Ancient Egyptian Mythology

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Egyptian Childbirth Goddess

Also known as Reret-Weret

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

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Reret-Weret

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: 4822

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Article last revised on November 12, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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