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.
“Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues
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.
Tree Goddess, or 'Lady of the Sycamore' in Nakhts Tomb @ Luxor. She is usually identified with either Nut, Hathor or Isis. Here she is shown with an emblematic sycamore tree on her head. The Egyptians believed that she would emerge from the sycamore when the ba-soul (in bird form) rested in the tree's shade and would give it nourishment and water.