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How Does Your Ancient Egypt Mythology Knowledge Stack Up Against A Middle Schooler's?

Think back to your ol' ancient civilizations unit.

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  1. 1. What is the name of this god?

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    Horus
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    Osiris
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    Anubis
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    It's Osiris!

    Osiris was the kind and just mythical king who was murdered by his brother Set and revived by his wife Isis. He then became the lord of the underworld.

  2. 2. And who is this god with the dog head?

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    Horus
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    Sekhmet
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    Anubis
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    It's Anubis!

    Anubis is the Egyptian god of mummification and the afterlife. According to legend, after Osiris was chopped up into little pieces, Anubis was the one who helped Isis put him back together and preserve him as the very first mummy.

  3. 3. Who is this goddess?

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    Hathor
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    Nut
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    Isis
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    It's Isis!

    As Osiris's wife and sister, Isis was the most popular deity of the ancient Egyptian pantheon. She was considered as the other of all pharaohs, and one interpretation of her name is "Queen of the Throne."

  4. 4. Who is this god with the head of a falcon?

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    Horus
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    Geb
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    Thoth
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    It's Horus!

    Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis, and he ended up defeating Set, who had plotted to murder his father.

  5. 5. This sun deity looks a lot like the last one. But what is his name?

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    Ra
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    Amon
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    Min
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    It's Ra!

    Ra, the sun god, is the creator of the universe. He was also commonly depicted as a man with the head of a beetle.

  6. 6. And this god?

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    Sith
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    Soth
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    Set<br />
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    It's Set!

    Also known as Seth, Set is the evil god of war, chaos and storms. His symbols included the crocodile and hippopotamus.

  7. 7. Who is this god that looks like a pharaoh?

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    Aton
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    Amun
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    Sobek
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    It's Amun!

    Amun is the Egyptian god of sun and air. Since no one knows what he really looks like, the "hidden god" is often depicted as a pharaoh.

  8. 8. In ancient Egypt, this was the god of the moon. What is his name?

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    Khonsu
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    Nekhbet
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    Min
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    It's Khonsu!

    Khonsu is the god of moon and time. He was also revered as the god of healing.

  9. 9. Now, who is this goddess?

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    Seshat
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    Nut
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    Hathor
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    It's Hathor!

    Often depicted as a cow, Hathor was considered as the primeval goddess who gave birth to all the other deities.

  10. 10. And finally, who is this god with the crocodile head?

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    Sobek
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    Tefnut
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    Ptah
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    It's Sobek!

    Sobek was the ancient crocodile god of strength and power. As a result, his symbol, the crocodile, represented power, virility and fertility.

This post was translated from French.

 
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