The Most Powerful Egyptian God

The Most Powerful Egyptian God

Portrayed as humans with animal heads, ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses governated almost every aspect of human life. This applied to both ordinary people and royalty. The Egyptian religion was polytheistic and worshipped the pantheon of deities in temples throughout Egypt. In an attempt to gain their favor, people built temples, statues, offered prayers and even sacrifices to the gods. Today we will debate about the most powerful Egyptian god. Because out of so many, there has to be one that rules over them all, right?

The answer, unfortunately, is not as simple as we would like

Since we have no physical evidence of their power, all we can do is speculate. However, I compiled a short list of the most notable Egyptian deities.

Osiris. He was a wise king that married his sister Isis. Due to jealousy, his brother Seth murdered him and cut him into pieces, scattering them throughout the land. Isis searched for him and used her magic to bring him back to life. Together they conceived Horus, who avenged his father’s death and killed Seth. Horus became the king of Egypt while Osiris ruled the underworld as the king of the dead. This is the reason why Egyptian people consider him so powerful. Anyone that can control the dead already has a big advantage.

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Isis. She is the ultimate goddess, for the simple reason that she is the mother of Horus as well as Osiris’ wife. Egyptian people believed that she started the practice of mummification when she put her husband back together. She has the ability to resurrect people, controlling both life and death. One can even say that she has more power than Osiris.

Ra. He is the King of the Gods as well as the patron of the Pharaoh. He is one of the most important figure in the whole Egyptian mythology. For the ancient Egyptians, the sun meant warmth, light and growth. Without it, everything ceased to exist. One of the most incredible temples in Egypt was for Ra. Unlike other temples, this one is open to sunlight and no statues are present since Ra is represented by the sun itself.

All in all, it is hard to establish who is the most powerful Egyptian god. However, we can only imagine how a showdown between these three would go.

 

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