In Ancient Kemet Geb (also known as Seb, Keb, Kebb or Gebb) was a god of the earth and one of the Ennead of Heliopolis, the 9 beings who came to Earth from the Sirius star system.. His grandfather was Atum (the self-created creator god), his father was Shu (the god of air) and his mother was Tefnut (the goddess of moisture). Ausar, Auset, Seth and Nephthys were the children of Geb and his sister-wife Nut (the goddess of the sky). Geb was the third divine pharaoh, reigning after his father, Shu, and before Osiris. He also supported Horus’ right to the throne following the murder of Ausar at the hands of Set. As the Kemeites believed that the pharaoh was the living image of Horus, the pharaoh was sometimes known as the “Heir of Geb”.

Geb was the personification of the Earth and, with his sister Nut, surrounded the Netherworld. Geb offered a reception to the dead and, as such, the guardian of the Netherworld, Aker, falls under his control. Geb passed his authority onto his son Ausar and then to Ausar’s son Horus, who conferred power onto the kings of Egypt.

The deceased were thought to enter into Geb (the Earth) and thus became a part of the process of rejuvenation.

As god of the Earth and agriculture, Geb was portrayed as a man whose symbol was a goose. In some instances, Geb was depicted as a man with a goose on his head.

Geb and Nut with Shu sperating them