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Nunet
Naunet
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"Abyss"
Nun and Naunet

Nunet (left) and Nun (right) sitting on thrones at a relief from a temple at Deir el-Medina.©

Period of
worship
PredynasticRoman Period
Cult center Hermopolis Magna
Symbol(s) Water
Association Primordial watery abyss
Appearance Anthropoid, water, snake
Egyptian
equivalent(s)
Nun
Spouse(s) Nun

Nunet is the primordial watery abyss in ancient Egyptian religion personified as a deity.

In the Hermopolitan cosmogony, Nunet is one of the eight deities of the Ogdoad representing primordial chaos from which the Primeval Mound appeared. She is coupled with the god Nun as her male counterpart and husband.

Iconography[]

Like the other deities of the Ogdoad, her male form (Nun) was often depicted as a frog, or a frog-headed human, and her female form (Nunet) as a snake or snake-headed human. The snake head symbolised protection, healing, and regeneration, and was also possessed by the other Ogdoad females Hehet, Keket and Amunet.

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