Let's start our journey! A stands for Aah.
is the ancient Egyptian god of the moon and he
remains to be a fixture in Egyptian amulets and hieroglyphs.
His existence was proven when he was mentioned in the Book of the Dead saying, “I am the moon-god Aah, the dweller among the gods”.
Aah is credited for having created the original Egyptian calendar. Calendar is divided into 12 months with 30 days every month. In
one of the myths, Nut (the sky) and Geb
(the earth) were siblings, who were locked in what seemed like an eternal
embrace. Their almost unbreakable bond irked their father, the sun god Ra,
who abhorred their incestuous relationship. He cursed them that they will
never bear children on any day of the year. Despite fathers disapproval Nut and Geb continued their
relationship and sought refuge in
Thoth, the god of wisdom and knowledge. Thoth devised a plan to gamble
with the creator of the calendar, Aah. The wager was that Aah would give
Thoth five days of his moonlight if he won. Thoth won and the five days
became the extra five days of the year. Nut was able to bear children
on each day because it was not covered by the curse of Ra. She gave
birth to Osiris, Isis, Set, Nephthys and Horus the elder on each day. These days were believed to be inserted in the month of July making all of them July babies.
So long my friends,