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Nun according to Egyptian mythology, was the personification of the watery abyss that existed at the beginning of time and which contained the capability for all of life. According to one Egyptian creation myth, these formless, chaotic waters contained four pairs. Num and Naunet, Kuk and Kauket, Huh and Hauhet, Amon and Amaunet. These pairs, known as the Ogdoad, symbolised the primeval waters. Eventually the four pairs formed an egg in the waters of Nun and out of the egg burst a fabulous bird, or according to some versions of the story, air. This bird was a manifestation of the creator God. Nun was depicted as a man standing in water, his arms raised to support the boat of the sun God.