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  Egyptian Pantheon
After the early period of the Old Kingdom, he was superseded by Osiris as god of the dead, being relegated to a supporting role as a god of the funeral cult and the care of the dead.
Daughter of the air god Shu and Tefnut, the goddess of moisture, in the Heliopolitan genealogy.
It was thus that Osiris became a god of the dead and ruler of the Egyptian underworld.
library.thinkquest.org /12865/mray/pegy.htm   (3246 words)

  
 Pantheon (gods) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pantheon (in Greek, παν – pan — "all" + θεός – theos — "god") is a set of all the gods of a particular religion or mythology, such as the gods of Hinduism, Buddhism, Norse, Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythology.
A temple or sacred building dedicated to all the gods of a particular religion is also referred to by this term.
The most famous example of such a structure is the Pantheon of Rome, originally built in the year 27 BC as a temple to all the Roman gods, although later rebuilt and used as a Christian church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pantheon_(gods)   (378 words)

  
 Pantheon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pantheon, Rome, a temple built in AD 125 to all Roman gods, now a Christian church.
Pantheon (gods), a word describing the set of all the gods of a particular religion or mythology.
A temple, dedicated to all the gods of a religion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pantheon   (156 words)

  
 Pantheon - MSN Encarta
The Pantheon of Rome is the best-preserved major edifice of ancient Rome and one of the most significant buildings in architectural history.
The Pantheon was erected by the Roman emperor Hadrian between ad 118 and 128, replacing a smaller temple built by the statesman Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa in 27 bc.
It was later secularized, renamed the Pantheon, and used as a temple to honor the great of France.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571826/Pantheon.html   (209 words)

  
 Gods
All gods are or were physical beings, and appear to be composed of something analogous to flesh, bone, and tissue, except that it is more durable, denser, stronger, and more resistant to injury than human flesh, bone, and tissue.
For instance, Thor is the Norse god of thunder, Artemis is the Greek goddess of hunting, and Horus is the Egyptian god of the sun.
All pantheons of gods have their own myths of creation (which were once adopted by their human worshipers), assigning members of their pantheon with key positions in the creation of all that is. Obviously, not all of these origin tales can be simultaneously literally true, and current scientific knowledge tends to discredit all of them.
www.marveldirectory.com /groupsandteams/gods.htm   (1322 words)

  
 Egypt: Gods of Ancient Egypt Main Menu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The dominance of the gods depended on the beliefs of the reigning king.
Each god had five names, and each was associated with an element, such as air, with celestial bodies, or were a descriptive statement about the god, such as strong, virile or majestic.
Khonsu - the moon god was the son of Amon and Mut.
www.touregypt.net /gods1.htm   (3282 words)

  
 Sumerian Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks
After the sons of God took human wives there were giants in the Earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became the mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
In Sumerian mythology and later for Assyrians and Babylonians, Anu was a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, spirits and demons, and dwelt in the highest heavenly regions.
In Hurrian mythology, Anu was the progenitor of all gods.
www.crystalinks.com /sumergods.html   (4208 words)

  
 An Egyptian Pantheon
A female Aspect of the Sun God, usually Ra, sometimes Amon, either of whom She is ascribed as being the daughter of in various texts.
A warrior God with solar aspects, considered by some as an aspect of Ra, especially as an image of the active principal of solar power against enemies.
A very late addition to the Egyptian pantheon, He emerged out of early Ptolomaic thought as a conflation of Osiris with Apis, representing the fertility of the land with the sanctity and promise of an immortal afterlife.
web.raex.com /~obsidian/EgyPan.html   (3455 words)

  
 PANTHEON: ARCHETYPAL GODFORMS IN DAILY LIFE
PANTHEON PREFACE (1999): When I began my own study and practice of pathworking, it became readily apparent to me that there was much more to be learned about godforms in Jungian literature than in all the Qabala and Magick books put together.
Pantheon is a broad survey or study of the archetypes as discussed in the literature of Jungian Psychology.
These gods and goddesses are not presented as objects of worship or veneration, but as universal autonomous forces with their own agendas which weave constantly through our outer and inner reality.
zero-point.tripod.com /pantheon/pantheon.html   (2286 words)

  
 Roman Gods
He was the master of the gods and the main god of the Romans.
He was the flsmith of the gods and a god of the underworld.
He was the Greek god of the mountains, half goat half man. Always carrying the pipes with him, we know today as 'pan-pipes'.
www.roman-empire.net /children/gods.html   (892 words)

  
 Pantheon Rome, Roman Pantheon, Pantheon Facts, Pantheon History, History Of Pantheon
The history of Pantheon dates back to 27 B.C., when it was first conceived by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to the Gods (Pantheon meaning, of course, “all the gods”).
Pantheon history states that the interior of the roof is intended to symbolize the heavens, and the giant hole above is supposedly the eyes of the gods.
These Roman gods correspond to each of the seven planets (at the time) and remain in their original spots, despite the church being consecrated as a Christian church by Pope Boniface IV in 609.
www.destination360.com /europe/italy/pantheon.php   (588 words)

  
 Purpose of the Roman Pantheon
It is said that Marcus Agrippa built the Pantheon in 27BC in honour of Emperor Augustus' divine self and that Augustus himself refused so prominent position as it might play against his carefully manicured propaganda as a man at the service of the people.
The Pantheon we know and love was actually rebuilt several times and Emperor Hadrian is the one who rendered the perfection we know and love with only the portico which bears Agrippa's name, being re-used.
Can't say, but at least the gods Mars and Venus would always have had a place of importance in the temple given that they were regarded as the ancestors from whom the Julio-Claudian line of Emperors from Caesar and Augustus through to Nero descended.
www.mariamilani.com /ancient_rome/Purpose_Roman_Pantheon.htm   (745 words)

  
 Guide to the Mythological Universe
The Gods of Earth are a group of extra-dimensional superhuman beings that have been detrimental, responsible and indirectly influential toward the development of human civilization.
All gods are or were physical beings and appear to be composed of something analogous to flesh, bone and tissue except that it is more durable, denser, stronger and more resistant to injury than similar human flesh, bone and tissue.
All of the pantheons of gods have their own myths of creation (which once believed by their human worshippers), assigning members of their pantheons with key positions in the creation of all that exists.
www.angelfire.com /planet/mythguide/mythguide.html   (1837 words)

  
 'Guide to the Mesopotamian Pantheon of Gods' paper by Ian Lawton
The gods played a crucial role in the Sumerians' lives, both as a nation and as individuals - most Sumerians appear to have had a personal god or gods with whom they forged a special relationship.
Note also that gods are often misleadingly described as the 'son or daughter of An' as a poetic metaphor, perhaps to indicate that they are part of the main pantheon.
Kramer suggests that as the father of the gods An was originally the head of the pantheon (as portrayed in pictographic texts found at Uruk dating to c.
www.ianlawton.com /mes2.htm   (1693 words)

  
 Pantheon of Greek Gods
The apparent pantheon of gods and goddesses were merely the personifications of the essence of our existence, the faces of what god created, or the reflections of his various aspects.
The Family of gods and their interaction with humanity is often cruel and a reflection of how unsympathetic and selfish mankind itself can act.
The god of war and agriculture and thought by the Romans as the father of Romulus.
users.bigpond.net.au /bstone/pantheon.htm   (1444 words)

  
 Gods, Religions & Cults - World Guide - The World of Whent
Included here is the Wandering God, believed to be the first being to walk the face of Whent, Ch’cha-kurtool, the god of the P’pooula, and Mithras, worshipped by the Benificata and a few other groups, but spreading.
This pantheon is both the largest in terms of the number of member gods as well as the most widely worshipped.
The Gods of the Ansud: This is the pantheon of gods brought to Whent by the Ansud peoples who have formed A'Satyagraha, the Empire of the Seven Golden Seals.
home.nycap.rr.com /whent/wbkGods.html   (2448 words)

  
 Gods Immortals
The Gods of Earth are a group of extra-dimensional superhuman beings that have been detrimental, responsible and indirectly influential for the development of human civilization.
If this were the case, a god such as Thor or Hercules could not be as powerful as he is if her were dependant on belief in him to sustain his might.
Among the many pantheons of gods known to exist are those worshipped by the Greeks and Romans, Norse, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Hindus, Chinese, Japanese, Aztec and Mayan tribes, Incans, Celts and Gaels, Slavs, Finno-Ugrians, Native Americans, Oceanic Aborigines and Africans.
www.geocities.com /aesgaard41/mythuniv_immortals   (1740 words)

  
 Nabataean Religion: Pantheon
As a night god, he protected the souls of the sleepers in the form of stars, accompanying them on their nightly journey through the heavenly realms, as well as guiding caravans in the desert by means of the stars.
According to the Annals of Sennacherib (8 century BC), the god Ruldaiu (Ruda) was worshiped by the Arabs.
Dushares was a principal god of the Nabataeans and seems to have been a god of the daytime.
nabataea.net /gods.html   (3469 words)

  
 The Gods and Goddesses of the Norse Religion
Tyr (or Tiw, Ziw) is the ancient god of War and the Lawgiver of the gods.
She is married to Njord, the gloomy Sea God, noted for his beautiful bare feet (which is how Skadi came to choose him for her mate.) Supposedly the bare foot is an ancient Norse symbol of fertility.
Odin's son, Baldur, the god of Love and Light, is sacrificed at Midsummer by the dart of the mistletoe, and is reborn at Jul (Yule).
www.wizardrealm.com /norse/gods.html   (1549 words)

  
 Roman Pantheon
They had a god or goddess for everything imaginable just to be sure that they were honoring, worshipping, or giving homage to all the right gods.
Jupiter was the master of the gods and the main god of the Romans.
Vulcan was the flsmith of the gods and the god of the underworld.
www.allabouthistory.org /roman-pantheon-faq.htm   (689 words)

  
 Greek Pantheon
Like Hermes, she was a messenger and herald, and she served as an oath-taker on solemn occasions among the Gods, bearing a jar containing water from the River Styx, which would render a Divinity comatose for a year should they foreswear themselves.
The tutelary God of the Mount Tmolus region of Phrygia, in Anatolia
Son of Kronos and Rhea, King of the Gods and Lord of the Universe.
web.raex.com /~obsidian/GrkPan.html   (4574 words)

  
 God in Hindu Dharma and Representation in Temples
God in Hindu Dharma and Representation in Temples
The Hindu Trinity, forms of Gods and Goddesses, the Avatars of Lord Vishnu, the Devatas, Planet and Animal Deities are all presented with their image representation.
The different Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism represent various functions of this One Supreme Divinity, and are not separate Gods.
www.hindunet.org /god   (602 words)

  
 Zeus
Zeus, the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea, he was the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus and of the Pantheon of gods who resided there.
Zeus was a celestial god, and originally worshiped as a weather god by the Greek tribes.
He has always been associated as being a weather god, as his main attribute is the thunderbolt, he controlled thunder, lightning and rain.
www.pantheon.org /articles/z/zeus.html   (1346 words)

  
 Iranica.com - MANICHEAN PANTHEON
Not only is the Father of Greatness the origin of all the other gods of the Manichean pantheon, and not only does he manifest himself in the cosmic pantheon, but he remains at the same time the god of the World of Light beyond the cosmos.
The gods of the Zoroastrian pantheon were neither rejected nor negated, but instead they were accommodated by being identified with similar Manichean deities.
Their suggested identification on a Manichean miniature with the Manichean Fourfold God (God, Light, Power, Wisdom) is highly unlikely, mainly because they are given a lowly position at the bottom of the picture, below all the (human) clerics and warriors who are the actors in the scene.
www.iranica.com /articles/sup/Manichean_Pantheon.html   (5313 words)

  
 GREEK PANTHEON OF GODS Introduction & Pictures
THE FIFTH were the 12 OLYMPIAN GODS who governed the universe and commanded the legions of lesser gods and spirits.
Offspring: The significant divine offspring of the god
The Greek Pantheon was ruled by a council of twelve great gods known as the Olympians, namely Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athene, Hephaistos, Ares, Aphrodite, Apollon, Artemis, Hermes, Dionysos, and sometimes Hestia.
www.theoi.com /Pantheon.html   (2119 words)

  
 Pantheon -- S. Maria ad Martyres
So Agrippa dedicated it instead to Mars and Venus, the mythological progenitors of the Julio-Claudian family and to associated gods: "Pantheon" therefore meant "all the gods of the Julian and Claudian gens" rather than "all the gods in general".
There may have been a plaza in front of Agrippa's temple which corresponded in shape and size to the rotunda of the present Pantheon: the foundation of today's structure is incorporates an earlier retaining wall.
The Pantheon and its neighborhood were frequently flooded by high water from the Tiber River, and it wasn't until the Tiber dikes were completed in the decades after the 1870 reunification of Italy that this pattern changed.
www.mmdtkw.org /VPantheon2002.html   (2050 words)

  
 Hindu Gods -- the 330 Million Gods of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
This gave rise to the idea of 330 million deities or gods." Which neatly explains the 330 million gods of Hinduism -- we are all gods, as is that bird flying past the window as you read this, or the plant growing in the corner of your room.
Lord Vishwakarma is the architect's god and the presiding deity of all craftsmen.
Son of Brahma, he is the divine draftsman of the whole universe, and the official builder of all the gods' palaces.
www.angelfire.com /id/croon/india/hindugods.html   (1130 words)

  
 Pantheon of Gods and Goddesses on Pria
The pantheon of gods and goddesses in the world of Pria is very evenly balanced.
Satyr is the father of all things on Pria, and in his wisdom, he caused there to be 4 righteous, 4 free agent, and 4 scrouge gods and goddesses in his realm.
Onyx, God of Darkness, Secrets and Loss Vrae, God of Lies and Deception Plague, Goddess of Disease, Poison and Sickness The neutral or free agent gods and goddeses are those balance points between the righteous and the scrouge.
members.tripod.com /~LadyMagic/gods.html   (246 words)

  
 Greek Pantheon
The number of gods in the Greek pantheon can be estimated, based on how many other gods they interacted with on a regular basis.
Of all the gods in the Greek pantheon, Athena and Apollo are among the most diverse.
Hermes, god of commerce, travel, trickery, and escort of the dead, was shown as a staff of snakes and a winged hat and sandals.
www.allabouthistory.org /greek-pantheon-faq.htm   (436 words)

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