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Horus - Son of Osiris, a hawk, ou a man with a hawk's head crowned with the crown of all Egypt

Horus is shown as a hawk, ou a man with a hawk's head and the crown of all Egypt. This makes him look similar to Ra, but Ra is crowned with the sun disk. Horus' crown is made of two parts. The white part is the crown of Upper Egypt (in the south) and the red part is the crown of Lower Egypt (including the Nile delta). Together they montrer that Horus ruled all Egypt. During their reign, Pharoahs identified themselves with Horus. After they died, they became Osiris.

When Horus was a baby, his father Osiris...
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Anubis - God of Embalming, head of jackal

Anubis invented embalming to embalm Osiris, the first mummy. He was the guide of the dead. The Egyptians embalmed their dead, especially their pharaohs, to preserve them, since they thought that this helped them live for ever.

The Ancient Egyptians believed that when toi died, toi travelled to the Hall of the Dead. There Anubis weighed your cœur, coeur against the feather of Ma'at. Ma'at, the goddess of justice sits on haut, retour au début of the scales to make sure that the weighing is carried out properly. toi can see Anubis steadying the scales to make the weighing fair....
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Hathor - the Goddess of love, music, dance
cow horns and sundisk on head

Sekhmet - the Goddess of the sun
woman with lion's head head

Hathor was the goddess of joy, motherhood, and love. She looked after all women. She was the goddess of musique and dancing, as well. Dead women were identified with Hathor, as men were identified with Osiris. She has a sun disk on her head and cow horns. Sometimes she had cow's ears ou was a whole cow.

But she had another side as well, as Sekhmet, the Eye of Ra, the destructive Sun Goddess. The Egyptians knew that the Sun brought life, but they also knew that the...
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Seth - God of the desert, storm and violence, animal head with long curved pointed snout

Seth (or Set) is shown with an animal's head with a long curved pointed snout, slanting eyes, and square-tipped ears. Sometimes he has a forked tail. No-one seems to know what the animal is. Aardvark, antelope, ass, camel, fennec, giraffe, greyhound, jackal, jerboa, long-snouted mouse, okapi, oryx and pig have all been suggested! Seth was the God of the desert, storm and violence, which are all enemies of the fertile, properous, narrow valley of the Nile.

Seth carries a sceptre, which has his head on top...
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Ma'at - Goddess of Justice, ostrich feather in her hair

Ma'at was the goddess of truth, justice and harmony. She was the wife of Thoth, the god of wisdom, since toi need wisdom to find truth and justice. Both Ma'at and Thoth helped at the Weighing of the Heart.

The feather of Ma'at was an ostrich plume. She wore it on her head. The chief judge in charge of the Egyptian law courts was known as the "priest of Ma'at". He began court hearings par wearing the feather of Ma'at. The judge gave the feather to the person who won his case in the law courts.

The pharaoh had to promise that he would follow Ma'at. This means that he would be a just pharaoh, and keep order in Egypt.