The sky is Nut's body, arching from horizon to horizon. Geb is the Earth, lying beneath
her. During the day, Nut and Geb are separated, but each evening Nut comes down to meet
Geb and this causes darkness. If storms came during the day, it was believed that Nut
had come closer to the earth.
Nut was married to the King of the Gods, Ra, but she was in
love with Geb. When Ra found out, he was angry and said that Nut could not give
birth to any children during the 360 days of the year. Nut was unhappy and asked the God of Wisdom, Thoth, to help. At this time, the Moon was as bright as the Sun. Thoth got some light from the Moon, so now the Moon gets bigger and smaller each month. With this light, Thoth made five new days, so now the year is 365 days long. Nut gave birth to her five children, on these five days. When Osiris, the oldest, was born, a loud voice said "The lord of all the earth is born." Seth, his brother, was born hating Osiris. If you want to know what Seth did to Osiris, go to Osiris' page.