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Mut is the patron goddess of Thebes. In Upper Egypt she is the counterpart of Sakhmet, the Lower Egyptian goddess from Memphis. After superseding the goddess Amaunet, in which capacity she is the mother of the moon god Khonsu. She was also regarded as the divine mother of the Theban kings. Mut is depicted in human form wearing a vulture headdress surmounted by the twin crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. She is typically dressed in a bright red or blue patterned gown. Less frequently she is drawn with a lion's head. Her cult center was at Thebes where her sanctuary was known as Iseru. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, pp. 172-173

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