Nut

Nut was the goddess of the sky and the heavens. Her parents were Shu and Tefnut. In art Nut is depicted as a women covered with stars and supported by Shu. She is the mother of Osiris, Hourus, Isis, set, and Nephthys. Nut and her husband Geb are separated during the day and in the evening Nut comes down to see Geb and this causes darkness. Shu became so jealous and separated them. Nut is shown engraved on walls of tombs one way by a pot on her head another way her stretching across the skywith a dress made of stars. At the end of the day Nut swallows up Ra the sun god and gives birth to him every morning.

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