Aker – A god of the earth and the horizon
Ammit – goddess who devoured condemned souls
Amenhotep son of Hapu – A scribe and architect in the court of Amenhotep III, later deified for his wisdom
Am-heh – A dangerous underworld god
Amun – A creator god, patron deity of the city of Thebes, and the preeminent deity in Egypt during the New Kingdom
Amunet – Female counterpart of Amun and a member of the Ogdoad
Anat – A war and fertility goddess, originally from Syria, who entered Egyptian religion in the Middle Kingdom
Anhur – A god of war and hunting
Anti – Falcon god, worshipped in Middle Egypt, who appears in myth as a ferryman for greater gods
Anubis – god of embalming and protector of the dead
Anuket – A goddess of Egypt’s southern frontier regions, particularly the lower cataracts of the Nile
Apedemak – A warlike lion god from Nubia who appears in some Egyptian-built temples in Lower Nubia
Apep – A serpent deity who personified malevolent chaos and was said to fight Ra in the underworld every night
Apis – A live bull worshipped as a god at Memphis and seen as a manifestation of Ptah
Arensnuphis – A Nubian deity who appears in Egyptian temples in Lower Nubia in the Greco-Roman era
Ash – A god of the Libyan Desert and oases west of Egypt
Astarte – A warrior goddess from Syria and Canaan who entered Egyptian religion in the New Kingdom
Aten – Sun disk deity who became the focus of the monolatrous or monotheistic Atenist belief system in the reign of Akhenaten
Atum – A creator god and solar deity, first god of the Ennead
Baal – Sky and storm god from Syria and Canaan, worshipped in Egypt during the New Kingdom
Ba'alat Gebal – A Caananite goddess, patroness of the city of Byblos, adopted into Egyptian religion
Babi – A baboon god characterized by sexuality and aggression
Banebdjedet – A ram god, patron of the city of Mendes
Ba-Pef – A little-known underworld deity
Bast – Goddess represented as a cat or lioness, patroness of the city of Bubastis, linked with fertility and protection from evil
Bat – Cow goddess from early in Egyptian history, eventually absorbed by Hathor
Bennu – A solar and creator deity, depicted as a bird
Bes – Apotropaic god, represented as a dwarf, particularly important in protecting children and women in childbirth
Buchis – A live bull god worshipped in the region around Thebes and a manifestation of Montu
Dedun – A Nubian god, said to provide the Egyptians with incense and other resources that came from Nubia
Geb – An earth god and member of the Ennead
Ha – A god of the Libyan Desert and oases west of Egypt
Hapi – Personification of the Nile flood
Hathor – One of the most important goddesses, linked with the sky, the sun, sexuality and motherhood, music and dance, foreign lands and goods, and the afterlife. One of many forms of the Eye of Ra.
Hatmehit – Fish goddess worshipped at Mendes
Hedetet – A minor scorpion goddess
Heh – Personification of infinity and a member of the Ogdoad
Heka – Personification of magic
Heket – Frog goddess said to protect women in childbirth
Heryshaf – Ram god worshipped at Herakleopolis Magna
Hesat – A maternal cow goddess
Horus – A major god, usually shown as a falcon or as a human child, linked with the sky, the sun, kingship, protection, and healing. Often said to be the son of Osiris and Isis.
Hu – Personification of the authority of the spoken word
Iah – A moon god
Iat – A goddess of milk and nursing
Ihy – A child deity born to Horus and Hathor, representing the music and joy produced by the sistrum
Imentet – An afterlife goddess closely linked with Isis and Hathor
Imhotep – Architect and vizier to Djoser, eventually deified as a healer god
Ishtar – The East Semitic version of Astarte, occasionally mentioned in Egyptian texts
Isis – Wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, linked with funerary rites, motherhood, protection, and magic. She became a major deity in Greek and Roman religion.
Iusaaset – A female counterpart to Atum
Khepri – A solar creator god, often treated as the morning form of Ra and represented by a scarab beetle
Kherty – A netherworld god, usually depicted as a ram
Khnum – A ram god, the patron deity of Elephantine, who was said to control the Nile flood and give life to gods and humans
Khonsu – A moon god, son of Amun and Mut
Maahes – A lion god, son of Bastet
Maat – goddess who personified truth, justice, and order
Mafdet – A predatory goddess said to destroy dangerous creatures
Mandulis – A Lower Nubian solar deity who appeared in some Egyptian temples
Mehit – A lioness goddess, consort of Anhur
Menhit – A lioness goddess
Mehen – A serpent god who protects the barque of Ra as it travels through the underworld
Mehet-Weret – A celestial cow goddess
Meretseger – A cobra goddess who oversaw the Theban Necropolis
Meskhenet – A goddess who presided over childbirth
Min – A god of virility, as well as the cities of Akhmim and Qift and the Eastern Desert beyond them
Mnevis – A live bull god worshipped at Heliopolis as a manifestation of Ra
Montu – A god of war and the sun, worshipped at Thebes
Mut – Consort of Amun, worshipped at Thebes
Nebethetepet – A female counterpart to Atum
Nefertum – god of the lotus blossom from which the sun god rose at the beginning of time. Son of Ptah and Sekhmet.
Nehebu-Kau – A protective serpent god
Nehmetawy – A minor goddess, the consort of Nehebu-Kau or Thoth
Neith – A creator and hunter goddess, patron of the city of Sais in Lower Egypt
Nekhbet – A vulture goddess, the tutelary deity of Upper Egypt
Neper – A god of grain
Nephthys – A member of the Ennead, the consort of Set, who mourned Osiris alongside Isis
Nu – Personification of the formless, watery disorder from which the world emerged at creation and a member of the Ogdoad
Nut – A sky goddess, a member of the Ennead
Osiris – god of death and resurrection who rules the underworld and enlivens vegetation, the sun god, and deceased souls
Pakhet – A lioness goddess mainly worshipped in the area around Beni Hasan
Ptah – A creator deity and god of craftsmen, the patron god of Memphis
Qetesh – A goddess of sexuality and sacred ecstasy from Syria and Canaan, adopted into Egyptian religion in the New Kingdom
Ra – the foremost Egyptian sun god, involved in creation and the afterlife. Mythological ruler of the gods, father of every Egyptian king, and the patron god of Heliopolis.
Raet-Tawy – A female counterpart to Ra
Renenutet – An agricultural goddess
Reshep – A Syrian war god adopted into Egyptian religion in the New Kingdom
Renpet – goddess who personified the year
Satet – A goddess of Egypt’s southern frontier regions
Seker – god of the Memphite Necropolis and of the afterlife in general
Sekhmet – A lioness goddess, both destructive and violent and capable of warding off disease. The consort of Ptah and one of many forms of the Eye of Ra.
Serapis – A Greco-Egyptian god from the Ptolemaic Period who fused traits of Osiris and Apis with those of several Greek gods. Husband of Isis who, like her, was adopted into Greek and Roman religion outside Egypt.
Serket – A scorpion goddess, invoked for healing and protection
Seshat – goddess of writing and record-keeping, depicted as a scribe
Set – An ambivalent god, characterized by violence, chaos, and strength, connected with the desert. Mythological murderer of Osiris and enemy of Horus, but also a supporter of the king.
Shai – Personification of fate
Shed – A god believed to save people from danger and misfortune
Shesmetet – A lioness goddess
Shezmu – A god of wine and oil presses who also slaughters condemned souls
Shu – embodiment of wind or air, a member of the Ennead
Sia – Personification of perception
Sobek – Crocodile god, worshipped in the Faiyum and at Kom Ombo
Sopdu – A god of the sky and of Egypt’s eastern border regions
Sopdet – Deification of the star Sirius
Ta-Bitjet – A minor scorpion goddess
Tatenen – Personification of the first mound of earth to emerge from chaos in ancient Egyptian creation myths
Taweret – Hippopotamus goddess, protector of women in childbirth
Tefnut – Goddess of moisture and a member of the Ennead
Thoth – A moon god, and a god of writing and scribes, and patron deity of Hermopolis
Tutu – An apotropaic god from the Greco-Roman era
Unut – A goddess represented as a snake or a hare, worshipped in the region of Hermopolis
Wadjet – A cobra goddess, the tutelary deity of Lower Egypt
Wadj-wer – Personification of the Mediterranean sea or lakes of the Nile Delta
Weneg – A son of Ra who maintains cosmic order
Wepwawet – A jackal god, the patron deity of Asyut, connected with warfare and the afterlife
Werethekau – A goddess who protected the king
Wosret – A minor goddess of Thebes
Yam – A Syrian god of the sea who appears in some Egyptian texts
The Nile Delta (دلتا النيل) is the delta formed in Northern/Lower Egypt where the Nile spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean. It’s one of the world’s largest river deltas - from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers 240 km of Med coastline. It’s a rich agricultural region, where most of Egypt’s crops are grown. From north to south the delta is about 160 km in lenght, beginning slightly down-river from Cairo.
A daft little modern AU for @goodbyecommander who should know better than to challenge me by now. Also for anyone else who is anal about how to load a dishwasher. Enjoy.
“Right! That’s it Smith. I’m fucking divorcing you!”
The bedroom door slams open with such force that it bounces back off the wall and almost hits Levi in the face.
“God fucking dammit, I swear to fuck…” he growls.
“Levi darling,” Erwin mumbles, peeling his face off the pillow, “could you keep it down a little? I’m feeling a bit fragile…”
“Fragile? I’ll show you fucking fragile.”
Erwin cracks one bleary eye open and finds his husband looming over him, face like thunder, brandishing a jagged shard of glass stem.
“Think you could put me out of my misery with that?” Erwin groans as his hangover makes its presence felt.
“Don’t fucking tempt me,” Levi snarls. “Nothing would give me greater pleasure.”
“Shhh darling…” Erwin pleads, “come back to bed and tell me what the matter is. Only could you please just do it quietly?”
“Don’t you fucking shush me you piece of shit! You broke my blender and all my stem ware. Again. I fucking warned you; next time it’s divorce. Did you listen? Did you fuck. There’s one glass left. One!”
Levi is really getting into his stride now and though Erwin cringes at every caustic word, he also can’t help admiring how cute Levi looks when he gets pissed. The fact that he’s wearing nothing more than one of Erwin’s oversized t-shirts and an apron adorned with a vintage print of a French maid’s outfit only adds to the picture.
“What the fuck are you smirking at?” Levi snaps.
Dammit. Caught in the act. Erwin quickly schools his features into something more contrite.
“You think I’m joking?” Levi continues. “Those were our best glasses! I told you I’d wash them by hand, but oh no, ‘I’ll clear up’ you said, ‘leave it to me’ you said, ‘you just go to bed now’. I should have known better. How many times do I have to tell you? Don’t. Put. Glasses. In. The. Fucking. Dishwasher.”
He’s standing beside the bed now jabbing Erwin in the chest to emphasise each word. Erwin winces with each jab, though he’s thankful that it’s Levi’s finger doing the jabbing rather than the lethal looking glass stem.
“I’m sorry baby,” Erwin adopts his most pathetic expression and gazes up at Levi, “I was just trying to help, you put so much effort into the cooking, it’s the least I could do.”
There is a grain of truth in the excuse. The previous evening, they had been entertaining Nile, Marie, Mike and Nanaba, and Levi as always had insisted on doing all the cooking. Much as Levi professed to loath entertaining, Erwin knew that he enjoyed having an excuse to show off his not inconsiderable culinary skills, and truth be told, Erwin equally enjoyed having an excuse to show off his tiny talented husband. It had been an enjoyable evening that had ended with them making a sizeable dent in Erwin’s whisky collection. It was the wee small hours of the morning when they had finally poured their guests into a cab and Erwin knew from experience that if he let Levi start clearing up the kitchen he’d be there till god knows when. And by that stage in proceedings Erwin very much wanted Levi not in the kitchen but in the bedroom. Luckily Levi was stifling a yawn as the cab pulled away and that was sufficient excuse for Erwin to insist he go straight to bed while he tidied up the kitchen. Which was how Erwin ended up flinging their crockery and glassware into the dishwasher at three in the morning before racing up the stairs in an attempt to claim his conjugal rights before Levi fell asleep. His haste had paid off and, as he remembers the way Levi had melted into his arms, he can’t help reflecting that it was worth breaking every last piece of glassware in the house. The memory of Levi lying warm and pliant beneath him is more than enough to distract Erwin from his hangover. Blithely ignoring Levi’s foul temper he reaches out one arm catches him round the waist and pulls him down onto the bed.
“Come back to bed and I’ll make it up to you darling,” Erwin coos sliding one hand under Levi’s apron.
“I don’t know why you insisted we use the best stem ware anyway,” Levi grumbles, still not quite ready to be placated, though he makes no attempt to get up off the bed. “It’s not like we had anyone special round.”
“I just wanted everything to be perfect after you put so much effort into the meal.” Sensing the beginnings of a thaw in Levi’s mood, Erwin risks sliding his hand lower. “Even Nile commented how nice the table looked.”
“Tch,” Levi tuts, crossing his arms and looking pointedly away. “I bet Nile knows how to load a dishwasher.”
“Darling!” Erwin gasps in mock affront. “Are you suggesting you’d rather swap me for Nile?”
“Yeah, right…” Levi scoffs, rolling his eyes.
“I suppose he does have a lot going for him.” Erwin’s giving it full on puppy dog eyes now. “He’s sweet, concerned, handsome…” each epithet is accompanied by a kiss to Levi’s arm, his thigh, any bit of him that Erwin can reach without lifting his head too far off the pillow. “He’s a loving family man, a faithful friend, to say nothing of that luxuriant facial hair.” Erwin pulls the string of Levi’s apron, drapes it over his upper lip and bats his eyes winsomely. “All that and he has an awesome way with a dishwasher too. How can I possibly compete against such a man?”
“Oh for fuck sake.” Levi snorts, snatching the tie of his apron from under Erwin’s nose. “Fucking idiot. If you think I want to wake up next to that rat-faced bastard, you must be still hammered.”
“Does this mean you’re not going to divorce me then?” Erwin grins.
“I’ll think about it.” Levi sniffs
“How about if I give you something something else to think about?”
Erwin’s mouthing at Levi’s hip now, working his way south.
Before long Levi isn’t thinking of much at all and the broken glass stem lies forgotten on the table beside the bed. Erwin breathes a sigh of relief as his marriage survives another day.
“It looks like a baby,” Niles said, lowering his voice to match Takumi’s. He stepped back, leaving the prince room to join him inside. Somehow, he couldn’t take his eye off the bundle in Takumi’s arms- he couldn’t resist stepping closer to get a better look at her. “Where did you find a baby?”
Bastet was a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion, worshiped as early as the Second Dynasty (2890 BC). As Bast, she was the goddess of warfare in Lower Egypt, the Nile River delta region, before the unification of the cultures of ancient Egypt. Her name is also spelled Baast, Ubaste, and Baset.
In the Middle Kingdom, the domestic cat appeared as Bast’s sacred animal and after the New Kingdom she was depicted as a woman with the head of a cat or a lioness, carrying a sacred rattle and a box or basket. Shee hand and an aegis in the other—the aegis usually resembling a collar or gorget embellished with a lioness head. Bast was a lioness goddess of the sun throughout most of Ancient Egyptian history.
Bast literally meant, (female) of the ointment jar thus her name was related with the lavish jars in which Egyptians stored their perfume. She gradually became regarded as the goddess of perfumes, earning the title, perfumed protector. [x]