The Egyptian Creation Story
The Ancient Egyptian Religion was one of
the most successful in terms of duration in the history of the earth. It appears
to have dated back to at least 4,000 BCE and endured until the Romans finally
put an end to it in about 395 AD. There were various centers for the religion,
the larger most important centers were
Heliopolis (near modern Cairo), Memphis, and in the south, Thebes. Each center
had its own cosmogony. However, there were some consistent principles. The male
orgasm created and revived human life.
Egyptians worshiped the sun. They had three sun gods one for the dawn, one for
midday and one for the setting sun. They were the trinity. There were many other gods who were
interesting characters. They were born, married, and died. During their lives
they had sex, children, fights, and other adventures. They dwelled on earth and
were associated with the various temples built to house them.
Depiction of Gods
The Egyptians had many gods and to keep them straight they
were depicted by either having a symbol on their head, the head
of an animal, and sometimes the body of an animal.
Be careful in jumping to conclusions about
what the symbol might represent. For example, Anubis is shown with the black
head of a Jackal. One might think that he was fierce and dangerous. Just the
opposite, he was kind and caring towards the gods in his charge.
Atun - Isis
- Nephthys -
Osiris - Horus
- Anubis - Seth
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- Throth -
Their gods had strong personalities and
character. For example, Hathor,
depicted with cow horns or as a cow, with a solar disk in the middle of the
horns, is the goddess of love, dance and
music, among other things. The goddess Ma'at, wearing a feather on her head stood for truth, justice and
morality. Ma'at was married to Throth shown with the head of the ibis bird, also
stood for truth and justice. Tefnut was depicted with the face of a lioness and
solar disk on her head. The lioness would be a fierce defender of the gods and
would be ruthless in her attacks. On the other hand, she could be calmed down
with beer (alcohol) and then she turned into an party animal. Cats were very
popular among the Egyptians. The goddesses Bastet
and Sekhmet were
also depicted with the face of a lioness and had similar personality traits.
Accordingly, to associate a character with
a certain personality that character may be depicted as the god that represents
that personality. Isis is often shown as Hathor goddess who is clearly another person may be shown with
the symbol of Hathor (cow horns with a solar disk in the middle) to indicate
their loving and erotic side or the symbol of Ma'at (an ostrich feather) to show
the honorable side.
Min - Ithyphallic
The ithyphallic (with an erect penis)
depiction of a god is demonstrates the act of creation of life, the resurrection
of life, fertility, and planting seeds. The male gods Min,
and Osiris are
frequently depicted ithyphallic and are discussed below. The depiction was not
considered to be pornography to the ancient Egyptians. The female counter part
was the cow, Hathor,
In the beginning
there were only the chaotic waters of
Atum, the first creator god, was
floating in these waters. He became self-aware, and created himself.
If you go to the website sponsored by the
British Museum of
History it will explain that he next spat out his first two children –
the gods Shu and
However, the site does not explain how they got into his mouth. The story is
that Atum used auto-fellatio and ejaculated Shu and Tefnut into his mouth. He
then spat them out.
Later as the religion developed more fully there was concern
that there was no female involved in the "birth" of Shu and Tefnut.
Accordingly, the story has changed so that Atum was of dual sexuality. He used
representing his feminine part, to masturbate. Shu and Tefnut come directly
from his penis to the ground.
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The above is a representation
at the moment of creation. It is from the tomb of Ramses VI, Twentieth
Dynasty. (The Egyptian Big Bang was a male orgasm.)
Tefnut is often depicted as
having the head of a lion with a solar disk on top with a couple of cobras
poking their heads out (uraeus). She was the lunar goddess of moisture, humidity
and water. She was also a solar goddess associated dryness or lack of moisture.
There is a legend that Tefnut got in an argument with her husband Shu and she
left Egypt and was turned into a cat. She also took all the moisture from the
air with her.
The Egyptians loved their
cats and the cat symbol. Female goddesses depicted as cats would be ferocious
fighters for those they loved. However, they were also passionate lovers who
loved to drink beer, party and have sex. There was a legend that it was
necessary to get a cat goddess to drink the beer to stop killing people and
Shu is depicted with an
ostrich feather headdress and holding a scepter and ankh (sign of life). He was
associated with the sun and sometimes has a solar disk on his head. He was the
god of dry air, wind and the atmosphere.
Tefnut on left and Shu on right.
Shu is also depicted in a
The feather on his head tells us who he is.
Shu and Tefnut then begat the gods
Nut (pronounced noot). Geb and Nut loved having sex. Geb and Nut begat the gods
The first nine gods:
Atun, Shu, Tefnut, Geb, Nut, Osiris,
Isis, Seth and Nephthys made up the Ennead (9 gods), the most important council
of gods. This creation myth was essential for the support for Horus and his
claim to kingship.
It was decided that Geb and Nut needed to be separated or
bad things would come to the earth. Shu, their father, had to separate them by
pushing his daughter Nut up into the sky while Geb lay sadly on the ground.
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The depiction of Shu holding up his daughter is usually
showing one hand on her breasts and the other in her more private parts.
Egyptians apparently delighted in the bawdiness of their gods and religion.
also is depicted in a boat floating beneath Nut.
Looks like Shu
has them far enough apart
The god Geb is the earth. Many other religions gave the earth
a feminine nature in contrast with the Egyptians. He usually is shown lying on
the ground reclining on his elbow with an arm in
the air representing the topography of the earth. His identification is a goose
on his head.
According to the tradition of Memphis, later Geb fell madly
in love with his mother, Tefnut, and when his father, Shu, died he raped his
mother. He never was punished for this and later became an important and
Nut, the sky goddess, sometimes called the canopy of the
earth or the great cow of heaven. She is associated with the god
was the god of love, dance, music, as well as a protector of women. She is
identified by the cow horns on her head.
to read the Book of the Heavenly Cow.
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She arches over the earth with her head over the western
horizon and her vagina over the eastern horizon. At the end of a 12 hour day
when the sun disappears it goes into her mouth and passes through her body for
12 hours. The Egyptian priests had to perform rituals every one of the 12 hours
so that the sun would later emerge the next morning from her vagina. The
afterbirth causes the morning red sky. (Yes, the Egyptians gave us the 24 hour
As the sun passes through her body at night little holes
allow the light to come out and these are the stars.
Nut's arms and legs are at the four cardinal points. Like a
canopy, she covers all of the hemisphere. She is supported by two gods at each
arm and leg. Above her is uniform darkness and Nun, the primordial waters.
Shu, the father of Geb and Nut, became the dry emptiness of
the air between the sky and earth. His wife-sister, Tefnut, became the god of
moisture in the air.
Go to the page on
Cosmology and Astronomy to read more
about the Egyptian astronomy. You may even want to compare it to the Jewish
system to decide if Abraham, Joseph or Moses taught the Egyptians or The
Egyptians taught them or maybe there was never a astronomical connection. You
can decide. Here is the Egyptian
Third Generation - Osiris, Isis, Seth and Nephthys.
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Moving on to the next generation of gods the male orgasm
becomes even more important for all who live on the earth since it is the key
to eternal life.
Here are the four children of Geb and Nut.
all these marriages and children are getting to be confusing,
click here to see a family tree,
or click here to see a family tree with notes.)
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Osiris depicted in his mummified form and with two crowns and green skin. He married
his sister Isis. He went on to become the king of Egypt after Geb abdicated.
Isis was a very nurturing god. She is often depicted with a
throne on her head. Other times she will have a pair of cow horns with a solar
disk inside. Other times she is wearing the feather of
Ma'at (another important goddess of Truth and Goodness).
the jealous younger brother, married his sister, Nephthys. Seth is depicted
with the head of an imaginary animal. He has big ears and red hair. The color
red was significant to the Egyptians. It represented life and victory. The
normal skin tone of Egyptian men was usually represented as red with no
Nephthys seduced her brother Osiris and became pregnant with their son, Anubis.
When the baby was born, Nephthys gave him to Isis to raise. She is depicted
with a basket and a house stacked on her head. Her name means mistress of the
Go to the
Resurrection Page of this site
for the continuation of the story of this generation of gods. When Seth killed
Osiris (you will read) this created the need for a resurrection and life after
death to get Osiris back.
This is a vignette from the funerary papyrus of the Chantress of
Amun Henuttawy during the Third Intermediate Period (1070 BCE to 945 BCE). It
shows the earth-god Geb performing auto fellatio beneath an ithyphallic figure
of Osiris representing the night sky. In the original both figures are painted
Among the Egyptians women had equal status with men. Their
assistance to the male to achieve an orgasm was considered to be essential for
the well being of the living as well as the dead.
Other examples of the importance of the male orgasm and the
erect penis are the obelisks which clearly represent the erect penis.
Min, the god of male
fertility and god of rain. There would
be Min festivals where the pharaoh would symbolically till the soil and plant
his seeds. Some have suggested that the pharaoh would demonstrate his
ejaculation as the manifestation of Atum-Ra. the creator sun god at the top of
this page. Min was depicted as wearing a crown with feathers and holding
his penis erect in his left hand. He was a popular god who at one time was
considered to be the constellation Orion. The three stars at Orion's belt were
considered to be his erect phallus. He was the patron of caravans.
you want a quick overview of Egyptian astronomy click on the Cosmology tab.
Final note: When the Egyptian army would kill and enemy
soldier they would cut off both his penis and his hand so that he would not be
able to masturbate himself back to life.
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