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The protective goddesses of the four sons of Horus

Goddess Isis


She was the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. She is a universal mother goddess, mother of all kings as the king was the manifestation of Horus on earth. Her name is ist, which means the seat or the throne and it is often placed on her head. Together with her sister Nephtys, they were considered the mourners of the dead. Her main emblem was the throne as she protected the throne of her son Horus the king during one of the episodes of his struggle with his uncle Seth.


The protective goddesses of the four sons of Horus


The protective goddesses of the four sons of Horus

The protective goddesses of the four sons of Horus



The protective goddesses of the four sons of Horus

The protective goddesses of the four sons of Horus

Goddess Nephtys:


She was known as the lady of the house, which was her emblem, represented on top of her head (nbt Ht). She was the wife of the evil god Seth and mother of god Anubis through an illegitimate relationship with Osiris. A positive part of her was her association with Isis and this positive connection freed her from any negative attitude that could be expected from her association with Seth.



Goddess Selket:


She was identified with the emblem of the scorpion on her head. It was believed that she could cure anyone who was bitten by a scorpion and she was probably the patroness of magicians dealing with such bites. Her name is ‘srqt Htyt’ which means she who cause the throat to breathe.

Goddess Neith:


Her main cult center was at Sais in the Delta. She was a goddess of war. She was represented with her emblem on her head which consisted of 2 bows tied together. She became particularly popular during the 26th dynasty. It was believed that she was the inventor of weaving and was linked with the mummy bandages.

IMPORTANT: The Four Sons of Horus


God
Jar Contents
Head
Cardinal Point
Protector Goddess
Amesty
Liver
Human
South
Isis
Hapy
Lungs
Ape (Baboon)
North
Nephtys
Dwamutef
Stomach
Jackal
East
Neith
Quebehsewef
Intestines
Falcon
West
Selket

the 4 sons of Horus and the protective goddesses associated with them:

1.     Imesty protected the liver associated with Isis
2.     Hapy protected the lungs associated with Nephtys
3.     Dwamutef protected the stomach associated with Neith
4.     Qebehsenwef protected the intestines associated with Selket




 
 

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