Egyptian Mythology - Ancient Gods and Goddesses of the World
Table of Contents
Ancient Egyptian Mythology: An Overview
The Creation of the Universe and the Earth
Major Gods and Goddesses
Nun and Neith
The Benben Stone, Atum, and the Bennu (Phoenix)
Apep and Sobek
The first family of deities: Shu, Tefnut, Geb, and Nut
The Children of Geb and Nut: Osiris, Her-Ur (Horus the Elder), Set, Isis, and Nephtys
Heru-Ur (Horus the Elder)
The Eye of Horus and Ra
The Vatican Obelisk
Ancient Egypt is one of the most prominent civilizations in history. The ancient pyramids alone have captivated scientists, historians, and globetrotters for centuries. This country developed one of the most advanced civilizations that have passed on a rich trove of marvelous works and invaluable knowledge to succeeding generations. Exceedingly bountiful indeed, that to this day, much of the pyramids remain subject for further scientific exploration.
For the inquisitive mind, it is worth taking note that Egypt also appears in the Bible. Perhaps the most well-known passages are those within the stories of Jacob and Moses. However, the tie that binds the two nations and major world religions, reaches as far back as to Abraham.
The Islam Prophet Ishmael was the first-born of Abraham, to Hagar. Sarah, Abraham’s first wife, could not bear children and offered her Egyptian servant to him.