Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Triad of Memphis
The Triad of Memphis centred around earth worship and the cult of the god Ptah, his wife Sekhmet, and their son Nefertem. Memphis was an ancient city in Lower Egypt, whose ruins are situated on the Nile River about 10 miles (15 km) south of Cairo. It is the site of the pyramids of Saqqara and Giza and the Sphinx.
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Triad of Thebes (Karnak and Luxor)
The Triad of Thebes consisted of Amun, his consort Mut and son, Khonsu. Thebes is the Greek name for a city in Upper Egypt on the east bank of the river Nile (now Luxor and Karnak). The Valley of the Kings and Queens is located in the desert necropolis on the west bank of the Nile opposite Thebes. Amun was originally a local god, then a member of the eight gods collectively called the Ogdoad of Hermopolis. He then emerged as a member of the three gods referred to as the Triad of Thebes.
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Elephantine Triad
The Elephantine triad of gods consisted of Khnum, Satet and their daughter Anuket, the goddess of the cataracts. Elephantine is situated at Aswan standing at the border between Egypt and Nubia in Upper Egypt and was the cult center for the three gods.
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Triad of Abydos
The Triad of Abydos consisted of Osiris, his consort Isis and son, Horus. Abydos is located in Upper Egypt, near Dendara. It was the site of an Ancient Egyptian city and burial place of the early Egyptian kings. The most famous of the royal monuments at Abydos include that of the Temple of Seti I and the mortuary complex of Queen Tetisheri.
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Triad of Kom Ombo
The Triad of Kom Ombo consisted of Sobek, his consort Hathor and son, Khonsu. Kom Ombo was originally an Egyptian city called Nubt, meaning City of Gold that was located in Upper Egypt and controlled trade routes from Nubia to the Nile Valley. The Kom Ombo temple was built by Tuthmosis III primarily in honor of the crocodile-headed god Sobek but also to the gods Hathor, Khonsu and Horus the Elder.
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Triad of Latopolis (Esna)
The Triad of Latopolis consisted of Khnum, his consort Neith and son, Heka. The Egyptian city of Esna was known to the Greeks as Latopolis and located in Upper Egypt on the west bank of the River Nile, 45 km south of Luxor. The temple of Esna was dedicated to this triad.
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Triad of Edfu
The Triad of Edfu consisted of Horus, Hathor and Harsomtus (Horus the child). The city of Edfu (Behdet) is located in Upper Egypt on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan. The Temple of Horus is situated at Edfu, and dates from the Old Kingdom.
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Triad of Medamud (near Thebes)
The Triad of Medamud consisted of Menthu the god of warfare, the cow goddess Raet (aka Raettawy) and Harpocrates (as Horus the child). When the Greeks conquered Egypt under Alexander the Great, they transformed the Egyptian Horus into their Hellenistic god known as Harpocrates meaning "Horus the Child"). The location of the ancient city of Medamud (from the Ancient Egyptian Madu) was in Upper Egypt about 8 km east-north from Thebes (Luxor).
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Triad of Dendera
The Triad of Dendera consisted of Horus, his consort Hathor and their child god Ihy. The location of the ancient city of Dendera was located south of Abydos in Upper Egypt.
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Triad of Crocodilopolis
The Faiyum was a center of agriculture and the cult center of the crocodile-headed god Sobek was at Crocodilopolis the main city of this region. Renenutet was worshipped as the consort of Sobek and their son was believed to be Neper, the child-god of grain and the harvest. Together they formed a triad of agricultural deities.
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Triad of Mendes
Mendes was a city in the Nile Delta region of Lower Egypt and the cult center of Banebdjedet, the ram god god of fertility and the "Ba of the Lord of Mendes". Together with his consort, the fish goddess Hatmehit, and their son Harpocrates, aka Horus the child, they formed the Triad of Mendes, also referred to as the "Mendesian Triad".
Triads of Egyptian Gods - The Child Gods of Ancient Egypt
Many of the Triads of Egyptian gods included a child god, emphasizing the importance of the family in ancient Egypt and the divine and royal status as a legitimate heir.