Friday, July 31, 2009

Nile River Goddess

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This tattoo image comes from the Flickrstream of Thomas Hawk and is licensed under Creative Commons.

The goddess on Jessica's forehead is commonly known as the Nile River Goddess. The original figurine dates from about 4000 BCE which makes this goddess older than the Pharaohs. It is thought that her arms are raised in prayer to the star Sirius as the annual flood, which brought life, prosperity and power to Egypt, occurred for thousands of years on the day Sirius appeared in the heavens.

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