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Description of Nut

Nut Egyptian God, in Egyptian mythology, is the goddess of the sky, the daughter of the god of air Shy and the goddess of moisture Tefnut, the twin sister of the god of earth Geb. In the most ancient ideas of the Egyptians, Nut was a heavenly cow that gave birth to the sun and all the gods. As the protector and patroness of the dead, raising them to heaven, the goddess was often depicted on sarcophagi. Against the will of Ra, Nut married her brother. Ra became so angry that he ordered Shu to separate the twins. Shu lifted Nut up – this is how the sky was formed, and Geb was left below – this is how the earth was formed. Nut was called “a huge mother of stars, giving birth to gods.” She is the mother of Osiris, Seti, Isis, Nephthys and Horus.

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Egyptian hieroglyphics are arguably one of the most famous examples of symbolism across history. Created by the ancient Egyptians, this served as their formal writing system. Hieroglyphics can be dated back to the 32nd century BC, and perhaps even earlier. Evidence demonstrates that this writing system continued into the Roman period of the 4th century AD. However, much of the knowledge of hieroglyphics and their meanings were lost after the end of pagan temples in the 5th century. There was no existing knowledge of what these symbols meant, how they were meant to be read and their significance. Hieroglyphics were decoded in the 1820s with the aid of the Rosetta Stone by Egyptologist Jean-François Champollion. These symbols are not just phonetic sounds or symbols. In fact, they are a combination of different elements. As Jean-François Champollion discovered, hieroglyphics are a “complex system” that encompasses “figurative, symbolic, and phonetic all at once.” For many Egyptians, this form of writing was seen as the “words of God” and thus used by priests. Generally, hieroglyphics in cursive form were used for religious texts and engraved into wood or written on papyrus. They are written in rows or columns and can be read either left to right or right to left. The direction can be established by seeing which way the human or animal figure faces at the beginning of the line.

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