Shu (Egyptian deity)

Schu ( nickname: "life" ) is a deity from Egyptian mythology.


Among the ancient Egyptians, this god was the ruler of the air, brother husband of Tefnut and father of Nut - Goddess of the sky - and Geb - god of the earth. In animal form, he was also symbolized as a lion - or, if represented in human form, with an ostrich feather on her head.

The Egyptian world view at the time of the pharaohs looked at the world as surrounded on all sides by water. Schuster task was to tile a room above the ground, enabling the life. In old pictures he shows how he supported with hands and feet on top of Geb, with his back pressed to the celestial ocean upwards.

In Nubia it occurs in connection with the God Arensnuphis.