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NEPHTHYS
Also known as NEB-HUT, NEBTHET

Extremely sympathetic Egyptian Funerary Goddess

NEPHTHYS is a consolatory deity who comforts and advises those left behind when someone passes on. She also gives support to the souls of the dead as they embark on their journey to the afterlife.

She's the daughter of GEB and NUT, sister of ISIS and OSIRIS, and — according to some sources — ANUBIS's mum.

NEPHTHYS was a great help to her sister during the OSIRIS business, but prefers to remain in the shadowy background as befits her status as a Goddess of Sympathy.

She often has trouble with her hair. At times it seems to resemble the mummy wrappings of the dead and she has to resort to wearing a basket on her head.

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Article last updated on 26 March 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT NEPHTHYS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : NEPHTHYS
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : NEB-HUT, NEBTHET
Popularity index : 1103

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