Egyptian Gods And Goddesses Research Paper

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The most important Egyptian deity was the Sun, which carried many names with various interpretations, often very diverse. For instance, the rising Sun was often called Khepri, (a big scarab, who rolled the Sun as if it was a giant ball), when the Sun was at its zenith it was called Ra, while the setting Sun was called Atum. The author Veronica Ions states that there are various gods and goddesses that were important part of the Egyptian mythology, but she the following deities can be considered the most essential, because of their unique appearance and significance: the god of the Sun Ra, the god of the underworld Osiris, Isis, his wife and the goddess of marriage, love and life, Seth, the god of wind, storm and drought. These are the gods that can be considered very diverse because of their appearance, their often had the faces of animals, with the exception of Osiris,…show more content…
For example, the most important Egyptian god Ra, was depicted as a man with hawk head and headdress with a sun disk. It was believed that Ra was swallowed every night by the goddess Nut and was reborn every morning. During the night he wandered through the underworld and had the appearance of a man with the head of a ram. Some gods, however, had the appearance that was more man-like, though very unusual, for instance, the god of the dead, resurrection and fertility Osiris had the appearance of a mummified man, wearing a white cone-like headdress with feathers. Osiris was also the god of the underworld and one of the most significant gods to ancient Egyptian people, for instance, he was believed to have provided them with barley, one of their most important crops. The goddess of marriage, love and life Isis was Osiris’s wife and she had the appearance of a woman with a

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