Egyptian - A rain-goddess. Daughter of Atum (Ra) or Khepra. Wife and sister of Shu. Mother of Geb and Nut. She and her brother Shu were created when Ra span on the ground. In some accounts, she went into the desert as a lynx and was recovered by Shu and Thoth. Some say that she married Thoth. She is depicted as having a lion's head and wearing a solar disc or sometimes as a snake. Occasionally referred to as Tefnut, Spitter, Spitter, Tefenet, Tefenet, Ma(yet), Ma(yet), The Spitter or The Spitter.

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