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Quiz about Ancient Egypt Gods and Goddesses
Quiz about Ancient Egypt Gods and Goddesses

Ancient Egypt: Gods and Goddesses Quiz


The ancient Egyptians worshiped a multitude of gods and goddesses. I will give you some information about a deity and you choose the one you think goes with that information. Let's see how much you know about them. :)

A multiple-choice quiz by Paula^. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Paula^
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
204,069
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
1812
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Question 1 of 10
1. Creator and solar deity. Represented as a scarab or dung beetle, or as a beetle-headed man. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Sister of Isis, Osiris and Seth. She was usually depicted in human form wearing the hieroglyphs for "lady" and "home" on her head, but could also be represented as a kite. Protector goddess of the dead. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Divine personification of the earth. God of fertility. Often depicted as a green-skinned man with plants growing out of him. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. A creator god. Represented as a man with the head of a ram, or in entirely ram form. His center of worship was situated on the island of Elephantine. He was connected with the annual inundation and the Nile cataracts. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. God of wisdom, scribes and writing. Portrayed as a baboon, an ibis or an ibis-headed man. Frequently represented recording important proceedings, such as the "Weighing of the Heart". Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A mother goddess, associated with love, beauty, fertility, sexuality, music and dance. Represented entirely anthropomorphically, in the form of a cow, or as a woman with cow's ears. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Personification of law, truth and order. Depicted as a woman with an ostrich feather on her head. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Goddess of the sky. Sister and consort of Geb. Often depicted as a woman covered with stars arching over the earth. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Chief deity of the city of Memphis. God of architects and craftsmen. Also known as a god of creation of the earth. Represented in human, semi-mummified form, wearing a skullcap and holding a scepter. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. God of war. Represented as a falcon-headed man wearing a crown with the sun disc and double feather plumes. His main center of worship was the city of Thebes. Son of Re. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Creator and solar deity. Represented as a scarab or dung beetle, or as a beetle-headed man.

Answer: Khepri

Huh/Heh = frog-headed god. Represented infinity. The city of Hermopolis Magna was his main cult centre.
Shezmu = underworld demon, usually represented as a man.
Khonsu = Son of Amun and Mut. Usually depicted as a child or a young man with headress of full and crescent moon. Thebes was his chief cult centre.
2. Sister of Isis, Osiris and Seth. She was usually depicted in human form wearing the hieroglyphs for "lady" and "home" on her head, but could also be represented as a kite. Protector goddess of the dead.

Answer: Nephthys

Mut = goddess related to motherhood. Represented as a vulture and worshipped in Thebes.
Wadjet = Usually represented as a cobra wearing the Red Crown of Lower Egypt, could also be depicted as a lioness. She appeared as the "uraeus" on the king's forehead. The city of Buto was her main cult centre.
Ammit = her appearance was that of the head of a crocodile, front part of panther or lion and hindquarters of a hippopotamus. She was the destroyer of evil hearts at Judgement.
3. Divine personification of the earth. God of fertility. Often depicted as a green-skinned man with plants growing out of him.

Answer: Geb

Osiris = god of the dead and the afterlife. Depicted as a green-skinned man wrapped up like a mummy holding a crook and flail. His main center of worship was Abydos.
Seth = God of chaos, evil, war, violence and desert. He was represented in the form of an animal that cannot be identified: long curved snout, flat-topped ears, a canine body and a forked tail.
Atum = Self-engendered creator god who arose from the primordial water of chaos. Head of the so-called Ennead. His chief cult center was at Heliopolis. Usually represented as a man wearing the Nemes headdress or Double Crown.
4. A creator god. Represented as a man with the head of a ram, or in entirely ram form. His center of worship was situated on the island of Elephantine. He was connected with the annual inundation and the Nile cataracts.

Answer: Khnum

Kuk = Frog-headed god. His main cult centre was in the city of Hermopolis Magna. He was associated with the primeval and darkness.
Re = He was the pre-eminent solar deity. His cult center was at Heliopolis (nowadays a suburb of modern Cairo). From the Fourth-Dynasty onwards, one of the king's five names was introduced with the epithet "Son of Re".
Sekhmet = This goddess was associated with war and vengeance. Daughter of Re. Depicted as a lioness or lioness-headed woman. Her main cult centre was at Memphis.
5. God of wisdom, scribes and writing. Portrayed as a baboon, an ibis or an ibis-headed man. Frequently represented recording important proceedings, such as the "Weighing of the Heart".

Answer: Thoth

Tefnut = Personification of the moisture. She was also associated with the Moon. Depicted as a woman, a lioness-headed woman or a cobra. She was worshipped at Heliopolis and Leontopolis.
Mafdet = protector goddess against snakes and scorpions. Represented as a woman or a panther.
Imhotep = associated with wisdom and medicine. He was depicted as a seated man with skull cap and a papyrus roll. Memphis and Thebes were his main cult centres.
6. A mother goddess, associated with love, beauty, fertility, sexuality, music and dance. Represented entirely anthropomorphically, in the form of a cow, or as a woman with cow's ears.

Answer: Hathor

Nephthys = sister of Isis, Osiris and Seth. Usually depicted in human form. She could also be depicted as a kite. She was a protector of the dead, of the canopic deities and also protector of Hapy (son of Horus who watched the canopic jar containing the lungs).
Isis = goddess of motherhood, women and magic. Represented as a woman with a throne, or solar disc on her head. Wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. She was the protector of Imseti(son of Horus who watched over the canopic jar containing the liver). She was part of the Triad of Abydos. Worshiped in Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Greece and Roman Empire.
Neith = goddess of hunting and war. The Greeks later identified her with Athena. Usually depicted wearing the "deshret" (Red Crown of Lower Egypt). She formed a triad with Seth and their child Sobek. Together with Isis, Nephthys and Selket, she was a funerary goddess, protector of Duamutef (son of Horus who protected the canopic jar containing the stomach).
7. Personification of law, truth and order. Depicted as a woman with an ostrich feather on her head.

Answer: Maat

Taweret = goddess of household and childbirth. Represented as a hippopotamus with lion and crocodile parts.
Satet/Satis = depicted as a woman with the White Crown ("hedjet") and antelope horns. Protectoress of southern border. Her main center of cult was at Elephantine.
Nekhbet = goddess of Upper Egypt. Usually depicted as a vulture. Her main cult center was at el-Kab. Nekhbet symbolized all of Upper Egypt, appearing as a pair with Wadjet, the Tutelary cobra goddess of Lower Egypt.
8. Goddess of the sky. Sister and consort of Geb. Often depicted as a woman covered with stars arching over the earth.

Answer: Nut

Ammit = devourer of the heart at the Judgement. Depicted with the head of a crocodile, front legs of a lion or a panther and hindquarters of a hippopotamus. Her main cult centre was the city of Thebes.
Nun = personification of the primordial waters. He could be represented as a baboon, or with a frog's head, or as a man holding the solar barque above his head.
Mut = goddess of motherhood. Represented as a vulture. Her main cult centre was in Thebes.
9. Chief deity of the city of Memphis. God of architects and craftsmen. Also known as a god of creation of the earth. Represented in human, semi-mummified form, wearing a skullcap and holding a scepter.

Answer: Ptah

Osiris = god of the dead and the afterlife. Depicted as a green-skinned man wrapped up like a mummy holding a crook and flail. His main center of worship was Abydos.
Bes = god of household and childbirth. Protector of children and home. Depicted as a dwarf with his tongue sticking out. Usually shown with a leonine aspect.
Sobek = god represented as a crocodile or as a man with the head of a crocodile. He was worshiped in the Faiyum Oasis in Lower Egypt and at the temple of Kom Ombo in Upper Egypt. He was associated with all forms of water.
10. God of war. Represented as a falcon-headed man wearing a crown with the sun disc and double feather plumes. His main center of worship was the city of Thebes. Son of Re.

Answer: Montu

Renenutet = goddess of harvest and nursing. Represented as a cobra. Her main cult centre was in at Faiyum.
Mnevis = depicted as a bull. He was the sacred bull of the Sun god. Also associated with oracles. Worshiped at Heliopolis.
Baal = god of storms. Usually represented as a man with pointed beard and horned helmet, holding a cedar tree, a club or a spear.
Source: Author Paula^

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