How The World Began

Throughout Africa, there are different myths about how the world began. Can you fill in the blank and complete the story of the Creation Myth from Lower Egypt?

_____, the sun god, arose from Nun, a chaotic body of water that was the only thing in existence. He independently gave birth to ____, the god of air, and ______, the goddess of water. They then produced _____ and _____, the god of the earth and the goddess of the sky, respectively.

The first humans to exist were from the sun god’s tears, but most of them were destroyed when they rebelled against him. The Sun god’s resentment towards the earth led him to return to heaven and leave Shu to rule the earth. Nut and Geb soon married and gave birth to _____, ______, ____, _____ and _________. Osiris represented ______ while Set represented _______; the two had a rivalry that has rightfully earned a story of its own.

The Egyptian god Osiris

Ra, the sun god, arose from Nun, a chaotic body of water that was the only thing in existence. He independently gave birth to Shu, the god of air, and Tefnut, the goddess of water. They then produced Geb and Nut, the god of the earth and the goddess of the sky, respectively. The first humans to exist were from the sun god’s tears, but most of them were destroyed when they rebelled against him. The Sun god’s resentment towards the earth led him to return to heaven and leave Shu to rule the earth. Nut and Geb soon married and gave birth to Osiris, Horus, Set, Isis and Nepthys. Osiris represented good while Set represented evil; the two had a rivalry that has rightfully earned a story of its own. | source: 8 Interesting African Creation Myths The World Should Know About

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