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Anuket

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Egyptian goddess of the Nile, and nourisher of the fields. She formed a triad with Chnum and Satis. Her principal sanctuary as at Elephantine, an island near Aswan. Anuket (Anqet) was portrayed with a crown made of reed and topped with ostrich feathers. The gazelle is her sacred animal. Later she became known as 'Ruler of Numibia'.

Her name means the "embracer" and may refer to the embrace of the Nile waters by the river's banks. In hieroglyphs she is seen wearing a feather headress. She was later merged with Nephthys. Her Greek form is Anukis.

The name of Anqet in hieroglyphs
The name of Anqet in hieroglyphs.


Article details:

  • Also known as:
    Anqet
  • Etymology:
    Embracer

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