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Some illustrations of the bennu, who is shown next to the "lotus", the flower of associated with Upper Egypt, which rises out of the water each morning, at sunrise, out of which the Egyptians believed the morning sun was born.</ref>

In religio-mythology, bennu (TR:11), aka “benu”, “bennu bird”, or “phoenix” (Herodotus, 450BC), is the mythical bird, generally depicted as a heron, with or without a sun disc on its head, said to have arose out of the waters of the Nun, at the start of creation, then made a call, the sound of which issued forth or initiated the process of creation, as told in the various creation myths of the various religious centers of Egypt, which varied over time; considered the "ba" (soul) or the sun god Ra.


The bennu is the "solar" bird the Egyptians believed created the universe, so to say. The Bennu was considered the "ba" (soul) or the sun god Ra, that was the first thing that hovered over the waters of the "Nun" (note: letter "N" is at the center of the TENET cross), at the chaos or void of beginning, and initiated the creative powers of the god Atum, as a result of which, or during which, the sun was "born", out of a lotus (the flower that rises each morning out of the waters of the Nile River), carried into the sky on the head of the bennu bird, as shown adjacent.

Benben stone

The bennu was also associated with the so-called "benben stone", the golden tip that Egyptians put at the top of the pyramids, which was considered the "nest" of the bennu, out of which the sun hatched or was born, or something along these lines:[1]

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The original versions, supposedly, were "gold plated" or fully made of gold, meant to be symbolic of the color of the sun.

Sator square | Phoenix (660)

In 50AD, Romans, in the area of Pompeii, began to carve and inscribe various so-called "Sator squares" on walls and along side the frames of doorways, the numerical values of which, via isopsephy, as shown below, seem to indicate that the square is a magic square coded to be seen as view of the top of a pyramid, showing the bennu, or phoenix (as the bird was called at this point in time) bursting forth from the tip of the pyramid, after arising out of the Nun (value: 50), which is discerned by the fact that the sum of the numerical values of the letters, namely: T+E+N+E+T = 300+5+50+5+300, of each row of the "cross" (or "tenet cross"), is "660", meaning, in Greek, flame, fire, burn, beget, childbirth, or offspring:

Sator square (phoenix 660).png

We also note, that the four "E" letters, which surround the tip of the pyramid, or four "5" numbers, which surround the "50" at the center of the Sator square, are symbolic, of the sun, as Plutarch (De E apud Delphos, c.110) informs us, in the sense that the letter "E" is the second vowel of the seven Greek vowels, symbolic of the sun being the second planet of the seven wandering stars of Greek cosmology. Hence the four "E" letters of the Sator square are equivalent to the four suns seen on the four sides of the benben stone, out of which the phoenix arises from its tip:

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In more detail:

Meaning Letter values Sum
Tenet 300+5+50+5+300 660
φλοξ[2][3] “to burn” / “flame” / “fire” 500+30+70+60 660
τοκος[4][5] "to beget" / "childbirth" / "offspring" 300+70+20+70+200 660

The first of these terms, we note, is derived from the term φλέγω (phlégō, “burn”). The phonetic similarity of the word phlégō, “burn”, puts the number of 660 into the etymological category of the "phoenix" (Φοίνιξ), the Greek name that Herodotus gave to the Egyptian "bennu bird", the characteristics of which match the words: burn, flame, fire, beget, childbirth, and offspring. Hence, the Sator square seems to have been a Roman "magic puzzle" version of the Egyptian benben stone.

The "T" letter, which has isopsephy value of "300", renders as the Greek word "armor / weapon".[5] This, however, makes little connective sense? It would seem to be more probably that the "T" here, has relation to the "Th-" or theta (symbol: Θ) sound, which is a sun symbol itself [Theta (sun) 30x32.jpg], which is has a numerical value of "9", code for the the Ennead, of the Heliopolis creation myth, which he bennu was responsible for making.


The following are related quotes:

“The name of the phoenix in Egyptian is ‘bennu’, hieroglyph: Bennu.png, and this bird played a very prominent part in Egyptian mythology, but the texts do not bear out the extraordinary assertions which have been made about it by classical writers. According to the story which Herodotus heard at Heliopolis (ii. 73), the bird visited that place once every five hundred years, on its father's death ; when it was five hundred, or fourteen hundred and sixty-one years old, it burnt itself to death. It was supposed to resemble an eagle, and to have red and gold feathers, and to come from Arabia; before its death it built a nest to which it gave the power of producing a new phoenix, though some thought that a worm crept out of its body before it died, and that from it the heat of the sun developed a new phoenix. Others thought that it died after a life of seven thousand and six years, and another view was that the new phoenix rose from the burnt and decomposing remains of his old body, and that he took these to Heliopolis where he burnt them' All these fabulous stories are the result of misunderstandings of the Egyptian myth which declared that the renewed morning sun rose in the form of a Bennu, and of the belief which declared that this bird was the soul of Ra and also the living symbol of Osiris, and that it came forth from the very heart of the.”
— Wallis Budge (1904), The Gods of Egypt, Volume Two (pg. 94) [6]

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  1. Benben – Wikipedia.
  2. φλόξ – Greek Wiktionary.
  3. φλόξ – English Wiktionary.
  4. τοκος – English Wiktionary.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Barry, Kieren. (1999). The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetic Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient World (pdf) (theos, pg. 74; #284, pg. 227; #318, pg. 228; #345 (void; empty), pg. 229). Weiser.
  6. Budge, Wallis. (1904). The Gods of the Egyptians, Volume Two (Ra's boat image, pgs. 94-96; Bennu, pg. 94; disc stood still, pgs. 209-10). Dover, 1969.


  • Thims, Libb. (2010). “Egyptology of Jesus Christ” (YT) (Bennu, 2:00-), Human Chemistry 101, Dec 8

External links

  • Bennu – Hmolpedia 2020.
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