There were hundreds of gods and goddesses in ancient Egypt. Often they had the body of a human and the head of an animal, which looks quite strange to us! But who were the most important gods and goddesses and why were certain animals chosen?
Animal Heads and Human Bodies
Many Ancient Egyptian gods were shown as anthropomorphic (having human form) as the Egyptians believed that it brought the gods closer to the daily lives of humans. Animals were chosen with the same characteristics of the gods they represented: The goddess of war, Sekhmet, had the head of a lion because lions are very strong and usually win in battle.
Ra was one of the most important Egyptian gods. Ancient
Egyptians believed that in the beginning there was only a