What Was the Primeval Mound In Ancient Egyptian Mythology and How Did It Originate?

The primeval mound is an important part of Egyptian culture.

Archaeologists believe that Egyptians conceived the idea of the mound by watching the yearly flooding of the Nile River.

When the river receded, small islands were uncovered.

Egyptians may have used this image in their creation myth to describe the waters of Nu and the appearance of the first land.

The massive Egyptian pyramids also recall the primeval mound.

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