The Godess of the Sky, Nut
Nut is the goddess of the sky and the daughter of Shu in the ancient Egyptian mythology. In the Pyramids Text, Nut is described as a very beautiful and powerful goddess who surmounts the whole earth with her arms and who is held by the hands of her loving father Shu.
Nut is the heroin of many myths that talk about her protective power for both men and gods and her nature as the mother of many powerful gods and was known as "the great protectoress".
Nut was depicted on the ceiling of the temple in Dandara and the tomb of Ramsses VI in Luxor as a beautiful woman with very tall arms, large breast and detailed anatomy. Some times she appears wearing a water vase and other times she was pictured pouring water of purification over the deceased souls.
Nut is one of the most remarkable members of the Ennead who was mentioned in a large number of myths. One of the most famous myths about her is the one that says that the sun rolls over its body throughout the hours of the day in the solar boat until it reaches its mouth at the end of the day where she eats it and then gives it birth the morning. There is another myth that highlight that Geb was dissatisfied with the idea of eating her sons at the end of every day, but Nut insisted on doing that as a means of protection for them.
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