Ancient Egyptian Mythology

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KHERTY

Egyptian Psychopomp God

Also known as Cherti

Retired Ferryman of the Dead

He’s a general purpose God of the Dead and also steers souls on their journey through the Underworld in his ferry. Compare Charon.

He has a ram’s head and is depicted wrapped up in mummy bandages. It must be hard to steer his boat like that.

Apparently at some point he retired and gave the job to Aker or possibly Aken. Where is he now? In the old folks rest home for retired psychopomps?

Kherty Facts and Figures

Name: Kherty
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Cherti

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

In charge of: Escorting Souls
Area of expertise: Psychopomp, Ferryman, Death

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Article last revised on November 12, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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