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Shu
Shu is one of the Heliopolitan Ennead. He is the god of sunlight and air, first recorded in the Old Kingdom, where he was responsible for bringing Ra and the king to life every day. Over a millenium later, Akenaten was to continue this tradition, by...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Tefnut/Tefnet
Tefnut, meaning moisture like rain, dew and clouds, was according to myth created by the primeval god Atum of the Ennead in Heliopolis together with her brother Shu, air. With them duality started and the sexual cycle was begun. When Atum later was...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Egyptian Temples, part I: A Reflection of Heaven
Introduction The Egyptian religion can be seen as a system of thought, a means of structuring the world, and of maintaining it so as to make it possible for Creation to persist. It reflected both life on earth among the humans and life on a higher plane among...
Religions >> Egyptian
Atum/Tem
The Creator God of the Ennead of Heliopolis, who rose out of the Primeval Waters by self-creation. In the Pyramid Texts he is said to be the Primeval Mound from where he created the structured universe. Called "He Who came into being of Himself", or...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Bast
Cat-headed goddess who in early times also connected to Sekhmet, Tefnut, Atum (her father) and Mut. Via Mut she is also connected to Amun and in the Old Kingdom she is found depicted together with Het-Hert. She did not become associated with the cat until ca...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Thoth/Djehuty
Thoth, (Djehuty), the god who is said to have invented writing, the measuring of time, music, magic, art, medicine, mathematics and astronomy. In early times shown as an ibis, the sign of the 15th Lower Egyptian nome, so he might have originated there. His...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part II: The Old Kingdom
II - The Old Kingdom ca 2686-2181 BC During the Old Kingdom the Egyptian society moved from tribal communities to a fully developed theocratic system, where the power of the king was absolute. The great pyramids of Dynasty 4 was made possible by technological...
Religions >> Egyptian

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Evidences of the Hathor-Tefnut Legend
Evidences of the Hathor-Tefnut Legend in the Meroitic Kingdom (Eleonora Kormysheva).
EGYPTIAN CREATION
He named her Tefnut and made her the goddess of mist and moisture.
EGYPTIAN PANTHEON
SHU was the son of Atum and the brother of Tefnut.
The Dualistic Nature
creation state was ex- pressed in the pair of Shu and Tefnut. The pair of husband and wife is the characteristic Egyptian way of expressing duality and polarity.
OLD [ESTAMENT PARAITITEITS
Shu the wind and Tefnut the rain played on Nun the sea. . .

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Good turnout for Royal Tay Yacht Club Cadet Week
Overall placings: 1, 'Riverdance', Bruce Baird; 2, 'Zulu', Bob Wilson; 3, 'Crystal Tips', Dave Williams; 4, 'Powder Blue', Alan Massie; 5, 'Tefnut', Boyd Baird; 6, 'Wavelength', Alistair Stewart; 7, 'Karma', Dick McBride.

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Tefnut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Ancient Egyptian religion, Tefnut, transliterated tfnt (tefenet) is a goddess of moisture, moist air, dew and rain.
Tefnut - Ancient Egypt Online
Tefnut (Tefenet, Tefnet) was an ancient Egyptian goddess of moisture, but was strongly associated with both the moon and the sun.
Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - Tefnut
Tefnut. Symbols: throne, rain, lion. Cult Center: Heliopolis.
Tefnut, Goddess of Moisture and the Moon, and Dryness and the Sun...
Nov 26, 2001 Tefnut was generally shown as a woman with a lion's head, or as a full lioness. She was occasionally shown as a woman, but this is rare.
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