Benu was a deity associated with Amun. He represented Creation and Rebirth. In some creation legends, it was Benu with his cry that created Atum from the Water Chaos Nun.

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Benu - The God of Creation and Rebirth

Relief Luxor Temple Showing
Relief in the Luxor Temple, showing offerings. The bird in the center may be Benu, I am not certain. (724k)
Painting Tomb Queen Nefertari
Painting in the tomb of the Queen Nefertari, showing the Benu Bird on the far left. Benu was an avian deity and associated with rebirth. (726k)
Painting Tomb Nakht Showing
Painting in the tomb of Nakht, showing the Benu Bird (center left). (652k)

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