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The mysterious Benben stone: An obelisk-like stone that was symbolic of the primeval mound of creation in Heliopolis

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The Benben stone is an object found in the mythology of ancient Egypt. It is a stone with a conical shape and, according to some theorists, may be of extraterrestrial origin. The Benben stone is also an architectural term, describing the name given to the tip of an obelisk or the capstone placed on top of a pyramid.

Pyramidion of the Pyramid of Amenemhet III at Dahshur. Image by: Jon Bodsworth/Copyrighted free use
Pyramidion of a granite obelisk from Karnak temple. Image by: Hannah Pethen/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

The Benben stone is a symbol of the Phoenix, which had the ability to revive itself and be reborn again. It also represents the cycle of the seasons. It was found in the Temple of the Phoenix, which was within the precinct of the Great Sun Temple of Heliopolis. Perhaps the stone was seen by Egyptians as the seed of the legendary bird, since ben meant “fertilization” in their language.

Pyramidion from the tomb of Rer (7th century BCE). Image by: George Shuklin/CC BY-SA 3.0
Pyramidion of the Pyramid of Khendjer, Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Image by: Juan R. Lazaro/CC-BY 2.0

According to legend, Benben was the mound that arose from the primordial waters of Nu, in which the creator god Atum ( known as Atum-Ra and then Ra, the Supreme Solar God) shaped the world. This is the creation myth of the Heliopolitan form of ancient Egyptian religion.

Reconstructed capstone from one of the pyramids of the Giza Plateau, symbolizing Benben. Image by: Jon Bodsworth/Copyrighted free use
Restoration Project at the Red Pyramid in Dahshur. Image by: Ivrienen/CC-BY 3.0

In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, there is a reference to the Benben stone, which says:

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‘O Atum-Khoprer, you became high on the height, you rose up as the benben-stone in the Mansion of the Phoenix at On’.

The sun temple at Heliopolis was called ‘On’ by the Egyptians.

An example of a Pyramidion  (RMO Leiden, Saqqara). Image by: Rob Koopman/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

The shape of the pyramids was modeled on the Benben. The stone is also known as a pyramidion (other examples of pyramidions have survived, and may be found in museums.) Others have referred to it as the Stone of Destiny. The mythical powers of the stone were of interest to powerful men and efforts were made to locate it. The stone was believed to have the ability to enlighten the person who was in its surroundings and was capable of producing mystical power.

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Frederick January 22, 2020 - 9:04 pm

The Benben stone is a myth only, and was nothing to do with the Creator of all life. It was a relic from the Continent of Atlantis. Atlantis is where Alien Beings sought to become rulers of our world and caused the civilisations of that time and the systems they had developed for their societies to crumble and collapse. There was great tragedy and loss of many advanced Human Beings, they were sought and destroyed along with much of their books and historic literature sending the civilisations into a downward spiral to extinction. Yet there were other areas of our Planet that still held life although far less developed and organised. The collapse of Atlantis happened due to seismic movement of the then tectonic plates which happened over a short duration of 150 years. Many of the Atlantans were also lost in the catastrophe that saw the rulers of that continent flee to the African Continent. These ruling elite went in different directions, some went into the interior of the continent and some moved towards the North African area of what is now known as Egypt. There are many artefacts found in these parts of Africa that relate to settlements of advanced Beings and structures. The pyramids are just one example, but the skills of these Alien hopefuls were taken by many other communities in the Central and Southern Americas of which are still visible today. The great saving here, is that the Alien Intervention at that time failed, due to their differences in biological structure to the Human Being. The Aliens had no immune system to safe guard them from the abundance biological threats and this is what made the difference. The Aliens have learned from those escapades, and are trying another way into the Human domain, of which you are only too familiar with. By the Aliens using this approach, that entails the design of a Being that will be submissive to the Alien, they must use the genetic structure of the Human alongside genes from the Alien, modifying the arrangement to create the Being in question. This is where the Hybrid Alien now comes to light, and even after all their work, the Aliens who created these Hybrids, have left them to overtake the genuine Human Beings in their own way but still in communication with the Aliens. This attempt to become rulers of our world again by Aliens will fail, but you do not have to take my word for this. I know more than yourselves regarding this topic and why the Aliens have had to leave our world, and you must understand, they will be away for a thousand years.

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Eric January 29, 2020 - 10:36 am

Who says they are aliens? All civilizations worshipped gods, not aliens. Plus, earlier civilizations had higher technology, as photos here show. We are taught to accept the heliocentric universe, thus alien belief reinforces it, as it means other planets in space exist & some must have life on them. Belief in gods throws that model in the trash. That’s why belief in gods is unacceptable. And belief in aliens is acceptable & even promoted in the media.

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