Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage Egyptian Mythology
Other Forms FormsTa-tenen, Tatjenen, Tathenen, Tanen, Tenen, Tanenu, Tanuu
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Contributor Contrib.Chorkette on 12/22/2011
Means "risen land" or "exalted earth", and also refers to the silt of the Nile River.In Egyptian mythology he was the primordial mound, and as a primeval chthonic deity he was associated with creation. He was viewed as the source of food and viands, divine offers, all good things", as his realms deep beneath the earth were "from which everything emerges". His father was the creator god Khnum who fashioned him on a potter's wheel using Nile mud, granting him the titles "creator and mother who gave birth to all gods" and "father of all the gods". Eventually he became an aspect of Geb.