Brendan Heard appeared over the Nile one summer day, floating and shimmering as did the cosmic egg over the black water of Nu at the beginning of time.

And he was heard at that time to say:

‘Lo! I am Born with Ra.’

And as the sun floated upon the water’s breast, he was with Ra then, as he was with Nu. And when Brendan, according to his desire, uttered the deep thoughts of his mind, that which he named had being. When he gazed into space, that which he desired to see appeared before him.

And he went out among men; he took form like unto theirs, and to him the centuries were as years.