Nut other forms:
Nuit, Newet, Neuth

Nut was the old sky goddess and wife (and sister) to Geb and mother to Horus the Elder, Set, Isis and Nephtys. Often she was seen depicted blue and covered with stars and stretched out like the arch of heaven and support- ed by her father Shu (picture above). She had a pot on her head and could be the cow of the sky, or a sow eating up she stars in the morning and giving them birth in the evening. Every morning she gave birth to Re seen as sun disk above a bewinged scarab (Kheper). People asked her to protect their dead relatives, but she had no temples. She was called: "She with a thousand souls".
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