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TAWERET
Also known as APET, APTET, IPY, IPET, OPET, TAURT, TAUERET, THURERIS, TOERIS

A picture showing the legend of TAWERET taken from our Egyptian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Egyptian Gods, Egyptian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Hip hippo Goddess of Maternity and Childbirth

Very popular with those expecting a blessed event, she comes in the form of a pregnant hippopotamus. If you can believe this, just add breasts and a crocodile tail. (Make that several breasts — she was very well-endowed in that department.)

Possibly the wife of SEBEK, she protects women and children. Her alternative name Thoeris appears to mean 'Mistress of Talismans'. For added protection during maternity, put a picture of her on your pillow to keep the demons away.

According to the BOOK-OF-THE-DEAD, she nourishes the deceased and devours the wicked who are on the way to Hell. This must be for a taste of things to come.

It would also seem the constellation of Ursa Major may be under her control. But there are rather a lot of Hippo Goddesses and much confusion of names. When crocodiles come into the equation as with TAWERET and RERET and you get Crocopotamuses and Hippodiles, we tend to take the rest of the day off.

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Article last updated on 01 May 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT TAWERET : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : TAWERET
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : APET, APTET, IPY, IPET, OPET, TAURT, TAUERET, THURERIS, TOERIS
Popularity index : 1255

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