Egyptian Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies of the Ancient Egyptians.
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ABRAXAS m Egyptian Mythology, Gnosticism, Popular Culture
From a word thought to have originated with the Gnostics or the Egyptians, found on many amulets during the last years of the Roman Empire. Abraxas was used by the Basilideans, a Gnostic sect of the 2nd century, to refer to the Supreme Being or god whom they worshipped; they believed it to be a name of power because it contained the seven Greek letters which, computed numerically, equal the number 365 (the number of days in the year)... [more]
AKEN m Egyptian Mythology
The custodian of the ferryboat who ferries the souls of the deceased to the Egyptian underworld of Duat, and he was also said to rule Duat in general on behalf of Osiris. He was typically depicted with the head of a ram... [more]
AMMIT f Egyptian Mythology
Means "devourer" or "soul eater". ... [more]
AMUNET f Ancient Egyptian, Egyptian Mythology
Means "the female hidden one", as a feminine form of AMUN. ... [more]
ANDJETY m Egyptian Mythology
Possibly means "he who is stable", from the Ancient Egyptian city of Andjet, whose name was probably derived from djed 'stability, durability'.... [more]
ANHUR m Egyptian Mythology
Means "(one who) leads back the distant one".... [more]
ANOUKE f Egyptian Mythology, African Mythology
Possibly a variant of Anuket, as she is depicted in an almost identical way, or even Neith, and perhaps the inspiration for the Greek Goddess Hestia as they are thought to have shared similar duties... [more]
ANUKET f Egyptian Mythology, African Mythology
Allegedly means "the embracer" or "embrace". This was the name of the personification of the Nile in Egyptian mythology.... [more]
APIS m Egyptian Mythology
In Egyptian mythology he was a bull-deity worshiped in the Memphis region who served as an intermediary between humans and the all-powerful god (originally Ptah, later Osiris, and then Atum). The Apis Bull was the most important of all sacred animals in Egypt... [more]
CHERTI m Egyptian Mythology
A later name for the Egyptian ferryman of the dead, Aken, and the one which is suspected to have influenced the development of the Greek ferryman of the dead, Charon.
DUAMUTEF m Egyptian Mythology
Means "who adores his mother". He is one of the four sons of Horus tasked with protecting his throne in the underworld. His image was depicted on the canopic jar which held the stomach of the deceased.
GEB m Egyptian Mythology
In Egyptian mythology he was the god of the Earth and a member of the Ennead of Heliopolis. He was said to be the father of earthquakes and that it was he who allowed crops to grow. Due to a mistake in translation and a change in how his name was written over the years in Ancient Egypt, his name was sometimes erroneously read as Seb or Keb, though the original Egyptian name for him may have been more similar to Gebeb/Kebeb... [more]
HAPI m Egyptian Mythology
In Egyptian mythology there were two different Hapis. One was one of the four sons of Horus tasked with protecting the throne of Osiris in the underworld, and who is frequently depicted with the head of a baboon... [more]
HEQET f Egyptian Mythology
Heqet was an Egyptian goddess of fertility and was identified with Hathor. She was linked to the annual flooding of the Nile, and was represented as a frog.
IMENTET f Egyptian Mythology
Means "she of the west". In Egyptian mythology she was the goddess representing the necropolis west of the Nile River and the consort of Aken. Typically depicted wearing the hieroglyph for 'west' on her head, she often appeared on tombs to welcome the deceased into the afterlife... [more]
IMSETY m Egyptian Mythology
In Egyptian mythology he was a funerary deity, one of the four sons of Horus tasked with protecting his throne in the underworld. His image was depicted on the canopic jar that held the liver of the deceased.
IUNIT f Egyptian Mythology
Means "she of Armant". Armant, also known as Hermonthis, is a town in Egypt whose name is derived from Montu.... [more]
KEK m Egyptian Mythology
Kek is the deification of the concept of primordial darkness in the Ancient Egyptian Ogdoad cosmogony of Hermopolis.
KHNUM m Egyptian Mythology
He was one of the earliest Egyptian deities, originally the god of the source of the Nile River. Because of this was thought to be the creator of the bodies of human children, fashioning them at a potter's wheel using clay from the Nile, before placing them in their mothers' wombs... [more]
KHONSU m Egyptian Mythology
Means "traveler". ... [more]
KHUFU m Egyptian Mythology
The name Khufu is a short form of his full name Khnum-Khufwy, meaning "Khnum is my Protector".... [more]
MA'AT f Egyptian Mythology
Ma'at was personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation. ... [more]
MENHIT f Egyptian Mythology, African Mythology
Means "(she who) massacres". ... [more]
MERET f Egyptian Mythology
Means "the beloved". ... [more]
MERETSEGER f Egyptian Mythology, Ancient Egyptian
Means "She who loves silence." ... [more]
MESKHENET f Egyptian Mythology
In Egyptian mythology she was a goddess of childbirth, and the creator of each child's 'ka', a part of their soul, which she breathed into them at the moment of their birth. Because she was responsible for 'ka', she was also associated with fate, and so would sometimes be associated with Shai... [more]
MONTU m Egyptian Mythology
Means "nomad". ... [more]
MUT f Egyptian Mythology
Means "mother".... [more]
NEHEBKAU m Egyptian Mythology
Means "(one who) brings together".... [more]
NEHMETAWY f Egyptian Mythology
From the nḥm.t-ˁw3ỉ; meaning "She who embraces those in need", the name of a minor Ancient Egyptian goddess, the wife of Nehebu-kau or, occasionally, Thoth.
NUIT f English (British), Egyptian Mythology
Nuit is the Ancient Egyptian goddess of the heavens, with her name meaning "sky." Originally she was only the goddess of the night sky, but gradually she came to represent the sky in general. Nuit also protects people in the afterlife... [more]
NUT f Egyptian Mythology
Means "sky".... [more]
OZIRISZ m Egyptian Mythology
Hungarian form of Osiris.
PUAH f Hebrew, Egyptian Mythology
In the old testament, this was the name of one of the midwives who disobeyed Pharoah's orders to kill any Hebrew boys they delivered. Often seen alongside the name Shiphrah.
QEBEHSENUEF m Egyptian Mythology
Means "he who refreshes his brothers".... [more]
QETESH f Egyptian Mythology
The name of a goddess of fertility, sacred ecstasy and sexual pleasure, derived from the Semitic root Q-D-Š which means "holy".
RAET f Egyptian Mythology
Feminine form of RA... [more]
RENENUTET f Egyptian Mythology
In Egyptian mythology she was the goddess of nourishment and the harvest, and as such was worshiped mainly during harvest. She was often depicted as a cobra or as a woman with the head of a cobra. She was sometimes portrayed as the consort of Sobek, Shai, or Geb, with whom she had the snake god Nehebkau... [more]
SAI f & m Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Shai (the Egyptian god)
SEKHMET f Egyptian Mythology
In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert... [more]
SERAPIS m Egyptian Mythology, Greek Mythology
Originally Aser-hapi (Osiris-Apis), which became Serapis, a combination of Osiris and Apis as created by Alexander the Great and Ptolemy upon conquering Egypt in an attempt to unite the native Egyptians and Hellenic Greeks... [more]
SERKET f Egyptian Mythology
Means "(she who) tightens the throat" or "(she who) causes the throat to breathe". ... [more]
SESHAT f Egyptian Mythology
Means "(she who) scrivens (who is the scribe)". ... [more]
SHAI f & m Egyptian Mythology
Means "(that which is) ordained".... [more]
SHAIT f Egyptian Mythology
The feminine form of SHAI (the Egyptian god).
SHU m Egyptian Mythology (Latinized)
Shu, meaning "emptiness" and "he who rises up", was one of the primordial Egyptian gods, a personification of air, one of the Ennead of Heliopolis.
SOBEK m Egyptian Mythology
Sobek is likely derived from the Ancient Egyptian sbk, the verb meaning "to impregnate". This is likely because he was considered a violent, hyper-sexual, and erratic deity, prone to his primal whims.... [more]
TATENEN m & f Egyptian Mythology
Means "risen land" or "exalted earth", and also refers to the silt of the Nile River.... [more]
TAWERET f Egyptian Mythology, African Mythology, Near Eastern Mythology, Greek Mythology
Means "she who is great" or "great one". Her name was a common pacificatory address to dangerous deities. ... [more]
TEFNUT f Egyptian Mythology
TEFNUT is a goddess of moisture, moist air, dew and rain in Ancient Egyptian religion. She is the sister and consort of the air god Shu, and the mother of Geb and Nut.
TENENET f Egyptian Mythology
In Egyptian mythology she was a goddess of childbirth and beer. She was typically depicted as a woman wearing a cow uterus on her head like another Egyptian childbirth goddess, Meskhenet. She was considered a protector of the uterus for pregnant women... [more]
THERMUTHIS f Judeo-Christian Legend, Egyptian Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Θερμουθις (Thermouthis), which was the Greek name for the Egyptian goddess Renenutet. According to the 1st-century historian Josephus, this was the name of Pharaoh's daughter who adopted the infant Moses... [more]
TUTU m Ancient Egyptian, Egyptian Mythology
Tutu (or Tithoes in Greek) was an Egyptian god worshiped by ordinary people all over Egypt during the late period.
WADJET f Egyptian Mythology
Means "green one; papyrus-colored one". From the Ancient Egyptian wadj, which was the word for the color green, in reference to the color of papyrus, and et, which indicated the name of a woman.... [more]
WOSRET f Egyptian Mythology
Means "the powerful".... [more]