The Kane Chronicles immerses readers in the world of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.
Find out more about each one by clicking on the hieroglyphic icons.
|Shu||God of Winds and father of Nut, the Sky Goddess. Under the edicts of Ra and Ma'at, Shu keeps Nut and Geb eternally separated.|
|Nut||Goddess of the sky. She is wife of the Earth God Geb and mother to Osiris, Isis, Horus, Set, & Nephthys. She cunningly gave birth to her 5 children on the five extra days of the Egyptian calendar defying Ra’s decree that she could not bear children during any month of the year. She is believed to be the daughter of the gods Shu and Tefnut and the granddaughter of Ra.|
|Geb||God of the earth. He is husband to the sky Goddess Nut and father to Osiris, Isis, Horus, Set, & Nephthys. Geb was one of the most important of Ancient Egypt's gods. His parents were Shu, the God of winds, and Tefnut, the goddess of moisture.|
|Isis||God of the earth. He is husband to the sky Goddess Nut and father to Osiris, Isis, Horus, Set, & Nephthys. Geb was one of the most important of Ancient Egypt's gods. His parents were Shu, the God of winds, and Tefnut, the goddess of moisture.|
|Osiris||God of the dead. He is husband to Isis, father to Horus and the first born child of the earth God Geb and his wife Nut, the sky Goddess. Osiris is shown as a bearded man wrapped like a mummy wearing an atef crown. His hands protrude from his white mummy bandages and hold the crook and the flail, two symbols of power in ancient Egypt.
|Nephthys||Godess of the Night. She is the daughter of Geb and Nut, the sister of Osiris, Isis, and Set and the mother of Anubis. Nephthys was regarded as the female counterpart of Set. Nevertheless she always appears as the faithful sister and friend of Isis, and helped the widowed goddess to collect the scattered limbs of Osiris and to reconstitute his body.
|Set||God of Evil, chaos, and darkness. Son of Geb and Nut, husband and brother to Nephthys, and brother to Osiris and Isis. He murdered his brother Osiris out of jealousy, scattered pieces of his ’ plucked out the eye of Horus. Associated with the color red.
|Horus||God of the sky. He is one of the most important gods in the Egyptian pantheon and son of Isis and Osiris. Horus is known as the Falcon God and is believed to have given power to each pharaoh. Horus lost his eye fighting Set.|
|Anubis||God of funerals and death and son of Set and Nephthys. He is often seen painted on the walls of tombs as he was thought to protect the dead. He is shown as a jackal or wild dog.|
|Bast||Goddess of cats, women, and children. She can be both gentle and fierce. Shown as a cat headed woman. Welcomed in Egyptian homes as the goddess of hearth and home.|
|Thoth||God of wisdom and writing. He had two forms, the ibis bird and the baboon. He helped Isis bring Osiris back from the dead.|
|Sekhmet||Goddess of Medicine and War. She was often shown as a Lion-headed goddess, sometimes with a sun disk on her head.|
|Ra||God of Creation. Ra was the almost universally-worshipped king of the Gods and all-father of creation. He is believed to have created the world. He appears as a pharaoh wearing the sun disk on his head.|
|Serqet||Scorpion Goddess and servant of Set. She was thought to have power over venomous snakes and scorpions. She was generally viewed as a protective goddess, but also had a dark side.|