Nefertem

/nay'feuhr tem"/, n. Egyptian Relig.
Ptah, as the personification of the lotus that keeps Ra alive with its fragrance.

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▪ Egyptian deity
also spelled  Nefertum , or  Nefertemu 

      in ancient Egyptian religion, youthful god associated with the lotus flower. Nefertem was an ancient god, mentioned in the Pyramid Texts (c. 2350 BCE), but he became more prominent during the New Kingdom (1539–c. 1075 BCE) and later. As a blue lotus he was believed to have emerged from the primeval waters. He also had a warlike aspect and could be depicted as a lion. He was most commonly represented holding a scimitar with a falcon's head and wearing a headdress of a lotus with a menat (ritual necklace counterpoise) on each side and a pair of plumes above. As the son of Ptah and Sekhmet, he formed part of the Memphite (Memphis) triad.

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