Among the many ancient Egyptian deities, these were the most important and respected by the people.
The ancient Egyptians created a pantheon full of deities that represented every aspect of life and death and explained in a simple way every phenomenon that happened in ancient times. But among all these gods, some stand out above the rest and were the most adored and feared by the people.
Anubis, the God of the Underworld
Often depicted as an anthropomorphic jackal, Anubis was the god of the afterlife who accompanied the soul on the out-of-body journey and transported the spirits to Osiris, before whom the heart of the dead was weighed awaiting confirmation or denial of eternal life.
Osiris, the God of Death
According to ancient Egyptian mythology, Osiris was the king of Egypt until he was killed and dismembered by his brother Seth, but he was brought back to life by the magic of Isis and Nephthys. Since then, he became the God of Death and is also the most popular of the ancient Egyptian gods.
Isis, the Goddess of the Moon
Sister and wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, she is associated with fertility, magic, and the Moon. The people invoked her in healing spells, but Isis was even more prominent in funeral rites and magical texts.
Seth, God of Violence
As in the case of Anubis, Seth is often depicted as an anthropomorphic jackal. Chaos, violence, the dangers of the desert, and storms are linked to him. In addition, Seth is remembered for having killed his brother Osiris to take his place, although he was later defeated by Horus.
Horus, God of the Sky
This god is usually represented as a falcon or an anthropomorphic falcon. Horus is the son of Isis, who managed to conceive a son of Osiris after resurrecting him. He was tutored by Thoth, the god of wisdom, until he came of age, when he faced Seth to reclaim his father’s throne from him. He is one of the most popular ancient Egyptian gods in the world.
Amun-Ra, King of the Gods
Originally, the cult of Amun was limited to the city of Thebes, but it achieved such fame throughout the kingdom that its figure was superimposed on that of Ra, the sun, thus becoming Amun-Ra. He was called the King of the Gods, and his cult became a monotheistic religion.