Ancient Egyptian Deities

Deities

In art, gods and goddesses were depicted as humans, animals, or as humans with animal heads. They were further identified by emblematic headdresses and they held in their hands a variety of scepters and the ankh, the hieroglyphic sign for life.

Use the provided links and select one of the major deities listed.  In YOUR OWN WORDS summarize the information about your selection.  Include information such as when the deity was worshipped, which cities were dedicated to them, what they were the god or goddess of, what their animal form is, etc.

Besides information in our text, here are some other links to get you started.

•Metropolitan Museum of Art Deity List

•http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html

•http://www.touregypt.net/godsofegypt/

•http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/gods_gallery.shtml

 
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