Duat ancient Egypt

The divinity shapes her body into a circle.
Its feet touch its head from behind.
With the hands it bears the goddess Nut, who stands holding the solar disc on her head.

It is the Hereafter.

The name probably comes from the root dua: “morning”, used to indicate what precedes the morning, that is, the night, and particularly the land of the night, the hereafter.

Pictorially, it is pictured as a star inscribed in a circle.

This proves the doctrine of a celestial (stellar) hereafter preceding the doctrine of Osiris (earthly).

The pictures of this divinity are extremely rare.

One of them can be seen on Sethi I ’s sarcophagus, in an image dedicated to the final part of the ritual “The book of the doors”

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