‘House of Horus’Appearance:
Hathor was the wife of Horus, and was sometimes thought of as the mother of the pharaoh.
A large temple was built to honour Hathor at Dendera.
- Man with a pot belly, shown with water plants
Hapy was the god of the innundation.
HapyHapy was especially important to the ancient Egyptians because he brought the flood every year.
The flood deposited rich silt on the banks of the Nile, allowing the Egyptians to grow crops.
When Seth and Horus fought for the throne of Egypt, Geb made Horus the ruler of the living.
The ancient Egyptians believed that earthquakes were Geb’s laughter.
| Bes Appearance:
Amulets of Bes were popular at all levels of Egyptian society.
| Bastet Appearance:
The cat was a symbol of Bastet. The ancient Egyptians made many statues of cats like this one to honour Bastet.
Bastet was one of the daughters of the sun god, Ra. A great temple was built in her honour at Bubastis in the Delta.
‘The All’ or ‘Perfection’ Appearance: