The Egyptian Creation Epic

27/11/2013 16:32

by Aaron Leitch

According to archaeologists, Egypt—alongside Sumer—produced one of the first known civilizations. There are many Egyptian myths related to creation; however, all of them share a common theme: that the world emerged from an infinite, lifeless sea. The first to appear was the god Ra, also known as Atum-Ra, who emerged from an egg in the ocean and stood on the surface of the water until he created a hill—at which the Temple of Heliopolis, which will be mentioned later, was thought to be built. [Read more] …