Amun, the hidden one, is portrayed as a man with blue colored flesh. He is sometimes depicted with ram's horns (the ram being one of his sacred animals, along with the goose), but more often he is shown wearing a crown topped with two tall plumes (feathers) and holding a crook and a flail (symbols of sovereignty). Of all of the gods we noticed in the tomb paintings, Amun is almost always recognized as a god of great importance and stature.
Bastet, cat goddess and daughter of the sun god Ra could be ferocious as she was associated with her father, the sun's, vengeance. But, she was usually regarded as a friendly deity (god) and associated with joy. In contrast, the god Bes, who was a dwarfish, scary looking creature, was a good-natured character fond of music and dancing. He protected women in childbirth by frightening away evil spirits and watched over the newborns.
Still craving more? Check out the A,B,C's of the Egyptian Gods dispatch. Follow down the list from A-Z, and maybe, just maybe, you will find a god with a name similar to yours.
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