eal Name: Nut

Identity/Class: Egyptian God

Occupation: Goddess of sky

Group Membership: The Ennead (Gods of Egypt)

Affiliations: The Ennead

Enemies: Seth

Known Relatives: Shu (father), Tefnut (mother), Geb (brother/husband), Osiris, Seth, Horus I, Khnum, Hapi (sons), Isis, Nephthys, Hathor (daughters), Ammon Ra (grandfather/granduncle), Thoth (granduncle), Kuk, Huk (uncles), Amaunet, Naunet, Kauket, Heket (aunts), Nun (Demiurge, great-grandfather), Gaea (great-grandmother, alias Neith), Khepri, Sokar, Selkhet, Satis, Khonshu, Bes, Ptah, Montu (cousins)

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Celestial Heliopolis

First Appearance: Thor I#241 (November, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Nut possesses the conventional attributes of the Egyptian Gods including superhuman strength (Class 25), longevity and resistance to injury. As a Sky-Goddess she may have the ability to manipulate and command certain sky phenomenon such as wind and rain.

Height: 5'9"
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Unrevealed

History: (Egyptian Myth) - Nut is the daughter of Shu, the god of air, and, Tefnut, the rain-goddess. In one account, she was seduced by her uncle Ammon Ra and gave birth to Hathor, goddess of love and music, Khnum, the god of the Nile and Hapi I, the god of floods.

Her brother, Geb, soon succeeded their father as Pharaoh of Egypt and he took her as his wife and queen against the wishes of Atum-Ra who forbid them to have children. He ordered their father, Shu, to separate them and cast a spell that prevented her from giving birth on any day of the week. Their brother, Thoth, however, saw how miserable they were and took pity on them and challenged Selkhet, the moon-goddess, to a game. Winning the game, Thoth was able to take enough of her power to create five new days which he gave to Geb and Nut to share together. For each of these days, Nut gave birth to one child: Horus I, Osiris, Isis, Seth and Nephthys.

Eventually, Atum-Ra became disenchanted with mortals and decided to distance himself from them by ascending into heaven. Impressed by Nut’s ability to deceive him, he enlisted her help to enter into heaven, but she became so dizzy from the ascent that she had to return to Earth. (in the Marvel Universe Ammon Ra is Atum, which makes it even creepier. Thoth and Ammon Ra are brothers and therefore Nut's granduncles)

(Thor I#239-240 - BTS, 241) - Osiris eventually replaced Geb as ruler of Egypt over Seth. Seth grew to hate his brother and eventually imprisoned the Egyptian Gods in a pyramid so that he could conquer the heavens and the underworld. The pyramid soon appeared in Earth in the Twentieth century where they were freed by the Asgardian Gods Odin and Thor. After Odin slew Seth, Nut and the Egyptian Gods participated in the ceremony of rebirth that made Odin the reincarnation of Atum-Ra.

(Thor I#398-400 - BTS) - Seth stole the life forces of Nut and the other Egyptian gods as part of his vendetta on Thor and Odin to invade Asgard. Thor, however, broke his control over the energies and restored the Heliopian gods to normalcy.

Comments: Adapted by Roy Thomas, William Mantlo and Sal Buscema

While it isn't explicit in the myth, it might be assumed that Atum-Ra was against their union because he foresaw the birth of Seth, the god of evil.

In myth, Horus is typically the son of Osiris and Isis, but he seems to have been created earlier to account for the spell of the five extra days.

by Will U

Nut should not be confused with:

  • Gaea, Earth Mother who posed as the Egyptian goddess Neith, @ Dr. Strange II#36
  • Tefnut, her mother, Egyptian goddess of rain
  • Nun, Egyptian goddess of infinity

Thor I#241 (November, 1975) - Bill Mantlo (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)

Last updated: 11/13/16

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