Sunday, July 26, 2015


Image of a man worshiping Taweret from wikispaces

Taweret, the Egyptian goddess of pregnancy, childbirth and maternity, has the head of a hippo, the body of a lion and the tail of a crocodile.

The combination of symbolic elements point to her demonic aspect, reminders that a mother can kill in defense of her young.

A friendly household goddess, Taweret achieved greater prominence when she was associated with the nursing of young pharaohs.

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