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geb and nut by burdge geb and nut by burdge
in my humanities class, we're getting into greek and egyptian mythology... anyway, these two (the sky goddess and earth god) are always depicted like this. with her spread above him (like a crescent, ya know?) and him sitting back, looking up at her. obviously they're egyptian. :roll:

they fell in love but were forbidden to get hitched within the 360 days of the year. so they went to another god for help and got him to add 5 days to the year. they got seriously busy and had a child for each of the 5 days.

romaaantic, right? :lol:
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athenagirl12 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just started reading Kane Chronicles and I just read the part where Saide is making fun of the child of Nut and stuff! ;D
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biddyoxo Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, I love the way you draw material its amazing. And everything is so perfect.
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PureMadien27 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She Was already pregnant when she made the five extra days. My birthday is the first Demon Day! That's Osiris's b-day!
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RyuRyobi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Love this!! U read the Kane Chronicles?
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ShyatHeart Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I just can't get enough of your drawings!!! By the way , loved Kane Chronicles
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Izzie-Stoll Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BURDGE_BUG!!! this drawing is extraordinarily AWSOME!!!!! have you ever thought of reading the Kane Chronicles??? hope you read it, because your drawings of it would be PERFECTIN in person!!
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ladymooncat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This is gorgeous!!!!! I hope you don't mind, I used this in my Year 3 class because we're learning about the gods and goddesses at the moment, they absolutely love this picture! Left out the part with the efficient lovin' though ;)
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the-mongoose Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.o You've read Egyptian mythology too? You certainly are well-rounded in your literature! I love how you've pictured them here. Their story is sad but sweet at the same time.
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FelixGdraw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Makes me think of The Kane Chronicles !
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Clairepain Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student
EXACTLY
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NCgirl1212 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love tihs!!!
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NCgirl1212 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry! I mean this!
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elenhmarie2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
oh yeah, ra, the sun god and king, heard a prophecy saying that on day a child of nut (ha,child of nut)would over through him, so he said that she could not have her children any day of the year when he learned nut was pregnant. So nut (i cannot get over her name) went to khonsu, the moon good, and gambled so much moonlight from him that she was able to create five more days to the year, the days she had her children
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river-mist-naiad Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it makes me sooo sad
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BiancaBJackson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Oh my god... this is beautiful.
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ZeeHannah Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Have you read Kane Chronicles(it's a newer series and I have no idea when you posted this, so don't sue me)? So good and it features Egyptian gods<3
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mochilime Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
is this from The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan?
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fudge-muffin2112 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it was mentioned in The Red Pyramid,but also the story has been told in many other books as well. Love it!
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peacelovepotter09 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
OMG this reminds me of the Kane Chronicles (egyptian mythology) this pic is awesome
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qpt32 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
wow, that's so kool =D and romantic <3 haha, love to see more :)
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TheMockingjay1993 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
And during of those five days, she bore four children. Set, Isis, Osiris and Nepthys.
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lizbug13 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
you forgot one: Horus the falcon dude.
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KylassMemphis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So close, Yet soo far away! XD

Cheesy line ^^

Incredible job!
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conradkcat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is romantic :) gorgeous lineart, and the poses are great.
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PostBoxRomance Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I now own the original! :heart: It's going up right above my bed so it'll be the first thing I see when I walk in the room.

Best birthday present ever? I think so!
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waterwitchXshadowcat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I LOVE this! Kemetian(Egypt) mythology is my favorite! I already love your style, and as I was browsing through your gallery I happened upon this picture and had to fav it right away! Nut and Geb are AWESOME! It's kind of sad, their forbidden love, but at the same time, OA.

Five days of non-stop baby-making? Tots romantic. X3 lol
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spellsandswords Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
You have to read Kane Chronicles obviously by no one else than the fab Rick Riordan!!
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DNA-The-Authoress Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Love this!
Have you read The Red Pyramid, etc. by Riordan? Talks about them.
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ChironsCamper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
i just finished reading this historical fiction novel on the daughter of Cleopatra VII. its got references to Egypt, greece, and rome! i bet you would love it! seeing this picture made me think of it!

The book it called Cleopatra's Moon its written by Vicky Alvear Shecter
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alicy-sunberg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
is that a reference to the egyptian novel of riordan ?
If it isn't I don't care it's just really cute !
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maurayankee Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
<3 omg i love it. have u read the kane cronicals by rick riordan? you should!!!!
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Annabeth-Everdeen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
You should do this in colour it would look really cool because nuts skin is meant to be like the sky
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yoster146 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Did you know that Rick Riordan has two books out so far on Egyptian mythology? theyre really good, the first one is called the red pyramid and the second one is called the throne of fire. they mention the sky goddess and the earth god. you should read the books!
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maurayankee Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
yeah i've read both of them they're great. i actually share a birthday with Set-- creeeppyyyy
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angelmew74 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your explanation of how they had their kids. :) So true. x) :D
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immaninja5 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You really should read the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, they are amazing and Sadie is amazing! The mythology is very interesting too....
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AwesomeGhost Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so awesome, sorry I am just so into Egyptian mythology, sorry to ask but you should do some drawings of Red Pyramid but you don't have to. I just love one character out of that whole book and that is Anubis. He is so hot in the book :D:D
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OnScream Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
This is my fav Egyptian myth, so romantic and forbidden. You did an awesome job, I love it!
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BoOgYwEiRdO Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   Writer
i love it! omg when i 1st saw this i thought it was for the series called the Kane Chronicles! because they are mentioned and minor characters in the 1st book. it's really good i suggest reading it! the 1st book is called the Red Pyramid and the second is called the Throne of Fire and they are by Rick Riordan so they don't suck! i really suggest you read it because your drawing really describes it well! :D
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LifeGM2500 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You should color this!!!!!
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BJ-Archer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
i recommend you read Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicles.....don't ask, just trust me you'll enjoy it
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Otaku-Shiki Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Writer
awww I really like it, and I'm a big fan on mythology. You should color it!
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Ariane--NaShurae Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
I like the look of adoration and love on both their faces. It's awesome. :clap:
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prussia-the-awehsome Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhhh that is soo good!!
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CanadaSammich Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
O my gawd I love your work! It's so freakin awesome!! ^^ I love Egyptian mythology as well my fav god is Anubis =3
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lucybabe8 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
ok thats adorable! how the crap are you so freakin good???? xD
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Maniacalpomegranates Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's sad...they can never see each other. They're broken apart..
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xDominoe Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
gurgle. your nut is so damn perfect.
seriously, you get all mythology so well.
TEACH ME YOUR WAYS ~ :worship:

yeah, i'm a huge mythology fan myself.
just wish i could draw them like that.
( MUST USE UPCOMING FREE TIME >D )
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HERMIONExox Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
aww i love these two, i'm going through a egyptolgy obsession at moment and these are my 3rd and 4th fave gods, Thoth is my favorite (I just love his name) :D
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littlemissmaturity Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
This is so great. Have you ever read The Red Pyramid? It mentions geb and nut
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