Sphere of Influence: Fertility and Healing
Preferred colors: Green
Associated symbol: Goose, Crown of Lower Egypt Animals associated with: Goose , Hare Associated Planet: Earth
From the mating of Geb and and his sister Nut (The Sky Goddess) came the Sun and all the gods of Osiris and Isis. As an Earth-god, he was feared in that he might imprison the dead within himself and prevent the free movement of their spirits. Earthquakes were said to be the Laughter of Geb. He was also revered and honored, for he provided nourishments and fruits of the Earth to all peoples. He is also believed to have healing powers, and is said to have granted this power to Isis in order that she might heal sick children. Geb is therefore seen as the Father of the Gods in Egyptian Mythology. Geb is often shown with either a goose or the crown of Lower Egypt upon his head. As a god of fertility he was shown with erect penis pointing towards his sister-wife the sky (Nut). He acted as judge between Horus and his uncle Seth in their battles for supremacy over the earth and chose Horus, although Ra favoured Seth. Geb and Nut were always engaged in sex, until an outraged Ra had them separated by their father Shu.