Ancient Egyptian Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Egypt...

BES

Egyptian Security God

Picture of the Egyptian Security God Bes from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

God of Domestic Protection

Appearances can be so deceptive. Although seen as a repulsive shabbily clad bandy-legged dwarf, Bes is one of the best. He is into Home Protection, Children, Music and Mirth and can even come in amulet form as a talisman against evil spirits.

Every home should have a Bes to protect against misfortune. There’s also a female version called Beset.

Bes Facts and Figures

Name: Bes
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Domestic Protection
Area of expertise: Security, Domestic Protection

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1224

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Article last revised on August 21, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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