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. Wanders Goddesses, Egyptian Mythology, Lord Anpu, The Universe, Ancient Egypt, Embalming Fluid, Representing Justice, Lost Child
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Meshkhent: Personified as a female head on top of a birth brick. She was a goddess who presided over and assisted with childbirth. Alternately, Meshkhent was shown as a woman with the symbol of a cow's uterus on her head. After bringing a baby safely into the world, Meshkhent decided the future of the child. Meshkhent was said to be the consort of Shay, the god of fate. Like other deities associated with birth, Meshkhent was also influential in the re-birth of people following death. X
SERKET, SCORPION GODDESS - She would sting bad people, but she could also cure scorpion stings & other poisons. Many people in ancient Egypt who were bitten by poisonous animals died. Because of this, Serket was also known as a protector of the dead. She was associated with fluids that cause stiffening during embalming. This caused her to become known as a protector of embalmer'stents and of the canopic jar for the intestine which is associated with poisons.
MENHIT, GODDESS OF WAR - Her name depicts a warrior status, as it means (she who) massacres. Due to the aggressive attributes possessed by & hunting methods used by lionesses, most things connected to warfare in Egypt were depicted as leonine, and Menhit was no exception, being depicted as a lioness-goddess. She also was believed to advance ahead of the Egyptian armies & cut down their enemies with fiery arrows, similar to other war deities. She was less known to the people as Crown goddess.
PAKHET, GODDESS OF WAR - In art, she was depicted as a feline-headed woman or as a feline, often killing snakes with her sharp claws. The exact nature of the feline varied between a desert wildcat, which was more similar to Bastet, or a caracal, resembling Sekhmet. It became said that rather than a simple domestic protector against vermin & venomous creatures or a fierce warrior, she was a huntress who wandered the desert alone at night looking for prey.
SESHAT, GODDESS OF WRITING & WISDOM - She was seen as a scribe & record keeper. She also became identified as the goddess of architecture, astronomy, mathematics, & surveying. In art, she was depicted as a woman with a seven-pointed emblem above her head. Thoth, became prominent & he became identified as a god of wisdom. The role of Seshat changed, the lower ranks of her priestesses were displaced by the priests of Thoth. First, she was identified as his daughter, & later as his wife.