Egyptian Mythology: Lesson for Kids


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How many gods and goddesses were there in Egyptian mythology?

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1. In ancient Egypt, people prayed to the gods. What did they do if the gods didn't get what they wanted?

2. In Egyptian mythology, which god was credited with figuring out how to preserve a body?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When we think about mythology, we usually think about the Greeks and Romans, but the ancient Egyptians had some pretty interesting figures in their myths too! On this worksheet and quiz, you will answer test questions about who some of these were, what they ruled, and how many gods and goddesses Egypt had in those early days.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions on the quiz test you on:

  • What the people did if the gods didn't give them the answer they wanted
  • Which of the gods figured out how to preserve a body after death
  • Who the Egyptian god of the sun was

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important facts about which of the gods was believed to have created all living things
  • Explaining information - see that you can correctly explain what you've read about what happened when people didn't get what they prayed for
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about how many gods and goddesses the ancient Egyptians believed in

Additional Learning

If you'd like to find out more, take a look at the lesson called Egyptian Mythology: Lesson for Kids. You'll find many interesting facts and when you're finished, you should be able to:

  • Explain what happened to Osiris
  • List some of the questions that the Egyptian people tried to answer through their myths
  • Describe how the ancient Egyptians drew Amun
  • Discuss which of Egypt's gods or goddesses was probably the nicest