Egyptian Memphis is a Creation myth originating from the Egyptian belief system. The main deity depicted in this myth is likely Ptah. Others include Atum, Horus, Shu, and Tefnet.
In a nutshell
The world and men were created by Ptah, the Egyptian deity associated with creation (and sometimes craft). The deity envisioned his creation and made it into reality through the spoken word. He created the other major Egyptian deities who would rule in their respective areas.
"Shabaka Stone" is a partial English translation of the Memphite Theology creation byth by Leonard H. Lesko. It was published in 1991 and is based on the "Shabaka Stone" artifact of the late eight century BCE. However, the myth itself is said to be much older. In this version, Lesko only provided a partial translation. He also noted that Ptah was the main deity, and how this origin story was different from other Egyptian myths in the past.
The Egyptian Memphis creation myth comes from the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis, which was prominent during the Old Kingdom. Memphis was a city in ancient Egypt that had its own theology and political structure.
Texts related to this myth
See full texts of this myth via related artifacts. Where available, a translation is included.
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