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    Cairo

    The captial of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, the name means "the victorious city". As the region's principal commercial, administrative, and tourist centre.
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    Alexandria

    Egypt's second largest city (3.5 million people), its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea. No city in Egypt has history as rich as that of Alexandria which witnessed so many historic events and legends!
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    Luxor hosts one third of the whole monuments and antiquities of the world. Therefore, it is considered one of the most important tourism spots in Egypt and maybe in the whole world.
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    Aswan

    Aswan is the 3rd largest city in Egypt and the biggest in Upper Egypt. Aswan was the ancient Egyptians' gateway to Africa. Today Aswan is major stop for may Nile cruise ships depart from Luxor to Aswan everyday.
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    Sharm is the the jewel of Egyptian tourism industry now. The city offer some of the finest places for diving and snorkeling in the world, it offers great value for money if compared with many diving spots in the world.
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    Hurghada

    Hurghada today is a world centre for sea sports such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing. The unique offshore underwater gardens are justifiably famous amongst divers

The 30 Most Famous Egyptian Gods

Famous Egyptian Gods

 

Gods in ancient Egypt were worshipped a lot and they had many gods each associated with some specific element or quality. Below are mentioned 30 of the most famous gods of Egypt in no particular order,

Famous Egyptian Gods

  • Amun who was the King of the Egyptian gods was the greatest of the sun gods. Depictions of Amun represent him as a man with a hawk’s head with a bull’s tail hanging from his tunic.
  • God of death, Anubis is represented as either a man with a jackal’s head or as a jackal. He presided over funerals and guided the souls of the dead He also oversaw the ceremony where the gods weighed a human heart.
  • Aten, the sun god had no human shape and was illustrated as a sun disc having hands at the end of each ray.
  • Atum who is considered the oldest of the creation gods seems to have existed before anything else.
  • Bast represented the cat goddess who is represented either as a woman having a cat head or as a cat, people in ancient Egypt mummified cats in her honor.
  • Bes, the patron of art, childbirth and music was a war god. People placed Bes’ image above their headrests to ward off evil spirits.
  • Geb - God of the Earth represented the fertility of the earth.
  • Hapy, god of the Nile was considered to have created everything.
  • Hathor, the cow goddess was also a mother goddess who was represented as a cow or a woman with a cow’s head or horns.
  • Horus - The Egyptian Falcon God, was among the five Osisrains god was a man with a hawk’s head.
  • Isis - The Goddess of Fertility was also the goddess of magic, and a healing goddess.
  • Khepri, was a self created god and was the rising sun.
  • Khnum, a creator-god and the god of fertility.
  • Ma'at - The Goddess of Truth and Justice personified moral and physical law.
  • Nephthys the personification of darkness, death and decay was one of the Osirian gods.
  • Nun was the celestial waters who had no temples dedicated to him.
  • Nut - Goddess of the Sky was personified as the sky and she was the consort of Geb and also considered the mother of the Osirain gods.
  • Osiris - God of the Underworld was the god of the dead and resurrection.
  • Ptah was the god of artists and artisans and a craft-god.
  • Ra was a sun god and myths claimed that he created everything.
  • Ra Horakhty was a composite of the gods Horus and Ra.
  • Sekhmet was a lion goddess, the goddess of war and battle.
  • Seshat was the goddess of libraries and literature and the Egyptians associated her with Thoth.
  • Seth - God of Chaos was the god of darkness and evil and was one of the Osirian gods.
  • Shu was the god of air.
  • Sobek - The Crocodile God of Strength.
  • Tawaret was the hippopotamus goddess and the patroness of motherhood and childbirth.
  • Tefnut was the goddess of moisture and the consort of Shu.
  • Thoth was a moon god and the patron of the arts, hieroglyphics, science, speech and wisdom.


Gods of Egypt

Amun
Amun - King of the Gods
Throughout the history of Egypt has been an important figure
Anubis
Anubis - The God of Death
Anubis, the God of Death is among the most iconic gods
Geb
Geb - The God of the Earth
Geb who is one of the most important gods in ancient Egypt
Hathor
Hathor - The Cow Goddess

Hathor the cow goddess is among the most famous goddesses

Horus
Horus - The Egyptian Falcon God
The Egyptian falcon god, god Horus is among the most famous gods
Isis
Isis - The Goddess of Fertility
The goddess of fertility, Isis was also known as the goddess of
Ihy
Ihy - The God of Music
The Egyptian god of music, Ihy is said to have played a minor role in the mythology
Ma'at
Ma'at - The God of Justice

Ma’at often referred as a goddess is more commonly considered

Ma'at
Seth - The God of Chaos

Seth, the god of Chaos, was known to represent everything

Ra - The Sun God
Ra - The Sun God

The Sun God in ancient Egypt was primarily known as Ra

Nut - The Sky Goddess
Nut - The Sky Goddess
Nut, the sky goddess is known by a legend that her body created a vault