Gods-and-Goddesses.com is a user-friendly resource for information about Egyptian, Roman and Norse gods found in mythology. This website also explores some of the origins of mythology and includes appearances of familiar mythological characters in popular culture.
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In ancient Egyptian religion, Anubis is the god mostly associated with death. As an embalmer, he is associated with mummification and viewed as a protector of graves. He also guides souls into the afterlife.
Known as the sun god or creator god in ancient Egyptian religion, Ra was the most powerful and most worshiped of all Egyptian gods. The sun, and therefore Ra, represented life, warmth, and growth to ancient Egyptians.
Isis was one of the oldest and most important of ancient Egypt’s gods and goddesses. Her popularity reached as far as Europe during the time of the Roman Empire, and she is still worshiped by pagans today.
Bastet was a feline Egyptian goddess. Her association with felines likely influenced her duties as protector of the home, mothers and childbirth. Entire cemeteries of mummified cats were dedicated to her.
Thor was one of the most popular gods in Norse mythology, and remains so today. He was the god of lightning and thunder. Thor engaged in battle with Loki, and fought gigantic beasts with his magical hammer.
Loki was the god of mischief and often battled with the Aesir gods, such as Odin and Thor. Norse prophesy held that near the end of time Loki would fight the Aesir gods at the final battle that would destroy the world – Ragnarok.
Odin was the leader of the gods in Norse mythology and the father to several of them, including Thor. In certain narratives, Odin was a creator god, who created the Universe after defeating the Ymir in battle.
Freya was the Norse goddess of love, beauty and femininity. She was married to the Norse god Odr, who may have been Odin. Freya was obsessed by the Brinsingamen necklace, and would go to extreme lengths to have it.
Jupiter was chief of the Roman gods. He was derived from the Greek god Zeus, and was also associated with the sky, lightning and thunder. Several festivals were dedicated to him, such as “Jupiter Optimus Maximus”.
Apollo was the only Greek god who retained his name into Roman mythology. He also retained many of the same characteristics, including being the god of the sun and arts.
Ceres was the Roman goddess of agriculture. She was commonly associated with wheat, flowers and corn. It was believed that her sadness, due to the abduction of her daughter, was autumn setting in.
Diana was the Roman goddess of the hunt and wild animals. She was commonly associated with a bow and arrow and a hunting dog. A festival dedicated to her was held on the Idus of August, or August 13th.