Hand-painted Goddess Nut Papyrus - Ancient Egyptian Sun / Moon Cycle - 30x40cm
Papyrus is the worlds first paper!
Created by the Ancient Egyptians, papyrus has been used as a paper for over 4500 years!
Each Papyri is
- Authentically Egyptian
-Packaged with a certificate of authenticity & protective plastic sleeve
The Myth of Nut and Ra
Ra, the sun god, was the second to rule the world, according to the reign of the gods. Ra was a strong ruler but he feared anyone taking his throne. When he discovered that Nut was to have children, he was furious. He decreed, "Nut shall not give birth any day of the year." At that time, the year was only 360 days. Nut spoke to Thoth, god of wisdom, and he had a plan. Thoth gambled with Khonsu, god of the moon, whose light rivalled that of Ra's. Every time Khonsu lost, he had to give Thoth some of his moonlight. Khonsu lost so many times that Thoth had enough moonlight to make 5 extra days. Since these days were not part of the year, Nut could have her children. She had five children: Osiris, later ruler of the gods and then god of the dead, Horus the Elder, god of war, Set, god of chaos and the desert, Isis, goddess of magic, and Nephthys, goddess of water. When Ra found out, he was furious. He separated Nut from her husband Geb for eternity. Her father, Shu, was to keep them apart. Nevertheless, Nut did not regret her decision.
(All Papyrus is hand-made & hand-painted, so yours may differ slightly from that in the photo)