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Amaunet

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The Ennead

Ra
Shu
Tefnut
Nut
Geb

Nephthys
Osiris
Isis
Set

The Ogdoad

Nu/Naunet
Amoun/Amaunet

Kuk/Kauket
Huh/Hauhet

Other Egyptian Gods

Anubis
Anuket
Apophis
Apis
Astarte
Aten
Bast
Bes
Hapi
Hathor
Horus
Harpocrates

Khepri
Khonsu
Khnum
Maat
Mentu
Neith
Nut
Ptah
Sebek
Sekhmet
Tahuti
Tawaret
Tum

In Egyptian mythology, Amaunet is a mother and fertility goddess and representative of the northern wind. Along with her husband, Amun, she was part of the Ogdoad. Also called Amentet, Amentit, Imentet, Imentit, and Ament. Her name means “Hidden One.” Some of the titles of Amaunet were “The Mother who is Father” and “She of the West” (the land of the dead). She offered bread and water to the deceased in the Underworld. Amaunet was regarded as the protectress of the nation, and had a prominent part in pharaohs’ accession ceremonies. Amaunet was pictured as a snake, a lioness-headed woman, a cow, a sycamore tree, a snake-headed woman, or as a woman with an ostrich feather or hawk on her head. Occasionally she was seen as a winged goddess. Sometimes Amaunet was thought to have been created by Thoth. The companion of the goddess of the East, Iabet, these two goddesses appear together on private tombs, on coffins and sarcophagi, and on funerary papyri.

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