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At Heliopolis, the On of the Bible, the priests proclaimed the existence of three Companies of the gods. The first Company
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I , the second the “ Little” 777777777 , and the third had no special title; these Companies represented the gods of heaven, earth, and the Other World respectively. When all three companies were invoked they were represented thus :
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gods,” and NETERIT
“goddesses." os The original meaning of the word Neter is unknown, but in the Dynastic Period it probably meant "high, exalted, sublime, divine, godlike," etc.
The following are some of the principal gods and goddesses, and the visitor will find an unrivalled series of figures of most of them in bronze, wood, stone, etc., exhibited in Wall-cases 119-132 in the Third Egyptian Room. Full descriptions will be found in the Guide to the Third and Fourth Egyptian Rooms, pp. 116–168:
ÅSÁR, Osiris, 77, the man-god who rose from the dead,
was deified, and became the king of the Other
World and judge of the Dead.
son of Set.
HERU, Horus, 5, existed in several forms, e.g., Horus
the Elder (Arouëris), Horus the Blind, Horus the Child (Harpokrates), Horus, son of Osiris, Horus, son of Isis, etc.
Nu 008. god of the primeval watery mass out of
which the world was made.
KHEPERAD O , the creator of the universe
whose dwelling was Nu. TEĦUTI, Thoth, I , who created the world and all
things in it by a word.
, who assisted in carrying out the
work of creation.
Praḥ 98 , who assisted Khnemu in the work of
creation. Ra 2 1, the Sun-god. SEB (KEB) 3 , the Earth-god. SHU RD , the god of the air. HET-Heru, Hathor, 9, a sky-goddess, who existed in
Nut _), a sky-goddess.
he great goddess of the South.
Uatchit 1948 37, the great goddess of the North. Net, Neith, 99, the self-created goddess of Saïs, who
existed in four forms.
Bast To 3, the great goddess of Bubastis.