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Amunet


Amunet (or Amaunet) was a fertility goddess of Upper Egypt after apparently being the consort of Amun in the ogdoad in the Hermopolitan Theological System who represented chaos. She is one of the four feminine deities who had serpent heads representing their affinity for the depths of the earth. When paired with Amun, the couple represented hidden power. She is shown in many relief and in a notable stature from the Record Hall of Tuthmosis III at the Karnak complex of Thebes, where she was honored as a benign protective deity especially at times of royal accession. As a fertility goddess she was greatly eclipsed by the goddess Mut. Sometimes she was equated with Neith, the creator goddess of Sais, and her attributes may include the red crown of the Delta. A.G.H.


Sources:

Grimal, Pierre, Larousse World Mythology, Secaucus, New Jersey, Chartwell Books, 1965, p. 32
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 12


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