Ptah

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Ptah

(ptä), in Egyptian religion, great god of Memphis. He was one of the important gods of ancient Egypt and, according to Memphite theology, created the universe through the thought of his heart and the utterance of his tongue. As master craftsman, he was a patron of metalworkers and artisans. The Greeks identified him with Hephaestus.
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Ptah

 

a god in ancient Egyptian religion. Ptah was originally (third millennium B.C.) worshiped in Memphis as the creator of “all that is.” Later, he was worshiped as the patron of arts and crafts. Together with his spouse, the goddess Sekhmet, and his son, the sun god Nefertem, he formed the “Memphis Triad.” He was depicted as a man wrapped in a shroud.

REFERENCE

Sandman-Holmberg, M. TheGodPtah. Lund, 1946.
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