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Geb

Geb (earlier incorrect reading: Seb) Egyptian earth-god. The name is probably an old word for ‘earth’, which later fell into disuse; in the Pyramid texts we are told that the dead enter ‘geb’. One myth relates how the earth-god copulated with the sky-goddess (→ Nut) to beget the sun, thus becoming ‘father of the gods’. The kings of Egypt designated …

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Hathor

Hathor The Great One of Many Names; The Golden One; Lady of Malachite, Lady of Turquoise; Lady of the Sycomore; Lady of the Date Palm; Lady of the West; Lady of the Dead; The Womb of Horns; House of Horns; Lady of the Evening; My House in the Sky; Lady of the Uterus; Lady of the Vulva; The Womb Above …

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Heket

Heket Giver of Life; Spirit of the Primordial Waters; Mother of the Spirits Also known as: Heqet Origin: Egypt No, not Hekate: despite the resemblance of their names, these two ancient goddesses are not identical, but they do have much in common. Both are associated with birth, death resurrection, and subterranean realms. Some consider Heket to be the eldest of …

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Nephthys

Nephthys Lady of the House; Lady of Life; Lady of Darkness; Lady of Death that Is Not Eternal; Mistress of the West Origin: Egypt Quiet Nephthys is overshadowed by her famous and more flamboyant siblings—Isis, Osiris, and Set—yet she, too, is a vital, significant and powerful deity. Nephthys is the spirit of magic, sorcery, darkness, decay, death, and immortality. Isis, …

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Nut

Nut Mother of Stars; Queen of Heaven; Mother of the Deceased; She Who Holds a Thousand Souls; Mistress of All; She Who Protects Also known as: Nuit Pronounced: Noot Origin: Egypt Nut is the spirit of the sky. Initially she cleaved to her brother/lover, Geb, spirit of Earth, but the two were forcibly separated by their father Shu (Air) who …

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Wepwawet

Wepwawet Opener of the Ways Origin: Egypt Wepwawet is a road opener: • He clears the path to success and good fortune. • He opens the way to victory in battle (literal and metaphoric). • He opens the road for souls to travel to the afterlife. • He opens the way for new souls on their way to the womb. …

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Wadjet

Wadjet Lady of Flame; Lady of the North; Lady of Heaven; Queen of Holy Spirits Also known as: Udjat, Edjo, Buto Origin: Egypt Wadjet is a cobra goddess. Originally the guardian of the ancient city of Buto in the Nile Delta, she did her job so well, everyone wanted her for their guardian, too. She became the matron of Lower …

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Horus

Horus The Enchanted One Also known as: Haroeris; Haru-Er Origin: Egypt Horus, son of Isis and Osiris, embodies multiple archetypes: • He is the prophesied savior. • He is the Divine Child, whose safety must be ensured at all cost. • He is the crowned, conquering child hero. • He is the heroic warrior who battles for his birthright. • …

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Horus the Elder

Horus the Elder Also known as: Haroeris; Haru-Er Origin: Egypt Horus the Elder may or may not be the same spirit as Horus, son of Isis. He may be the oldest form of Horus. This Horus is described as the brother of Osiris, Set, Nephthys, and Isis, the fifth wheel among those two married couples. Horus the Elder is the …

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Khephri

Khephri Father of the Spirits Also known as: Kephera; Kefri Origin: Egypt Deities come in all forms. Khephri is a deity in the form of a dung beetle. (Species: Scarabaeus sacer or Ateuchus aegyptiorum.) Khephri is the spirit of life, resurrection and the sun. He is invoked for spiritual protection; resurrection into the Afterlife and to keep the sun shining …

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