Thursday, July 16, 2015


Image from Egyptian Myths

Nun or Nu, as he was sometimes called, represented the primordial waters, a limitless expanse that implied a cycle of destruction and recreation. He symbolized chaos, dark, boundless and turbulent. Nun was also the source of the Nile's annual flooding.

Depicted as a watery man with female breasts representing fertility, he carried a palm frond and wore one another in his headband. With related deities, he was revered at Hermopolis.

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