Ennead: The Second and Third Generation

Back to Egyptian Mythology. If my narrative were a movie, this part would be a montage, because unlike Ra, these deities pretty much serve the function that they serve, and they exist mostly to get the major players of the stories into existence. Without further adieu:

Shu: God of Air, or the space of the universe. His is an important, if not glamorous job.

Tefnut: Goddess of Moisture. Again, an important, if not glamorous job, and one that probably meant more to the people of Egypt than to you.

Shu and Tefnut are brother and sister. In incestuous mythological tradition, they give birth to another set of siblings, also brother and sister, and also ultimately lovers.

Nut: Goddess of the Sky. Well, okay, technically Nut is the sky.

Geb: God of the Earth. Again, Geb is the actual soil you walk on.

Nut was cast above Neb to stop their continual public displays of affection, and these two are the parents of Isis, Nephthys, Osiris, and Set.

In the Klarion stories, Nut gets her due as the mother of all these gods and goddesses. Next up, just because we can, it’s Isis time.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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