In Egyptian Mythology Tefnut was a goddess representing the moisture of the sky. Her name is related to the word "tef" meaning to spit or to be moist and the word "nu" meaning sky or waters.

Tefnut and her husband Shu were created by Atum. As Atum became associated with the sun-god Ra, Tefnut became known as his daughter. She is sometimes known as the "Eye of Ra"

She is usually depicted as a woman with the head of a lioness or as a lioness. She wears a solar disk circled by two cobras on her head, and carries in her hands the sceptre and ankh.