Nut is the personification of the sky and the Milky Way, and goddess of night, reincarnation, and weather. Her sacred animals include boars, cows, eagles, peacocks, and sows, and her sacred stones are lapis lazuli and turquoise. Her sacred plant is the sycamore. Nut is the sister/wife of Geb and the daughter of Shu and Tefnut. She is also sometimes known as a wife of Ra. The Ancient Egyptians believed that when people died their souls became the stars that decorated Nut's body at night. Thunder is Nut's laughter, and rain drops are her tears.
In art Nut appears as a blue woman stretching across the sky with stars all over her body, or as a woman carrying a water jar on her head. She may have a crown with horns and the solar disc, and may have a papyrus scepter and an ankh in her hands. Nut may also appear as a cow with stars underneath her.