THE EGYPTIAN GODS SHU & TEFNUT: spitting image of Twins By Andre Austin As I explore more deeper in detail the Goddess Tefnut I bumped into a book written by Egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge: “The legend as to the origin of the Gods Shu & Tefnut is far more likely to have been the product of some indigenous dark-skinned race than a group of mixed peoples whom we call Egyptians” (The Gods of the Egyptians Volume 1 p.305). In one of the creation stories of Egyptian Ra (sun/eye) states: “I laid a foundation in Maa and I made attribute every. I was alone, for not had I spit in the form of Shu, not had I emitted Tefnut, not existed another who worked with me… Were raised up therefore Shu and Tefnut in the inert water wherein they were, brought they to me my eye in their train” (The Gods of the Egyptians Volume 1 p.310-311). It’s no mere coincidence that a Jesus figure spits (Mark 8:22) into a blind man’s eye to correct his vision runs parallel with the Egyptian creations myths. I knew from Wikipedia that Tefnut was associated with healing and Tefnut was born by spit. “The name Tefnut has been linked to the verb 'tfn' meaning 'to spit' and versions of the creation myth say that Ra (or Atum) spat her out and her name was written as a mouth spitting in late texts” (see Wikipedia). Tefnut was responsible for putting the eye/sun in its proper place/order. Egyptian coffin texts link Tefnut up with Maat (law, Justice, moral order) and known by other names like “Heat of Heaven” (From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt By E.A. Wallis Budge p.149). We even see in popular culture today of nicknaming Law enforcement official as “The Heat”. This same heat provides the background for the obscure “Lukewarm” which is spit out in the book of Revelations chapter 3. Its obvious a substitute word for Tefnut being righteous behavior away from the Hot hearts/mind and Cold hearts in returning evil acts. Its clear that spiting out the truth is good for the mind, body and soul. Just don’t get caught spiting on the sidewalk or the heat will write you a ticket.