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Ogdoad is the name assigned to a group of eight deities that played significant roles in the preliminary creation of the world according to the Kmtic (ancient Egyptian) priesthood of Khmnw (Hermopolis to the Greeks), which literally means city or nation of eight. The genius of Kmt's priests is reflected in their manner of addressing the conceptual vacuum logically created between the original formless void and the eventual world teaming with life. The priesthood of Khmnw focused on the premanifest world to lessen this area of the unknown. The priesthood acknowledged that the manifest world was characteristically finite, visible, and illuminated and had solid form. The manifest world, however, was the result of a previous state of existence in which an opposite set of ...

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