Gods - Nut. The goddess Nut was the daughter of Shu and Tefnut, and the wife of Seb, the Earth-god, and the mother of Osiris, Isis, Set and Nephthys, she was the personifaction of the heavens and the sky, and of the region wherein the clouds formed, and in fact of every portion of the reign in which the sun rose, and travelled from east to west.
As a goddess of the late historical period in Egypt Nut seems to have absorbed the attributes of a number of goddesses who possessed attributes somewhat simular to those of herself, and the identies of several old nature goddesses were merged in her. At a very early period, however, the difference between the Day-sky and the Night-sky was forgotten, at least in speaking , and it is chiefly from good funeral texts that we learn that a distinction between them was made in writing.
Nut from The Wikipedia. Excerpt - "O my Mother Nut, stretch Yourself over me, that I may be placed among the imperishable stars which are in You.
" The Beginning: Water + Air -> Sky + Earth. Old Kingdom of Egypt. The Old Kingdom is the name given to the period in the 3rd millennium BC when Egypt attained its first continuous peak of civilization – the first of three so-called "Kingdom" periods, which mark the high points of civilization in the lower Nile Valley (the others being Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom).
The term itself was coined by eighteenth-century historians and the distinction between the Old Kingdom and the Early Dynastic Period is not one which would have been recognized by Ancient Egyptians. Not only was the last king of the Early Dynastic Period related to the first two kings of the Old Kingdom, but the 'capital', the royal residence, remained at Ineb-Hedg, the Ancient Egyptian name for Memphis. The basic justification for a separation between the two periods is the revolutionary change in architecture accompanied by the effects on Egyptian society and economy of large-scale building projects. Third Dynasty Fourth Dynasty Fifth Dynasty Sixth Dynasty
Ennead. Terminology Egyptian mythology established multiple such groupings of deities, known as Pesedjets.
Fifth Dynasty of Egypt. The Fifth Dynasty of ancient Egypt (notated Dynasty V) is often combined with Dynasties III, IV and VI under the group title the Old Kingdom.
The Fifth Dynasty dates approximately from 2494 to 2345 BC. Rulers Known rulers in the Fifth Dynasty are listed below. The pharaohs of this dynasty ruled for approximately 150 years. The Horus names and names of the Queens are taken from Dodson and Hilton. Manetho writes that the Dynasty V kings ruled from Elephantine, but archeologists have found evidence clearly showing that their palaces were still located at Ineb-hedj ("White Walls"). Userkaf How Pharaoh Userkaf founded this dynasty is not known for certain. During this dynasty, Egyptian religion made several important changes. Djedkare Isesi Amongst non-royal Egyptians of this time, Ptahhotep, vizier to Djedkare Isesi, won fame for his wisdom; The Maxims of Ptahhotep was ascribed to him by its later copyists.
References Jump up ^ Shaw, Ian, ed. (2000). Nuit from The Wikipedia. From Nuit (alternatively Nu, Nut, or Nuith) is a goddess in Thelema, the speaker in the first Chapter of The Book of the Law, the sacred text written or received in 1904 by Aleister Crowley.
Some quotes from the First Chapter of The Book of the Law (Liber AL vel Legis): "Every man and every woman is a star. " (AL I:3). "Come forth, o children, under the stars, & take your fill of love! " (AL I:12). "Nuit cries: "I love you," like a lover; when even John reached only to the cold impersonal proposition "God is love. " The following are quotes from Crowley's commentaries to The Book of the Law. "Note that Heaven is not a place where Gods Live; Nuit is Heaven, itself. ""