Earth Culture of Origin
Alternate Names / Spellings
Imhetep, Asclepius (Greek)
Patron of architecture and the sciences, medicine and knowledge, scribes
Depicted as a man dressed in noble robes with the punt beard, carrying the tools of a builder
Earth Mythological References
Imhotep was no god, he was, in fact, a real man embued with the status of demi-god. Under the reign of Djoser (III Dynasty, c. 2635-2570 BCE), Imhotep was first minister, and physician, astronomer, scientist, as well as the visionary architect having designed the Step Pyramid at Saqqara. In addition, his architectural theories led to the design and construction of the Pyramids at Giza decades after he died.
Glorified following is death, a movement arose among the educated of Egyptian society with followers believing him to have been the son of Ptah, Egyptian god and architect of the entire universe.