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Quiz about Holy Cow and other Egyptian Deities
Quiz about Holy Cow and other Egyptian Deities

Holy Cow and other Egyptian Deities Quiz

Egyptian Deities and Their Sacred Animals

Animals featured greatly in ancient Egypt culture. Here we have the images of twelve animals, a number selected for photo display symmetry. Can you match each to the God with whom it is associated?

by gme24. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Sebek Nekhbet Horus Apis Sekhmet Hathor Wadjet Wepwawet Khnum Thoth Anubis Bastet



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Khnum

Ram
Khnum was represented as a ram and was considered as the source of the river Nile. He was normally depicted as a ram or a man with the head of ram.
He was known as "The Great Potter", and was an early god of Upper Egypt. He was the god who designed human beings from the clay of the Nile River and then held them high so the light of Ra could shine upon them and give them life.
He was the patron god of potters and those who worked in ceramics.
2. Anubis

Jackal
Anubis was concerned with the care of the dead and was considered as the God of embalming. He was depicted as man with the head of jackal or just a jackal.
He was the son of Nephthys and Osiris, father of Qebhet.
He guided the souls of the dead to the Hall of Truth and was part of the ritual of the weighing of the heart of the soul in the afterlife.
Originally, he was the lord of the dead before Osiris assumed the role.
3. Apis

Bull
Apis was a fertility god and was concerned with growing grain and raising livestock. He was thought to intermediate between humans and certain gods such as Ptah and Osiris.
The Apis Cult was one of the most important and long-lived in the history of Egyptian culture.
4. Bastet

Cat
Bastet was the daughter of Ra and she was considered as protector of the home, women, fertility and childbirth. She was the wife of Ptah and mother of Mihos.
She was one of the most popular deities of ancient Egypt. She was adored by both males and females, who wore talismans of her cult.
5. Hathor

Cow
Hathor was goddess of the sky, women and love. She was associated with motherhood and she was the equivalent of Aphrodite in Greek myth.
She was one of the best known, popular, and important deities of Egypt. She was the daughter of Ra and, in some stories, wife of Horus the Elder.
She was sent by Ra to destroy humanity for their sins. The other gods implored Ra to stop her destruction before no humans were left to benefit from the lesson.
6. Horus

Falcon
He was the first God to be worshipped in all of Egypt. He was depicted as a royal man with the head of a falcon. He was known, among others, as sun god, war god, and hunter's god. He was also known as God of two eyes, the left representing the sun and the right one the moon.
He was an early avian god who became one of the most important deities in ancient Egypt. Associated with the sun, sky, and power, Horus became linked with the king of Egypt. The name 'Horus' refers to two deities: Horus the Elder, one of the first five gods born at the beginning of creation, and Horus the Younger who was the son of Osiris and Isis.
7. Sekhmet

Lion
Also know as Sakhmet, she was the goddess of war and destruction. She was both a healer and a disease bearer. She was the daughter of Ra and companion to the god Ptah and was depicted as a lioness.
She was one of the most important goddesses of Egypt. Her name means "Powerful" and was usually interpreted as "The Female Powerful One". She was a goddess of destruction and healing, of desert winds and cool breezes.
8. Nekhbet

Vulture
She was the protector of Upper Egypt and its leaders. She was portrayed, spreading her wings over the Pharaoh or wearing a white gown and vulture's head.
She was the goddess of Nekhen, an important city called Hierakonpolis (city of the vulture) in Greek.
9. Sebek

Crocodile
Also known as Sobek, he was the protector of the Middle Kingdom. A live crocodile was always kept at his sanctuary in Fayyum.
He was a god of water but also linked with medicine and especially surgery. His name means "Crocodile" and he was lord of marshes and wetlands and any other wet areas of Egypt. In the Pyramid Texts he is claimed to be the son of Neith.
10. Thoth

Baboon
He was the god of the moon, learning, writing and wisdom. He was thought to be the creator of languages and the chief advisor to the gods.
He was known as "Lord of Time" and "Reckoner of Years" because he marked the passage of time.
He was originally a lunar god, son of Ra, but later texts named him as the son of Horus.
Apart from the head of baboon, he was also depicted with the head of an Ibis.
11. Wepwawet

Wolf
The name is also spelled as Upuat or Upuaut, meaning "opener of the ways". He was a helper and guide to the dead. His main sanctuary was at Asyut, in Greek Lykopolis, meaning "Wolf-town".
He was associated with Horus and also with the sun god Ra.
12. Wadjet

Cobra
Also known as Buto, Edjo, Udjo, Uto, Wadjit, she was the protector of Egypt, usually depicted as a cobra wrapped around a stem of papyrus.
She was one of the earliest deities to be worshipped in Egypt and she was the sister of Nekhbet.
At the beginning of creation she was sent by Ra as his eye, to find Shu and Tefnut when they had gone off to create the world.
She planted the first papyrus plants, created papyrus fields in the swamps of the Nile, and helped Isis raise Horus when they were hiding from Set.
Source: Author gme24

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