Ancient Egyptian Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Egypt...

IMHOTEP

Egyptian Wisdom God

Also known as Imhetep

Picture of the Egyptian Wisdom God Imhotep from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Imhetep

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

In charge of: Wisdom
Area of expertise: Wisdom

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1062

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Article last revised on August 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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