Mircea Eliade "From Primitives to Zen":
ATUM, A BISEXUAL HIGH GOD


('Coffin Texts,' I, 161: ff)

I am Atum, the creator of the Eldest Gods,

I am he who gave birth to Shu,

I am that great He-She,

I am he who did what seemed good to him,

I took my space in the place of my will,

Mine is the space of those who move along

like those two serpentine circles.


Translated by R.T. Bundle Clark, in his Myth and Symbol in Ancient Egypt (London 1959)p.80

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