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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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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:

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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.
ÅST, Isis, jo ), the sister-wife of Osiris.
Set no, the principle of Evil, and opponent of Osiris.
NEBT-ụet, Nephthys, Tog, the wife of Set.
ANPU, Anubis, 10 , the Dog-god, or Jackal-god,

son of Set.
ÅP-UAT V , the Wolf-god, a friend and companion

of Osiris.

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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.

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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.

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NEMU

, 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

seven forms.

Nut _), a sky-goddess.
TEFNUT . a rain-goddess

NEKHEBIT

he great goddess of the South.

ATCHIT

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.

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