According to the Pyramid Texts, written on the walls of pyramids, the creator god emerged from the chaotic darkness of Nun as a mythical Bennu bird (similar to a heron or phoenix). He flew to Heliopolis, an ancient city near Cairo, where, at dawn, he alighted on the Benben, an obelisk representing a ray of the sun.
Where did the first Egyptian god come from?
In the Heliopolitan creation myth, Atum was considered to be the first god, having created himself, sitting on a mound (benben) (or identified with the mound itself), from the primordial waters (Nu). Early myths state that Atum created the god Shu and goddess Tefnut by spitting them out of his mouth.
Did Greek gods come from Egypt?
No. Greek mythology is based upon the mythology that all Proto-Indo-European people shared at their origin site. From Ireland to India, from Odin to Zeus to Indra, they all share a common sky father theme, they all have a love goddess, and they all have interactions with mortals.
Who killed Ra the sun god?
A famous depiction along these lines comes from Spell 17 of The Egyptian Book of the Dead in which the great cat Mau kills Apophis with a knife.
What is the oldest religion?
The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (Sanskrit: सनातन धर्म, lit.
Which god did they fear the most in Ancient Egypt?
They were not afraid of their gods, not most of them anyway.
The ancient Egyptians believed the gods were on their side, whether their wish was granted or not. Most people in ancient Egypt were afraid of one particular god – the god Ammut (also spelled Ammit.) Ammut was the god with the crocodile head.