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Atum is a creator god in Egyptian mythology and created Shu and Tefnut. They were the progenitors of many deities. He was sometimes merged with Khepri and he is sometimes considered a member of the Ennead of Heliopolis. He is also sometimes considered Ra 's human form.

Atum's creation myth

According to the creation story of Heliopolis, Atum originated from the water of Nun, being the first of the gods and the progenitor of all other deities. He sired the gods Shu and Tefnut, who became the gods of wind and rain. At some point Atum got separated from his children, but eventually found them again, which led him to cry in joy and the tears would become the first humans.

Atum and his children would continued to expand the universe, with Shu and Tefnut having children of their own, Geb and Nut, who were the land and the sky. These two then sired the next generation of deities: OsirisIsisNephthys and Set, who ruled over the humans as the first royal family of Egypt.


Conditions and Status

  • Absolute therianthropy
    • Ape Morphing
    • Bovid Morphing
    • Lion Morphing
    • Reptile Morphing
      • Snake Morphing
  • Creator Deity
  • Perfection
  • Primordial Deity
  • Self-Created Being
  • Solar Deity

Powers and Abilities

  • Absoluteness Embodiment
  • Afterlife Lordship
    • Soul Manipulation
  • Authority
  • Beginning Embodiment
  • Creation
    • Deity Creation
  • Cycle Manipulation
    • Creative Cycle Manipulation
    • Solar Cycle Manipulation
  • Dawn & Dusk Manipulation
  • Fertility Embodiment
    • Fertility Manipulation
  • Light Embodiment
    • Absolute Light
    • Light Manipulation
    • Primordial Light Manipulation
Preceded by:
Pharaoh of Egypt
Succeeded by