Greek and Egyptian gods have very extensive family trees, so I’ll break it down for you.
Chaos was the first Greek god. He created Tartarus, the god of the underworld, Gaea, god of the Earth, Ouranos, god of the sky, and Pontus, god of the sea. Gaea and Ouranos got married and had 12 kids called the Titans. Their names were Kronos, god of time, Rhea, goddess of motherhood, Coeus, Titan of the North, Phoebe, Oceanus, ruler of the oceans, Tethys, ruler of rivers, Hyperion, ruler of light and Titan of the East, Theia, Mnemosyne, goddess of memory and speech, Krios, Titan of the south, and Themis, goddess of law and order.
Kronos set out to kill Ouranos. Right before he killed him, Ouranos warned Kronos that if he killed him, Ouranos would set a curse upon Kronos, predicting that Kronos’s own children would overtake Kronos, as he did Ouranos. Kronos killed Ouranos, and dumped his body parts into the sea. The body parts landed in Crete and formed Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty.
Many of the children of Ouranos and Gaea married each other: Kronos and Rhea, Coeus and Phoebe, Oceanus and Tethys, and Hyperion and Theia. Hyperion and Theia had two kids named Helios, god of the sun, and Selene, god of the moon. Coeus and Phoebe had a kid named Leto.
When Kronos and Rhea had a kid named Hestia, goddess of the hearth, home, and family, Kronos swallowed her. When Rhea had another kid named Demeter, goddess of wheat and harvest, Kronos swallowed her too. The same fate followed with the three other children: Hera, goddess of marriage and childbirth, Hades, god of the dead, and Poseidon, god of water, the sea and the ocean. When Rhea had her final kid, Zeus, god of thunder, lightning, and storms, she found a rock as big as Zeus and presented it to Kronos. Kronos ate the rock, thinking it was Zeus. Zeus came back years later and acted as a waiter for Kronos. Zeus gave him a drink that made him barf up the other gods. They then got weapons and defeated the Titans.
Zeus married Leto and had twins named Apollo, god of the sun, music, and poems, and Artemis, goddess of hunting and childbirth. Poseidon then married Demeter and had a child that was a steed as fast as the speed of sound, named Arion. Zeus then married Demeter, and they had a daughter named Persephone, goddess of spring and flowers. Persephone married Hades.
Whew! Confusing, right? Now, on to the Egyptian gods…
At first, there was only Nun, the waters. One day, a hill rose from Nun. The hill was called Ben-Ben. On the hill stood Ra, god of the sun. Ra created Bast, goddess of cats, and Ma’at, goddess of order. Ra then created Sekhmet, goddess of war. Sekhmet started creating havoc, in the human world.
Ra was not happy with that, so he gave Sekhmet wine and assured her that it was blood. Sekhmet drank all the “blood” and got drunk. She turned into Hathor, goddess of joy, love, and motherhood. Ra spit out Shu, goddess of dry air, wind, and the atmosphere, and Tefnut, goddess of moisture, moist air, dew, and rain. Shu and Tefnut married and had kids called Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, goddess of the sky. Geb and Nut married and had four kids: Osiris, god of the Underworld, Isis, goddess of fertility, Set, god of chaos, and Nepthys, goddess of water and oceans.
Osiris and Isis married, and had a kid named Horus, god of falcons and hunting. Set and Nepthys married and had a kid named Anubis, god of the dead. Nepthys gave him away to Osiris for protection from Set. Set killed Osiris and took the throne. That started a battle between Set and Horus. Later in the battle, Horus gave Set tainted lettuce, and that formed Thoth, god of knowledge.
There you go. What is your favorite Egyptian or Greek god, and why? Be sure to reply!