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Nuit The Sky Goddess

Nuit, The Sky Goddess. Prints available here.

Nuit, The Sky Goddess. Also known as Nut, the Egyptian goddess of stars.

This was inspired by my trip to Egypt in 2010 and being in awe of the enormous representations of this deity. The painting took about 6 months to complete in mid 2018 to January of 2019. The painting consists of a multitude of stars that form the body of the ancient goddess. The original painting is available for sale here — https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Nuit-The-Sky-Goddess/717162/4678735/view

A detail of the process of painting this image can be viewed below

Sacred Love

Sacred Love art print by Stevyn Llewellyn

ABOUT THE ART

Luminous woman with a sacred heart by artist Stevyn Llewellyn available for sale here.

DESCRIPTION

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.

Valkyrie

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Valkyrie Gilcee Print by artist Stevyn Llewellyn

DESCRIPTION
Valkyrie by artist Stevyn Llewellyn. One of the twelve handmaidens of Odin in Norse Mythology. For sale here.

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.

Amaterasu Noir

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Amaterasu Noir by Artist Stevyn Llewellyn for sale.

DESCRIPTION
The Japanese Sun Goddess Amaterasu by artist Stevyn Llewellyn.
She is the ruler of the sun and the heavens in Shinto Religion. Available now here.

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.

Buddha Daibutsu 大仏

Daibutsu (大仏; kyūjitai: 大佛) Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn
Daibutsu (大仏; kyūjitai: 大佛) Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn

A Photo of the famed Daibutsu (大仏; kyūjitai: 大佛) or Giant Buddha in Kamakura, Japan by Stevyn Llewellyn.  Buy a print of it here.
This immense sculpture of the Amida Buddha Japan is nearly 50 feet tall and is located within the Todaiji temple grounds.
The statue was cast in 1252 and was  inside a large temple hall. The temple buildings were destroyed  by typhoons and a tidal wave in the 14th and 15th centuries. Miraculously, the statue remained and has been in the open since 1495.

Nuit The Star Goddess

nuit_the_star_goddessOil painting on panel by Artist Stevyn Llewellyn. Prints are now available for sale exclusively here.
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.

This image depicts the Star Goddess Nuit, also called Nut by the ancient Egyptians. She is wearing a starry crown and holding a crescent moon. Nuit is also the called the Sky-Goddess. Depicted in ancient paintings in tombs, her body is shown as the night sky, and her hands and feet reach down to touch the earth.

Nuit is one of the oldest gods in the Egyptian religious pantheon. Traveling to Egypt in 2010, and seeing a relief of Nut in the ceiling of an upstairs temple in Dendara was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.

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Nuit, The Star Goddess with Isis and Osiris  by Stevyn Llewellyn 2014 – Prints available soon

This smaller shrine dedicated to Osiris,  is on the roof of Hathor’s temple.  I entered this nearly by accident. I remained in there, in awe, trying to take in the history of this place, thinking of those whom occupied it long ago, by firelight, worshiping this image above. I took this photo below, which doesn’t give the experience justice.  The head of the goddess has become worn away, which makes it all the more mysterious. The entire temple was dark, and the walls sooty, presumably from smoke from torches to illuminate this place. I can imagine it was brilliantly painted, a spectacular shrine for the devotees to occupy.

The Goddess Nuit carved into a temple ceiling. Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn, 2010.

The imagery represents the lunar festival of Khoiakh in which a bed for Osiris was filled with grain seed and soil as part of a fertility rite.

Nuit’s symbol is the ladder, whom the god Osiris uses to enter her realm. This symbol was also used to protect the dead.
During the night, The heavenly bodies of the sun and moon would be swallowed by Nut, then reborn at dawn. Her body is depicted black and full of stars.

A photo of the Egyptian Goddess Nut
Hathor’s temple in Dendara- Upper Temple Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn, 2010

This Goddess has a resurgence in Thelema, which is still practiced today.  Founded by Occultist Aleister Crowley, he recites beautifully, describing this goddess with these words:
“I am the blue-lidded daughter of Sunset; I am the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night-sky.”
And also:
“Then saith the prophet and slave of the beauteous one: Who am I, and what shall be the sign? So she answered him, bending down, a lambent flame of blue, all-touching, all penetrant, her lovely hands upon the black earth, & her lithe body arched for love, and her soft feet not hurting the little flowers: Thou knowest! And the sign shall be my ecstasy, the consciousness of the continuity of existence, the omnipresence of my body.”
Read the entire book Liber AL vel Legis sub figurâ  CCXX online here.

Below is an image of the amazing Dendara Zodiac.

Ceiling of Nuit's temple in Dendara, Egypt
Dendara Zodiac. Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn

Below is a drawing  of the Dendara Zodiac. Pictured above is a plaster reproduction, while the original is in the Louvre museum.

Dendara Zodiac

If you want t o read about the Temple of Hathor in Dendara, there is a detailed description here.

Buy an archival print of this beautiful oil painting of Nuit exclusively for sale here.

Queen Hatshepsut Photo

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Photo of a statue representing the Egyptian Pharaoh-Queen Hatshepsut at her Mortuary Temple. Photo By Stevyn Llewellyn © 2010. Photo is available for sale exclusively through society 6 here.

Temple Djeser-Djeseru ,  is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra. Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt.

See more of Stevyn’s photos from Egypt’s west  bank here.

Aerial view of Djeser-Djeseru. Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn
Aerial view of Djeser-Djeseru. Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn

 

Kitsune Fox 狐

Kitsune Fox Photo Print By Stevyn Llewellyn Taken at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Japan. Original print for sale.

This was taken in Japan in 2010, which was a curious statue of a fox holding a scroll in it’s mouth, and one of the countless Kitsune fox sculptures in the Shinto Fushimi Inari Shrine. There is detailed writings about this mysterious Fox Spirit here.

The Pyramids of Giza

© Stevyn Llewellyn 2010

This is the “classic” shot of the pyramids of Giza I took in 2010. In order to get this angle, you need to walk out a bit into the desert. Words cannot describe the immensity of these.
Coming here was a fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me, and I was fortunate enough to share this moment with my brother whom accompanied me here.

The above image is for sale as a high quality art print in my shop here.