The Pantheon

This is an incomplete list of the Gods worshipped in Greco-Roman Egypt, most particularly Alexandria. It cannot be considered a complete list as archaeologists and historians are constantly discovering new information that adds to our understanding of the religious world of this time period, and consequently it will be in a state of continuous revision.

This is a uniquely Greco-Egyptian pantheon, meaning that we have tried to limit the Gods to those for whom we have concrete evidence of their worship in Alexandria during the Hellenistic and Roman Eras, e.g. from the conquest of Alexander up to the closing of the Egyptian temples by Justinian and Theodosios. As such, many important Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Middle Eastern Gods aren’t on this list (Ereshkigal is, Inanna is not). That does not mean that members of Neos Alexandria cannot — or do not — worship them on their own. It simply means that we are trying to be as accurate as possible in the reconstruction of ancient Greco-Egyptian religion and this site is representative of that.

Although some of our members accept the equation of Greek and Egyptian divinities, we have listed each of the Gods separately here and have chosen instead to discuss their syncreticism at the relevant point in each God’s section. We have also adopted the approach of giving the popular Greco-Roman form of an Egyptian God’s name first and provided an approximate transliteration from the Egyptian in parentheses. Further epithets and alternate names are given in each God’s section.

18 Responses to The Pantheon

  1. Oh dear! You mustn’t leave out my beloved ishtadevata Harsomptus / Harsomtus, Har-sema-tawi (Horus Uniter of the Two Lands) or Har-pa-neb-tawi (Horus Lord of the Two Lands), a child form of Horus as king of the Two Lands, shown wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt . Son of Horus the Elder & Hathor, and the same as Ihy, the Egyptian people loved Him like Christians love baby Jesus! Cleopatra monumentally identified herself with Hathor, and Caesarion with Harsomptus at Dendera.

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  3. St. Irenaeus of Lyons says:

    What happened to all the pages that used to be here?

  4. We’re in the process of rebuilding the site after transferring it from its previous hosting service. All of the Deity pages should be back up in the next couple of months. 🙂

  5. St. Irenaeus of Lyons says:

    Thanks. We heresiologists have to keep up with the latest intelligence on you heathens 🙂

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  7. Asterope says:

    Hello, I was curious why Mut as not on the list when Ammon (Amun) and Khonsu were. She was part of that triad.

    I’m also confused by “Neith (Nuit)”
    Neith was not the same as Nut. Nieith was usually spelled Nit, if that’s what you meant?
    Just curious 🙂


    • Oops! Thanks for spotting the Neith typo. Fixing that now. 🙂

      As for Mut’s absence … I’ll look into that. If there is evidence that She was worshipped in Alexandria, we’ll add Her to the list.

  8. James says:

    It’s 2013 and all the pages are still not up yet. Is this site still active?

    • Yes, NA is still active. 🙂 Putting up all the Pantheon pages is slow going, though. The Heracles and Hekate pages have recently been completed, and we’re working on the Hermes and Hestia pages.

  9. Yiannis says:

    Are you still active ? And quick question did people ever in Alexandria instead of having Zeus Ammon as pharaoh of the gods did they ever worship Ra ?

  10. Yiannis says:

    When is Serapis’s page going to be ready ?

  11. Neo Spartan says:

    Is NA still active?

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