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Opet
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"Harem/Favored Place"
Taweret
Period of
worship
Second IntermediateRoman Period
Cult center Thebes
Titles "Mistress of Magical Protection"
"Great One of the Harem"
Symbol(s) Sa, ivory dagger, hippopotamus
Association protection, households,
children, childbirth
Appearance Therianthrope, hippopotamus
Egyptian
equivalent(s)
Taweret

Opet is an ancient Egyptian protective goddess of childbirth and fertility. She was commonly worshipped at Thebes. Opet was typically depicted identical to Taweret; as a bipedal female hippopotamus with feline attributes, pendulous female human breasts, the limbs and paws of a lion, and the back and tail of a Nile crocodile.

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