Project EGYPT: Nut and Geb Picture

Nut (the Sky Goddess) and Geb (Earth God) are the parents of Osiris (God of the Dead) and Seth (God of the Desert).

The sky is Nut's body, arching from horizon to horizon. Geb is the Earth, lying beneath her. During the day, Nut and Geb are separated, but each evening Nut comes down to meet Geb, and this causes darkness. If storms came during the day, it was believed that Nut had come closer to the Earth.

Nut was married to the King of the Gods, Ra, but she was in love with Geb. When Ra found out, he was angry and said that Nut could not give birth to any children during the 360 days of the year. Nut was unhappy and asked the God of Wisdom, Toth, to help. At this time, the Moon was as bright as the Sun. Toth got some light from the Moon, so now the Moon gets bigger and smaller each month. With this light, Toth made 5 new days, so now the year is 365 days long. Nut gave birth to her five children,on these five days.

That was a bit long, but I love Egyptian mythology.
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