Tefnut

“Sky-spittle (i.e., rain)” One of the two first creations of the Self-Created One, Tem, Tefnut is twin to Shu and embodies the concept of airborne moisture, clouds, dew, or rain (Shu embodies the concept of air, wind or atmosphere). Tefnut is sometimes equated with Nit and Nut, and is depicted in New Kingdom jewelry and art as a female sphinx trampling the enemies of the Two Lands, equated with the Great Royal Wife of the king. Tefnut is generally depicted as a woman with a lion’s head, surmounted by the sun-disk (resembling Sekhmet; however, Tefnut’s ears are routinely pointed, whereas Sekhmet’s are rounded), seated on a throne. She is sometimes shown as a full lion along with Her brother/twin Shu.

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