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Geb
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Geb
Period of
worship
3rd DynastyRoman Period
Cult center Heliopolis
Titles "Father of Snakes"
Symbol(s) barley, goose, bull, viper
Association earth, harvest, snakes
Appearance Anthropoid, goose, snake
Greek
equivalent(s)
Kronos
Father Shu
Mother Tefnut
Spouse(s) Nut
Issue Osiris, Isis, Set, Nephthys

Geb is the egyptian god of the earth. In mythology it is believed that Geb's laughter caused earthquakes and he also allowed crops to grow in egypt. Geb is also a mythological member of the Ennead of Heliopolis. The god Shu and goddess Tefnut are Geb's parents. Nut is his sister and consort in most sources along with Tefnut being a consort in some sources. Offspring are Osiris, Isis, Set, and Nephthys. Geb is grandson of Atum-Ra in some sources. Geb was also considered a father of snakes. The name was originally read wrongly as Seb. The oldest fragmentary relief of Geb comes from Heliopolis during Djoser's reign in the Third Dynasty, where Geb is depicted as an anthropomorphic being in Djoser's reign. The god also received a temple of his own. Geb's greek equivalent is Kronos.

Geb and Nut

The sky goddess Nut (above) and earth god Geb (below).

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