The Ancient Primordial Egyptian god – Shu – The Rising One

The Egyptian god, Shu “The Rising One” Shu Egyptian for “emptiness” and “he who rises up” Shu was one of the primordial Egyptian gods, a personification of air, spouse and counterpart to goddess Tefnut and one of the nine deities of the Ennead of the Heliopolis cosmogony. In Heliopolitan theology, Atum created the first couple of the Ennead, Shu and Tefnut by spitting. Shu was the father of Nut and Geb and grandfather of Osiris, Isis, Set, and Nephthys. His great-grandsons are Horus and Anubis. They are all of Thoth’s Bloodline in this myth, interesting yes. Only from he can another like he be born. As the air, Shu was considered to be cooling, and thus calming, influence, and a pacifier. Due to the association with air, calm, and thus Ma’at (truth, justice, order, and balance) Shu was depicted as the atmosphere between the earth and sky, separating the two realms after the event of the First Occasion. Shu was also portrayed in art as wearing an ostrich feather. Shu was seen with between one and four feathers. The ostrich feather was symbolic of lightness and emptiness. Fog and clouds were also Shu’s elements and they were often called his bones. Because of his position between the sky and earth, he was also known as the wind. Please watch the video for more information on the ancient Egyptian gods and visit the Channel mythology explored by ancient mystery here on youtube.

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