Friday, July 17, 2015


Image from Ancient Egypt online

Sky goddess Nut, daughter of Shu and Tefnut, was the mother of Osiris, Isis, Set and Nephthys. Having borne such important deities, she was revered as a symbol of regeneration. Her brother and consort was Geb, god of the earth.

Represented by the sky, stars and sycamore, she was also depicted sitting, water pot on her head. Here we see her stretched across the sky, arms and legs the pillars on which it rests.

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