Children of the Divine Order
Children of Nu
Characteristics and Aspects
Nu is the deification of the primordial watery abyss. The Nu is the source of all that appears in a differentiated world, encompassing all aspects of divine and earthly existence. Nu is perceived as transcendent at the point of creation alongside Atum the creator god.
Nu was shown usually as male but also had aspects that could be represented as female or male. Nunet is the female aspect. Nu’s male aspect was depicted as a frog, or a frog-headed man. Nu also appears as a bearded man, with blue-green skin, representing water. Naunet is represented as a snake or snake-headed woman. The children of Nu have mild reptilian features
He is associated with Atum, Amaunet/Amun, Hauhet/Heh, and Kauket with Kuk.
Like the other Ogdoad deities, Nu did not have temples or any center of worship. Even so Nu was sometimes represented by a sacred lake or, as at Abydos, by an underground stream.
Unlike some other children of water aspects, the children of Nu could not simply swim away, escaping into the water. However they were lucky enough to be scattered around so the hunters never managed to catch them all. While they tend toward being lake and river side hermits some opt for a more interactive life.
Nu’s children have no enhanced physical abilities. They also have access to water and transformation magics. They are followers of the Oath of the Veil.
Nu’s children are chaotic by nature having trouble following laws.