Temple of Horus, Edfu
A scene depicting Horus' victory over Set from the Temple of Horus at Edfu, built in the Ptolemaic Period.
The Egyptian Myth of the Death of Osiris - Alex Gendler
Dig into the Egyptian myth of Osiris, trapped by his brother, the warrior god Set, in a coffin and tossed into the Nile to die. Long jealous of his older brother Osiris, the god who ruled all of Egypt, the warrior god Set plotted to overthrow...
Osiris: Egyptian God of the Underworld and Judge of the Dead
Osiris was known as the King of the Living and the Eternal Lord since he was the first god born after the universe was created, and then later he was known as the god of the underworld and the Lord of the Dead. He was one of the five first...
82nd & Fifth: Ptah
http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/idolized Explore this object: http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/cult-image-of-the-god-ptah-egypt-2007.24 "This piece spoke to me when I realized, you don't need a single written word, three thousand...
Ancient Egyptian Mythology
Egyptian mythology was the belief structure and underlying form of ancient Egyptian culture from at least c. 4000 BCE (as evidenced by burial practices and tomb paintings) to 30 BCE with the death of Cleopatra VII, the last ruler of the Ptolemaic...
Isis is an ancient Egyptian goddess who became the most popular and enduring of all the Egyptian deities. Her name comes from the Egyptian Eset, ("the seat") which referred to her stability and also the throne of Egypt as she was considered...
Astarte is the Canaanite/Phoenician goddess of love, sex, war, and hunting who developed from the Mesopotamian deity Inanna/Ishtar. She is usually associated with the storm god Baal but seems to have been much more popular. She traveled to...
Field of Reeds (Aaru)
A'Aru (The Field of Reeds) was the Egyptian afterlife, an idealized vision of one's life on earth (also known as Sekhet-A'Aru and translated as The Field of Rushes). Death was not the end of life but a transition to another part of one's...
Statue of Ramesses III with Horus & Set
A granite statue of Ramesses III (r. 1186 - 1155 BCE) standing between the gods Horus and Set. In the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Diodorus Siculus' Account of the Life of Semiramis
Semiramis is the semi-divine Warrior-Queen of Assyria, whose reign is most clearly documented by the Greek historian Diodorus Siculus (90-30 BCE) in his great work Bibliotheca Historica ("Historical Library") written over thirty...