Egyptian Goddesses

Amunet

Amunet was able to procreate without a male partner, as Egyptians believed snakes did, and is correspondingly sometimes depicted as a cobra. She was also viewed as a sky or air goddess.

Anput

The female aspect of Anubis, Anput was goddess of the dead, and like Anubis was sometimes shown as having the head of a jackal.

Anuket

Anuket was a goddess of the Nile, and was tied to the enrichment and cultivation of the fields. She is sometimes shown as a gazelle.

Bastet

A cat or lion-headed goddess, Bastet was a protector of the home, and also a goddess of sensual pleasure. Bastet was a popular goddess in Egypt, and was a daughter of Ra and Isis.

Hathor

One of the most popular or famous deities in Egyptian mythology, she was the goddess of love, beauty and femininity. She was often viewed as having cow horns or the head of a cow.

Heket

Heket was a goddess who was associated with birth and fertility, who was often depicted as a frog or having the head of a frog.

Isis

Kebechet

Daughter of Anubis, she was the goddess of embalming water or fluid, and purification. She was sometimes represented as a snake.

Ma’at

Menhit

Menhit was another Egyptian war goddess who was represented as a lion. Her origins stemmed from Nubia, a region located between central Sudan and southern Egypt.

Mut

Mut was a mother goddess who rose to prominence in the New Kingdom. She took on the attributes of several deities. She was viewed as a creator / primordial goddess, and was often shown with either vulture or lion features.

Nephthys

Protector goddess who symbolized transitional death. She was the mother of Anubis and was often linked to funerary processions.

Nekhbet

Nekhbet was one of the oldest deities, and was celebrated as a creator goddess. She was referred to as ‘mother of mothers’, and was believed to be a creator of the world. She was a white vulture goddess, and is often depicted as having wings or a vulture headdress.

Nut

Known in Egyptian mythology as goddess of the sky, Nut was often represented as a cow or as having a human body and the head of a cow. Nut was also at times depicted as arching over the sky and heavens over her husband Geb.

Pakhet

Pakhet, which meant ‘she who tears or scratches’, was a huntress and a goddess of war. She was represented as a lioness or as having the head of a lioness, and was known to wander the desert seeking prey. Pakhet was only popular in certain regions.

Qetesh

An Egyptian fertility and nature goddess, Qetesh originated in Canaan, and wasn’t popular until the Middle and New Kingdoms. She was particularly associated with sensual and sexual pleasure, and was often depicted face forward, instead of head turned sideways.

Raet

Raet was the female aspect of Ra, and was therefore viewed as the sun or solar goddess. She was also referred to as Raet-Tawy, which meant ‘Raet of the Two Lands’ or ‘Raet of the Unified Lands’. She was often shown as having a sun between cow horns on her head.

Sekhmet

Tawaret

Tawaret was a fearsome protector goddess, with attributes of hippopotamuses and crocodiles. She was associated with protecting mothers, children and childbirth.

Tefnut

Tefnut was the goddess of moisture and rain, and was created when Atum, the creator god, spit her out of his mouth. She was often shown as a lioness or as having the head of a lioness.

Wadjet

Wadjet was an old and regional goddess, specifically associated with the city of Dep. As time progressed, she became slightly more popular in lower Egypt, but never became extremely well-known. She was sometimes represented as a snake or as having the head of a snake, and is sometimes referred to as the ‘serpent goddess’.
Later, she also became affiliated with the mongoose.