Ancient Egyptian Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Egypt...

HEKET

Egyptian Childbirth Goddess

Also known as HEGET, HEK, HEKTET, HEQET

Frog Goddess of Childbirth

She is Ra’s daughter and the wife of Khnum. The Goddess of Childbirth, she looks like a frog and is just as good at the spawning game.

Wearing a frog amulet might help you get pregnant. Unless you’re male.

There’s a strong possibility that she was adopted by the Greeks under the name Hecate.

Heket Facts and Figures

Name: Heket
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: HEGET, HEK, HEKTET, HEQET

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Birth
Area of expertise: Childbirth

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 278

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Article last revised on August 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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