Plagues against the Egyptian Gods
God’s plagues against Egypt weren’t just shows of power. They were targeted at some of the major gods and goddesses of Egyptian mythology. Below is a list of the plagues and which of the mythological gods they were against.
|Nile turned to blood||7:14-25||Hapi/Apis (god of the Nile)Isis (goddess of the Nile)Khnum (guardian of the Nile)|
|Frogs||8:1-15||Heqet (goddess of birth)|
|Gnats||8:16-19||Set (god of the desert)|
|Flies||8:20-32||Ra (sun god)Uatchit (fly god)|
|Death of livestock||9:1-7||Hathor (cow head)Apis (bull god)|
|Boils||9:8-12||Sekhmet (goddess with power over disease)Sunu (pestilence god)Isis (goddess of healing)|
|Hail||9:13-35||Nut (sky goddess)Osiris (god of crops)Set (god of storms)|
|Locusts||10:1-20||Nut (sky goddess)Osiris (god of crops)|
|Darkness||10:21-29||Ra (sun god)Horus (sun god)Nut (sky goddess)Hathor (sky goddess)|
|Death of the firstborn||11:1-12:30||Min (god of reproduction)Heqet (goddess of childbirth)Isis (goddess of children)Pharaoh (Ra’s son)|
In every case, God proved Himself to be more powerful than any or all of Egypt’s pantheon of gods.