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To me, this was an amazing cult of people. Anyone could worship any god or gods of their choosing. You could go to one place and their main deity was one god and then travel to another location and they are devoted followers of another deity. They all got along. Religious tolerance was abundant. People had freedom of choice."They worshiped gods that were beautiful to behold, luminous beings that walked the earth, guiding the human race to paradise."
These gods were more than celestial beings, they too had everyday encounters as their human followers. The ancients Egyptians were biographers, poets, chroniclers, narrators and fablers. Their gods were always within their reach. The stories are everywhere, written in stone. As the ancients attained more information about their gods, they could in turn better relate to those around them and their environment. As the North American Natives, they learned through nature. Every deity was a product of their environment. They were in my opinion, the masters of the universe.
The Ennead were the nine great Osirian gods: Atum, Shu, Tefnut, Geb, Nut, Osiris, Isis, Set, and Nephthys. The term is also used to describe the great council of the gods as well as a collective term for all the gods.
Atum was the first who created himself (or arose out of Nu, the primal nothingness) and who created Shu and Tefnut from either his spittle or his blood. From their union came Geb and Nut. Their children, the great-grandchildren of Atum, were the first gods of earth: Osiris and Isis, and Set and Nephthys. From those four were all the pharaohs and many of the gods descended.
The Hermopolitans claimed that their theory of creation was older than any other in Egypt. The Ogdoad were eight deities who were the basis of the Egyptian creation myth during the Middle Kingdom. They were primarily worshipped in Heliopolis, but their aspects of the creation were combined in other areas with existing myths. Each one is a member of a masculine-feminine pair and each pair represents an aspect of the primordial chaos out of which the world was created
They all came into being at the same time. Nun and Naunet represent the primordial seas, Kuk and Kauket represent the infinite darkness, Hu and Hauhet represent empty space, and Amun and Amaunet represent quintessence, or the secret powers of creation. The gods are usually depicted as men with the heads of snakes, the goddesses as women with the heads of frogs. Together they built an island in the middle of the vast emptiness and the egg that was placed upon it. From this egg, the sun god Atum was born, and he began the process of creating the world while the others withdrew.
Another version says that the egg was laid by an ibis, the bird of Thoth. As the cult of Thoth was newer than that of the Ogdoad, it is likely that this version was created by the priests of Thoth to merge the mythologies of the Eight and of Thoth. The Ogdoad was sometimes called the souls of Thoth.
Ogdoad and Thoth depicted as geese.
The third creation story says that a lotus flower emerged from the waters of a lake called "the Sea of the Two knives". This lake was located in a park near the temple in Hermopolis. When the lotus' petals opened, a divine child was revealed - Ra.
The final story is the same as the previous with the exception that inside the lotus was a scarab beetle, which is a symbol of the rising sun. The scarab then transformed into a crying boy. His tears became mankind. The lotus was sometimes identified as the Eye of Ra.
It is said they all came into being at the same time. Nun and Naunet represent the primordial seas, Kuk and Kauket represent the infinite darkness, Hu and Hauhet represent empty space, and Amun and Amaunet represent quintessence, or the secret powers of creation. The gods are usually depicted as men with the heads of snakes, the goddesses as women with the heads of frogs. Together they built an island in the middle of the vast emptiness and the egg that was placed upon it. From this egg, the sun god Atum was born, and he began the process of creating the world while the others withdrew.
Ament - Greeter of the Dead
Ammit - Devourer of the Wicked
Anat - Mother of Gods
Anqet - Goddess of Fertility and the Nile at Aswan
Anuke - Goddess of War
Anuket - Goddess of the Nile
Astarte - Warrior Goddess of Canaan
Bat - Ancient Cow Goddess
Buto - Cobra-goddess
Hathor - Goddess of Music and Dance
Hatmehyt - The Fish Goddess
Heqet - Frog Goddess
Heret-Kau - She who is Above the Spirits
Heset - Goddess of Plenty
Hetepes-Sekhus - An Eye of Re
Iabet - Cleanser of Re, Personification of the East
Ipy (Opet), A Mother of Osiris
Iusaas - Creator Goddess
Kabechet - Helper of Anubis
Maat - Lady of Truth and Order
Mafdet - Goddess of Scorpions and Snakes
Mehet -Weret - Cow Goddess of the Sky
Menhit - Lion-headed War Goddess
Menkaret - Carries the Pharaoh on top of her head
Mertseger - Guardian of the Valley of the Kings
Meskhenet - Goddess of Childbrith
Mut - Grandmother of the Gods
Nekhbet - Goddess of the Power of Kings
Neith - Goddess of War and Funerals
Nephethys - Lady of the Wings
Nut - Goddess of the Firmament
Pakhet - The Strength of Woman
Qadesh - Goddess of Esctasy and Sexual Pleasure
Renenutet - Goddess of the Harvest
Satis - Guardian of the Borders
Sefkhet-Abwy - Goddess of Writing and Temple Libraries
Sekhmet - The Eye of Ra
Serqet (Selkis) - Scorpion Goddess
Seshat - Goddess of writing, measurements
Shesmetet - Leonine Goddess
Ta-Bitjet - A Wife of Horus
Tasenetnofret - The Good Sister
Taweret - Goddess Demoness of Birth
Tayet - Goddess of Weaving
Tefnut - Goddess of Moisture
Urthekau - Goddess of the dead
Wadjet - The Serpent Goddess
Wosret - Goddess of Thebes
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