Egyptian Pantheon

The Egyptian Pantheon

These gods are a young dynasty of an ancient divine family, heirs to the rulership of the cosmos and the maintenance of the divine principle of Ma’at—the fundamental order of truth, justice, law, and order that puts gods, mortal pharaohs, and ordinary men and women in their logical and rightful place in the universe.

The Egyptian pantheon is unusual in having three gods responsible for death, each with different alignments. Anubis is the lawful neutral god of the afterlife, who judges the souls of the dead. Set is a chaotic evil god of murder, perhaps best known for killing his brother Osiris. And Nephthys is a chaotic good goddess of mourning.

Egyptian Deities
Deity Alignment Suggested Domains Symbol
Re-Horakhty, god of the sun, ruler of the gods LG Life, Light Solar disk encircled by serpent
Anubis, god of judgment and death LN Death Black jackal
Apep, god of evil, fire, and serpents NE Trickery Flaming snake
Bast, goddess of cats and vengeance CG War Cat
Bes, god of luck and music CN Trickery Image of the misshapen deity
Hathor, goddess of love, music, and motherhood NG Life, Light Horned cowʼs head with lunar disk
Imhotep, god of crafts and medicine NG Knowledge Step pyramid
Isis, goddess of fertility and magic NG Knowledge, Life Ankh and star
Nephthys, goddess of death and grief CG Death Horns around a lunar disk
Osiris, god of nature and the underworld LG Life, Nature Crook and flail
Ptah, god of crafts, knowledge, and secrets LN Knowledge Bull
Set, god of darkness and desert storms CE Death, Tempest, Trickery Coiled cobra
Sobek, god of water and crocodiles LE Nature, Tempest Crocodile head with horns and plumes
Thoth, god of knowledge and wisdom N Knowledge Ibis