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Ancient Egypt /
Religion
1. Introduction
2. Gods
3. Concepts
4. Cult
5. Cult centres
6. Necropolises
7. Structures

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Ptah



Statue of Ptah.
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Statue of Ptah as a man in mummy form, with a skullcap and false beard, holding a scepter with the combined ankh-djed-was symbols on top.

Temple of Ptah at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt.
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Temple of Ptah at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt.

Statue of Ptah in his temple at Karnak.
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Statue of Ptah in his temple at Karnak.

In ancient Egyptian religion, one of the greatest gods. Ptah was in many myths the creator of the world (in other myths, other gods were responsible for creating the world), the maker of many things in the world and a mighty healer.
He was also the patron of craftsmen (an important profession in its time, since they were the ones building temples and tombs) and sculptors.
Ptah was depicted as a man in mummy form, with a skullcap and false beard, usually holding a scepter with the combined ankh-djed-was symbols on top.
At first, Ptah was a local deity of Memphis, making up a triad with the gods Sekhmet and Nefertem. Thanks to the importance of this city after it became the capital of Egypt, Ptah's cult spread all over Egypt.
Ptah also served in the position as mortuary god, by being in a triad with Seker and Osiris.





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