The Almighty: Egyptian, Part Duex Picture

As I said in my hella old journal that I was planning a squeal to my Almighty Egyptian, just like for the Greeks. Now the Egyptian was a smidge more difficult to do. Where as the Greeks have several well known deities(even the lesser one's are somewhat known), that is sadly not the case with the Egyptian. Egypt is my passion so learning this(well already knowing this) it was disheartening. However I soldiered on and managed to FINALLY finish it. Please no comments saying why didn't you add this or that god/goddess. I am not out to encapsulate every deity in tiny digital form, just the ones, I like, or interesting me and would hopefully interest everyone else. Also be sure to check out my other works on mythical beings, creatures and folklore.

Part 1

Greek Part 1
Greek Part 2

First up we have Ma'at, for those whom know the Kane Chronicles she is somewhat familiar. Most know Ma'at or Maat sometimes even mayet, as a force, the concept of universal balance, good and harmony, the opposite of Apep or Apophis the chaotic force of the universe. Of course as I said with Order comes Chaos. Apophis, the chaos serpent, represented in the Kane Chronicles. A creature that one could never reason with and only barely hope to escape alive.

Atum is said to be the most important deity in the Egyptian pantheon(Of course I have heard the same rhetoric about Thoth, Rar and a host of others so I am not so sure myself anymore) In the Heliopolitan creation myth, Atum was considered to be the first god, having created himself, sitting on a mound (benben) (or identified with the mound itself), from the primordial waters (Nu). Early myths state that Atum created the god Shu and goddess Tefnut by spitting them out of his mouth. In the Book of the Dead, which was still current in the Graeco-Roman period, the sun god Atum is said to have ascended from chaos-waters with the appearance of a snake, the animal renewing itself every morning.

Tefnut is a goddess of moisture, moist air, dew and rain in Ancient Egyptian religion. She is the sister and consort of the air god Shu and the mother of Geb and Nut.

He was created by Atum, his father and Iusaaset, his mother in the city of Heliopolis. With his sister Tefnut (moisture), he was the father of Nut and Geb. His daughter, Nut, was the sky goddess whom he held over the Earth (Geb), separating the two. Shu's grandchildren are Osiris, Isis, Set and Nephthys. His great-grandsons are Horus and Anubis.

In Egyptian mythology, Anuket (also spelt Anqet, and in Greek, Anukis) was originally the personification and goddess of the Nile river, in areas such as Elephantine, at the start of the Nile's journey through Egypt, and in nearby regions of Nubia. Anuket was part of a triad with the god Khnum, and the goddess Satis. It is possible that Anuket was considered the daughter of Khnum and Satis in this triad, or she may have been a junior consort to Khnum instead. Her sacred animal was the gazelle. Ceremonially, when the Nile started its annual flood, the Festival of Anuket began. People threw coins, gold, jewelry, and precious gifts into the river, in thanks for the life-giving water and returning benefits derived from the wealth provided by her fertility to the goddess. The taboo held in several parts of Egypt, against eating certain fish which were considered sacred, was lifted during this time, suggesting that a fish species of the Nile was a totem for Anuket and that they were consumed as part of the ritual of her major religious festival.

Now this next one well, I am not sure if he is technically Egyptian but he interested me so much I decided to include him. I tried to do a bit of a research but was unable to conclude whether or not it is acceptable to have him in here. Still I made the exception for Janus in the Greek, despite him being Roman. Anyways Resheph was a Canaanite deity of plague and war. Resheph became popular in Egypt under Amenhotep II (18th dynasty), where he served as god of horses and chariots. Originally adopted into the royal cult, Resheph became a popular deity in the Ramesside Period, at the same time disappearing from royal inscriptions. In this later period, Resheph is often accompanied by Qetesh and Min. The ancient town of Arsuf in central Israel still incorporates the name Resheph, thousands of years after his worship ceased.

Maahes (also spelled Mihos, Miysis, Mios, Maihes, and Mahes) was an ancient Egyptian lion-headed god of war, whose name means "he who is true beside her". He was seen as the son of the feline goddess (Bast in Lower Egypt or Sekhmet in Upper Egypt) whose nature he shared. Maahes was a deity associated with war and weather, as well as that of knives, lotuses, and devouring captives. His cult was centred in Taremu and Per-Bast.

In early Egyptian mythology, Mafdet (also spelled Maftet) was a goddess who protected against snakes and scorpions and was often represented as either some sort of feline or mongoose. She is present in the Egyptian pantheon as early as the First Dynasty. Mafdet was the deification of legal justice, or possibly of execution. She was also associated with the protection of the king's chambers and other sacred places, and with protection against venomous animals, which were seen as transgressors against Ma'at.
Since venomous animals such as scorpions and snakes are killed by felines, Mafdet was seen as a feline goddess, although it is uncertain whether alternately, she also was meant to be a cat, civet, or a mongoose.[3] In reflection of the manner in which these animals kill snakes and she was given titles such as, slayer of serpents.
(Egyptians sure do love their feline deities I've counted about 4 that I know about.)

Hapi, sometimes transliterated as Hapy, not to be confused with another god of the same name, was a deification of the annual flooding (inundation) of the Nile River in Ancient Egyptian religion, which deposited rich silt on its banks, allowing the Egyptians to grow crops. His name means Running One, probably referring to the current of the Nile. Some of the titles of Hapi were, Lord of the Fishes and Birds of the Marshes and Lord of the River Bringing Vegetation. He is typically depicted as a man with a large belly wearing a loincloth, having long hair and having pendulous, female-like breasts. The other Hapi was one of the four sons of Horus whom is none to interesting
The Almighty: Egyptian, Part Duex
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