God of Creation, Atum
Ancient Egyptian God Atum, also known as Atem or Tem, is one of the most important deities in Egyptian mythology. Ancient Egyptians believed that Atum was the first god to exist on earth. Having created himself, Atum was considered to be the first god who, sitting on a mound, arose from primeval waters. As the head of the Ennead, Atum held the title of “Lord of the Limits of the Sky”.
Atum is portrayed as both the creator and father to the king and was believed to lift the dead king from his pyramid to the stars. At some stage, he was combined with the Egyptian god Ra in order to form a combined deity Re-Atum.
Representation of Atum.
Atum is usually portrayed as a man wearing the either royal head-cloth (the Nemes) or wearing the dual white and red crown of the Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt. Atum also carries a tall cross which is the symbol of eternal life. Atum is sometimes shown as a serpent and occasionally as a lion, mongoose, lizard, bull, or ape.
Egyptian God Amon
Egyptian God Amon ( also spelled as Ammon, Amen, Amoun ) was one of the most important diety in Egyptian Mythology. Egyptian God Amon was worshipped mainly in Thebes. The meaning of the name Amun was derived from the name Amoun which means “The Hidden One”. He is often called the “the hidden one” which shows an association with invisibility. Gradually, as god of air, he became associated with the breath of life which created the ba (egyptian soul) in Thebes.
At the height of Ancient Egyptian Civilization, he was considered as the “King of the Gods.” Egyptian God Amun was important throughout the Ancient Egyptian history. He became even more powerful when he was combined with the Ancient Egyptian Sun God Ra. Amun was then called Amun-Re.
Representation of Egyptian God Amun
The picture above shows an image of Egyptian God Amun. He was depicted as a man with ram head wearing an ostrich plumed hat while holding a sceptre.
Egyptian Goddess Isis
The Ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis, also known as Aset or Eset was known as the Egyptian Mother Goddess. According to the Helipolis genealogy, Isis was the daughter of Geb and Nut. Egyptian Goddess Isis was also the sister and wife of Osiris and the mother of Egyptian God Horus.
Representation of Egyptian Goddess Isis
What does Isis look like? As you can see from the image above, Egyptian Goddess Isis was depicted in human form.
Egyptian God Ra
The Egyptian God Ra, also known as Re, was known as the Egyptian Sun God of the Heliopolis in the Ancient Egypt and as a major deity all over Egypt. Egyptian God Ra was also often referred to as Re-Horakte meaning, Ra (is) the Horus of the Horizon. Earlier Egyptians believed that Sun-God Ra created the world, and that the sunrise was the symbol of creation.
In later Egyptian kingdoms, Ra was combined with another Egyptian God named Amon and became Amon-Re. Ra was also combined with Horus as Re-Horakte.
Representation of Egyptian Sun God
Egyptian God Ra is usually represented with a body of man with a head of a falcon, holding Sceptre and an Anhk.
Egyptian God Ra was the father Tefnut and Shu, grandfather of Nut and Geb, great grand-father of Osiris, Seth, Isis, and Nephtys, and was a great-great-grandfather of Horus.