Memphis, Memphite Theology, Ptah, Gods, Negroes, Primate
Sex And Race by J.A. Rogers 1967 A.D. "Sir E.A. W. Budge, gives a list of the Egyptian Gods that originated in the Sudan, the land of the Negroes, and says there is "Little doubt that the Great God of Memphis, Ptah was originally a great handicraftsman and worker in metals who was deified.
"It was the Negroes in the South who introduced the use of iron into Ancient Egypt. Prehistoric iron furnaces discovered in northern Rhodesia, almost in the heart of Africa, by Nino Del Grande, shows that the Negro knew the use of iron untold centuries before the European. Archaeologists generally agree that it was the Negro who first discovered the secret of Iron." The Menphite Theology is an inscription on a stone, now kept in the British Museum. It contaim the theological, cosmological and philosophical views of the Egyptians. It is dated 700 B. C., and bears the name of an Egyptian Pharaoh who stated that he had copied an inscription of his ancestors.
This statement is verified by language and typical arrangement of the text, and therefore assigns the original date of the Memphite Theology to a very early period of Egyptian history, i.e. the time when the first Dynasties had made their new capital at Memphis: the city of the God Ptah, i.e., between 4000 and 35OO B.C. Intellectual Adventure of Man by Frankfort, p. 55.
This consists of three supplementary parts, each of which will be treated separately: Part I presents the Gods of Chaos. Part II presents the Gods of Order and arrangement in creation, and Part III presents: the Primate of the Gods, or the God of Gods, through whose (Logos) creation was accomplished.
Atum, Ennead, Ogdoad, Logos, Hermopolitan, Ptah, Nun
The Primate of the Gods Ptah, conceived in his heart, everything that exists and by His utterance created them all.
He is first to emerge from the primeval waters of Nun in the form of a Primeval Hill. Closely following the Hill, the God Atom also emerges from the waters and sits upon Ptah (The Hill).
There remain in the waters four pairs of male and female gods
(the Ogdoad, or unity of Eight-Gods), bearing the following names:-
(1) Nun and Naunet, i.e., the Primeval waters and the counter heaven.
(2) Huh and Hauhet, i.e., the boundless and its opposite.
(3) Kuk and Kauket, i.e., darkness and its opposite.
(4) Amun, i.e., (Amon) and Amaunet, i.e., the hidden and its opposite.
(Egyptian Religion by Frankfort, p. 20; 23. Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man by Frankfort, p. 21).
B. The Philosophy of Part 1:
(1) Ptah has the following attributes; (a) The Primate of the Gods, i.e.. The God of Gods (b) The Logos. Thought and creative utterance and power (Egyptian Religion by Frankfort, p. 23). (c) The God of Order and form (d) The Divinity Artificer and Potter (Fire Philosophy by Swinburne Clymer Jamblichus; Ancient Egypt by John kendrick, Bk. I, p. 318. and 338).
A. Text of Part II
The Gods of Order and arrangement in the cosmos are represented by nine gods, in one God-head, called the Ennead Here Atum (Atom), the source of the Ogdoad, is also retained as the source of the Gods of Order and arrangement. Atum (Atom) names four pairs of parts of his own body, and thus creates eight Gods, who together with himself become nine. These Eight Gods are the created Gods, the first creatures of this world. And (Atum), the creator God, the Demiurge, of whom Plato spoke. (Atom) projected from his body were:
(i) Shu (Air)
(ii) Tefnut (Moisture)
(iii) Geb (Earth) and
(iv) Nut (Sky);
who are said to have given birth to four other Gods:
(v) Osiris (the God of omnipotence and omniscience)
(vi) Isis (wife of Osiris, Female Principle)
(vii) Seth (the opposite of good)
(viii) Nephthys (Female Principle in the Unseen World).
Plutarch: Isis et Osiris, 355A; 364C;371B; Frankfurt; Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man, p. 6667.