A blue-robed man, whose fittest roof is the overarching sky which reflects his serenity.
The egg may be either the earth with the overarching vault of heaven or (as in Egypt - but this is a later view) the sun.
Streets and avenues for the most part are paved with a smooth asphalt pavement, and many of them have two and occasionally four rows of overarching shade trees and private lawns on either side.
The remaining parts of the perianth are very much smaller, and commonly are so arranged as to form a hood overarching the "column."
In Egypt the relation was curiously reversed; the earth-god Keb was the husband of Nut, the sky, represented sometimes as a woman, overarching the earth and supported on hands and feet, sometimes as a gigantic cow, upheld on the outstretched hands of Shu, the atmosphere.