Shu (god)

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Shu
in hieroglyphs

Shu was the ancient Egyptian god of dry air, and so was a calming and cooling influence. He was also like Atlas from Greek mythology—his job was to separate Nut and Geb

Power and Magic

Shu had warlike traits like Onuris and became associated with the pharaoh. He takes a human form wearing a plume (the hieroglyph of his name) on his head and with his arms raised supporting the sky-goddess. Nut to keep her apart from her consort the earth god Geb. Shu was described as dwelling in the sun's disk. He often appeared as a bearded man holding up the sky while protecting the earth. At times he was depicted as a lion or a human with a lion's head. At other times he wore four ostrich feathers. These feathers symbolized the four columns that held up the sky when Shu himself was not there to do the job. When in his role as god of light, Shu carried a sun disk.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Sjoe
Alemannisch: Schu
العربية: شو (إله)
azərbaycanca: Şu
беларуская: Шу (міфалогія)
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)
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