In the principle of Egyptian mythology, it is difficult to differentiate between the monsters and the mythical creatures from the god itself. Like for instance how will you distinguish between the cat-headed goddess Bastet or the jackal-headed god Anubis? There are still some deities whose function is that of the symbol of power or being the ruthless. Some figures can be called as a warning to naughty children. Here in this article, you will get to know about some of ancient Egypt’s important monsters and mythical creatures.
Ammit, The Devourer Of The Dead:
This is the mythical illusion that was made with the head of the crocodile, the lions four limbs, and the hippopotamus’s hind limbs. Ammit was represented as the man-eating predator and the ancient Egyptians feared him. As the legend follows after the death of a person the Anubis would weigh the heart of the deceased on the scale that is against the single feather from Ma’at. She is also known as the goddess of truth. Just like the other Egyptian monster, admit was also linked with many obscure deities.
Egyptian Mythology: The Enemy Of Light, Apep
This is the giant mythological snake which was of 50 feet from its head to tail. As the legend says that Ra who is the sun god, every morning it would be involved in the battle with Apple. And this was twisted below the horizon and could only shine after defeating his enemy. It is said that the app is the cause of the earthquake. Also it was involved in the violent encounters with Set who is the god of the desert. The set is responsible for the terrific thunderstorms.
The Bird Of Fire, Bennu:
This god of bird is same as the Ra also with the animating spirit that would power the creation. But in the later European history, bennu is linked with the rebirth and wound up theme. The Greek historian, Herodotus as the phoenix immortalized it. You will see its description ion the 500 BC as the big red and golden bird. Just like the sun this bird also gave birth every day. There are some theories that stare that the word phoenix is a corruption of bennu.
Egyptian Mythology: El Naddaha, The Siren Of The Nile
This is like the cross that is between the little mermaid. Along with siren the creepy girl from the movies ring, El Naddaha has a recent origin. There are stories that say that in rural Egypt there was a voice that called men by their names and who walks on the banks of river Nile. Men were desperate to look for the beautiful girl with a beautiful voice. And thus, they came closer and closer to the water until they fell on it or they are dragged onto the water and get drowned. El Naddah was often given as the make of being a classical genie. And was placed in the Muslim instead of the classical Egyptian pantheon.