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Gods & Goddesses


As the god of air, Shu was essential to the ancient Egyptians' view of the world in which they lived. Shu's wife, the goddess Tefnut, was the personification of moisture. Together, these two deities were associated with the sun (Shu) and the moon (Tefnut). Shu and Tefnet gave birth to the sky goddess Nut and the earth god Geb. Shu was often shown as a man kneeling between an outstretched Nut and Geb, separating the sky from the earth and making a space for people to live. Shu is also called the son of Re and is sometimes shown with a lion head. Usually he is depicted as a man wearing a feather on his head.


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