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    In Egyptian mythology, Nu (also spelt Nun), is the deification of the primordial watery abyss, in the Ogdoad cosmogony, the name meaning abyss. Due to being a concept, Nu was viewed as androgynous, his female form being named Naunet (also spelt Nunet), which is simply the female form of the word Nu. Like the others of the 4 primordial concepts of the Ogdoad, Nu's male form was depicted as a frog, or a frog-headed man, and Nu's female form was pictured as a snake, or a snake-headed woman.  

In art, Nu also appears as a bearded man, with blue-green skin, representing water. Like the other Ogdoad concepts, Nu did not have temples, or worship, however, Nu was sometimes represented by a sacred lake, or, as at Abydos, by an underground stream.

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