Shu (Egyptian god)

Shu
Shu with feather.svg
The ancient Egyptian god Shu is represented as a human with feathers on his head, as he is associated with light and air. This feather serves as the hieroglyphic sign for his name. Shu could also be represented as a lion, or with a more elaborate feathered headdress.[1]
Name in hieroglyphs
N37H6G43A40
Major cult centerHeliopolis, Leontopolis
Symbolthe ostrich feather
Personal information
ConsortTefnut
OffspringNut and Geb
ParentsRa or Atum and Iusaaset
SiblingsTefnut
Hathor
Sekhmet
Bastet

Shu (Egyptian for "emptiness" and "he who rises up") 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.[2]

Family

In Heliopolitan theology, Atum created the first couple of the Ennead, Shu and Tefnut by masturbating or 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.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Sjoe
Alemannisch: Schu
العربية: شو (إله)
azərbaycanca: Şu
български: Шу (бог)
བོད་ཡིག: ཧྲུའུ།
bosanski: Šu
brezhoneg: Chou
čeština: Šu (bůh)
dansk: Shu
Deutsch: Schu
eesti: Šu
Esperanto: Ŝuo (dio)
فارسی: شو
français: Shou
Հայերեն: Շու
hrvatski: Šu
italiano: Shu (divinità)
עברית: שו (אל)
ქართული: შუ
lietuvių: Šu
magyar: Su
македонски: Шу
മലയാളം: ഷൂ (ദേവൻ)
მარგალური: შუ
مصرى: شو
Nederlands: Sjoe
norsk: Shu
occitan: Sho
português: Shu
română: Shu
русский: Шу (божество)
Simple English: Shu (god)
slovenčina: Šu
slovenščina: Šu
српски / srpski: Су (митологија)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Šu
suomi: Shu
ไทย: ชู
Türkçe: Şu (mitoloji)
українська: Шу (міфологія)
اردو: دیوتا شو
Tiếng Việt: Shu