Who was the most important god?
Horus. One of the most important ancient Egyptian gods was the son of Osiris and Isis. According to the famous myth, he revenged his father's murder and killed his uncle Seth by which he established himself as the new king of Egypt.
- So Poseidon was chosen as the sea god. And he did not give his throne to Zeus, as he never had one. Zeus singlehandedly dethroned Kronos, and was the most powerful of all the Greek gods.
- Odin (Old Norse: Óðinn) is the most powerful and wisest god. Odin is the Allfather of the Norse gods and the ruler of Asgard. Thor (Old Norse: Þórr, Thórr) is Odin's youngest son and the second most powerful god. He is the god of thunder, master of the weather and the strongest warrior.
- Lets' view at the surface to the top 10 worshipped ancient gods of Egyptian Civilization.
- AMUN-Ra “The Hidden One”
- MUT “The Mother Goddess”
- OSIRIS “The King of Living”
- ANUBIS “The Divine Embalmer”
- RA “The God of Sun & Radiance”
- HORUS “God of Vengeance”
- THOTH “God of Knowledge and Wisdom”
- HATHOR “Goddess of Motherhood”
There were over 2,000 names of gods in Ancient Egypt. Some images of Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses show them with a human body and the head of a bird or an animal. Animals were chosen to represent the powers of the god. Bastet was the Goddess of Protection of joy, love, pleasure and pregnant woman.
- Shu was the husband of Tefnut and the father of Nut and Geb. He and his wife were the first gods created by Atum. Shu was the god of the air and sunlight or, more precisely, dry air and his wife represented moisture.
- Osiris was the brother/husband of Isis, and the brother of Nepthys and Seth. He was also the father of Horus. As well as being a god of the dead, Osiris was a god of resurrection and fertility. In fact, the ancient Egyptians believed that Osiris gave them the gift of barley, one of their most important crops.
The Pharaoh was already seen as the embodiment of Horus and so the two gods became linked, sometimes as the composite deity Ra-Horakhty ("Ra (is) Horus of the Horizon"). Ra also came to be associated with Atum (the creator god of the Ennead in Heliopolis) as Atum-Ra.
- And while the c15th-century BC Hatshepsut ruled as a pharaoh in her own right, she is still often regarded as the exception that proves the rule – even though the evidence suggests there were at the very least seven female pharaohs, including Nefertiti and the great Cleopatra.
- The Ancient Egyptians held cats in the highest esteem, the penalties for injuring or killing a cat were severe. They worshipped a Cat Goddess, often represented as half feline, half woman, whom they called Bastet. The main center for the worship of Bastet was in northern Egypt at the city of Bubastis.
- The Ennead or Great Ennead was a group of nine deities in Egyptian mythology worshiped at Heliopolis: the sun god Atum; his children Shu and Tefnut; their children Geb and Nut; and their children Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephthys. The Ennead sometimes includes the son of Osiris and Isis, Horus.
Updated: 2nd October 2019