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RERET

Picture of the Egyptian Childbirth Goddess RERET from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Egyptian Childbirth Goddess

Also known as RERET-WERET

Not a porcine Miss Piggy but one of hippopotamine proportions

The name means ‘sow’ — she is an alternate form of TAWERET, she is not just there as a curiosity — she has charge of her very own constellation of Draco and has imperishable circumpolar stars to revolve around her — one of which is the ancient pole star Thuban.

This sometime give rise to the use of her full name of Reret-Weret which means ‘The Great Sow’. She would certainly not take kindly to ‘Miss Hippo’.

RERET FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : RERET
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Birth
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : RERET-WERET
Popularity index : 4799

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Article last updated on 17 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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