Presentation on theme: "Egypt. Predynastic Period (5200 BC to 2700 BC): First settlers of the Nile Valley hunt and fish, later switch to farming. Many kings rule the several."— Presentation transcript:
Predynastic Period (5200 BC to 2700 BC): First settlers of the Nile Valley hunt and fish, later switch to farming. Many kings rule the several districts spread throughout Egypt. A single leader conquers and unifies all of Egypt under one rule.
Egypt Earliest Egyptian gods and goddesses in all of the individual nomes were nature dieties ElementGod/Goddess SunAtum AirShu WaterTefnut EarthGeb SkyNut
Egypt At first, there was only Nun. Nun was the dark waters of chaos.
Egypt One day, a hill rose up out of the waters. This hill was called Ben-Ben.
Egypt Shu lifted Nut up so that she became a canopy over Geb.
Egypt In ancient myths, Geb (the earth) and his wife Nut (the sky) were snuggled up to each other so closely that there was no space between them for the sun to travel. So Re, the god of the sun, ordered their father Shu (god of the air) to come between them, separating the pair with a violent storm. Shu held Nut up away from the ground to create air space in which the sun could travel. Darkness came daily, whenever Shu let her down, but every morning she was lifted off of Geb all over again.