Egyptian pantheon

In the 5th century BC, Herodotus considered the Egyptians as the most religious people in the world, after being really impressed with the complexity of gods, cults, myths and ceremonies he had noticed on the country. This religious belief should had being incomprehensible to him. 

Everything in the Ancient Egypt was around gods, which were responsible for all what happened, no matter was good or bad. 

Gods used to related with natural forces and personified them, and often showed changes and associations between ones and the others giving place to new gods through the fusion of the functions.

As a result of this multiplicity of powers there is a really wide and complicate pantheon, nearly unapproachable, where local gods prevail and it is really common to see a rare, half human or half animal on the looking of the gods.

On the Museum of Montserrat’s archaeological collection from Ancient Egypt there are lots of objects related to altar life, mostly figures of gods made of bronze, wood or ceramic, or recipients and others objects where the representation of gods it is very clear. All together there are a good example of this large pantheon and the great religiosity of this ancient civilization.