Saturday, November 3, 2012
Anubis & Nut
One of the ongoing projects, which is heavily influenced by my MLETT-3D method is “Sacred Symbols 3D” Collection. Today I am introducing a series of unique framed prints, featuring Egyptian goddess Nut, alternatively spelled Nuit, Newet, and Neuth – The Sky Goddess, and Egyptian jackal-headed god Anubis, also known as Inpu, Anup, Anpu, and Ienpw.
Nut 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.Nut is also the barrier separating the forces of chaos from the ordered cosmos in the world. Because of her role in saving Osiris, Nut was seen as a friend and protector of the dead.
Anubis was associated with the mummification and protection of the dead for their journey into the afterlife. One of the roles of Anubis was "Guardian of the Scales". Deciding the weight of "truth" by weighing the Heart against Ma'at, who was often depicted as an ostrich feather, Anubis dictated the fate of souls. In this manner, he was a Lord of the Underworld, only usurped by Osiris. All the prints presented here, as well as a variety of custom products with this design are available for purchase from my "Sacred Symbols" galleries on Zazzle.