grandegyptianmuseum: Relief depicting god Heh,…


Relief depicting god Heh, spirit of the million years, Temple of Kom Ombo

Ḥeḥ was the personification of infinity or eternity in the Ogdoad in Egyptian mythology. His name originally meant “flood”, referring to the watery chaos that the Egyptians believed existed before the creation of the world.

The Egyptians envisioned this chaos as infinite, in contrast with the finite created world, so Heh personified this aspect of the primordial waters. Heh’s female counterpart was known as Hauhet, which is simply the feminine form of his name.