In the 'Pyramid Texts', Nefertum is the god of the lotus called 'The Lotus Blossom which is at the nose of Re' and he is also called the 'Lord of perfumes.' He was seen as a guardian of Egypt. The sun was believed to have risen from a lotus and Nefertum is linked with the Sun-God. From the New Kingdom, he was worshipped at Memphis as son of Ptah and Sekhmet. In the Delta region he was regarded as the son of the cobra-goddess Wadjyt. In votive statues, he is usually shown in human form, wearing the lotus flower as a crown. Amulets of Nefertum first occured from the Third Intermediate Period.
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