Egyptian Gods Project 8

Egyptian Gods
Project 8
By Robbie Weber
Mr. Bentley's 6th grade class
Anubis is the Greek name for a jackalheaded god associated with mummification and
the afterlife in Egyptian mythology. The oldest
known mention of Anubis is in the Old Kingdom
pyramid texts, where he is associated with the
burial of the Pharaoh. At this time, Anubis was
the most important god of the Dead but he was
replaced during the Middle Kingdom by Osiris.
Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis
assumes different roles in various contexts, and
no public procession in Egypt would be
conducted without an Anubis to march at the
Anubis' wife is a goddess called Anput, his
female aspect, and their daughter is the goddess
Kebechet. Anubis's parents are: ra (early
myth),nephthys and Osiris or Set. His child is
Horus (in some accounts)
Anubis name in hieroglyphics is
Ra is the ancient Egyptian sun
god. By the Fifth Dynasty he had
become a major god in ancient
Egyptian religion, identified primarily
with the mid-day sun. The meaning
of the name is uncertain, but it is
thought that if not a word for 'sun' it
may be a variant of or linked to words
meaning 'creative power' and
'creator'. To the Egyptians, the sun
represented light, warmth, and
growth. This made the sun god very
important as the sun was seen as the
ruler of all that he created. The sun
disk was either seen as the body or
eye of Ra.
Ra’s parents is ocean nun
Ra in hieroglyphics
In Greek, was the
deification of crocodiles, as
crocodiles were deeply feared in
the nation so dependent on the
Nile River. Egyptians who worked
or travelled on the Nile hoped
that if they prayed to Sobek, the
crocodile god, he would protect
them from being attacked by
crocodiles. The god Sobek, which
was depicted as a crocodile or a
man with the head of a crocodile
was a powerful and frightening
deity; in some Egyptian creation
myths, it was Sobek who first
came out of the waters of chaos
to create the world . As a creator
god, he was occasionally linked
with the sun god Ra.
Sobek’s name in hieroglyphics
Key to hieroglyphics
There are a lot of
different translations of
Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Often a person's name was followed
by a sign showing that the name is not just
some obscure Egyptian word, and that he or
she was a man or a woman:
My name in
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