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Nekhbet
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Aa1
bM22tG14
or simply
G14
V30
nḫb.t
"She of Nekheb"
Nekhbet
Period of
worship
PredynasticRoman Period
Cult center Eileithyiaspolis
Symbol(s) Vulture
Association Upper Egypt, kingship
Appearance Vulture

Nekhbet is an early predynastic ancient Egyptian goddess, who was the patron of the city of Eileithyiaspolis (ancient Egyptian: Nekheb). Ultimately, she became the patron of Upper Egypt and together with Wadjet, her counterpart as the patron goddess of Lower Egypt, they combined represented a unified Egypt as Nebty ("The Two Ladies"). They thus both came to be closely associated with kingship and in the New Kingdom they were presented on the pharaoh's uraeus.

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