Ancient Egyptian Mythology

Travel pictures from Egypt

by Dr. Günther Eichhorn

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The Ancient Egyptians had a large set of Gods and Goddesses. Their deities were pretty much like people, they were born, they got married, have children, fought each other, and died. They needed food and shelter, had feast, and got drunk, just like people. The Egyptians had a large set of stories about their Gods. Unfortunately (for us    :-\)) these stories changed with time. One Goddess could be the mother of one God for a while, later she was considered his wife, and maybe even his daughter. I am trying to recount a consistent story, but you need to be aware that this is only a snapshot of the real thing.