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Ancient Egypt – Gods and goddesses


Why did Ancient Egyptians believe the gods and goddesses?


They believed the gods and goddesses looked after them by day.


What did Ancient Egyptians do to make the gods and goddesses listen to them?


1) They prayed to the gods and goddesses in the hope that they would be rewarded.

2) They wrote their prayers down on stones.

3) They made carvings of ears hoping their god would listen.


Gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt


Name of the god or goddess

Kind of the god or goddess

Reason to believe the god or goddess

1) Re God of the Sun He was seen as the creator of all things and the supreme judge.
2) Sakhmet Lioness headed goddess She was a war goddess and a supporter of Re.
3) Osiris God of the underworld He was also god of the Nile flood and of growing plants.
4) Isis Mother goddess She protected the coffins of people who died and was a mourner (express sadness) at their funerals.
5) Bastet Cat goddess She was the daughter of Re, the Sun god. She was a kind and generous protector.
6) Anubis The god of funerals  


How did Ancient Egyptians give thanks to the gods and goddesses?


1)  They held festivals for the gods and goddesses at different times of the year.

(These were holidays when people could enjoy themselves)


2)  They wrote their praise to the god or goddess on stones.