Geb was the Egyptian God of the earth, was the brother and consort of Nut, and the eldest son of Shu and Tefnut. Geb was said to grieve continuously for having been parted from his beloved Nut, and his distress was said to cause earthquakes. Geb was usually regarded as a beneficent deity who provided humanity with crops for their fields, and who healed the sick. Geb was usually depicted as a bearded man, often seen lying under the feet of Shu. Geb was sometimes coloured green to indicate that vegetation was believed to grow from his body. Occasionally he was accompanied by a goose or portrayed as a bull. Geb, the "Father of the Gods" and Nut were said to have fathered Osiris, Isis, Nephthys, and Seth.