Egyptian Gods - What is the Cosmogony?
What is the Cosmogony? Definition: The word Cosmogony derives from the Greek word "cosmo" meaning universe and the word "gony or gonos" meaning origin, birth or creation. The Egyptian cosmogony is the myth that explained the origin of the universe and man. The Egyptian Priests evolved the creation myth, or cosmogny, in an attempt to explain how some of the major Egyptian Gods and Goddesses came into being and the the nature and genesis of the universe.
The Egyptian priests needed a story or myth which centered around the main Gods and Goddesses answering the questions of where they came from and their relationship to each other. A 'family tree' of the Gods and Goddesses explained 'who was who' and what relationships they had with each other.
The Egyptian Gods and Goddesses of the Cosmogony - The Ennead
There were nine Egyptian Gods and Goddesses who were featured in the Cosmogony. The birthplace of the Gods in the cosmogony was in Heliopolis. The nine original deities of the cosmogony of Heliopolis in the creation myths and legends of the Ancient Egyptians were referred to as the Ennead.