The 5 Most Powerful Gods of Egyptian Mythology

12/11/2021

     Find out now who are the 5 Most Powerful Gods in Egyptian Mythology! Of course, based on our humble opinion, after all, it's hard to say with certainty the strongest given that there are dozens of Egyptian Gods.

The Egyptian Gods:

     The Egyptian pantheon is the set of gods and goddesses worshiped in Ancient Egypt. The beliefs and rituals surrounding these deities formed the core of the ancient Egyptian religion, which arose sometime in prehistory. The Egyptians worshiped deities that represented forces and natural phenomena, performing sacrifices and rituals to appease them, ensuring that these forces continued to function according to a divine order or according to the maat, a concept, personified by a goddess of the same name, who represents the truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality and justice.

     After the founding of the Egyptian state around 3100 BC, the authority to carry out these tasks was controlled by the pharaoh, who claimed to be the representative of the deities and managed the temples where the rituals were performed.

     The Gods of Egyptian Mythology are divided into Primordial Neterus: Nun, Atum, Ra; Neterus Generators: Shu, Tefnut, Geb; Gods of the Judgment of the afterlife: Anubis, Thoth, Osiris; and Neterus and first and second generation, that is, the rest of the gods: Isis, Seth, Horus...

Find out below who are the Strongest Gods in Egyptian Mythology!


Top 5: Anubis, Egypt's God of the Dead:

     Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the dead and dying, guided and guided the soul of the dead in the underworld. Anubis was always represented with the head of a jackal, however the most conservative Egyptologists claim that there is no way to know for sure which animal represents it, it was always associated with mummification and the afterlife in Egyptian mythology, also associated with the protector of the pyramids. In the Egyptian language, Anubis was known as Inpu (also spelled Anup, Anpu and Ienpw).

     The earliest mention of Anubis is in the Pyramid Texts of the Old Kingdom, where it is often associated with the burial of the Pharaoh. At the time, Anubis was the most important god of the dead, but during the Middle Kingdom, Osiris took on the role of primordial god of the dead, while Anubis had minor functions such as preparing the body and embalming the dead. it was the protector of the mummification process.

     Anubis is associated with the God of the Dead as well as being one of the main gods of Egypt. This deity deserves the 5th place on this list, as he had a very important function in the underworld: to weigh the hearts of human beings.

Top 4: Osiris, The God of Judgment:

     Osiris, known as the god of the dead, in addition to being the deity of vegetation, judgment and beyond. In Lower Egypt, it was, primitively, the deification of the force of the soil, which makes vegetation grow; from this he derived his later attributes, which exalted him as the inventor of agriculture and consequently the propitiator of civilization, of which he became a kind of patron. Later, myths of him started to represent him as a mythical pharaoh who would have ruled Egypt in time immemorial, being betrayed by his own brother, Seth, who kills him to obtain the throne.

     Osiris, overcoming death, is reborn in the Beyond, becoming the Lord of the afterlife and judge of the spirits that arrive there. Although the trajectory from vegetation god to god of life after death seems disjointed and incoherent, what is common in these attributions is the concept of cycles of life and rebirth that both vegetation and the passage to the afterlife carry. So, it can be said that, in short, Osiris is the god of rebirth.

     Osiris was the first Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, as well as being the only Egyptian God to have died and been reborn. Osiris is the main God of the Underworld and it is he who judges human beings; he decides whether or not they go to paradise. It is noteworthy that Osiris is an Anthropomorphic God (with a human figure) and most of the time is represented as a Mummy.


Top 3: Seth, The God of Chaos:

     Seth, also referred to as Set, is the Egyptian God of chaos, drought, war, the lord of the red earth (desert) where he was the balance for Horus' role as the lord of the black earth (soil). In myths, Seth is the god of confusion, disorder, and disturbance, which is emphasized by hieroglyphic writing in which Seth's animal serves as a determinant for negative concepts (authoritarianism, fury, cruelty, crisis, turmoil, disaster, suffering, disease , storm).

     Master of thunder and lightning, he exerts his power on the shores of Egypt, which are desert lands, arid areas and countries outside the Nile plain. Seth is a complex god.

     It is very likely that Seth's head belongs to Anta (animal) and it was this god who killed, dismembered Osiris and hid his parts in Egypt. He was an evil deity but he helped Ra (in his solar barge) every day, defeat the serpent Apophis (which represented darkness) to keep the balance on Earth.

Top 2: Ra, The Ancient God of the Sun:

     Ra or Re, is the Sun god of Ancient Egypt. In the Fifth Dynasty period he became one of the main deities of the Egyptian religion, identified primarily with the midday sun. His main center of worship was the city of Heliopolis, where he was identified with the local sun god, Atum. Through Atum, or as Atum-Ra, he was also seen as the first being, responsible for the Egyptian Ennead, which consisted of Shu and Tephnis, Geb and Nut, Osiris, Seti, Isis and Nephthys.

     In the pyramid texts, Ra and Horus are clearly distinguished (eg, Horus moves the throne of Ra to the south of heaven), but in later dynasties Ra was fused with the god Horus, forming Ra-Horachetti (Ra, who is the Horus of the Two Horizons), and was believed to be sovereign over all parts of the created world (heaven, earth, and underworld). It is associated with the falcon or hawk. In the New Kingdom the god Ammon became prominent, after merging with Ra and forming Ammon-Ra.

     We are treating Ra and Horus as the same God here, as both have the head of a hawk and are represented as the Supreme God of the Sun. In the Egyptian Myth, it was Horus who defeated Seth to avenge the death of his father (Osiris), but lost an eye in battle, the so-called Eye of Horus.


Top 1: Nun, The God of the Cosmos:

     In the cosmogony of Hermopolis, Nun and her female counterpart Neunet represented the Primordial Water and, together with seven other gods, formed the Ogdoad. Nun (also known as Nu or Ny) is the neter that represents the cosmic liquid that gave rise to the universe. Nun belongs to the class of Primordial Neterus. He is the subjective being, when he becomes the objective being, he becomes Atum. His name means Abyss.

     It is important to emphasize that unlike the Greeks, for the Egyptians, the origin of the world came through a great ocean (in this case, Nun) and not through the big bang. Thus, Nun and Atum (in some moments in history, they are the same God), are the gods of creation, therefore, the most powerful given that those who create order can also create disorder.

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