Nuit, Egyptian Goddess of the Night Sky
Egyptian Goddess of the Night Sky
Nuit is the Egyptian Goddess of the Stars. Her name means “night.” Nuit is the daughter of the Air god, Shu, and the Water Goddess, Tefnut. Nuit rules the hours of darkness. She is the night. She is the lady of the Sky swallowing the sun at evening time, and giving birth to it again in each morning. She is the ruler of the sky and the stars above.
With her husband, Geb, she is the mother of Osiris, Isis, Set, and Nephthys. She is a mighty and powerful Goddess and honored today as the nurturing mother of life on Earth.
She is often depicted arched over her husband, Geb, the God of the Earth, protecting and nurturing him and the life on the Earth. Her hands and feet are the cardinal directions.
As in life, during the day Nuit and Geb are separated as the Sun god is moving thru the sky.
At night, after swallowing the Sun, Nuit comes again to Geb as she again rules the sky. Her cloak of stars is visible showing her children she is watching over them.
Honor Nuit and her role as the Goddess of the Sky, and protector and mother of life on Earth. As the Goddess of the Night Sky, she is often depicted in dark blue robes with bright stars.
Lapis Lazuli is used to honor Nuit and bring her protection. Lapis Lazuli is a dark blue stone often found with flecks of bright pyrite. The stone is the cloak of Nuit and pieces of it can bring you her protection and care.
- Article by Jessica Sitarik, age 14; art by conejovlanco user on Fiverr