God Iah

God Iah
God Iah is the ancient Egyptian God of the moon. His names translate into the Egyptian word of the moon. Off-the-wall spellings of his name include Iah, Aa, Ah, Aos, Yah, Iah Tehuti or Iah Te-huti that may also mean collar, defender or to embrace. He is connected with other lunar gods including Thoth and Khonsu who may have occulted his popularity. He is sometimes considered to be the adult form of the child moon god Khonsu who finally assimilated his functions. He is also believed to be the student of the deity of wisdom, Thoth who too absorbed some of his functions. However, scorn his waning next over the course of Egyptian history, Iah rests to be a repair in Egyptian amulets and hieroglyphs. He is frequently presented as a man with a tight proper garment wearing a peak made of a sun disk with a crescent moon on top of it. Sometimes, he is seen heavy the Atef crown passed by moon resting on a full, long, tripartite wig. He may also be seen carrying a long staff.

His universe was further proven when he was named in the Book of the Dead telling, I am the moon-god Iah, the dweller among the deities.

Iah is credited for having created the particular Egyptian calendar. The said calendar is spread into 12 months with 30 days each month. In one of the myths, Nut, the sky and Geb, the earth were siblings, who were put away in what seemed like an eternal address. Their almost shatterproof bond galled their father, the sun God Ra, who execrated their incestuous family relationship. He blessed them that will never bear children on any day of the year when they extended their family relationship despite his dislike. Nut and Geb sought resort in Thoth, the deity of wisdom and noesis. Thoth invented a plan to gamble with the creator of the calendar, Iah. The wager was that Iah would give Thoth five days of his moonlight if he won. Thoth won and the five days went the inessential five days of the year. Nut was able to bear children on every day because it was not treated by the curse of Ra. She gave birth to Osiris, Isis, Set, Nephthys and Horus the elder on each day. These days were thought to be introduced in the month of July having all of them July infants.