The ancient Egyptians believed in many different gods and goddesses. Each one with their own role to play in maintaining peace and harmony across the land. It was important to recognise and worship these gods and goddesses so that life could continue smoothly.
Anubis was a jackal headed god who was associated with death and was guardian of cemeteries. He was a guide to the dead and also played a part in the judgment of the dead.
Horus was either represented as a falcon or as a man with a falconís head and was the god of the sky. His father was Osiris and his mother Isis. Horusí left eye was seen as the moon and his right eye the sun and they they crossed the sky when he flew across it.
Osiris was the god of the underworld. He became the most prominent god in the Middle and New Kingdoms among the common people of Egypt. In Osiris, the people saw the possibility that all Egyptians had a chance of an afterlife.
In ancient Egypt the cat was worshipped as a sacred animal. The god Bast or Bastet was usually seen as a gentle protective goddess with the body of a woman and the head of a cat.
This set of 4 Egyptian God figures, each measuring 4cm tall, are made from lead-free pewter. The information card is full colour on the front and has historical information on the reverse.