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Egypt: The Gods of Ancient Egypt - Nefertem


Nefertem

Other Names: Nefertum Patron of: the rising of the sun.


Appearance: a man with a crown of lotus blossoms

Description: Nefertem was the god of the sunrise who helped to bring the sun into the sky where Ra was. According to myth, he had no father and no mother, instead being born from a lotus blossom.

Worship: Nefertem had no formal cult or temple. His primary devotion seems to have been in the form of small statues of him carried by people, similar to modern saints medals.

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