Egyptian god/goddess Ba-Bird. 6th-4th century B.C. Inv.nr.2126. Roemer Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim.The ancient Egyptians believed that a human soul was made up of five parts: the Ren, the Ba, the Ka, the Sheut, and the Ib. In addition to these components of the soul there was the human body (called the ha, occasionally a plural haw, meaning approximately sum of bodily parts). The other souls were aakhu, khaibut, and khat.