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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.
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.
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 ancient Egyptian demoness was called the "Devourer of the Dead"?
Ammit's body was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile - the three largest "man-eating" animals known to ancient Egyptians. In the underworld, if the heart of a person weighed by Anubis was judged to be not pure, Ammit would devour it, and the person undergoing judgement was not allowed to continue their voyage towards Osiris and immortality.