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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.

     The ancient 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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Hathor - Ma'at - Throth - Tefnut

    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, Atun, Geb, 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, discussed above.

  The Heliopolitan Creation Story  

    In the beginning there were only the chaotic waters of Nun. Atum, the first creator god, was floating in these waters. He became self-aware, and created himself.

Atum's First Generation of Children - Shu and Tefnut. (Click Here for Family Tree.)

     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 Tefnut. 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 his hand, 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 of Atum 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 start partying.

    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 squatting position.
The feather on his head tells us who he is.

Second generation - Geb and Nut. (Click Here for Family Tree.)

     Shu and Tefnut then begat the gods Geb and Nut (pronounced noot). Geb and Nut loved having sex. Geb and Nut begat the gods Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephthys.

     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. Shu 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 admired king.

    Nut, the sky goddess, sometimes called the canopy of the earth or the great cow of heaven. She is associated with the god Hathor. Hathor was the god of love, dance, music, as well as a protector of women. She is identified by the cow horns on her head. Click here 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 day.)

     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 Cosmology. Here is Abraham's calendar.

Third Generation - Osiris, Isis, Seth and Nephthys. (Click Here for Family Tree.)

     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. (If 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).

     Seth, 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 particular significance.

     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 house.

    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 yellow.

     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.

Some Egyptian Ithyphallic Depictions.


God Min

Book of Abraham
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Then Click on Facsimile  Above)

Min frontal


        If 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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