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Thou, O great god Pautti, art furnished with the brilliance of the Eye [of Rā] in Heliopolis,
to overthrow the Seba fiends on behalf of thy father.
Thou makest the divine Boat to sail onwards in peace.
The mariners who are therein exult,
and all the gods shout for joy when they hear thy divine name.
Chapter XII - Egyptian Hymns To The Gods
The height to which Rā had ascended was now so great that the legs of the Cow-goddess on which he was enthroned trembled, and to give her strength he ordained that Nut should be held up in her position by the godhead and upraised arms of the god Shu. This is why we see pictures of the body of Nut being supported by Shu.
Chapter VII - Legends Of The Gods]
In Egyptian mythology, Shu (meaning emptiness and he who rises up) is one of the primordial gods, a personification of air, one of the Ennead of Heliopolis.
He was created by Atum, his father and Iusaaset, his mother in the city of Heliopolis.
With his sister, Tefnut (moisture), he was the father of Nut and Geb.
His daughter, Nut, was the sky goddess whom he held over the Earth (Geb), separating the two.
Shu's grandchildren are Osiris, Isis, Set and Nephthys.
As the air, Shu was considered to be cooling, and thus calming, influence, and pacifier.
Due to the association with air, calm, and thus Ma'at (truth, justice and order), Shu was portrayed in art as wearing an ostrich feather. Shu was seen with 1-4 feathers.
In a much later myth, representing the terrible weather disaster at the end of the Old Kingdom, it was said that Tefnut and Shu once argued, and Tefnut (moisture) left Egypt for Nubia (which was always more temperate). It was said that Shu quickly decided that he missed her, but she changed into a cat that destroyed any man or god that approached. Thoth, disguised, eventually succeeded in convincing her to return. He carries an Ankh, the symbol of life.
Originally posted by Reignite
Hi, i just found some text on the Egyptian king Shu which sligtly resembles an ancient space-war, because when i googled the name "Seba", i found out that this was the regular Egyptian word for "Stars".