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Geb

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Egyptian god, the earth god, represented as a man. A member of the Ennead of Heliopolis, husband of Nut.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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... [Di], Egyptian god, the earth god, represented as a man. A member of the Ennead of Heliopolis, husband of...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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...and AtumRe . This cult was closely connected to the religious interests of the pharaoh. Geb's father, Shu, disapproved of Geb's relationship with Nut. He set out to split the two. Geb was deeply saddened by this loss and his many tears formed the oceans. Above the earth, there was the sky, and below, the underworld. This is represented by a figural composition in which Shu (the air, the void) is supported by the goddess Nut (the sky) and beneath her lies Geb, the earth. Geb's two sons Osiris, the god of order, and Seth, the god of chaos—are involved in the...

Geb and Nut

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A Dictionary of Creation Myths

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... and Nut Geb (male—earth) and Nut (female—sky) are the Egyptian version of the primordial unity that is separated by Shu (the spirit of life) so creation can occur between them. They are best known in the many ancient Egyptian depictions of the naked Nut—often star‐spangled—being held up by Shu over the prostrate Geb (see page 102). Geb's penis is sometimes erect, reaching up in creative longing for the object of its desire. It is of interest to note that earth here is associated with the male rather than the female, perhaps because the ancient Egyptian word...

Geb and Nut

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

...in which Geb is shown, sometimes with an erect penis, lying on his back as his sister-wife arches over him, often held up by her father Shu. Separated from Geb, Nut gave birth to the stars, which rose up to her. Each morning she consumed these children so as to protect them until they could be reborn at night. Geb and Nut were the parents of Osiris and Seth and their sister-wives Isis and Nephthys , the principals, with the god Horus —the son of Isis and Osiris—of the central Egyptian myth of fertility , death, and rebirth...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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... [Airport Code] Gebe airport,...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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2011
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: German-English (4 ed.)

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Geb

Geb  

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[Di],Egyptian god, the earth god, represented as a man. A member of the Ennead of Heliopolis, husband of Nut.
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Negrophobia  

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Pigmentocracy  

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Shu

Shu  

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[Di]Egyptian god of the air, son of Atum. He and Tefnut were the first pair of the Heliopolitan Ennead. Shu was represented as a man with arms raised above his head holding up Nut, the sky goddess, ...
Androgynes

Androgynes  

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Androgynes (from the Greek andros, meaning “man,” and gune, meaning “woman”) are half male and half female. In mythology they can appear as hermaphrodites—usually with female breasts and male ...
Ennead

Ennead  

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In the Egyptian mythology the Ennead (“the Nine”) is the name given to the pantheon of the great theological center Heliopolis. Out of the sun god Atum or Atum- Re ...
First man and woman

First man and woman  

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Many creation myths establish the existence of a first man—for instance, Pelasgus in Greece and Erlik in central Asia and First Man among the Papago of Native North America. More ...
Separation of Heaven and Earth

Separation of Heaven and Earth  

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This separation is a basic motif of creation myths. It assumes that until there is differentiation there can, in fact, be no creation as we know it. The world parents—the ...
Nut Bears Ra, Who Returns to Her Body Each Day

Nut Bears Ra, Who Returns to Her Body Each Day  

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(Egypt)Nut is the sky goddess.Nut spans the heavens, is the one who ascended from the primal waters, who gave birth to the earth. She gave birth to Ra, the sun, who returns each day to her body and ...
Nut

Nut  

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[Di]Egyptian goddess, a member of the Heliopolitan Ennead, daughter of Shut and Tefnut and wife of Geb, the earth god. She personified the vault of heaven, and representations show her as a woman ...

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