EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY

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IMHOTEP

Picture of IMHOTEP from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Egyptian Wisdom God

Also known as IMHETEP

God of Medicine and Knowledge

A mere mortal, he was the chief architect of the Step Pyramid — the very first one. He also excelled in healing, medicine, magic and raising the dead.

He was so damn clever and in such demand he could not be allowed to remain mortal, so Godly status was bestowed upon him. As he might have said ‘A journey towards divine ascension starts with the very first step.’

The Greeks identified him with Dr ASCLEPIUS.

IMHOTEP FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : IMHOTEP
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Wisdom
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : IMHETEP
Popularity index : 8256
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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "IMHOTEP: God of Wisdom from Egyptian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 22 August 2014.

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