But, thousands of years later, scenes of Atum impregnating himself caused many Victorian Egyptologists to blink, while images of the unashamedly ithyphallic gods Geb, Min and occasionally Amen led to such absurdities as strategically placed museum labels designed to conceal the gods’ true nature from the eyes of delicate lady visitors.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, Joyce Tyldesley, pg 45
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