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Hatched from an Egg

The creator-god Protogonus (Phanes) emerged from the world egg at the beginning of time and brought the universe into being, according to the Orphic tradition (c. 530 BC). Phanes (Protogonus) is also identified as a sun god of light and the "thunderer" Eros.

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