Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gods And Goddesses: Kebechet

Kebechet, or Qebehet, is the daughter of the god Anubis and his wife Anput. A deity whose name means “cooling water”, she is depicted as a snake or with a woman with the head of a snake and on occasion got depicted as a snake with a body of stars. Kebechet is also known to occasionally take form of an ostrich.

Kebechet is a deity that deals with the embalming liquid, helping her father Anubis with the tasks of mummification. She refreshed and purified the hearts of the deceased using pure water contained within four jars.

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