Wisdom and Archetypes of Egyptian Deities



Anubis


Anubis is the jackal-headed or dog-headed god of the underworld, associated with mummification and the afterlife. He may be a son of God Ra, Osiris or Set. He is the funerary god of the Egyptian pantheon. In Egyptian culture dead was seen as a transition rather than en end. Anubis stands next to the scale that weights the heart to determine whether the dead should be blessed or damned.


Bast - Goddess of Play

Bast is an Egyptian Goddess often portrayed as Cat or a woman with head of a cat. She is a goddess of play, pleasure, joy, dance, health and healing, the moon and the cats. She is also a Goddess of fertility and family. Together with the sister Sekmet she is representation of the Sun. Bast or earlier Basket is the life-giving, pleasurable aspect.


Geb

Geb is another creator God, he is considered a husband and a brother to Nut. He is father of Osiris, Isis and Set. He is the god of the Earth and of healing. He is said to have laid the egg from which the world sprang. He is often portrayed in crocodile form.


Hathor - Goddess of Pleasure


Hathor is an Ancient Egyptian Goddess of creation and bodily pleasure. She is a sky goddess is often portrayed with cow horns and sun disc on her head, or as a winged cow. She is a consort of Sun God Horus and daughter of Sun God Ra. She is a goddess of fertility and femininity and it is said she has been present at birth of every child and revealed its destiny. She was a consort of many Egyptian Gods, and mother of their sons. As a birth and dead Goddess, she is a creator of body in which an immortal soul resides. She is also a patron of all bodily pleasures through all our senses - sound, touch, dance, music, love and art. She has been worshiped for over 3000 years, but is overshadowed by Isis and Nut.


Horus

Horus is a sky god who inhabits the body of the living pharaoh. He is usually depicted as a man with a falcon's head. His symbol is the Eye of Horus, he is also connected


Isis - Goddess of Mothering and Rebirth