Naunet and Nun
Nun and Naunet, Deir el Medina, SFE Cameron, via Wikimedia Commons

Naunet represented the sky over the primeval ocean as the feminine counterpart of Nun (the primeval waters of chaos) in the Ogdoad theology of Hermopolis. She may in fact be a primeval form of the sky goddess Nut.

Naunet was rarely described as a personified deity, and is not often mentioned without her partner Nun, although she is sometimes described as the mother of the sun god along with the composite deity Nun-Ptah

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