Ancient Egyptian culture, myth, and religion might be characterized as a duality with rhythmic structures contained within a static unity. 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.
Some gods and goddesses took part in creation, some brought the flood every year, some offered protection, and some took care of people after they died. Others were either local gods who represented towns, or minor gods who represented plants or animals. The ancient Egyptians believed that it was important to recognize and worship these gods and goddesses so that life continued smoothly.
Now the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses must win the ultimate battle of the bands to ensure life continues to flow as smoothly as the Nile.
The twelve Egyptian Gods and Goddesses in the battle of the bands are:
- Ra: god of the sun
- Anubis: god of embalming
- Osiris: god of the dead
- Horus: god of the pharoah
- Geb: god of Earth
- Isis: patroness of nature and magic
- Shu: god of the space and light between the sky and the earth
- Set: god of desert
- Nekhbet: patron of Upper Egypt and one of the two patron deities for all of Ancient Egypt when it was unified
- Bast: goddess of Cats, Protector of Lower Kingdom and Daughter of Ra – The Sun God (also known as Bastet)
- Sobek: god of the Nile
- Serqet: goddess of fertility, nature, animals, medicine, magic, and healing venomous stings and bites