Nefertem His cult center was in Memphis. Son of Sekhmet and Ptah. He was generally depicted as a beautiful young man with a lotus on his head or in his hands. His name means "the beauty of Tem", Tem being the god who is setting sun, or the dying aspect of Ra. One myth relates that Nefertem was born of a lotus flower floating on the primeval waters. He is a god of healing, beauty and the lotus and its perfume and medicinal properties. Other Gods ©2004 Fruit of the Nile. All Rights Reserved.