Drawing of the god Geb holding an ankh, a symbol of life.
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Geb was worshipped in lower Egypt as the Earth god. He was depicted as a bearded man with a goose on his head. He was the provider of crops and a healer.
In an Egyptian legend, Geb married Nut without asking the powerful Sun god Re. Re was so angry that he prevented Nut from having children.
But Thoth the divine scribe decided to help her. He asked the Moon to play a game. The winner got the Moon's light. Thoth won, so Geb and Nut had extra time to have children.
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