Ancient Egyp Gods and Godesses: From A to Z

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Anubis was the Egyptian god of embalming and the keeper of secrets. He was associated with the mummification and protection of the dead and journey to the afterlife. He was portrayed man with a jackal’s head, or in jackal form holding a flail in the crook of his arm and wearing a ribbon. In the Old Kingdom he was the most important God, where he was associated with the burial of the pharaoh. He was very important because the Egyptians worshiped two things: 1. the gods and 2. The dead. The ancient Egyptians also believed in the afterlife. So another reason why Anubis was so important was because, on your travel to the afterlife he was there waiting for you. He takes your heart, weighs it and decides your fate in the underworld…show more content…
The Eye of Ra, in mythology is actually the right eye of Horus, because the ancient Egyptians often referred to the sun and the moon as the “eyes” of different Gods. The right eye of Horus was represented as the sun, and because Ra is associated with the sun it became commonly known as the “Eye of Ra” or “Eye of Re”, and the left eye remained “Eye of Horus”. As the sun, the Eye of Ra is associated with fire and flames, as well as light and heat. The Eye of Ra was very important because it was the sun, and the Egyptians worshiped the sun. It was also associated with different goddesses. Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in Giza Necropolis. It is believed that the pyramid was built over a 20 year period for the pharaoh Khufu. Ti was the world tallest man-made structure for over 3,800 years. There are three known chambers in the pyramid. A subterranean chamber, which is at the base, higher up is the queen’s chamber and lastly you have the king’s chamber which is highest. The pyramid was at the time very important because it represented the greatness of that pharaoh (Khufu). It also belongs to the Giza Necropolis site, which shows even more how powerful Khufu was. It is very important today because it is the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Horus is one of the oldest and best known gods of ancient Egypt. “Horus” meaning “The one far above” as he is also represented by

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