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Mehturt

by Micha F. Lindemans
An Egyptian sky-goddess, represented as a colossal cow, with the sun disk between her horns, lying on a mat of reeds. She is the personification of that part of the sky wherein the sun rises, and also of that part of it in which he takes his daily course; Re proceeded in his solar barque across her belly. She was early regarded as the waterway of the heavens, but later she came to be equated with the primeval waters from which Re emerged. This earned her the epithet 'mother of Re'. Her name means "Great Flood".

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  • Also known as:
    Mehurt
    Mehet-Weret
    Mehet-uret

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