The oldest living city in the world, Varanasi is the ultimate destination of all Hindu pilgrims searching for moksha from the cycle of birth and re-birth. The word ‘Kashi’ originated from the word ‘Kas’ which … Continue reading
Shed was a protective god who was venerated mainly from New Kingdom times, though he is known to us prior to that period. In fact, he appears to possibly be an Egyptian aspect of the … Continue reading
Panebtawy was a youthful god who is the divine child of Haroeris and Tasenetnofret in the western sanctuary of Kom-Ombo temple. As “the lord of the Two Lands” he represents the idea of the pharaoh … Continue reading
In the town of Hiw near Nag Hammadi, Neferhetep was locally worshipped also as an infant deity. Though less well known, he was also considered the child of Hathor. His name can be translated as … Continue reading
Sepa was a centipede god from Heliopolis with the powers to prevent snake bites. He could also be represented with the head of a donkey or as a mummiform deity sporting two short horns.
Shay personified destiny, and existed both as a deity and a concept. In the New Kingdom funerary papyrus of the royal scribe Ani, Shay appears in the Weighing of the Heart scene as anthropomorphic. In … Continue reading
God of the sky, mothers, have the appearance of a vulture-headed woman or a woman wearing a vulture for a crown. The very word Mut means “mother” and Mut was the great mother goddess of … Continue reading
Not long after 950 BC the Pharaonic sway passed into the hands of a family of alien race. Their earliest rulers styled themselves ‘chiefs of the Meshwesh’, often abbreviated into ‘chiefs of the Ma’, but … Continue reading