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Atum

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

is one of the main creator and sun gods, with Re, Horakhty, and Khepri. His name, derived

Atum

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A Dictionary of Creation Myths

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2009

Atum is a version of the Egyptian god who creates the world via masturbation (see also Creation by Secretion

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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Egyptian god, one of the great creator gods of Egypt. Main cult centre Heliopolis, but worshipped all over Egypt.

Atum-Re

Atum-Re  

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Atum-Re is one of the many combinations of high gods in Egyptian mythology. For some Egyptians the mutual assimilation of Atum and the solar god Re (Ra) represented the setting sun.[...]
Egyptian deities

Egyptian deities  

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The Graeco‐Roman view of Egyptian religion is sharply fissured. Many writers of all periods, and probably most individuals, found in the Egyptians' worship of animals a polemical contrast to their ...
Ennead

Ennead  

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In the Egyptian mythology the Ennead (“the Nine”) is the name given to the pantheon of the great theological center Heliopolis. Out of the sun god Atum or Atum- Re ...
God and gender

God and gender  

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Unlike the case in most mythologies, the creator and supreme god of the Bible has no female companion or wife. This lack of a consort gives rise to many questions. ...
High god

High god  

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“High god” is a term commonly used to indicate the head gods, such as Re, Amun-Re, Atum, Atum-Re, and Ptah, in the various Egyptian as well as other pantheons.
Khepry

Khepry  

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In Egypt, Khepry is the scarab beetle pushing the sun into the sky and is thus the representation of the dawn aspect of the High god and of Rebirth.
Maat

Maat  

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In Egyptian mythology, the goddess of truth, justice, and cosmic order, daughter of Ra. She is depicted as a young and beautiful woman, standing or seated, with a feather on her head.
Ra

Ra  

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In Egyptian mythology, the sun god, the supreme Egyptian deity, worshipped as the creator of all life and typically portrayed with a falcon's head bearing the solar disc. He appears travelling in his ...
Shu

Shu  

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[Di]Egyptian god of the air, son of Atum. He and Tefnut were the first pair of the Heliopolitan Ennead. Shu was represented as a man with arms raised above his head holding up Nut, the sky goddess, ...

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