THE HERMOPOLITAN SYSTEM OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSMOGONY…

THE ONE WHO CRAFTED HIMSELF

WHOSE APPEARANCE IS UNKNOWN

PERFECT ASPECT

WHICH DEVELOPED INTO A SACRED EMANATION

WHO BUILT HIS PROCESSIONAL IMAGES

AND

CREATED HIMSELF BY HIMSELF

PERFECT ICON

WHOM HIS HEART MADE PERFECT

WHO KNILT HIS FLUID TOGETHER WITH HIS BODY TO BRING ABOUT HIS EGG

IN ISOLATION

DEVELOPMENT OF DEVELOPMENT

MODEL OF BIRTH

WHO FINISHED HIMSELF IN PROPER ORDER

[                                                  ] WHO CRAFTED.  

– LEIDEN PAPYRUS 1350 

amun  AMUN

THE HERMOPOLITAN SYSTEM INTRODUCES NUN, THE FORMLESS CHAOS 

WHICH EXISTED AS THE ORIGIN BEFORE THE CREATOR – GOD BROUGHT

ORDER OUT OF CHAOS. CHAOS WAS DEFINED AS BEING PRIMORDIAL 

WATERS, AS BOUNDLESS AND FORMLESS, AS DARKNESS, AS HIDDEN.

FOUR SETS OF PRECREATION GODS WERE ASSIGNED THESE QUALITIES

MEANING THESE QUALITIES WERE DIVINIZED. EACH PAIR 

CONTAINED A GOD AND GODDESS.

THESE WERE THE OGDOAD, 

EIGHT GODS AND GODDESSES WHO WERE BEFORE THE BEGINNING

OF CREATION, EXPRESSED UNDER THE FORM OF FOUR DIVINE 

COUPLES:

NUN – PRIMORDIAL WATER, UNDEFINED SOURCE OF CREATION – NAUNET

HUH – BOUNDLESSNESS, INFINITY, ABSENCE OF FORM AND SHAPE – HAUHET

KUK – NEGATIVE FORCE OF DARKNESS – KAUKET

AMUN – HIDDEN ONE; MYSTERY; UNKNOWN NATURE – AMAUNET

THE HERMOPOLITAN SYSTEM MAKES AMUN THE INTELLECTUAL PRINCIPLE 

THAT THOUGHT OUT HIS IDEA. HE PERCIEVED THE PATTERN OF 

EXISTENCE LONG BEFORE CREATION. IN HIS HIDDENNESS HE

PROJECTED EXISTENCE.

IN THE CONCEPT OF AMUN, THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS REACHED THE

LIMIT OF SPECULATION INTO THE CAUSES AND ORIGIN OF EXISTENCE…

AMUN IS THE ULTIMATE GOD, FIRST AND ORIGIN OF ALL OTHERS.

HIS EXISTENCE SURPASSES BUT DOES NOT CANCEL THAT OF THE

OTHER GODS. AMUN IS ONE AS THE SINGLE ULTIMATE CAUSE OF ALL

EXISTENCE, BUT MANY IN ITS REALIZATIONS. HE IS TRANSCENDENT

AS THE PRE-EXISTING CREATOR, BUT IMMANENT IN HIS CREATION. 

HIS NATURE IS UNKNOWABLE IN ITSELF. 

The African Origin of Greek Philosophy: An Exercise in Afrocentrism 

By: Innocent C. Onyeweunyi

(pgs: 179-184)

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