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A depiction of Geb (Greek: Kronos), the "earth god", in Egyptian mythology, being held apart from his sister-wife Nut (Greek: Rhea), the sky goddess, by Shu (Greek: Atlas), i.e. air or the air god, around which Ra (Greek: Helios), in his solar boat, with Thoth (Greek: Hermes) and Maat, ride.

In Egyptian mythology, Geb (CR:63) (LH:22) (TL:85), hieroglyphs: Geb H1.png (goose, leg, and god symbol), Geb H2.png (egg, leg, and god symbol), Geb H3.png(add), or Geb H4.png (star + neter), is the “earth god”, the second generation male offspring god of the Ennead, of the Heliopolis creation myth, the main creation myth, in the Egyptian pantheon.[1]


Geb was the one who laid the golden egg (or solar egg), in Heliopolis creation myth.

Derived terms

Terms derived from Geb include: geo-centric (geocentrism), geo-metry (geometry), al-geb-ra (algebra), geology, etc.


Geb god character rescripts include: Joseph.

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  1. Egyptian pantheon – Hmolpedia 2020.

External links

  • Geb – Hmolpedia 2020.
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