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Nefertum/Nefer-tem

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The god of fragrance, his form was "the Divine Lotus". When shown as human, he wore a lotus on his head, often with two vertical plumes. He was also depicted with a lion's head, thus showing his solar symbolism, the sun being reborn each day like the lotus that hides beneath the surface of the water at night and reemerging each morning. He was said to dwell "each day" with Re, and through his connection to the sun he and Horus became as one.

Main center of worship:


at Mennefer/Memphis, 1 st Nome, Lower Egypt

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