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Nut, Shu, and Geb.

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Nut was the goddess of the night sky. She was featured as a woman wearing a dress of stars arching her body over the world. Nut was also Geb's sister and wife. According to one tale of the gods, when Nut was denied the right to have children she had the goddess Hathor help her fool the god Ra. She was the mother of Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nepthys. 

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Nut standing with wings.

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A fancy relief of Nut.

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Shu was the god of the air. He was featured as a man wearing a feather headress holding up the sky goddess Nut. He was the son of Atum and the brother of Tefbut. It was believed that if Shu did'nt separate the sky from the earth there would be no place with which to create life.  

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Shu seated.

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An altar of Shu.

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Geb was the god of the earth. He was featured as a man lying down with plants sprouting out of his body or a goose. He was the son of Shu and Tefnut. His wife was Nut and in turn they had Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephthys. It was believed that when the earth shook during an earthquake it was his laughter.

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Geb seated.

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A painting of Geb.