Children of the Divine Order
Children of Atum
Characteristics and Aspects
Atum’s name is thought to be derived from the word tem and means ‘complete one’, giving him the title ‘finisher of the world’. He returns to watery chaos at the end of the creative cycle. As creator he was seen as the underlying substance of the world, the deities and all things being made of his flesh or alternatively being his ka.
He is usually depicted as a man wearing either the royal head-cloth or the dual white and red crown. Sometimes he also is shown as a serpent, the form he returns to at the end of the creative cycle, and also occasionally as a mongoose, lion, bull, lizard, or ape.
He is the father of Shu and Tefnut, who were created form him without requiring a wife.
Atum was the creator of all and in some interpretations the seed for the very universe itself. Very few children of Atum with humans exist and it is rare for them to sire new children.
Even before the purge during the rebellion most of Atum’s children had left human controlled areas for their own domains. Hunters have tried to kill them over the years, but in almost all cases the hunters were annihilated. They are quite possibly the reason for all the stories of fey as they create their own custom domains within pockets of reality to live within.
The children of Atum are quite possibly immortal, wounds regenerate regardless of how bad within a short period of time and they could quite possibly be ageless. They have access to two types of magic: Creation and transformation. While they could be part of the Oath of the Veil they just don’t care about it one way or the other.
The children of Atum are very distant and inhuman in temperament. Emotion is a distant thing for most of them that they try to imitate.