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Egyptians' Theory of the Creation of the Earth

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     In the beginning, there was only Nun who was the dark waters of chaos. Then one day, a hill called Ben-Ben rose up out of the water. The first god named Atum stood on this hill. Atum coughed and spat out Shu and Tefnut. Shu was the god of air and Tefnut was the goddess of moisture. Shu and Tefnut had a child named Geb, who was the god of the Earth. Then they had a second child named Nut, the goddess of the sky. Nut and Geb had four children named Osiris, Isis, Seth and Nephthys. Osiris was the king of the Earth and Isis was the queen.

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Osiris ruled over the Earth for many years and was a good king. This happiness ended when Seth killed Osiris as a result of his jealously that Osiris was king. Osiris went down into the underworld and Seth remained on Earth as king. Osiris and Isis had a son named Horus. He battled Seth and became king. In the end, Horus was the king of the Earth and Osiris was the king of the underworld.
 
The End