Egypt and its Myths

Hello! Welcome back to my blog, Mismatched Mythology. Today’s post is about Ancient Egyptian myths.

Ancient Egypt invented its own language, which is of course called Ancient Egyptian. For writing, Ancient Egyptian people came up with hieroglyphs, which are strange symbols for each word. The Ancient Egyptians did not write very much, but they did have very complicated myths and legends to explain things about the way the world was built and structured.

In their thoughts, Ra was the king of the Egyptian gods. He was the god of the sun and eternal enemy of Apophis, the Chaos snake. Ra is was also leader of Ma’at, also known as order.

Isis is the goddess of magic and she is the wife of Osiris, who became king of the gods after Ra retired. She is also the mother of Horus, who is also known as Horus the Avenger. He became king of the gods after Osiris.

Other better known gods include Babi, the baboon god, Neith, the goddess of hunting, Bes, the god of dwarfs, Tawaret, the goddess of childbirth and hippos, Bast, (she is my favorite Ancient Egyptian goddess), the goddess of cats and Ra’s most faithful bodyguard and lieutenant, Anubis, god of death, and Hapi, (I know, it sounds like happy, so he is always happy), the god of the Nile. Hapi is a giant among giants. He is absolutely gigantic.

Apophis is called the Chaos snake for a reason. He and Ra battled each night as Ra passed through the Twelve Houses of Night in the Duat. The Duat is basically just a sea under our world, with gazillions of never ending layers you can travel through if you are brave enough to dare to try.

There is also a Underworld, where the dead live in homes. In the court of the Underworld, Ammit the Devourer eats the hearts of people who have done too much bad in their lives to pass on to the Underworld.

Well, that is the end of today’s post. See you later! Bye!

 

 

 

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