (Underworld). However there are people that say that Ammit is a Goddess, and I understand these people, actually is a lot like a Goddess, but I just see it as a Netjeri. I found more on this name than the other two haha

Acknowledge that I’m writing from what I’ve searched under the internet, and had written in my studies book. So.. I don’t have the sources, but I wanted to let you know that there ARE sources. I just don’t have the links and such. Sometimes I use Henadology. Other times I use Wikipedia. Many times the book: The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson. But I always put the name on Google and search about The name on many websites.
Acknowledge as well, that I may be wrong, and, if it happens, let me know!!

Thank you. Let’s start:

 

Ammit or Ammut, meaning “Devourer of the Dead” or just “devourer”, was a Goddess (for some), and/or an helper in the Duat, for others, as I mentioned.

Whether you see it as a Goddess or as a helper in the Duat, or as both, this is for YOU.

Ammit is the personification of the divine retribution for all the bad done in life. She lived in the Duat, to be specific, in the Hall of Ma’at where the dead went to know if it was granted the afterlife or not. How so? Well, by the Weighting of the Heart, of course!! And you ask me: what is that?? Well.. in the Hall of Ma’at there is scales, and in one side Yinepu (Anubis) had to put the feather of Ma’at, the feather of truth. In the other side He had to put the heart of the dead (the egyptians believed this was where the soul lived), if one had done too many good things in life it was granted the afterlife (this seen by the heart being lighter than the feather), but if one had done bad things for the heart to be heavier than the feather, Ammit would eat their heart and soul. In other versions of the myth, Ammit would eat the body, as well.

“She was also known as the ‘Dweller in Amenta’ or the ‘Devourer of Amenta’, the place where the sun sets. Amenta, as used by the Egyptians, was applied to the west bank of the Nile – Egyptian cemeteries and funerary places were all on the west. To the Egyptians, west was a direction linked to death. Amenta was also the name of the underworld – the place where Ra traveled during the night. Ammut, therefore, was not only a demoness of death, but a demoness of the underworld. In at least one papyrus, Ammut was depicted as crouching beside the lake of fire in the infernal regions of the underworld!”

Tour Egypt site, http://www.touregypt.net/godsofegypt/ammut.htm

 

“Ammit was never worshipped, and was not strictly a goddess, but her image was thought to ward off evil. She was the personification of all that the ancient Egyptians feared and a reminder to live by the principles of Maat. Although she was referred to as a demon, she was in reality a force for order. Moreover, each person was at least given the chance to defend their life before being consigned to eternal damnation.”

Ancient Egypt Online site, http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/ammit.html

She was depicted as the three animals that was considered the largest “man-eating” animals. This was a crocodile (Her head), a lion (Her upper body) and a hippopotamus (Her lower body). Here I leave Her image.

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I want to leave as well a artwork of Her eating a body:

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Amentet, “She of the West”

To continue.. Actually I didn’t find a lot about this Goddess, and, for me and for many (maybe in the Kemetic Orthodoxy view, as well), Amentet will not be a Goddess but a epithet of Hethert.

Acknowledge that I’m writing from what I’ve searched under the internet, and had written in my studies book. So.. I don’t have the sources, but I wanted to let you know that there ARE sources. I just don’t have the links and such. Sometimes I use Henadology. Other times I use Wikipedia. Many times the book: The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson. But I always put the name on Google and search about The name on many websites.
Acknowledge as well, that I may be wrong, and, if it happens, let me know!!

Thank you. Let’s start:

 

Amentet or Imentet, meaning “She of the West”, was a Goddess (for some), and a epithet (for others and for me, as well..) of Hethert, as I already mention.

But I’ll talk about Her role, whether as Goddess, whether as the epithet.

She was the personification of the West (be aware that the Egyptians refered to the West both as Underworld and as the West itself). She wecolmed the deceased in the underworld, and was also considered a fertility and rebirth Goddess, by this means, when the deceased came in to the underworld, She offered them water and food, to help regenerate their spirits.

It has been told that She lived in a tree looking out to the entrance of the Underworld, to help and receive the dead. She is depicted with the symbol of the West in Her head, and, with a spectre and/or and ankh in Her hand/s.

Below I’ll show Her. In the first image is Hethert, in Her form of Amentet. The second doesn’t offer quality but is meant to be Her. She is the one on the left.

Aker, “Bender”

So.. To start my research I have already some things, but there are not too much, about this Name. Actually there is too little information on this Name. And I think I resume it well. I could make more text and such, but this is the basic, and, what I know about Him, with the little I found.

Acknowledge that I’m writing from what I’ve searched under the internet, and had written in my studies book. So.. I don’t have the sources, but I wanted to let you know that there ARE sources. I just don’t have the links and such. Sometimes I use Henadology. Other times I use Wikipedia. Many times the book: The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson. But I always put the name on Google and search about The name on many websites.
Acknowledge as well, that I may be wrong, and, if it happens, let me know!!

Thank you. Let’s start:

 

Aker, meaning “Bender” or “(one) who bends”, was an earth God (one before Geb), and was also the deification of the horizon. He was a guardian of the gates to the underworld.

He protected Ra during His daily trip into the underworld, and He defeated Him, as well, from the chaos serpent, Apep, and, by this myth, the egyptians believed that He could cure any snake bite.

Overall, He is an protective deity. His statue was used in temples and such to ward off evil spirtis. The Greeks called it sphinxes.
His symbol is two lions back-to-back to each other, and, in between them there is a hieroglyph for the horizon, with two montains and a sun. These lions were known as the Yesterday and the Today. The Past and the Present. I leave to you His symbol down here.

That’s all, I do think! Hope you enjoyed it!

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Egyptian Deities

A list of the Egyptian Deities (A-Z), and the links on to my researches to each one of Them. In it I will include the Gods (Names of Netjer) and the helpers or other spirits (Netjeri), such as Ammit, Four Sons of Heru, and so…

aka. – also known as.
Acknowledge that this list may be incomplete, as it is the Gods (Names of Netjer) or Netjeri that I heard about, and Egypt had about 2000 or something like that. Acknowledge also that the Deities were known by many names, so not all may be included here. By this ackowledgements you need to know that I may update the list, with informations I receive.

Thank you.

The list:

  • Aker;
  • Amentet (aka. Imentet);
  • Ammit (aka. Ammut);
  • Amun (aka. Amon, Amen);
  • Amunet (aka. Amaunet, Amonet);
  • Anhur (aka. Onuris);
  • Anput (aka. Anupet, Yineput or Input);
  • Anuket (aka. Anukis);
  • Apep (aka. Apophis);
  • Apis (aka. Hapis, not to be confused with Hapi (Nile God), nor Hapi (son of Heru));
  • Arsaphes (aka. Heryshaf or Herishef);
  • Aset (aka. Isis or Ast);
  • Aten (aka. Aton);
  • Babi (aka. Baba);
  • Banebdjedet;
  • Bast (aka. Bastet);
  • Bat;
  • Bes;
  • Beset;
  • Buchis;
  • Djehuty (aka. Thoth);
  • Duamutef (son of Heru);
  • Dunanwy;
  • Geb;
  • Ha;
  • Hapi (aka. Hapy, not to be confused with Apis, nor Hapi (son of Heru));
  • Hapi (aka. Hapy, not to be confused with Apis, nor Hapi (Nile God));
  • Hatmehyt (aka. Hatmehit);
  • Hauhet;
  • Hededyt (aka. Hedetet);
  • Heh;
  • Heka;
  • Hemen;
  • Henet (aka. Henut);
  • Heqet (aka. Heket);
  • Heru (aka. Horus, some forms: Heru-sa-aset, Heru-wer, and such);
  • Hesat (aka. Hesis);
  • Hethert (aka. Hathor);
  • Horit;
  • Hu;
  • Iah (aka. Yah or Aah);
  • Ihy;
  • Imsety (son of Heru);
  • Ipy;
  • Iunyt;
  • Iusaas (aka. Iusaaset);
  • Kauket;
  • Kebehwet (aka. Kebechet);
  • Kebehsenuef (son of Heru);
  • Kek;
  • Khensut;
  • Khepera (aka. Khepri);
  • Kherty;
  • Khnum;
  • Khonsu;
  • Ma’at (aka. Maat or Ma’et);
  • Mafdet;
  • Mahaf;
  • Mehen;
  • Mehenyt;
  • Mehet-Weret;
  • Mehyt  (aka. Mehit);
  • Menhyt (aka. Menhit);
  • Meret;
  • Meretseger;
  • Meskhenet;
  • Mestjet;
  • Mihos (aka. Maahes);
  • Min;
  • Mnevis;
  • Montu;
  • Mut;
  • Naunet;
  • Nebthet (aka. Nephthys);
  • Nefertum (aka. Nefertem);
  • Nehebkau (aka. Nehebu-kau);
  • Nehmetaway;
  • Nehy (aka. Neheh);
  • Neith (aka. Net);
  • Nekhbet;
  • Nemty (aka. Anty or Anty);
  • Nepry (aka. Neper);
  • Nu (aka. Nun);
  • Nut;
  • Pakhet;
  • Ptah;
  • Qadesh (aka. Qetesh);
  • Ra (aka. Re);
  • Raet (aka. Raettway or Raet-Tawy);
  • Renenutet;
  • Repyt (aka. Triphis);
  • Reret;
  • Sah;
  • Satis (aka. Satet);
  • Sekhet;
  • Sekhmet;
  • Serket (aka. Serqet);
  • Seshat;
  • Set (aka. Seth or Sutekh);
  • Shai;
  • Shed;
  • Shesmetet;
  • Shesmu (aka. Shezmu);
  • Shu;
  • Sia;
  • Sobek (aka. Sebek);
  • Sokar (aka. Seker);
  • Sopdet (aka. Sothis);
  • Soped (aka. Sopdu);
  • Tabithet (aka. Ta-Bitjet);
  • Tapshay;
  • Tatenen;
  • Tawertet;
  • Tayet;
  • Tefnut (aka. Tefenet);
  • Tem (aka. Atum);
  • Tjenenet (aka. Tenenet);
  • Tutu;
  • Wadjet (aka. Uadjet);
  • Wadj-wer;
  • Wedjarenes;
  • Wekh;
  • Weneg;
  • Wenpy;
  • Wenut (aka. Unut);
  • Wenty;
  • Wepwawet;
  • Werethekau (Goddess or just a epithet of Aset, for me, just the epithet, but I see that some people consider it a Goddess);
  • Wesir (aka. Osiris);
  • Wosret;
  • Yinepu (aka. Anubis, Anpu or Anup).

You may also know that the Egyptians had also foreign Gods and Goddesses that came from Nubia, Levant, and so..

Acknowledge that I may be wrong, but from what I searched these are foreign gods worshiped in Egypt.

This list of foreign Gods and Goddesses worshiped in Egypt:

  • Anat;
  • Apedemak;
  • Arensnuphis;
  • Ash,
  • Astarte (aka. Ishtar);
  • Ba’al (aka. Baal);
  • Ba’alat Gebal;
  • Dedwen (aka. Dedun);
  • Mandulis;
  • Reshep;
  • Serapis;
  • Yamm (aka. Yam).

And.. The Egyptians had, what we may call heroes, like Imhotep or Amenhotep, son of Hapu. But, I didn’t put these here to confuse haha And because, I don’t have much information on those.

If I forgot any deity that you know and isn’t here, please let me know!! Thank you.