Atum was the creator of everything in ancient Egyptian mythology. He represented the very first history; nothing existed yet except for him. According to the myth, he rose up out of the chaos waters of Nun and used his own female side to create Shu (air) and Tefnut (moisture). Out of the two elements water and air, the other gods and goddesses were born. The Egyptians believed he was the father of all the gods. Atum was fist the partner of the earth then the partner of the setting sun.