In the nineteenth century, a curious papyrus was found in the excavations of ancient Thebes, in which Ra himself describes his own creation
The sky is open. The Earth is open. The West is open. The East is open. The south half of the sky opens. The north half of the sky opens. The doors are wide open. The deadbolts are unlocked. And it is here that Ra appears in the horizon.”
The ancient Egyptians believed that no sky, Earth, gods, men, animals or plants existed before creation. There was only an immense void they called Nun that contained Atum – the beginning of all things.In the nineteenth century, a curious papyrus was found in the excavations of ancient Thebes, in which Ra himself describes his own creation.
“It was I that came into existence, like Jepri. When I came into existence, ‘Being’ came into existence. And all beings came into existence, alter I came into existence…”
The Bremner-Rhind papyrus and the primitive texts of the pyramids were the first representations of the Egyptians on the world’s creation and the origins of the gods.
“Atum became aware of himself, and Ra, the sun, appeared. Then he named Shu and the wind started to blow. Afterwards, he called out Tefnut and it started to rain. Shu and Tefnut had two children: Geb, the Earth, and Nut, the sky. Since Geb and Nut got married, Nut is always over Geb – the sky over the Earth. The stars were born from their union. Geb and Nut begot Osiris, Isis, Seth and Neftis, and they spawned the multitudes that inhabit this land.”