From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
What happens when Shu gets too tired to hold Nut up? He gets help from the Heh (eternity) spirits, so they hold him up! Cooperation in the spirit world. Our friend Nestanebtasheru sent us this drawing. [Photograph of image of Nut, Geb, Shu, and the Heh-spirits from Papyrus Greenfield. 21st Dynasty (ca. 950 BCE). Currently in the British Museum.] Public domain.