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Taweret
Greek: Thoueris
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"She who is Great"
Taweret
Period of
worship
Old KingdomRoman Period
Cult center None in particular
Titles "Lady of the Birth House"
"Mistress of Pure Water"
Symbol(s) Sa, ivory dagger, hippopotamus
Association protection, households,
children, childbirth
Appearance Therianthrope, hippopotamus

Taweret is an ancient Egyptian protective goddess of childbirth and fertility. She was commonly worshipped throughout Egypt. Taweret is typically depicted 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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