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The main early
beliefs can be split into 5 distinct localised
As the leaders of the different groups gained
and lost power, so the dominent beliefs merged
and mutated. First, Ra
and Atum became Atum-Ra. At the end of this, all
at remained, by the time of hellenic influence
over Egypt, was the trinity of Osiris,
and their enemy, Set,
as exemplified by the Legend of Osiris and Isis.
The trinity had absorbed so many of the prior
cults, that each was worshipped at their own cult
centre - Abydos for Osiris, Dendara for Isis,
and Edfu for Horus.
- the Ennead
of Heliopolis, whose chief god
- the Ogdoad
of Hermopolis, where the chief
god was Ra
- the Khnum-Satet-Anuket triad of Elephantine,
where the chief god was Khnum
- the Amun-Mut-Chons triad of Thebes, where
the chief god was Amun
- the Ptah-Sekhmet-Nefertem triad of Memphis,
unusual in that the gods were unconnected
before the triad was formalised, where the
chief god was Ptah
Even by this stage, the amalgamation was continuing,
with Osiris all but an aspect of Horus (and
vice-versa), heading rapidly towards monotheism.
Nethertheless, monotheism had briefly existed
before, as, in the 13th century, Akhenaten had
attempted to introduce the monotheistic worship
the sun-disc itself, although it was subsequently
According to the Turin Royal Canon, ten gods
ruled Egypt, each for long (but finite) periods,
prior to the First Dynasty: Ptah,
Ra, Su, Seb, Osiris, Set, Horus, Thoth,
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