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Isle of Flame

Isle of Flame = Primeval Mound = Primordial Mound. Ogdoad: These deities were thought to comprise the very substance out of which creation was made. At Hermopolis the opinion was that at some point these primeval beings interacted whereupon a great explosion occurred, which somehow laid free the Primeval Mound. The mound later became Hermopolis, though at first it was called the Isle of Flame, as the sun god was said to be born and to rise there for the first time. Hermopolis claimed to predate the cosmogony of Heliopolis. Just as other creation centers maintained that their location was the original one, where creation first had come into being, so was also the case at Hermopolis. http://www.philae.nu/akhet/Ogdoad.html
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