KEBECHET, GODDESS OF FRESHNESS & PURIFICATION - She was known as the wandering goddess or the lost child. She is the daughter of Anubis & Anput and was thought to help her father in his role as the god of embalming, she was particularly associated with embalming fluid used during mummification. Often depicted as a snake or as a woman with the head of a snake. Sometimes she takes the form of an ostrich, linking her to the goddess of Ma´at who represented justice & balance in the universe.
The goddess Kebechet. Egyptian mythology. She is a Goddess of personification of embalming liquid. Her name means cooling water. She is also consider the goddess of freshness and purification through water. She washed the entrails of the deceased and brought sacred water to Anubis for his tasks. She was thought to give water to the spirits of the dead while they waited for the mummification process to be completed.
Ancient Egyptians believed the tears of the goddess Isis made the Nile overflow each year. They celebrated the flood, which happened twice annually, with a festival called the “Night of the Tear Drop.”
Detail of Tutankhamen’s Outermost Coffin, photographed by Harry Burton, 1926. The golden vulture and cobra goddesses of Upper and Lower Egypt were wrapped in a wreath of cornflowers clasped in olive leaves, which fell to pieces when it was removed, after 3,000 years. I like to think his wife wrapped it there as a final goodbye.