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Bennu
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Bennu
Period of
worship
PredynasticRoman Period
Cult center Heliopolis
Titles "He Who Came Into Being by Himself"
"Lord of Jubilees"
Symbol(s) Bird, atef crown
Association Sun, creation, rebirth
Appearance Bird, atef crown
Greek
equivalent(s)
Phoenix (?)
Egyptian
equivalent(s)
Ra

Bennu is a self-created ancient Egyptian deity linked with the sun, creation, and rebirth. He may have been the original inspiration for the phoenix legends that developed in Greek mythology.

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