- Cult Center:
Ptah represents the sun at the time when it begins to rise above the
horizon and or right after it has risen. As early as the Second
Dynasty, he is regarded as a creator god. The
patron of architects, artists and
sculptors. It was Ptah who built the boats for the souls of the dead to
use in the afterlife. In the Book
Dead we learn that he was a master architect, and responsible for building the framework of the
universe. It was said that Ptah created the great metal plate that was
the floor of heaven and the roof of the sky. He also constructed the
supports that held it up. Some creation legends say that by speaking
the names of all things, Ptah caused them to be.
- Representation: A man wrapped as a mummy with a shaved head and beard.
Hanging from the back of his neck is the Menat, a symbol of
happiness. Holding a staff that is a combination of three symbols. An ankh, a djed,
and a was scepter.This staff represents life, stability, and longevity.
husband of Sekhmet, father of Nefer-tem.
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