NMC101H1 Lecture Notes - Ancient Egyptian Deities, Osiris Myth, Sekhmet

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The sun: khepri: the beetle god, the beetle represents the word associated with giving birth, coming forth, being made, so khepri is the god of the sun being born, in its earliest stage. Sakhmet: wife of ptah, very powerful goddess, she"s given the lion"s head because she is the mistress of destruction, she"s the goddess of warfare and pestilence, there is balance in her as well, though, she hold ankh. Just as she brings destruction she can also save you from it: the wisest of the gods, mediator of disputes, god of mathematics, writing, multitude of forms: fully human, half human half animal, sometimes baboon form. Jackal head: god of death, but more specifically the god of cemeteries, anubis guides the soul to the afterlife, god of mummification, assures your soul reaches the second life, sometimes the most often mislabelled god (many jackal-headed gods)

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