Infographic Category Education

Egyptian God Family Tree

By | source:imgur Nov 28th, 2015

Today’s infographic is a crash course in Egyptian history. After reading about Nun, the source of all Egyptian gods, I immediately noticed how little I know about this ancient religion. I’ve never even heard of Nun.

Honestly, the only god’s I’ve even heard of before are Imhotep and Isis. (You can guess why the latter has been on my mind recently.) I’m also curious to find how accurate this infographic’s representations of each god compares to the actual text. Was Set an ancient anteater? Khepri a beatle? Taweret a hippo?

I wonder if the schools in Egypt teach this ancient religious ancestry in grade school? I feel like if I learned the history of Texas, surely the locals in Cairo know the extent of theirs.

The Egyptians were a fantastic civilization, well beyond the years of their time. I am glad to know humanity is working diligently to uncover the beliefs and traditions of our past species.