Ancient Egyptian Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Egypt...

NUN

Egyptian Water God

Also known as Nu

Creator God of the Primordial Waters

A member of the Ogdoad Creation Team, he has his own solar boat which he takes on round-the-world trips.

Like the rest of his compatriots, he has a frog’s head. Unlike them, his seems to be vaguely appropriate as he loves messing about in water.

His consort is Naunet, who has good sea legs though her head is very snaky. Their son Ptah breathes new life into the whole story.

Nun Facts and Figures

Name: Nun
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Nu

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Water
Area of expertise: Water

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 246

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Article last revised on August 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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