7 Animals That Were Regarded as Gods in Ancient Egypt

Thoth depicted as a baboon.

Thoth depicted as a baboon. Source: Wikimedia

Ancient Egypt’s religion often perceived gods as having animalistic features and the people even worshipped certain animals. Keep reading to find out more about 7 animals that had a godlike status in Ancient Egypt.


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Baboon

Baboon was a manifestation of not one, but two Egyptian gods. The first was Thoth, god of writing, and the other one was the youthful god of the moon named Khonsu. Both of those gods were responsible for marking the passage of time and were interestingly enough associated with the moon to an extent. The former was often depicted in the form of a baboon resting atop of the scales of the entrance to the underworld.

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