the god who personified the primeval waters, the chaos which existed
before there was shape and form, the dark liquid mass out of which there
appeared the creator-god.
regarded as having no surface, stretching into infinity. Not subject to
cosmic order (Maat), Nun's watery chaos is even so considered beneficial.
Amenhotep III constructed a pool at Thebes in which the god delighted.
without peer in the Egyptian cosmos, as he is regarded as the "father of
consort is Naunet.
creation of the universe had taken place, Nun continued to exist beyond its
boundaries, within the waters of the earth and those of the river Nile. Nun has
no temples or priesthood, and plays no part in religious rituals.
iconography, Nun is depicted with his arms thrust out at the sun at the twelfth
hour, a bearded man waist-high in water, supporting the sacred solar barque