Egyptian Gods: Geb

Geb is one of the most important Egyptian God in ancient Egypt history. Geb was known as the God of Earth. He is also being referred as Seb, Keb, Kebb or Gebb in various literatures and the idea of Geb as a healing god is also found in texts dealing with scorpion stings and how to heal them.

His appearances portrayed as a man with a goose on his head. Goose was a sacred animal to Geb, as such he was also called “The Great Cackler”. Sometimes, he also portrayed as a man lying underneath the arch of his wife the sky goddess Nut. His skin generally in green color (the color of living things), represent the vegetation of the earth.

Egyptian Gods Nut And Geb

Nut appears over top of Geb.

According to the ancient Egyptian myth during the kingship struggle between Horus and Set, Geb divided the earth into two parts, giving the Lower Egypt to Horus and Upper Egypt to Set.

Geb was the son of Shu the God of Air and Tefnut the Goddess of Moisture. Osiris, Set, Isis and Nephthys were the children of Geb and Nut, the Goddess of Sky the twin sister and the wife.

The ancient Egyptian believed Geb’s laughter was to start earthquakes. His is the masculine Earth God, which opposite with many other religions where the earth is feminine.