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Ogdoad

A depiction of the Ogdoad from a Roman era relief at the temple of Hathor in Dendera. The four male deities have frog heads and the females have serpent heads.©

Period of
worship
Old KingdomRoman Period
Cult center Hermopolis Magna
Association Infinity, creation
Appearance Anthropoid, snake
Egyptian
equivalent(s)
Heh
Spouse(s) Heh

Hehet is the ancient Egyptian concept of infinity or eternity personified as a deity.

In the Hermopolitan cosmogony, Hehet is one of the eight deities of the Ogdoad representing primordial chaos from which the Primeval Mound appeared. She is coupled with the god Heh as her male counterpart and husband.

Iconography[]

Like the other deities of the Ogdoad, her male form (Heh) was often depicted as a frog, or a frog-headed human, and her female form (Hehet) as a snake or snake-headed human. The snake head symbolised protection, healing, and regeneration, and was also possessed by the other Ogdoad females Nunet, Keket and Amunet.

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