Anubis: Protector of the Dead

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Posted on: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Anubis is a god that oversees the dead in Egyptian myths. He takes the form of a jackal. The jackal is an animal that looks like a dog with an elongated snout. He holds a distinguished septre in his hand. This is common among Egyptian gods and royalty. In some carvings, he is depicted as […]


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Bastet: The drunken kitty goddess.

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Posted on: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Bastet A lioness stalks her prey to defend her master. She bounds from branch to branch. Her long claws gleam in the light of the moon as they chip away the bark from the trees. She sees a tail move in the grass. Making her way closer to the edge of the water, she analyzes […]


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God of the week: Set

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Posted on: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Set is a god that embodies war and chaos. Set has multiple spellings, some of which include: Setekh, Setesh, Seth, and Suti. Set is the brother of Osiris, god of death and life. The sky goddess, Nut, never gave birth to Set. Instead he was said to have fought his way out of her womb. […]


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Nut: Goddess of the Night

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Posted on: Friday, August 5th, 2016

She is the goddess that embodies the night sky and watches over the dead. The goddess Nut spreads her wings over the earth to push back the terrible forces of chaos. She is the daughter of Shu god of the air  and Tefnut the goddess of moisture.   Nut is depicted by the Egyptians as […]


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Sobek

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Posted on: Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The story of Sobek is about a god and his journey from a fearsome source of darkness, into a deity that protects and serves the weak. Sobek was originally a god that embodied war and ferocious animals. Crocodiles were a common occurrence along the Nile. Unfortunately for the Egyptians, these Crocodiles killed other wildlife and […]


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Thoth

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Posted on: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Thoth is the Egyptian god of writing. His ability to document and shape reality with his words was so powerful that his own writing brought him into existence. Most Egyptian deities have parents or siblings, however Thoth remains unique in that he was not fathered by any other god.     Thoth had a variety […]


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Apollo

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Posted on: Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Apollo is known as the Greek God of music, and is commonly depicted with a bow and arrow or playing a lyre. He is the twin brother to Artemis.He is born out of the union of Zeus and Leto. This enraged Hera with jealousy, to where she forbade Leto from giving birth on any land […]


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Artemis

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Posted on: Friday, July 1st, 2016

Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo. She is the goddess of the hunt and of the wilderness. Her father was Zeus and her mother was Leto(the daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe). After giving birth to Artemis in the city of Ortygia, Leto finds refuge in the city of Delos to give birth […]


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Prometheus

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Posted on: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Prometheus (Προμηθεν΄ς , meaning forethought in Greek) is perhaps one of the most intriguing gods of the ancient world. He was originally a titan, son of Themis, and brother to Atlas. Prometheus and his mother sided with Zeus in the battle for control of the cosmos. It was a fierce battle that carried on for […]


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God of the Week: Ma’at

ma'at goddess of truth

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Posted on: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The goddess Ma’at: Most of us would define truth as facts and information that can be proven or verified by evidence and reason. For the Egyptians, however, truth was embodied by the Goddess Ma’at. Ma’at was the goddess of truth, order, and justice. She was the one who brought order to existence and placed judgment […]


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