In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World - Chapters 19 and 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19 and 20 Summary and Analysis

Ra was the first being. His father, Nun, was the waters. Ra set himself under the horizon every night and crossed the Underneath Sky in his boat. It was a dark and terrible place where the dragon, Apophis, lived. Ra had to fight the dragon every night. Ra created all gods and beings. He created Shu, the god of the air and Tefnut, the god of moisture. Ra had only one eye but use it to watch the activities of the gods. Shu and Tefnut brought him another eye called the Golden Eye.

Shu and Tefnut created two gods called Nut, the sky, and Geb, the earth. Ra created animals from the tears of his eye. Geb and Nut created the lesser gods, Osiris, Isis and Horus and many others. Since these gods were charming and could destroy enemies...

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