Let’s go into the history of ancient Egyptian gods, but before that let’s meet a DC comic character Black Adam movie. It is like the same story, the superhero gets his power from a pantheon of Gods and the black Adam gets his special power from the Egyptian gods. Well, no one knows whether it is true or not but according to history, it is said by the legends. But we are all fascinated if someone talks about the Egyptian gods.
We have heard many Egyptian and Greek mythologies about the stars, heliocentric, and other stories. In ancient times, thousands of years ago from present times. The ancient Egyptians had gods for everything, more than two thousand. There was even a goddess of cats and a god of perfume even there. However, out of all these figures, it’s only six chosen ones bestow their gifts on Black Adam.
The Ancient Egyptian gods were an integral part of ancient Egyptian religion and were worshipped for millennia. Even many of them ruled over natural and social phenomena, as well as some abstract concepts. These gods and goddesses appear in every aspect of ancient Egyptian civilization, and more than 1,500 of them are known by name. The southern temple was dedicated to Sobek, there are many gods like the crocodile and god of fertility, and the creator of the world with Hathor and Khonsu. However, the northern temple was dedicated to the falcon head. Let’s learn about some of those gods.
The Shu god grants Adam incredible stamina and was one of the most important Egyptian gods. The name Shu implies emptiness as he represents the space between heaven and earth. He was also responsible for the wind and represented the light rays that came from his father, the sun god Ra. As a god of the wind, sailors told him to provide good winds to propel their boats. Shu was often illustrated as a man wearing an ostrich feather, and carrying an ankh which is the symbol of life.
Heru also known as Horus grants Adam super speed and was known as the patron of Pharaohs. To the ancient Egyptians, he appeared in the form of a falcon whose right eye was the sun and left eye was the moon represents healing. And he is popularly known as the “Eye of Horus” which was used as a symbol of prosperity and protection.
Amun-Ra grants tremendous physical strength. Amun was the king of the Egyptian gods. He was represented as a human, or a god or both. The meaning of Amun is “the hidden one.” Because of Amun’s mysteriousness, he became associated with the sun god Ra, since both were connected with the power of life, and creation, so Amun was compared to the Greek and Roman gods, like Zeus and Jupiter.
Zehuti, or Thoth, was an ibis-headed or baboon god of wisdom, full of intelligence, and magic. He was also a contributor to literature, science, wisdom, and inventions. Thoth also had a similar role to the Greek god Hermes. According to Egyptian mythology, Thoth is responsible for the 365-day calendar. He was the god of the moon, hieroglyphs, wisdom, writing, science, magic, art, and judgment.
Aton, a sun god, is described as a solar disk emitting rays terminating in human hands, whose worship was the state religion. Aten was transcended to human or animal form. An early god of the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt, Aton was a principal deity, who represents the sun’s energy as the ultimate source of all life.
Menthu is represented as a war god and was illustrated with a falcon head as the god of war in ancient Egyptian religion. The Egyptians believed that Menthu would attack any enemies of Maat which means cosmic energy balance). He was an important god for the pharaohs who fought to expand their nation and sought to become a successful warriors and give strength to those on the battlefield.
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