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Neith

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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, Neith (also known as Nit, Net and Neit) was a psychopomp, a goddess of war and the hunt and the patron deity of Sais, in the Western Delta. As well, she was the patroness of weaving—the bandages and shrouds worn by the mummified deceased were said to be gifts from Neith. She was often portrayed holding a set of bow and arrows, occasionally a harpoon. She was the mother of Sobek. At Banebdjetet's request, she interceded in the war between Horus and Set over the Egyptian throne; she recommended that Horus rule. She served as protector for Duamutef, one of the Four Sons of Horus.

She was identified with Nephthys and Anouke. Neith may also correspond to the Berber and Punic goddess Tanit.

The evil Apep (Apophis) was created from her saliva, which she spat into the primordial waters embodied by Nu.

Plato's Timaeus states that she was the Greek goddess Athena by another name.

References

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