jeszikalevye: For Inktober, I am doing an Egyp…

jeszikalevye:

For Inktober, I am doing an Egyptian mythology theme! For my first drawing, I did one of the 4 pairs of the Ogdoad – Nu and Nunut.

The Ogdoad were 4 primordial pairs who existed before creation, before Ra and the earth, before humans and gods. The pairs were very symmetrical, a woman with the head of a snake and a man with the head of a frog – masculine and feminine representations of the same concept – so much so that their names even were identical except the change in gender.

Nu and Nunut represented the primordial waters that existence spawned from, the great chaotic expense before the order of creation.