Geb was the Egyptian god of the Earth, vegetation, fertility, earthquakes, snakes.

Symbols: Barley, goose, bull, viper
Parents: Shu and Tefnut
Siblings: Nut
Consort: Nut and Tefnut
Children: Osiris, Isis, Set, Nephthys and Horus the Elder
Greek equivalent: Cronus
Roman equivalent: Saturn

Relief of Geb and Horus. Tomb of Tausert and Setnakht. (c) David Rymer

He had a viper around his head and was thus also considered the father of snakes. It was believed in Egypt that Geb’s laughter created earthquakes and that he allowed crops to grow.

Funerary papyrus depicting Geb and Nut with Ra on his solar barge between. (c)

 Geb and Nut together formed the permanent boundary between the primeval waters and the newly created world. 

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