Pantheon: Egyptian
Titles: Divine God, The Self-Created, Maker of the Gods, Maker of Men
Alternate Names/Spellings: Atem, Atmu, Atum, Temu, Tum
Gender: Male

Tem is a god of creation, one of the earliest recorded. He brought everthing into existance by thinking about them. Tem is also the personification of the setting sun, especially when associated with Ra and Kheper. In many places in Egypt, Kheper took on many of Shu's aspects, especially after the Middle Kingdom.

In art, Tem appears as a man wearing the Double Crown of Egypt, and carrying a scepter and an ankh.

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