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This section is still to be reconstructed as time allows. However, we decided to give at least a small sample
of one of the many scenes which will be shown and analysed. We have chosen the "Geb, Nut, Schu" scene
which first appears on coffins of the 21a Dynasty and is quite popular during that period. erl/CESRAS/Feb.2012
Cairo-JE-29692 Coffin of Anchefenmut, 21a Dynasty from the "2nd Cache", Bab-el-Gasus, Thebes; discovered in 1891, tub, outside, left.
Atum (not shown here), Lord of Creation, employed the duality of human gender to define the dualistic nature of our world through Schu and his
sister-wife, Tefnut (not shown here and of little importance). Schu, Lord of the atmosphere, is depicted here with the offspring of the first sexual
union: Nut (f) and Geb (m). Schu raises his daughter, Nut, to form the vault of the heavens, while Geb, Lord of the Earth sinks into his domain. It
must be added that before this separation took place, Geb and Nut parented four godly children: Isis (f), Osiris (m), Nephthys (f) and Seth (m).
Atum, Schu, Tefnut, Geb, Nut, Isis,Osiris, Nephthys and the evil Seth form what is known as the Heleopolitan Ennead