The House of Netjer, a Kemetic Orthodox Temple

[PUBLIC] About the Kemetic Orthodox Religion => [PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) => Topic started by: Naisenu on January 16, 2012, 10:25:23 pm

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Post by: Naisenu on January 16, 2012, 10:25:23 pm
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Title: Re: Ptah's Creation Myth
Post by: Wenidjehuty on January 17, 2012, 06:07:44 am
Em hotep!

In the Memphis Creation Myth, Ptah originated the universe by conceiving it, in it's entirety, in his heart. Creation of the other deities came first followed by towns and shrines in which to worship them ( including statues to contain the ka of the deities ). Everything within the universe - including all people - was generated by Ptah announcing their names.

Personally, my favourite is the creation myth of Hermopolis ( Khmun ) - but that's my bias as a ( unofficial ) Djehuty child! :)

Senebty
Title: Re: Ptah's Creation Myth
Post by: Sedjemes on January 17, 2012, 07:21:20 am
Hotep

Here is a full-text of the Memphite Theology, Ptah's creation myth, as written in Miriam Lichtheim's Ancient Egyptian Literature:

http://www.emba.uvm.edu/~wilson/The%20Memphite%20Theology.htm
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Post by: Naisenu on January 17, 2012, 10:33:13 am
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Title: Re: Ptah's Creation Myth
Post by: Wenidjehuty on January 17, 2012, 11:39:10 am
Many thanks, Naisenu - that's great!

Senebty,
Alex
Title: Re: Ptah's Creation Myth
Post by: Tahai on January 19, 2012, 07:01:44 pm
Hotep.

Who or What exactly is Tatenen?  How is it that Ptah Tatenen creates all, is the Supreme God, but Geb becomes the Greatest God, and bestows the title of Tatenen to Heru-sa-Aset?  I'm confused about the Tatenen!  HELP!!!! (please)
Title: Re: Ptah's Creation Myth
Post by: Tahai on January 19, 2012, 07:05:59 pm
Also, how does Ra fit into the Memphite Theology?
Title: Re: Ptah's Creation Myth
Post by: Sedjemes on January 19, 2012, 07:06:49 pm
Hotep Tahai,

For quick reference you can check Hart's Dictionary of Egyptian gods here online at http://obinfonet.ro/docs/relig/egipt/egyptgods.pdf.

The several creation tales all run more or less at the same time. None of them were intended to be taken literally (at least, not like we might think of that today). Ptah Tatenen is the creator god according to the Memphite Theology (which while inscribed in the Late Period was supposedly duplicating a far more ancient text from Memphis). Geb is part of the Heliopolitan creation as told in the Pyramid Texts. (shall I even mention the Hermopolitan creation, or Khnum as creator, etc? ;)

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Post by: Naisenu on January 19, 2012, 08:09:07 pm
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