It is all about the most ancient mythologies. The Egyptians formed myths to try to prove their place in the universe. They had a quick understanding of the universal order, which was from straight observation of nature. Hence, their myths of creation relate themselves to the gods of nature such as the sun, the sky, the stars, the moon and the most importantly, the Nile River. Let’s have a look at the creation myths of Egypt:
Atum: The Creator
Nu was only the swirling watery chaos in the starting. From them, Atum raised, known as the sun god of the Heliopolis. It is supposed that he formed himself with the utilization of his thoughts and determination. In the watery disarrays, there was no place on which he could stand. A hill was the place, where he appeared for the first time, and there was the temple of Heliopolis built. His name is Khepri, as he is the god of the rising sun. Then he created more gods. It is believed that the Atum accepted as a bisexual god, which was known as the ‘Great He-She.’
The children of the Atum took place on the primeval hill. After some time, Tefnut and Shu became isolated from their father and left in the watery disarrays of Nu. Proceeding, he was ready to create the world and then he actually did.
Khepri: The Creator
There is one creation myth of Egypt, named as the sun god ‘Ra’ who takes the form of Khepri, a scarab god. The Khepri was the immense creative force of the cosmos. According to him, the earth and the heaven did not exist; even the things of the earth did not mean to exist still. He raised them out of the Nu, as the Nu was in the stagnant state.
He has created a number of things from the Nu. Out of them, he has made those things, which actually came from his mouth.
He found no place to stand. He cast a spell with his own heart to create a foundation in Maat. He said that he made everything, still he was alone. It is also learnt that from this foundation, there were a number of things that came into existence. He made animals. plants, herbs, crawling things and reptiles. In the meanwhile, Tefnut and Shu gave birth to Nut and Geb, who became the parent of Isis, Seth, Nephthys and Osiris.
It is all about the top native myths of creation of Egypt.