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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