Statuette of the Egyptian Goddess Taweret. ca. 712-332 BCE. Faience. Overtime she became a fertility goddess and protector of pregnant woman and their children. Most often found on household altars, on domestic items and amulets.
Hippo Necklace Sterling Silver Hippopotamus The river goddess Taweret became seen, very early in Egyptian history, as a deity of protection in pregnancy and childbirth. Pregnant women wore amulets with her name or likeness to protect their pregnancies.