Shrine: Goddess Nuit
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DetailsNuit(alternatively Nu, Nut, or Nuith): She is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon, with her origin being found on the creation story of Heliopolis. She was originally the goddess of the nighttime sky, but eventually became referred to as simply the sky goddess. She was mostly depicted as a nude woman arched on her toes and fingertips over the earth; her body portrayed as a star-filled sky. Nuit's fingers and toes were believed to touch the four cardinal points or directions of north, south, east, and west. additionally, Nuit was sometimes depicted in the form of a cow whose great body formed the sky and heavens, a sycamore tree, or as a giant sow, suckling many piglets (representing the stars). Thus, it can be said that she was likened to a version of the great goddess Hathor. Like Hathor she not only had death and rebirth associations, but was the protector of children and the Goddess of childbirth.
Nuit 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. The pronunciation of ancient Egyptian is uncertain because vowels were long omitted from its writing, although her name often includes the unpronounced determinative hieroglyph for "sky". Her name Nwt, itself also meaning "Sky", Nuit was the goddess of the sky and all heavenly bodies, a symbol of protecting the dead when they enter the afterlife. According to the Egyptians, during the day, the heavenly bodies—such as the sun and moon—would make their way across her body. Then, at dusk, they would be swallowed, pass through her belly during the night, and be reborn at dawn. Nuit is also the barrier separating the forces of chaos from the ordered cosmos in the world.
Invoke Great Sky Goddess Nuit for all matters of cosmic connection and reaching out to our dear ones whom have gone from this mortal realm.