Punny names of Egyptian gods

tags:  Egyptian divine name list pun · name   —   by Gerry · Sep 2018 · 799 words

The names of practically all Egyptian gods seem to have direct meanings, most of which are not taught in textbooks. These meanings are usually some aristocratic nastiness, linked to power, finance, secrecy. At the same time, they are related or homonymous with the animal or object used to depict the respective god. All Egyptian gods are thus encodings of aristocratic concepts.

This is just an inexhaustive list for note-taking. Most of the god names warrant further examination.

tags:  Egyptian divine name list pun · name