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Ancient Egypt /
1. Introduction
2. Gods
3. Concepts
4. Cult
5. Cult centres
6. Necropolises
7. Structures

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Also called: Kebin; Keb; Seb



Geb at the feet of his father, Shu, who is holding up Nut, Geb's sister.

In Ancient Egyptian Religion, important male earth-god; this function was usually associated with female deities.

Geb was son of Shu, and his sister, Nut, was also his wife. They were the parents of the Ennead of Heliopolis, Osiris, Isis, Seth and Nephthys.
The pharaonic throne is often referred to as "The Throne of Geb."
Over time, Geb became associated with vegetation, and even the underworld, becoming a protector of the dead. In this respect, he was defined as the husband of Renenutet, a harvest goddess.

Geb is often depicted as lying by the feet of Shu and Nut above the two. Usually he was represented as a man without distinguishing characteristics.
In older times he was always presented in a human form, while a black goose would eventually become his symbol. The goose came have strong symbolic appearance in Egyptian rituals.

Geb had no individual worship, but is often represented in temple reliefs.
Geb could be called for when combating scorpion stings.

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By Tore Kjeilen