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Tefnut: This goddess was depicted in a lion shape and was considered to be the twin sister of the god Shu. This deity along with the air god Shu became the first divine couple in the Heliopolitan myth of gods. These two gods were said to have been created by the god Atum either during masturbation or by spitting. In some cult areas Tefnut acquired quite a following. During the predynastic times, she was known as the wife of the god Tefen. Tefnut was also associated to Ptah and sometimes with Ma’at. She was seen more as a spiritual power rather than a divine being.

Thoeris: This goddess was closely associated with Hathor and Isis. She is depicted as a pregnant hippopotamus, standing upright, drooping breasts, and with paws of a lion. Her role was to protect women in childbirth and any mothers suckling babies.

Thoth: In the Egyptian ancient culture from the Old Kingdom onward, this god was regarding as one of the most divine and is known as the god of learning and wisdom. He was worshiped throughout and was very well known. His main following appeared to be at Hermopolis Magna in Central Egypt. He is depicted as a man with the head of an ibis. Sometimes he is shown in the pure animal form which is when he takes on the shape of just an ibis or that of a baboon. He is known as the moon god. In this role he was also responsible for the calendar, the measurement of time, and mathematics. Because of this role he is shown in the king coronation scenes providing a listing of the king’s years. Amongst his traits as a god, he was also regarded as the inventor of writing, language, guardian of divine order, and of all rituals and secret knowledge. Because of these traits he was regarded as the patron of scribes. As his role in the judgment of the dead, he is known
as having recorded the verdict of Osiris. During the various times in ancient Egypt he was bestowed several names such as “Lord of the Heavens” and “Beautiful of the Night” and “Silent Being.” He was also known as the protector of priest-physicians. He was considered to be very skilled in magic. Throughout all the eras he was depicted as the god who “loved truth and hated abomination.”

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