EGYPTIAN GODS

The ancient Egyptians had many gods. Amun-Ra, known as Ra, was the father god. He created gods and then they gave birth to more gods. The gods family tree is the following:

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SHU - TEFNUT
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GEB - NUT
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ISIS-OSIRIS SETH - NEPHTHYS
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HORUS


This is the Egyptian creation story:

In the beginning, there was darkness and silence everywhere, as the black waters of Nun covered all. Suddenly, out of the depths, the pointed petals of a closed lotus flower and a primeval mouth appeared. Slowly, together, they rose above the water until they were fully formed. As the lotus flower uncurled its tightly closed petals, a brilliant yellow light shone from it. It revealed a small, but perfectly formed figure of the creator AMUN-RA. He then turned into a beautiful phoenix bird and flew to the newly formed mound which was shaped like a pyramid. He settled down there stretching out his brightly colored red and gold wings which echoed in the silence around him. Amun-ra became lonely in his watery solitude and so, out of himself, he created a son, SHU,the god of the air, and a daughter, the lion-headed TEFNUT, goddess of dew and moisture. Amun-ra was so proud of his children that he wept with happiness. Shu and Tefnut then conceived of a son, GEB, the earth god, and NUT, the goddess of the sky. Geb and Nut cared deeply for each other and out of their love came four children. The first was a kind and honorable son ,OSIRIS, who was followed by his brother, SETH. Lastly, Nut gave birth to two daughters, the brave and magical ISIS, and her caring and gentle sister, NEPHTHYS. These children, unlike their ancestors, lived on earth. After them, many more gods and goddesses were born. Lastly, Amun-ra ordered the ram-headed god, KHNUM to turn his potters wheel and fashion a man out of clay. Gently breathing the life into man, Amun-ra now realized that he required a place to live, and so he created Egypt. Just as Amun-ra had emerged from the waters of Nun, so he created the river Nile so that Egypt and its people could grow and prosper.