Any group of eight.
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The group of eight primordial deities worshipped at Hermopolis in Ancient Egyptian times: Naunet and Nu, Amaunet and Amun, Kauket and Kuk, and Hauhet and Huh.
Origin of ogdoad
- From Ancient Greek á½€Î³Î´Î¿Î¬Ï‚ (ogdoas, “eight, a group of eight").
- Ancient Greek