In art, gods and goddesses were depicted as humans, animals, or as humans with animal heads. They were further identified by emblematic headdresses and they held in their hands a variety of scepters and the ankh, the hieroglyphic sign for life.
Use the provided links and select one of the major deities listed. Then post a discussion board essay in YOUR OWN WORDS summarizing information about your selection. Include information such as when the deity was worshipped, which cities were dedicated to them, what they were the god or goddess of, what their animal form is, etc.
Besides information in our text, here are some other links to get you started.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art Deity List
Students should make every effort to demonstrate in their responses that they have understood the assigned readings. Responses to peers should also be substantial and contribute to the discussion of the topic.