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Nut was the Egyptian sky goddess. She was depicted as a giant woman who was supporting the sky with her back. Her body was blue and covered by stars. Ancient documents describe how each evening, the Sun entered the mouth of Nut and passing through her body was born each morning out of her womb.
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Nut

Nut was the Egyptian sky goddess. She was depicted as a naked giant woman who was supporting the heavens with her back. Her body was blue and covered by stars. The Sun was considered to be a child of the goddess Nut.

A story tells us that Nut married the earth god Geb without asking the powerful sun god Re. Re was so angry, he did not let Nut have children in any month.

Fortunately, Thoth, the divine scribe, wanted to help her. He asked the Moon to play a game with him. The prize was the Moon's light. Thoth won so much light that Nut could finally have kids.

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