The Thread pp 115-121 | Cite as

The Man on the Moon

  • Philip J. Davis


The ocean water opread over the face of the earth. The waters flow upwards and their continuation forms the heavenly effluvium. The goddess of these waters and of the nocturnal sky is Nut. Nut is a dark woman, and bends over the earth. Her arms and legs and breasts and wings hang vertically. Her body, studded with stars, spans the horizontal sky. Nut is the goddess of the underworld sky where the firmament hangs upside down permanently and whence by night it rises from the waters and changes place with the bright sky of the overworld.


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