There are few anime characters as famous as Pharoah Atem. There are other anime that use Egyptian myths and stories, including as the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! series.
For as long as anyone can remember, Egyptian mythology has served as a source of inspiration for authors and painters alike. Egyptian gods or other mythical beings could be encountered by the main characters. In fact, it’s possible that certain characters will turn out to be demigods.
It’s not uncommon for anime and manga producers to take a lot of creative liberties with what the ancient Egyptians believed. Granted, the history of Egypt’s confederation of kingdoms makes it difficult to find a conventional version of any one myth. Even if the concept of undead mummies has its roots in Egyptian mythology, it is not at all Egyptian in nature. When European conquerors and Hollywood were looking for a new monster, they came up with the idea for a savage new creature.
1. Yu-Gi-Oh!: Seto Kaiba Is Even Named After The God Set
In the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, Egypt plays a major role. One of Yugi’s alter-egos, Yami Yugi, a spirit of an Egyptian Pharaoh named Atem, is the spirit of the Millennium Puzzle itself.
Egyptian deities are depicted in several of the characters’ names. To honor Set, Yugi’s opponent, Seto Kaiba has been given the name Seto Kaiba. The Egyptian Isis and the Mesopotamian Ishtar are the inspirations behind Ishizu Ishtar’s name. The “Winged Dragon of Ra,” for example, is a card bearing the name of a god.
2. Im Great Priest Imhotep: There Are Even Anubis Puppies
When a young Egyptian priest named Imhotep is transported to modern-day Japan in the shonen manga Im Great Priest Imhotep, he is given the impossible mission of overthrowing an evil king named Djoser, who also happened to be his previous closest buddy.
A variety of mythological characters, including Greek, Japanese, and Egyptian mythological characters, are known as Magai.
As a result, certain figures have been given a bit of creative license. One of the original gods of mummification, Anubis, now refers to an entire family of dog-like deities. Actually, the series’ mascot is one of these adorable Anubis puppies.
3. Ouke No Monshou: The Story Involves Time Travel To Ancient Egypt
By chance, Carol Lido (a young American lady) finds herself transported back to Ancient Egypt, where she falls head over heels for the attractive young prince Memphis after discovering his doomed tomb here today.
Egyptology is frequently referenced in the series because of Carol’s exotic appearance. For example, Isis, Memphis’ evil sister, is named after the Egyptian goddess of childbirth and reproduction. Even if you’re not familiar with Rhodopis, Carol’s story of a foreigner who becomes a slave and marries the king of Egypt may evoke memories of her sandal.
In honor of the Egyptian deities, the Glory Gods have named their stands after those deities.
4. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Egypt 9 Glory Gods Named Their Stands After Egyptian Gods
Geb for N’Doul, Khnum for Oingo, Thoth for Boingo, Bastet for Mariah, Sethan for Alessi, Osiris for Daniel J. D’Arby, Horus for Pet Shop, Atum for Telence T. D’Arby, and Anubis for Daniel J. D’Arby are the names of the Egyptian gods that appear on their stands.
Anubis appears in the form of a malignant Stand, ready to pounce on anyone in possession of a blade.
Both Beerus and Champa were based on Egyptian deities.
5. Dragon Ball: Beerus & Champa Were Both Inspired By Egyptian Gods
A lioness-headed goddess of retribution, they’ve been compared to both Anubis and Sekhmet, the god of mummification with a jackal head. This creature has a cat-like head as a compromise to both cats and the other two animals mentioned above.
Heles, another Egyptian-inspired deity of destruction, is humanoid in appearance and looks to be based on Egyptian royals such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti.
6. Kamigami No Asobi: Thoth & Anubis Are In High School Learning About Love
Yui Kusanagi, a normal high school student, is thrust into a world populated by gods from a variety of nations in the visual novel-turned-anime Kamigami no Asobi. As part of her duties, she is required to visit high school and teach these gods about love.
Egyptian mythology’s Anubis and Thoth are also included in the list of mythological figures.
There have been a few Egyptian deities mentioned in the series.
7. Beyblade: A Few Egyptian Gods Have Been Name-Dropped In The Series
As a nod to the jackal-headed Egyptian deity, Beyblade: Metal Fury featured the Beyblade Mercury Anubius. The Acid Anubis Yell Orbit Beyblade has the name of the same deity.
Even the Beyblade Vulcan Horuseus is named after the falcon-headed god Horus in Beyblade: Metal Masters. His owner is named Nile, maybe as a tribute to the Nile River.
8. Sailor Moon: A Sailor Scout Based On Astarte Appears In The Musicals
Sailor Astarte, the Sailor Scout of the “New Moon” in the musicals, borrows significantly from Egyptian mythology in addition to Greco-Roman mythology. In the end, she succumbs to the dark forces and is devoured.
In spite of the fact that Astarte is most commonly associated with the Phoenicians, evidence suggests that she had Egyptian devotees who revered her as an Egyptian warrior goddess and a probable descendant of Ra, the sun god. She was also compared to Isis in some areas.
9. Oh, Suddenly Egyptian God: Thoth Even Gets A Magical Girl Transformation
Short but sweet animated series about the Egyptian gods, reimagined as adorable cartoon creatures depicting the animals they generally represent.
Most of the more humanoid gods don’t feature in the series because to the emphasis on animals, but Medjed, a ghost-like figure, is an exception. For example, Wenet is portrayed as a man instead of a woman, while Thoth is shown to have a miraculous girl makeover. But there are a few things about Medjed’s appearance and abilities that are based on the tales themselves, such his ability to fire light beams from his eyes.
10. Pop Team Epic: Popuko Turns Into Medjed
Popuko and Pipimi take on the appearances of characters from other cultures in the film’s opening credits. Cleopatra is played by Pipimi, and Medjed is played by Popuko. Popuko’s version of Medjed is usually drawn from the side, whereas Medjed is usually drawn from the front. Popuko’sMedjed was seen from the front on a trading card that was issued.
As a result, some fans believe that Popuko and Pipimi may have been venerated as gods or other supernatural beings in the past because of the song’s reference to “a geometrical pattern of destruction and creation.”