Role: God of architects and artisans, also known as a god of the creation of the earth
Appearance: A green-skinned mummiform man, wearing a skull cap and holding a combination djed and was scepter.
Center of worship: Memphis
Relations with other gods: husband of Sekhmet, father of Nefertem
Ptah was a great creator god who merely had to speak the names of things and they would exist. Ptah was credited with the creation of many things:
the boats for the souls of the dead to use in the afterlife
the framework of the universe
the roof of the sky and the supports that held it up
the gods, humans, and the world
The room farthest in the back of a temple is called the sanctuary. In the sanctuary of a typical temple stands a statue of the god or goddess to whom the temple is dedicated. In the sanctuary of Ramses II's temple at Abu Simbel there are four statues: Ptah, Amun, Ramses himself, and Re-Horakhty.