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Perna Studios is very excited to announce our third trading card set entitled Classic Mythology. This set will focus on 5 timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic and Native American. We have an impressive list of artists involved on this set working on both base/promo cards and sketch cards. Set scheduled to be released in early Spring 2014.



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This awesome sketch art card of Nut & Geb from Egyptian Mythology is drawn by the very talented artist Amy Clark :iconamyclark: for our Classic Mythology II trading card set.

 


Nut – Egyptian Mythology – Nut is a daughter of Shu and Tefnut. She is Geb's sister. She has four children: Osiris, Set, Isis and Nephthys. Her name is translated to mean 'sky' and 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. Mostly depicted in human form with her body covered in stars, stretching over her husband's body, made up the expansive vault of the sky. It was said that every night she swallowed the sun and every morning she gave birth to it. Nut was also 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). A sacred symbol of Nut was the ladder, used by Osiris to enter her heavenly skies. This ladder-symbol was called maqet and was placed in tombs to protect the deceased, and to invoke the aid of the deity of the dead. She was married to Geb, the earth god.

 

Geb – Egyptian Mythology - Geb was the Egyptian god of the Earth and a member of the Ennead of Heliopolis. It was believed in ancient Egypt that Geb's laughter were earthquakes and that he allowed crops to grow. Geb is the husband of Nut, the sky or visible daytime and nightly firmament, the son of the earlier primordial elements Tefnut and Shu , and the 'father' to the four lesser gods of the system - Osiris, Seth, Isis and Nephthys.


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 Khonshu, god of the moon, whose light rivaled that of Ra's. Every time Khonshu lost, he had to give Thoth some of his moonlight. Khonshu 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 5: Osiris, Horus the Elder, Set, Isis, and Nephthys. When Ra found out, he was furious. He separated Nut from her husband Geb for all eternity. Her father, Shu, was to keep them apart. Still, Nut did not regret her decision.

 


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mattjohn1992's avatar
R-gonz's avatar
That makes Geb Father Earth and Nut Mother Sky.
bbb35's avatar
Always together, yet forever apart. :( Sad lovers.
Pernastudios's avatar
It really is sad.
Imawerecat's avatar
MUCH better love story than twilight
Pernastudios's avatar
What's a twilight?
steave1425's avatar
Such a tragic story. Day21 - Cries 
Pernastudios's avatar
EnkiLilstA8411's avatar
oooo so cut like a lovebirds Fantastic 
It's unfair that two beings so in love with each other, should be kept apart.:( (Sad)  
Pernastudios's avatar
I agree. It really is tragic.
Why doe Ra keep them from each other?:happybounce:
Pernastudios's avatar
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 Khonshu, god of the moon, whose light rivaled that of Ra's. Every time Khonshu lost, he had to give Thoth some of his moonlight. Khonshu 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 5: Osiris, Horus the Elder, Set, Isis, and Nepthys. When Ra found out, he was furious. He separated Nut from her husband Geb for all eternity. Her father, Shu, was to keep them apart. Still, Nut did not regret her decision.
MikeNabil's avatar
Did you graduate from Tourism Guidance Department?
Zireael07's avatar
This is brilliant!
TechouNoPenki's avatar
Wait their siblings and lovers??? How? I know its Mythology and all but still that's incest isn't it and having kids to boot? 
steave1425's avatar
Also the pharaos had incest, to keep the blood pure. So it didn't may be weird for the ancient egypts. :)
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