Imseti from a Canopic Jar
|Role||Son of Horus, the god of protection, and of the South|
|Cult Center||Southern Egypt:Abydos, Thebes, ex.|
|Family||Isis (Mother), Horus (Father), Qebehsenuef (Brother), Hapi (Brother), Duamutef (Brother), Ihy (Brother), Set, Nephthys, Osiris|
In Egyptian mythology, Imseti (also transcribed Imset, Amset, Amsety, Mesti, and Mesta) was a funerary deity, one of the Four sons of Horus, who were associated with the canopic jars, specifically the one which contained the liver. Unlike his brothers, Imsety was not associated with any animal and was always depicted as human. Isis was considered his protector.
Imsety the human headed son of Horus, protected the liver of the deceased and was in turn protected by the GoddessIsis. It seems that his role was to help revivify the corpse of the dead person, as he is asked to lift them up by Horus: "You have come to N; betake yourself beneath him and lift him up, do not be far from him, (even) N, in your name of Imsety." To stand up meant to be active and thus alive while to be prone signified death. In Spell 151 of the Book of the Dead Imsety is given the following words to say: "I am your son, Osiris, I have come to be your protection. I have strengthened your house
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