The realm of the gods in Ancient Egypt fascinates the present day world for the special way in which divinities were venerated in animal and combined forms of beings. Horus, for instance, had the body of a man and the head of a falcon, Anubis, the god of death had a dog’s head, Sachmet, the mighty, was depicted with the head of a lion. But purely human gods were worshipped too, such as Ptah and Amun. A divinity could be worshipped in various places for differing functions and in different forms. The variety of the Egyptian divinities is what lies behind such numerous myths and stories of the gods.


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