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Creatures[edit| edit source]
The creatures of Egyptian mythology are often (like Norse mythology) based on animals (e.g. Phoenix, Sphinx)
Section 1: Quadrupeds[edit| edit source]
- Axex - A hawk's head on a quadruped's (a four-legged creature's) body.
- Sphinx - In Egyptian mythology this is a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man, hawk or ram.
- Sta - A head of an asp on a quadruped's body.
Section 2: Flying creatures[edit| edit source]
- Ba - A soul of a deceased person. Usually depicted as a bird or human-headed bird.
- Phoenix (Bennu) - In Egyptian mythology it is described as the sun-bird, which dies at night and comes to life in the morning (this is unlike greek and arabic mythologies, which depict phoenixes living for 500 years then dying and, after a while, coming back to life from its ashes)
Section 3: Other[edit| edit source]
- Mummy - Even though mummies exist as Pharaohs who were prepared for the afterlife, Egyptian legend believes that if woken, a mummy would attack and chase its invader.