Egyptian Mythology is incredibly ancient and complex. It lacked a central authority, with major cities and areas having their own important gods. Myths often got mixed up, with gods having different roles, being combined with others to form new composite gods, and different family relationships as old gods fell into obscurity and new gods rose to prominence.
Ὀγδοάς | Ogdoad note
- Alternate Company Equivalent: To Tiamat and Abzu, as well as Khaos/Chaos and the Protogenoi.
- Eldritch Abomination: Every one of them qualifies, though sometimes they are depicted as either humanoid or animalistic.
- Flat Character: All eight of them, to the point only Kek and Kauket have their separate entry below. This is a given seeing as they are simply primal forces with no characterization and little surviving documents.
- Hermaphrodite: Nenu and Naunet, while the others are gender-flipped.
- Primordial Chaos: Nenu and Naunet again.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Their names could be spelled in plenty of different ways.
- The Old Gods: These are what the Egyptians worshipped before the Ennead replaced them.
- Time Abyss: Double points for this being the case both in Real Life and In-Universe, er- mythology. They are from the oldest surviving records and are the first deities in the whole Egyptian mythos.
𓏏𓍃𓀭 | Atum/Atoum/Atem/Tem note
- A Date with Rosie Palms: This was how the world was created, by him masturbating the universe into existence. It's even squickier in the R-rated version of the myth, where Atum actually ejaculates into his mouth, whereupon he spits out his children Shu and Tefnut. No joke, Egyptian theologians debated for centuries whether the world's first female was Atum's hand or his mouth.
- The Maker: One of several in this pantheon.
𓈙𓆄𓅱𓀭 | Shu note
- Adam and Eve Plot: All the other deities, humans and creatures are descendant from him and his sister.
- Blow You Away: He was the god of air and wind.
- BrotherSister Incest: With Tefnut.
- King of Beasts: He is the god of male African lions, though unlike his sister/wife he isn't portrayed with an animal head.
𓏏𓆑𓈖𓏏𓆘 | Θέφνις | Tefnut note
- Adam and Eve Plot: All the other deities, humans and creatures are descendant from her and her brother.
- BrotherSister Incest: With Shu.
- Making a Splash: She was the goddess of moisture, dew, moist air and rain.
- King of Beasts: She is the goddess of female African lions and is depicted with a lioness head.
𓊪𓏏𓎛𓀭 | Φθά | Ptah note
- The Magnificent: He bears plenty of epithets that describe his role in ancient Egyptian religion and its importance in society at the time, such as "the beautiful face", "the lord of truth and eternity", "the master of justice and ceremonies" and "the one who listens to prayers".
- The Maker: He's another creator god, though a less squicky one than Atum.
𓏏𓈖𓋌𓁐| Νηΐθ | Neith/Nit/Net/Neit note
- Renaissance Man: The description above is a good indicator that she had power over plenty of domains. Granted, she is a goddess.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: Is the goddess of mothers and childbirth, as well as weaving.
- War God: This is another of her many aspects.
- Women Are Wiser: Also is a goddess of wisdom, among other things.
𓅭𓃀𓀭 | Geb/Seb/Keb note
- Dishing Out Dirt: Well, what did you expect from an earth god?
- Disturbed Doves: Geese are his sacred animals and he is depicted with one standing on his head. Therefore whenever geese flew away, the ancient Egyptians thought something bad was happening with the Earth.
- Father Nature: He's de facto the male Egyptian version of Gaia.
- Gender-Inverted Trope: In most mythologies, the earth is symbolized by female deity while here it's male.
- Green Thumb: Also the god of nature and vegetation.
𓏍𓇯𓈗𓀭 | Nenu/Nut/Nunut/Nent/Nuit note
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She is depicted with blue skin.
- Celestial Body: Possibly the Ur-Example, she has stars drawn on her "skin" .
- Gender-Inverted Trope: In most mythologies, the sky is symbolized by male deity while here it's female.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Her name is pronounced "noot" or "newt".
- She's Got Legs: A justified example, her long and slender proportions create a dome which symbolizes the sky and cosmos above the Earth.
𓎡𓎡𓏭𓅱𓇰𓀯 | Kek/Kuk/Keku/Kekui note
𓇋𓏠𓈖𓁩 | Ἄμμων | Amun/Amon/Ammon/Amen note
𓂋𓂝𓇳𓏤𓁛/𓇳𓏤𓁛/𓁛𓇳 | Ra/Rênote
- Animal Motifs: He was usually depicted in artwork as a man with the head of a hawk, a scarab (In his form as Khepra), a cat (especially when in contrast with the snake demon Apophis) or a ram. He was also pictured as a full-bodied ram, beetle, phoenix, heron, serpent, bull, cat, or lion, among others.
- Arch-Enemy: Apophis. The serpent came into being from Ra's umbilical cord after the sun god's birth, and the two spent the rest of their lives in constant struggle, Apophis seeking to destroy the world while Ra fought to prevent this.
- Big Good: Reality couldn't exist if he died.
- Composite Character: Often him and Amun would be combined into Amon-Ra, especially during the New Kingdom Period.
- Light 'em Up: As the god of light.
- Light Is Good: He's the God of the Sun, and the protector of reality. That said, he also has a bit of a dark side, such as when he sent Sekhmet to destroy mortals who were conspiring against him.
- The Power of the Sun: He was thought to embody its positive, life-giving qualities and traveled on a solar barge.
- Shapeshifter: During dawn and the morning hours, he's depicted as a Scarab who pushes the sun upwards; at noon; he becomes the iconic eagle-man, and finally, at dusk, he becomes the more human Atum, the God of the setting sun.
- Top God: Naturally, as king of the gods. After Isis' coup, he remained king of the heavens but ceded the Earth to Horus, and concentrated his efforts on the battle with Apep.
- You Can't Fight Fate: He tried to avert a prophecy that a child of the sky goddess, Nut, would be evil, by forbidding her from having children on any day of the year. Thoth gambled with the moon and won moonlight to create five extra days so Nut could give birth anyway (hence why the Egyptian calendar had twelve months of 30 days even, and an extra thirteenth month of just five days). In the end, Nut's children, particularly Isis, did end up usurping him.
𓎛𓈎𓏏𓆏𓋾𓈎𓏏𓁐𓎟 | Heqet/Heket/Heqtit note
- Alternate Company Equivalent: To Hecate, as mentioned above. Though Heqet predates her and possibly inspired her, notice that their names are almost identically written.
- Frog Men: Played with, in that she was usually portrayed as a regular human divine being instead ◊. Worth knowing is that she is a "younger" deity than Kek, who is a primordial entity and thus he's the true Ur-Example.
𓊨𓁹𓀭 | Osiris/Wesir note
- Adaptational Heroism: In earlier myths he's not as benevolent as in the Osirian cycle.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has greenish skin in most artwork, representing his dominion over life and fertility.
- Back from the Dead: As a result of Isis' magic.
- BrotherSister Incest: His wife Isis is most commonly also his sister.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Set's Cain.
- Came Back Wrong: Osiris seems to be a cross between Destination Host Unreachable and Inhuman Human.
- Destination Host Unreachable: After being murdered by Set, Osiris was resurrected twice but couldn't stay in our world either time. The first time, he died almost immediately after having sex with Isis and impregnating her with Horus. The second time, he was shuffled off to the the underworld to rule over the dead. This wasn't such a bad deal for him, though, as in Egyptian mythology the underworld is a pretty nice place, more akin to heaven than to other mythological underworlds. And Osiris stayed a powerful god and was venerated by the people of Egypt as one of their chief deities.
- Distressed Dude: The Ur-Example. A central point of Egyptian mythology is the story of Isis having to rescue him (and resurrect him with the help of Anubis) after he had been killed by Set.
- The Good King: His reign as King of Egypt was considered a Golden Age.
- Groin Attack: For sleeping with/raping Nephthys, Seth not only cut him in 14 pieces but also fed his penis to a catfish. In order to conceive Horus, Isis crafted him a prosthetic one from solid gold.
- Inhuman Human: Maybe, as he's usually portrayed as a blue- or green-skinned mummy after his resurrection. He was still able to impregnate Isis, though.
- Scales of Justice: Although he's depicted with them less often than Anubis, Osiris is often shown in art presiding over the Weighing of the Heart ceremony, during which Anubis uses the Scales of Ma'at to weigh the deceased's heart against the Feather of Ma'at.
- Too Dumb to Live: He trusted his brother Set, after cheating with his wife. Set, up till then, had been more popular than him for protecting Ra. Even worse in earlier versions of the myth, where he RAPED Nephthys while drunk, and apparently supposed Set would not be pissed off about that.
𓊨𓏏𓆇𓁐 | Ἶσις | Isis/Aset note
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Even though she still presented as a benevolent goddess, Isis convinced Ra to tell her his secret name by poisoning him and waiting for him to be too overwhelmed by agony to refuse. She was also depicted as deceitful and manipulative.
- BrotherSister Incest: With Osiris.
- The Coup: After forcing Ra to tell her his secret name, she fired him to step down so Horus could assume the throne.
- Hot Witch: She is the goddess of magic.
- I Love the Dead: With Osiris' corpse, though she also brought him back to life.
- I Will Find You: She had to search for Osiris's body twice (once when he was killed by Set by way of being thrown into the Nile in a coffin, and again when Set tore his body into pieces and scattered them across Egypt).
- Lady of Black Magic: The only god who could compete with her based on sheer breadth and power of spells was Thoth.
- Losing Your Head: after accidentally disrupting a fight between Horus and Seth, thus causing the fight to be declared null, Horus beheads her in a fit of rage and escapes with her head. She gets better later.
- Mama Bear: She went to great lengths to make Horus king and protect him from Set.
- Manipulative Bitch: In one story, Isis secretly sent a snake to poison Ra. While he was in pain, she bargained for him to give her his true name and to let Osiris be his heir. Ra reluctantly complied.
- Necromantic: Using spells taught to her by Thoth, she resurrected Osiris and Horus, though the former was only long enough for them to conceive.
- Not What it Looks Like: In one myth, after one of Osiris' deaths, his coffin was sealed inside a pillar in a noblewoman's house. Isis posed as a nurse to the woman's child to get close to her husband, and grew fond of the boy. One day the mother found Isis had set her son on fire and snatched him away... but those flames would have made the kid immortal, and now he was just like any other child.
- Scales of Justice: Is sometimes depicted assisting during the Weighing of the Heart ceremony.
- Scary Scorpions: Averted. Isis was associated with scorpions, but she was one of the more benevolent deities, and the association is likely to have originated from female scorpions' carrying their young on their backs to defend them, corresponding to Isis' role as a mother figure and her own protection over baby Horus.
𓇓𓏲𓏏𓄡𓃩𓀭/𓋴𓏏𓈙/𓊃𓏏𓄡 | Set/Seth/Sutekh note
- Animal Motifs: We're not sure what animal, though. Possibly an aardvark, otherwise it's just called the 'Set animal'
- Adaptational Villainy:
- Originally a protective deity, he was gradually demonized when Egypt split into Upper and Lower sections, and as the Horus cult gained in popularity. He was fully cemented as a God of Evil after the Third Intermediate Period, when Egypt was ruled by foreigners who favoured the worship of Seth.
- In modern times, he's always portrayed as more evil in pop-culture, often being lumped with Apep,despite him being just as opposed to Apep as the other gods.
- The Beastmaster: He's associated with many animals, including jackals, hippos, snakes, wild boars, crocodiles, asses, and antelopes.
- Berserk Button: In most myths he murders his brother Osiris, however in some versions it is for more than just mere envy and ambition, mostly because Osiris slept with (or, in some versions, raped) his wife, Nephthys.
- Big Bad: In the Horus myths.
- BrotherSister Incest: With Nephthys.
- Cain and Abel: The most famous story about him involves him arranging the death of his brother, Osiris.
- Cartoon Creature: No one really knows which animal his head was supposed to represent. Either it was completely made up, or the depiction was stylized until it became unrecognizable. Theories include some kind of canine stylized to prevent confusion with Anubis, a donkey, a hyena, or an animal that's now extinct.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Pre-demonization, he was still a destructive deity of desert and storms.
- Depraved Bisexual: Had tried to humiliate Horus by raping him.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He hated the vile Apep as much the other gods. So much so, he help Ra defeat him every night.
- Evil Redhead: Was often depicted as one in Egyptian art as his followers were red-haired.
- Evil Uncle: He is Horus' uncle and has quite the antagonistic relationship with him.
- Evil vs. Evil: Even the more villainous Set of the later myths was still an enemy of Apep.
- FaceHeel Turn: Demonized after the Hyksos invasion. (He was also the god of foreigners.)
- God of Chaos: Associated with chaos, though not to the extent of Apep
- God of Evil: While Set started out as the noble protector of Ra, his murder of his brother Osiris and... intense rivalry with his nephew Horus, along with his association with foreign invaders, chaos, and the desert, led to him being demonized.
- Groin Attack: He is on the receiving end of one in some myths - Horus castrates him. He also delivers one: when he hacks Osiris's body to pieces, he chops off the penis first and feeds it to a catfish.
- HeelFace Turn: After Horus got the throne back.
- Might Makes Right: some versions have him represent this in opposition to Horus's Right Makes Might, the conflict between rule by force and rule by birthright.
- Murderers Are Rapists: He murdered his brother and raped (or tried to, depending on the version) his nephew.
- Order Versus Chaos: Set is a god of chaos, although in a 'riot and disorder' way rather than Apep's 'total destruction' way.
- Really Gets Around: Despite his sterility he was best-known for sexual prowess, to the point it was invoked in sex-related spells.
- In some earlier versions he is hardy sterile at all, given he is listed as the father of Anubis, Wepwawet and Sobek.
- Real Men Eat Meat: Averted; despite being a tough warrior god, his favorite food was lettuce. It was considered an aphrodisiac, and he had fertility problems.
- The Trickster: The Alternative Character Interpretation of Adaptational Villainy and I Did What I Had to Do lends to this as a Lighter and Softer interpretation, with a comparison to Loki of Norse Mythology.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: An Alternative Character Interpretation of Cartoon Creature above, which also ties in with The Trickster: the nonsensical creature head symbolizing transformation at will.
𓉠𓏏𓆇| Νέφθυς | Nephthys/Nebet-hut note
- Adaptational Villainy: Just like her husband. Outside of the Osirian cycle, she didn't trick Osiris into sleeping with her, but instead was raped by a drunk Osiris.
- BrotherSister Incest: With Set, her husband. Also with Osiris, who she Bed Tricked.
- Darker and Edgier: When associated with the afterlife.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being associated with death, her role was rather to protect and guide the souls of the dead.
- Twin Switch/Bed Trick: Disguised herself as Isis once and slept with Osiris, which was how Anubis was conceived.
𓇋𓈖𓊪𓅱𓃣 | Ἄνουβις | Anubis/Anpu/Inpu note
- Adaptational Villainy: While by no means evil in Egyptian Mythology, he's often portrayed as an evil death god in pop-culture.
- Ascended Extra: Often depicted as the primary Egyptian God of Death in popular media, while the truth is more complicated. There's evidence in the early dynasties of the Old Kingdom that Anubis was originally the preeminent God of Death and the Dead, but Osiris quickly surpassed him. One narrative interpretation is that Anubis stepped down from the position when Osiris entered the afterlife; another is that they actually serve different roles, and while both are gods of the afterlife, Osiris is the God of the Dead (those who dwell in the afterlife), while Anubis is the actual God of Death (the transition process between life and afterlife), which fits with one being strongly associated with kingship even in death and the other with the actual funeral rites, process of mummification, and the many post-life trials described in The Book of the Dead. The latter is further supported by the fact that, rather than having been considered the overseer of the transition between life and death as Anubis is, Osiris was (symbolically) the deceased individual undergoing funeral rites (according to surviving texts, the deceased is even ritualistically referred to as "Osiris" during said rites). It's likely this developed from some areas of Egypt worshiping Anubis as God of Death and others worshiping Osiris, and when the kingdom united a narrative was created that allowed both to coexist.
- Child by Rape: In some versions of his myth, Osiris got drunk and raped his mother; later, after Set abandoned him, Isis revealed that Osiris was his real father and the two took him in.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being a god of the dead and depicted as a black jackal, he's a just god and a pretty cool guy.
- The Dog Bites Back: Set was not kind to Anubis and in many versions of his myth abandoned or disowned him. After Set murdered Osiris and took the throne, Anubis became one of the most ardent supporters of the ousted former royals and helped Isis partially resurrect Osiris in order to conceive an heir, Horus, who would eventually oust Set in turn.
- Everybody Hates Hades: Often depicted as a villain in pop-culture when he was far from it.
- Parental Abandonment: By Set.
- Psychopomp: One of several gods thought to play this role.
- The Reliable One: He was relatively insignificant in Egyptian mythology, standing on the sidelines just doing his job. However, the fact that his image is (obviously) plastered all over tombs led him to becoming one of the most iconic Egyptian deities in modern culture.
- Scales of Justice: Anubis was the "Guardian of the Scales" and primary wielder of the Scales of Ma'at. After death, the deceased would journey to Anubis' Hall of Truths, and there Anubis would begin the Weighing of the Heart ceremony by weighing the deceased's heart against the Feather of Ma'at. The deceased would then make a series of negative confessions before Anubis (with Osiris sometimes presiding), denying that they committed malicious and disorderly crimes in their life. If they lied, the scales would lose balance and the heart would fail the trial. It would then be fed to Ammit.
𓎰𓏏𓏏 | Αἴλουρος | Bastet/Bast/Baast/B'sst/Ubasti/Ubaste note
- Animal Motifs: She appears as a small cat or a lioness.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Was originally a savage lion goddess akin to Sekhmet.
- Cat Folk: Possibly the Ur-Example, Bast is a humanoid with a cat head.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Often depicted with the head of a cat and as the goddess of cats.
- Kid-Appeal Character: Ye gods was she popular — like if Betty White and The Fonz starred in a spin-off of Harry Potter.
- The Power of the Sun: Sometimes worshipped as a sun goddess.
𓅃 | Horus/Her/Heru/Haru/Hor/Har note
- Animal Motifs: The falcon. 𓅃
- Blow You Away: The god of the sky.
- Eye Motifs: The Eye of Horus. 𓂀
- Eye Scream: Had one of his eyes gouged out by Set.
- God-Emperor: The Pharaohs were held to be his earthly incarnation.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Had the head of a falcon.
- Hijacked by Jesus: Often shoehorned into the Jesus role, especially by people who watched Zeitgeist. Let's make a couple of things clear: Horus was not born on December 25th (...maybe, though his birthdate was not relevant in cults), and was most assuredly not born of a virgin. He did resemble Jesus in that he was a deity associated with healing and with resurrection - though he only "resurrected" if you go by Greek notions that he was his father, Osiris, reborn.
- Lunacy: Although he was associated with the Sun, he was also associated with the Moon, and it was thought that both were his eyes, the moon being the less bright eye because he was blinded by Set in their battles.
- The Power of the Sun: Another sun god.
- Top God: Horus took his place as king of the gods instead of Ra after Isis' coup. Interestingly, Ra seems to have still held the position in an emeritus sort of way, and retained chief responsibility for fighting Apep.
- You Killed My Father: The source of his feud with Set.
𓌂𓐍𓏏𓁐 | Sekhmet/Sakhmet/Sachmis note
- Ax-Crazy: Was initially unleashed upon humanity as a punishment, but the more people she slaughtered only increased her bloodlust, until she threatened to wipe out humanity entirely.
- Blood Knight: Her rampage ended only when Ra got her drunk on beer made to look like blood.
- Gone Horribly Right: The gods unleashed Sekhmet as a standard punishment to humanity, but they immediately started a backup plan when she was getting increasingly high on her own carnage and trying to wipe them out completely.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Often depicted with the head of a lioness.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Hence her being finally placated by beer made to look like blood.
- Jekyll & Hyde: Her alternate form is the benevolent goddess Hathor.
- Light Is Not Good: She was also associated with the sun.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Held titles such as the "Lady of Slaughter" and the "Mistress of Dread".
- The Power of the Sun: As a solar deity, she is depicted wearing the solar disk and uraeus.
𓅝𓏏𓏭𓀭/𓆓𓎛𓅱𓏏𓏭𓊹 | Θώθ | Thoth/Djehuty note
- The Archmage: Only Isis could match him spell for spell.
- Badass Bookworm: Wise, and no less aggressive. There's a reason why the baboon is his symbol, after all.
- Bookworm: Thought to have invented writing and most if not all areas of knowledge.
- Exact Words: Ra forbade Nut from giving birth on any day of the year, which was then 360 days. Thoth used this to his advantage by creating five more days.
- Good with Numbers: Part of his job as when the universe was created was to calculate the optimal placement for everything.
- He Knows Too Much: Apparently kills humans who know too much.
- Lunacy: A moon god, in the Heliopolis Creation Myth, he also gambled with the moon to add five extra days to the calendar, hence 365 days, to allow Nut to give birth to her children since Ra had forbidden her to give birth on any day of the year.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When he saw that Nut despaired over not being able to birth her children, Thoth stepped in and helped her.
- The Smart Guy: Well renowned for his intelligence.
𓌴𓐙𓂝𓏏𓏛 | Ma'at/Maat/Ma'et note
- Abstract Apotheosis: Sometimes depicted as an actual deity to be appeased, sometimes just considered an abstract concept that was beyond mortal comprehension.
- Cosmic Keystone: The whole of the Egyptian state religion was dedicated to the protection and preservation of Ma'at, otherwise Apep would devour the universe.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Thoth.
- God of Order: While most gods were considered forces of order, Ma'at is the literal embodiment of order, as she represents balance.
- Order Versus Chaos: Balanced against Apophis.
- Scales of Justice: Ma'at is sometimes depicted in human form helping Anubis and/or Osiris in the Weighing of the Heart Ceremony. This makes sense since the heart is weighed against Ma'at, though it is usually depicted as a feather when on the Scales.
- Winged Humanoid: Is often depicted with feathered wings under her human arms ◊.
𓋴𓃀𓎡𓆊/𓆋 | Σοῦχος | Suchus | Sobek/Sochet/Sobki note
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Depending on where you were, you were liable to hear people describing him as a dangerous monster who was to be feared and avoided. However, were you in the Faiyum (where the seat of his cult was), saying this would likely get you accused of blasphemy and fed to the sacred crocodiles there.
- Ambiguously Evil: The religion flip-flops whether he's evil or not. Then again, seeing as he represents the duality of the river Nile (both the life giving waters, as well as the destructive floods), it's possible he operates on a different morality.
- Making a Splash: Due to being the god of the largest river in the world, he qualifies for this trope.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: Sometimes revered, sometimes reviled, he was rather ambiguous in terms of worship. He brought fertility, but his sacred animal is extremely dangerous, and he was said to take women from their husbands whenever he felt like it.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Zigzagged, read above for more details.
𓉡 | Ἁθώρ | Hathor/Hut-hor note
- The Almighty Dollar: Considered a wealth goddess because of her association with mineral wealth (gold, copper, precious stones), plenty to eat (cattle Food God currency), and abundance festivals. Another case where Love Goddess overlaps with wealth/money power.
- Animal Motifs: Often pictured in the form of a cow, or a human with cow ears.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Her other avatar is the bloodthirsty Sekhmet.
- Fun Personified: She's the Hot Goddess of joy, music, and booze. Basically, she's the goddess of parties.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: As humorously summed up by Stargate SG-1:Daniel Jackson: Hathor was the Egyptian goddess of fertility, inebriety, and music.
Jack O'Neill: Sex, drugs, and rock n' roll?
Daniel Jackson: In a manner of speaking.
- Hot Goddess: The goddess of beauty and love.
- Jekyll & Hyde: Her alternate form is the savage lioness goddess Sekmet.
- Launcher of a Thousand Ships: An In-Universe example. She's been paired off with almost every major god in the Egyptian pantheon in different versions of the mythology.
- A Load of Bull: She was often portrayed as a woman with a cow's head.
- Love Goddess: The goddess of love.
𓆣𓂋𓇋𓁛 | Khepri/Khepera/Kheper/Khepra/Chepri note
- Light Is Good: Is a benevolent deity, symbolizing the life giving solar light.
- Non-Standard Character Design: While the other deities are depicted as regular humans or people with animal heads and traits, this god has an entire animal as a head.
- Power of the Sun: Another solar god like Ra.
- Scarab Power: The Trope Maker and Ur-Example. When the ancient Egyptians saw dung beetles rolling balls of poop, they thought that up there in the Cosmos there is a divine scarab that does the same with the Sun.
𓊃𓂋𓈎𓏏𓁐 | Serket/Serqet/Selket/Selqet/Selcis note
𓏎𓈖𓁷𓂋𓏏𓈐𓅆/𓏎𓈐𓇯𓅆 | Anhur/Onuris/Onouris/An-Her/Anhuret/Han-Her/Inhert note
𓏏𓄿𓅨𓂋𓏏𓆗 | Θουέρις | Tawaret/Reret note
- Ascended Extra: Double-subversion; she is not among the chief deities, but she was a well-known household goddess.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Although married to the above-mentioned Set, she is generally a benevolent goddess. She protects women (pregnant women in particular), and she restrains her husband from doing evil.
- Expansion Pack Past: Started off as evil, then regarded as benevolent. She may also be another aspect of the above-mentioned Hathor.
- Expy: Has one in the form of the soul-eating demoness Ammit. Where Tawaret gives life, Ammit takes it away.
- Good Adultery, Bad Adultery: No one seems to have a problem with her cheating on her husband, probably because he is the Big Bad.
- Good Is Not Nice: Sometimes has to lasso her husband to keep him in line and protect humanity.
- I Have Many Names: Tawaret, Tuaret, Tuart, Reret, Thouéris, just to name a few.
- Interspecies Romance: A very ironic one; she's a hippo, and her lover Sobek is a crocodile. In Real Life, these particular animals do not get along.
- Kavorka Woman: Takes the form of a hippo with pendulous breasts, but she has multiple lovers and is pretty much always pregnant, so she must be doing something right!
- Longest Pregnancy Ever: Seems to always be pregnant.
- Mama Bear: Protector of pregnant women and babies
- Mix-and-Match Critter: Has characteristics of a hippo, a lion, and a human, and sometimes a crocodile.
- Really Gets Around: Is married to Set, and has Bes and Sobek (and several other gods) as lovers. Sobek seems to be her favorite, though.
𓎸𓃝 | Χνοῦβις | Khnum note
𓂋𓈖𓈖𓅱𓏏𓏏𓆗 | Renenūtet/Ernūtet/Renenet note
𓎛𓐑𓊪𓃒/𓅭/𓐑𓊪𓅱/𓐑𓊪 | Apis/Hapis/Hapi-ankh note
𓋇𓏏𓁐/𓋈𓏏𓁐 | Seshat/Safkhet/Sesat/Seshet/Sesheta/Seshata note
- Parent-Child Team: She is sometimes depicted as the daughter of Thoth and takes care of the bureaucracy on earth while he is busy keeping the universe running smoothly.
- Renaissance Man: The description above is a good indicator that she had power over plenty of domains. Granted, she is a goddess.
- Women Are Wiser: Also is a goddess of wisdom, among other things.
𓇍𓅓𓊵𓏏𓊪/𓇍𓅓𓊵/𓇌𓅓𓊵 | Imhotep note
𓐍𓈖𓇓𓅱 | Khonsu/Chonsu/Khensu/Khons/Chons/Khonshu note
𓃀𓋴𓄜 | Bes note
- Canon Immigrant: His unusual design was often attributed to being an import to Egypt, but recent archaeological evidence suggests he's actually one of the oldest Egyptian gods.
- Gender Flip: Beset, his female counterpart/aspect.
- Hijacked by Jesus: Was likely Hijacked By Jesus to become Saint Bessus, venerated in northern Italy (they both wear ostrich plumes).
- Non-Standard Character Design: Portrayed as possessing an actual beard, rather than the false one of other Gods and Pharaohs.
𓄋𓈐𓏏𓏦𓃧 | Wepwawet/Upuaut/Wep-wawet/Wepawet/Ophois note
- Animal Motifs: Akin to Anubis, he is depicted as having a canine head. And like his brother, the actual species that is used for Wepwawet is debated- jackal, wolf (living or extinct), domestic dog, etc.
- Palette Swap: In order to avoid confusion with Anubis, Wepwawet is drawn either bluish or grayish in color.
𓃀𓅡𓈒𓃀𓇌 | Babi/Baba note
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: One mural depicts him with a shaggy, cobalt blue coat.
- Ax-Crazy: Babi is feared for his behavior to attack mortals on sight.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Averted. He's the god of all African baboons. Angry, horny baboons.
- Gag Penis: He's always depicted with a visible erection, due to being associated with virility on account of male baboons having noticeably high libidos.
- Love God: With testicles large enough to sit on and a sturdy erection, it was sometimes symbolized as the mast of a ferry transporting the souls of the righteous to the fields of Aaru. One spell in a funerary text identifies the deceased person's phallus with Babi, ensuring that the deceased will be able to have sexual intercourse in the afterlife.
- Soul Eating: Another legend says that when Ma'at sorts out the souls of the unrighteous, she hands them over to Babi, who devours them beside a lake of fire.
- To Serve Man: Truer than most baboons, which were known to be extremely aggressive and omnivorous, Babi was viewed as being very bloodthirsty and lived off of entrails of man.
𓇅𓇌𓏏𓆗 | Οὐτώ/Βουτώ | Wadjet/Wedjat/Uadjet/Udjo note
- Cool Crown: Is depicted as one, and also serves as a decoration alongside her vulture counterpart Nekhbet for the pharaoh's crown, which itself also qualifies for this trope .
- Feathered Serpent: A good example that is as old, or even older than the more two famous Trope Makers- the Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican deities Kukulkan and Quetzalcoatl.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Has been depicted as a winged snake, a snake woman, a bird woman, or any combination of the previous depictions.
- Snakes Are Sinister: Averted, she is a benevolent protector goddess.
Demons, legendary beasts, spirits and miscellaneous creatures
𓉻𓊪𓊪𓆙 | Ἄποφις | Apep note
- 0% Approval Rating: Apep is hated and feared by every god out there. He is so terrible that even other chaos gods detest him, and he is the only deity in the Egyptian pantheon known to have been explicitly prayed against — every recovered prayer about him is about wishing for his hindrance and defeat. There was even an entire guide to opposing him, The Books of Overthrowing Apep, whose prayers described a gradual process of wishing for Apep's defeat and dismemberment.
- Arch-Enemy: Ra, whom he tries to murder every night. Arguably Set as well, who has to fight him every night.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: One of his most notable characteristics is just how huge he was supposed to be. Pretty much every depiction that exists even has him◊ coiled up in some way in order to emphasis this.
- Big Bad: Of the whole mythos in general. Apep was the chief source of evil and chaos in ancient Egyptian cosmology.
- Cessation of Existence: He inflicts this on those souls he devours.
- Dark Is Evil: He was explicitly called the god of darkness, which is a major component of his portfolio.
- Destroyer Deity: Apep is a primordial enemy who dislikes the other gods' creating and ordering of the universe and tries to devour Ra and all light & life every night to return the world back to its primordial chaos. Apep is sufficiently bad that Set, the notoriously ill-tempered and nasty god of chaos and storms (and a frequent "bad guy" in Egyptian myths), helps protect Ra against Apep every night. Apep is notably the only god in the Egyptian pantheon who was prayed against.
- The Dreaded: So much so that he was the only deity actively prayed AGAINST, and that there were whole books dedicated to attacking and repelling him.
- Eldritch Abomination: A primordial being born from Ra's umbilical cord that represents everything awful about the world.
- Evil Counterpart: To Ma'at, the Egyptian embodiment of Truth and Order.
- God-Eating: Tries to eat Ra every night, and was believed to briefly succeed in eclipses.
- God of Chaos: Embodies chaos and destruction, in direct opposition to Ra and Ma'at.
- God of Evil: Actually a god who was unquestionably pure evil, and not worshiped at all.
- Hate Sink: In-universe - eh, religion. All the other gods (including Set) opposed him and mortals actively prayed against him.
- Hypnotic Eyes: Used this to lure the gods in before eating them. Only Set could resist it.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: A few of the titles given by people praying against him include Serpent From The West, Evil Lizard, Lord Of Chaos, The World Encircler, Bringer of Darkness, Devourer of the Sun, Enemy of Ra, and even, simply, "The Enemy." There is evidence to suggest he was also called Eater of Souls, though this title was not exclusive to him. A debatably subverted example would be his epithet Serpent of Rebirth, which without context sounds ambivalent if not pleasant.
- Non-Human Undead: A giant undead snake. Though some descriptions imply that it is an umbilical cord, specifically Ra's, that came to life.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Unlike other deities, Apep was was always depicted as a giant snake (sometimes even with legs) and never as a humanoid.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He sought to reduce the entire universe to a void.
- Order Versus Chaos: Firmly on the chaos side, with Ra representing order.
- The Scottish Trope: You weren't even supposed to say his name.
- Soul Eating: Any souls who get lost on their way to the afterlife are also devoured by Apep.
- Super-Persistent Predator: Ra has to face him each night, kill him, and then face him again the next night for all eternity.
- The Undead: He lives in the land of the dead and therefore cannot be slain.
𓐥𓂧𓀭 | Medjed note
- "I know the name of that Smiter among them, who belongs to the House of Osiris, who shoots with his eye, yet is unseen."
- Armless Biped: Its depictions don't show it having arms.
- Bedsheet Ghost: Resembles this due to it being depicted without arms, a mouth, ears, nose, neck and even a proper torso. Whether this is how the Egyptians actually thought he looked like, or just their way of depicting the fact that he is unseen, remains unknown.
- Eye Beams: One of the only things we actually know about him is that he "shoots with his eye".
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Possibly. Spell 17 begins with "I know the name of that Smiter", which implies that Medjed, which is just Egyptian for Smiter, may be a title rather than a name.
𓂝𓅓𓄈𓅓𓏏𓏦𓀐 | Ammit/Ammut/Ahemait note
- Female Monster Surprise: While it isn't obvious at first glance, the ancient texts state that Ammit is apparently female.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Has the head of a crocodile, the front limbs and torso of a lion, and the back limbs and rear end of a hippopotamus.
- Our Demons Are Different: A beastly chimera that eats dead souls.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Capable of eating the souls of the deceased.
𓊏𓊪𓀾𓋹𓈖𓐍 | Σφίγξ | Sphinx note
- Beast with a Human Face: The Androsphinx, which is the "default" species has a human head (mostly male).
- Mix-and-Match Critters: There are two alternate versions, the Hieracosphinx which has the head of a falcon (resembling a griffin/griffon) and the Criosphinx which has a ram head.
- Riddling Sphinx: Averted, as this is the Egyptian version.
- Time Abyss: According to new research, apparently it and the pyramids are from the Old Kingdom (circa 25582532 BC).