Geb - the Earth God color of plants and fertile Nile mud
The sky is Nut's body, arching from horizon to horizon. Geb is the Earth, lying beneath her. During the day, Nut and Geb are separated, but each evening Nut comes down to meet Geb and this causes darkness. If storms came during the day, it was believed that Nut had come closer to the earth.
Nut was married to the King of the Gods, Ra, but she was in 爱情 with Geb. When Ra found out, he was angry and 说 that Nut could not give birth to any children during the 360 days of the year. Nut was unhappy...
Anubis invented embalming to embalm Osiris, the first mummy. He was the guide of the dead. The Egyptians embalmed their dead, especially their pharaohs, to preserve them, since they thought that this helped them live for ever.
The Ancient Egyptians believed that when 你 died, 你 travelled to the Hall of the Dead. There Anubis weighed your 心 against the feather of Ma'at. Ma'at, the goddess of justice sits on 最佳, 返回页首 of the scales to make sure that the weighing is carried out properly. 你 can see Anubis steadying the scales to make the weighing fair....
Hathor - the Goddess of love, music, dance cow horns and sundisk on head
Sekhmet - the Goddess of the sun woman with lion's head head
Hathor was the goddess of joy, motherhood, and love. She looked after all women. She was the goddess of 音乐 and dancing, as well. Dead women were identified with Hathor, as men were identified with Osiris. She has a sun disk on her head and cow horns. Sometimes she had cow's ears 或者 was a whole cow.
But she had another side as well, as Sekhmet, the Eye of Ra, the destructive Sun Goddess. The Egyptians knew that the Sun brought life, but they also knew that the...
Horus - Son of Osiris, a hawk, 或者 a man with a hawk's head crowned with the crown of all Egypt
Horus is shown as a hawk, 或者 a man with a hawk's head and the crown of all Egypt. This makes him look similar to Ra, but Ra is crowned with the sun disk. Horus' crown is made of two parts. The white part is the crown of Upper Egypt (in the south) and the red part is the crown of Lower Egypt (including the Nile delta). Together they 显示 that Horus ruled all Egypt. During their reign, Pharoahs identified themselves with Horus. After they died, they became Osiris.
Seth - God of the desert, storm and violence, animal head with long curved pointed snout
Seth (or Set) is shown with an animal's head with a long curved pointed snout, slanting eyes, and square-tipped ears. Sometimes he has a forked tail. No-one seems to know what the animal is. Aardvark, antelope, ass, camel, fennec, giraffe, greyhound, jackal, jerboa, long-snouted mouse, okapi, oryx and pig have all been suggested! Seth was the God of the desert, storm and violence, which are all enemies of the fertile, properous, narrow valley of the Nile.
Seth carries a sceptre, which has his head on top...