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Which deity was a rival of Horus in the Egyptian mythology?
Set. Horus was a god of arable land and the order, while Set was a god of the desert and chaos. Both fought for the throne of Egypt after Osiris, father of Horus, had been murdered by Set. Horus won the battle. Since then, all the pharaohs ruled Egypt as incarnation of Horus.
For whom were the pyramids in Giza built?
Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mykerinos). The three pyramids were built by pharaons of the fourth dynasty: Khufu, his son Khafre and Kahafre's son, Menkaure. Today, they are better known by their hellenized names: Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. Along with these major monuments are a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as "queens" pyramids.
Who was the ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdom, knowledge, and writing?
Seshat was seen as a scribe and record keeper, and is credited with inventing writing. She also became identified as the goddess of accounting, architecture, astronomy, astrology, building, mathematics, and surveying. These are all professions that relied upon expertise in her skills.
Which Egyptian god was depicted as a falcon?
Horus was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a peregrine falcon, or as a man with a falcon head.
Which Egyptian god was depicted as a crocodile?
Sobek was an aggressive and animalistic deity, dangerous and fearsome, but also protective and fertile.
For which pharaoh was the famous step pyramid built?
Djoser. The Pyramid of Djoser, or Step Pyramid is an archeological remain in the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt, northwest of the city of Memphis. It was built in the 27th century BC during the Third Dynasty for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser by his vizier, Imhotep.
Which Egyptian deity was depicted as a bull?
Apis was a son of Hathor. Since Hathor was a symbollic mother of pharaohs, Apis bull was often a symbol of pharaoh.
What musical instrument was used in ancient Egypt in the rites of the cult of Isis, Hathor and Bastet?
Sistrum. The sistrum was one of the most sacred musical instruments in ancient Egypt and was believed to hold powerful magical properties. It was used in the worship of the goddess Hathor, Isis, Bastet, mythological character of joy, festivity, fertility, eroticism and dance. It was designed to produce the sound of the breeze hitting and blowing through papyrus reeds.