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Ogdoad

A depiction of the Ogdoad from a Roman era relief at the temple of Hathor in Dendera. The four male deities have frog heads and the females have serpent heads.©

The Ogdoad (Ancient Greek: ὀγδοάς "the Eightfold"; Ancient Egyptian: ḫmnyw) was a group of eight primordial deities that were involved in the Hermopolitan creation myth.

The Ogdoad consists of four sets of two deities (male and female):

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