Nut- was the sky goddess whose body created a vault or canopy over the earth. Nut was the sister/wife of Geb, the god of the earth. She was also the mother of Isis, Osiris. Nepys and Seth. The ancient Egyptian believed that at the end of the day, Nut swallowed the sun-God, Ra, and gave birth to him again the next morning.

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Osiis- was the god of the dead and ruler of the underworld. Osiris was the brother and husband of Isis and the brother of Nephys and Seth. He was also the father of Horus.


Osiris
Osiris

Osiris


Ptah- was the god of craftsmen. In one creation myth, Ptah was a creator God. He spoke the words and the world came into being.


Ptah
Ptah

Ptah


Ra- was the sun god. He was the most important god of the ancient Egyptians. The ancient Egyptians also believed that he traveled through the underworld at night. In the underworld, Ra appears as a man with the head of a Ram.


Ra
Ra

Ra


Sexhmet- was the goddess of war.
Statue of Sekhmet
Statue of Sekhmet


Seshat- was the goddess of writing and measurement
Seth was the god of chaos. Seth represented everything that threatened harmony in Egypt. He was the brother of Osiris and Isis as well as the brother/husband of nephys. He murdered his brother Osiris, and then battled with his nephew Horus to be the ruler of the living. external image seshat.gif