Mythical Benben Stone: The Landing Site of Egyptian God Atum

The Benben stone is an object that is found in the mythology of ancient Egypt. This mythical capstone that sits atop pyramids and obelisks is said to be the primeval hill on which the god Atum first landed. The god looked around, and realised that there was nothing around him but darkness and chaos, and that he was all alone. Desiring companionship, Atum began the work of creation.

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etsy find of the day 1 | 2.26.14

geolith necklace by laurelhill

in these super boho necklaces, multi-hued obelisk gemstone pieces hang from your choice of brass or sterling silver long chain. i could SO not choose just one! give me the goldstone, the ochre, the speckled blue and the marbled green.