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Ennead: Quiz


Question 1: Bored and alone, Atum spat or, according to other stories, ________, producing Shu, representing the (air and Tefnut, representing moisture.
OrgasmMasturbationHuman sexual behaviorSexual intercourse

Question 2: The Ennead (Greek Ἐννεάς, meaning the nine) was a group of nine deities in ________.
Ancient Egyptian religionReligionPrehistoric religionSyncretism

Question 3: Through the identification of Atum and Ra, the Ennead was also linked with another pesedjet, the ________.
Nu (mythology)ThothGnosticismOgdoad

Question 4: What appears almost certain is that the Ennead first appeared when the cult of the sun god ________, which had gained supreme ascendency during the 5th dynasty, declined during the 6th dynasty.
MutEgyptian pantheonThothRa

Question 5: The Ennead were worshipped at Heliopolis and consisted of the sun god Atum, his children Shu and Tefnut, their children Geb and Nut and their children Osiris, ________, Set and Nephthys.
IsisEgyptian pantheonThothHathor

Question 6: After propagation of the Ennead, the cult of Ra - identified with Atum - saw a great resurgence until being superseded by the worship of ________ and the identification of the two as Ra-harakhty (Ra, who is Horus of the Two Horizons).
OsirisSet (mythology)HorusApis (Egyptian mythology)

Question 7: Because of their initial closeness, Geb and Nut engaged in continuous ________ until Shu separated them, lifting Nut into her place in the sky.
Sexual intercoursePregnancyMasturbationHuman sexual behavior

Question 8: ________ established multiple such groupings of deities, known as Pesedjets.
SyncretismReligionPrehistoric religionAncient Egyptian religion

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