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THOERIS

Mother Goddess of Heavy Protection who comes in Hippo form. That's heavy.

Despite the hippo status, THOERIS keeps a fairly low profile. Her name appears to mean 'Mistress of the Talismans' and she often seems to be pregnant which makes her a motherhood protection deity.

There is a darker side — she can pop up in the Underworld devouring souls of the wicked and brandishing a knife. Things don't stop there as it would seem the constellation of Ursa Major may be under her control.

We think it wise to stop at this point. We don't want her to feel she is being followed. There are rather a lot of Hippo Goddesses and much confusion with similarity of names. When crocodiles come into the equation as with TAWERET and you get crocopotamuses and hippodiles we tend to take the rest of the day off.

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Article last updated on 27 November 2005
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT THOERIS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : THOERIS
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 587

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