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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Sobhy

Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths


Lotus Creation Myth

In Ancient Egypt there were a lot of myths that explained the creation of the world, may be they are different in the story building but Egyptologists can get the hidden meanings of all myths.


King Offers Lotus to the God

First Myth

One ancient Egyptian creation story features the lotus flower, the flower that is used a great deal in ancient Egypt art and design. The ancient Egyptians believed that the entire universe was called Nun. Nun was made of nothing but water – a vast ocean. Out of Nun, there emerged a lotus flower together with a single mound of dry land. What do you think the dry land was called?

If you guessed Egypt, you're right! Out of the lotus flower bloomed the sun god Atum, who job was to warm the dry land each day.

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