ANIMAL GODS Animals played a big part in the mythology and religion of ancient Egypt. Some animals were associated with or sacred to the gods, but animals themselves were not worshipped. While the falcon was the symbol of Horus and the cat was the symbol of Bastet, for example, the Egyptians did not worship every falcon and cat or believe these animals were gods. Some animals sacred to the gods were raised on farms specifically to be killed and mummified and sold to people who made pilgrimages to the temples. The faithful could purchase a mummified cat, ibis, or falcon and present it to the god as a votive offering in the hope that their prayers would be answered.
Some animals, however, were designated as the living embodiments of a god. The Egyptians believed god could inhabit the body of a particular falcon, and that falcon would be considered a living cult
List of Animals and the Gods to Which They Are Sacred
Baboon Thoth, Hapi
Bull Apis, Buchis, and Mnevis
Cobra Buto (see also snake)
Cow Hathor, Isis personified as Hathor and Bat
Dog/Jackal Anubis, Web-was-wet, son of
Horus, Thoth portrayed as a jackal, Duamutef Son of Horus
Donkey Set when he was defeated by Horus
Falcon Horus and Horus as Harmachis, Haroeris, Harsaphes, Harsiesis, Hartomes, Horasematawy, Hormerti, Horus-Behdety, Khonsu, Re-Horakhty, Qebesenef son of Horus
Frog Nun, Heket, Kek, and Amun in the Ogdoad
Goose Geb—the symbol of Amun, and also called great cackler—is said to have laid an egg from which the world came.
Hippopotamus Tauret, Set when he is
defeated by Horus
Ibis Aah, Thoth
Lioness Astarte, Sekhmet, Mut, and Tefnut
Pig Set when he is defeated by Horus
Ram Amun, Ba-neb-djet, Bata, Khnum
Snake Buto/Wadjet, Meretseger, Renenutet
Swallow or Kite Isis and Nephthys
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