||in Egyptian also|
Atem, Tum, Tem
Atum, meaning "The Com- pleted One" was a creator god from Heliopolis and was the first to rise from the water Nun at the dawn of time.
He created every- thing (himself too) by mast- urbating or spitting and thus came the first god on earth. From one of his hands he made the first woman. He embodied the setting sun and was reborn every morning as the beetle god Kheper. He could be seen as a cat or an eel with a royal crown and his body was considered the parts of all physical matter.
Mostly he was depicted as a man and com- bined with Re he became Atum-Re.
His wife was Nebhethotep, a rare deity who, like him, also symbolized the setting sun.