Fable Friday: Nut


Nut (pronounced Newt) is the Egyptian Goddess of the sky and heavens. Often times, she appears as a woman arched over the Earth, as she represents the sky. Her main myth is that she became pregnant with five children, and Ra forbid her from giving birth on any calendar day. Nut visited Thoth, the god of the moon and master of knowledge (among other things), and he altered the moons path to add five extra calendar days so that Nut could give birth to her children. One child was born per day and they are the “popular” or more well known Egyptian deities: Osiris, Isis, Seth, Nephthys and Horus.

Her association with the cosmos and heavens inspired me to make her body look like the night sky, filled with constellations and galaxies. Therefore, it made sense to make her clothing transparent in order to see those details.


Sierra Iverson

My name is Sierra Snow Iverson, and I'm a junior pursing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. I have a focus in animation and film due to my intense interest in storytelling. However, I have a background in Illustration and 2D Design. The content of my postings will center around fables and myths from around the world through a combination of illustrations and written material.

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