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A picture showing the legend of GEB taken from our Egyptian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Egyptian Gods, Egyptian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Macho Earth God with some odd quirks

He is a Father Earth, which makes a change from all the feminine Earth Mothers out there. Not necessarily a nice change however.

Oh dear. He had to be prized apart from his twin sister NUT. See her entry for the full story.

Later he was goosed by a goose, resulting in the egg the sun was hatched from. Appropriately, a goose is his sacred beast. It must have been the goose that laid the golden egg.

The son of SHU and TEFNUT, GEB fathered the famous trio OSIRIS, ISIS and NEPHTHYS. He also goes under the names KEB, QEB and, when the letter 'S' was invented, SEB.

Do you get the impression he is not your typical earth deity? He is more like an entertaining Earth Uncle. He is renowned throughout Egypt for his hilarious farmyard impressions. These are so side-splitting that they actually cause earthquakes.

Believe it or not, GEB is such a laugh-a-minute that his soubriquet became 'The Cackler'. Didn't we see him in a Batman comic?

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Article last updated on 25 March 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Name : GEB
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 963

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