Gods of Egypt - Geb

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As the god of the earth, Geb was god of the crop. For this reason he was sometimes depicted in green colour with flowers growing from his body. God Geb was often depicted lying beneath bent body of sky goddess Nut as well. In Myth about Heliopolis' creation were Geb and Nut the children of god Shu and goddess Tefnut. They were lovers, who their father Shu (air god) separated violently. God Geb was also depicted with human body, sometimes with erected phallus.

Occasionally Geb wore red crown of Lower Egypt, but more often he had his head decorated with white goose. Therefore his daughter Isis could be descripted as "Goose egg". She had - as well as Shu - negative relationship with Geb. This situation was reflected in funerary religion, she was allegedly able imprison the deads in their body. Earthquake was descripted as "Geb's laughter".

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Geb the illustrations in two (left bent body lying under the sky goddess Nut)

Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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