Saturday, April 23, 2011

365 Doodles - Day 113


This is Tefnut, today's 'Odd God'.

Also known as Tefenet or Tefnet, she was the ancient Egyptian goddess of the rain and the dew and she usually took the form of a lioness. Her name means ‘moist waters’ – although it’s hard to imagine any other kind. There are conflicting stories regarding her origin: one states that she was created by the Sun god Atum from his mucus (a possible alternate translation of her name is ‘spat water’). Another states that she was created when Atum coughed to clear his throat. The most bizarre is that Atum was masturbating one day and his semen became Tefnut.

So, say hello to the goddess of bodily fluids.

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