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What are the different creation stories of ancient egypt?

I would prefer to have a date estimating what time period the particular creation story was created.
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How are Ra's three forms different from each other?

In an attempt to distract Isis from learning his true name, Ra reveals that he takes different forms during the day: I am the Creator of living flame. I am Khepera in the morning, Ra at noontide, ...
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What's the purpose of seminal fluid in mythology?

An excerpt from TV tropes: People are fairly familiar with the story of how Set murdered Osiris to get his throne only to be thwarted by Osiris' son Horus, but most people don't know how it was ...
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Why did mankind rebel against Ra?

The Book of the Heavenly Cow revolves around mankind's rebellion against Ra: The central theme of The Book of the Heavenly Cow is mankind's rebellion against the elder sun god, Re, resulting in ...
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Are the Memphis and Heliopolis cosmogonies competing or reconciliatory?

The Heliopolitan cosmogony attributes creation to Atum, the first god who created himself from the primordial waters. The Memphis creation myth, however, places Ptah, god of craftsmen and architects,...
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What is the creation story of Taweret?

How was the goddess Taweret created? Is there a creation story, or was she just the child of two gods?
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Could it be the the Dendera Zodiak is a Glyphed description of the Egyptian Book of the Dead?

Deckenrelief (Kopie des Tierkreises) in der Kapelle des Tierkreises (Zodiak) auf dem Dach des Hathor-Tempels von Dendera, Ägypten, 16 October 2014 by Olaf Tausch Dear Egyptomaniacs, ...
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How many lost continents are in Mythology?

A majority of people will know of Atlantis. It is a Greek, fictional island, misregarded as oral history. Atlantis is mentioned in Plato's works Timaeus and Critias and is placed in the Atlantic Ocean....
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Did the ancient Egyptians worship Cats and Dogs deities at the same period?

Did Egyptians worship feline and canine gods at the same period in history?
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Why mythical god-like figures share common attributes like wings or lion body parts in different mythologies/cultures

I know some of this mythological depictions are supposed to represent many things like nature forces, and I know Jung's Archetypes theory about symbols founded on the unconscious mind. However I want ...

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