MYTH=There were other beings in the Garden of Eden Before Adam and Eve The Myth: Let us make man in our image…And the LORD god said, Behold the man is become as one of us …(Gen. 1:26, 3:22). As a subtext Christians use this to prove an existence of a Trinity also. The Reality: Genesis preserves traces of Atum’s conversations with Nun in the Egyptian Heliopolitan Creation myth. On two occasions in the second Creation story, God talks to one or more other beings of a non-human nature. Before he made Adam, he said, “Lets us make man in our image”. And later, after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, he said, “man is become as one of us”. Who is this “Us”? Once again, we have an obvious indication of other deities in the creation story. As the second creation story draws upon the Heliopolitan myths, the Egyptian Coffin text 80 provides a reasonable good clue as to whom God was speaking. In that text Atum (the Heliopolitan creator) and Nun (a personification of the primeval waters) carried on a conversation: Then said Atum to the waters (Nun): I’am floating very weary, the natives inert… The waters (Nun) said to Atum: Kiss your daughter Order (that is Tefnut, who signified moral order The “us” in the Genesis story would originally referred to Atum and Nun. As the Hebrew creator replaced Atum in the creation process, the story went through transformations. The retention of the “us” preserves a remnant of the polytheistic Heliopolitan source for the biblical account.