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  Taweret - Crystalinks
Taweret was the ancient Egyptian goddess of maternity and childbirth, protector of women and children.
Taweret was a household deity, rather than a specific deity of the pharaoh, and she enjoyed huge popularity with the every day Egyptian.
It was believed that Amen came to Taweret (called Ipet at this particular time) and joined with her to ensure the renewal of the cycle of life.
www.crystalinks.com /taweret.html   (1275 words)

  
 ODYSSEY/Egypt/Mythology
The goddess was usually depicted as a pregnant hippopotamus with the limbs and paws of a lion and a mane in the form of a crocodile’s tail.
Taweret’s frightening appearance was meant to scare away evil spirits.
Besides the home, images of Taweret were also placed in tombs to protect the deceased in the afterlife and on amulets to protect the wearer.
www.carlos.emory.edu /ODYSSEY/EGYPT/Taweret.html   (131 words)

  
 Fitzwilliam Museum
In fact Taweret was one of ancient Egypt’s most popular and appealing deities, and her image was a common decorative motif on household furniture and textiles.
Taweret was chiefly known as a protector of pregnant women and young children: the three beasts of which she is composed were notorious for the ferocity with which they protected their young.
As a goddess of childbirth, Taweret was also revered as a protector of sun at its rising and she played a role in the rebirth of the dead.
www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk /pharos/collection_pages/ancient_pages/E.22.1955/TXT_SE-E.22.1955.html   (442 words)

  
  Taweret
Taweret (Tawret, Taueret, Tawaret, Taurt, Thoeris and Toeris, Ipy, Ipet, Apet, Opet, Reret) was a patron of childbirth and a protector of women and children.
Taweret was associated with the northern sky as Nebetakhet, the "Mistress of the Horizon".
As a result, Taweret became a mother goddess and a patron of childbirth who was often described as the mother or wet nurse of the pharaoh.
www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk /taweret.html   (819 words)

  
 Per-Heh - Taweret   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Taweret is the protector of childbearing women, as well as a protector of infants and children.
Taweret was originally the concubine to Set, however this changed during Set and Heru's battle for the throne of Egypt.
Taweret was depicted as having a hippopotamus head, the legs and arms of a lion, the tail of a crocodile, and pendulous human breasts.
www.per-heh.org /topics/ntrw-gods-and-goddesses-of-ancient-egypt/taweret.html   (274 words)

  
 Taweret, Goddess-Demoness of Birth, Rebirth and the Northern Sky...
Taweret, Goddess-Demoness of Birth, Rebirth and the Northern Sky...
Of the three, the cult of Taweret assimilated the other two versions of this goddess, despite the Temple of Ipet (often translated to be 'Harem' rather than the name of the goddess) at Ipet-Isut (Karnak).
Occassionally Taweret was depicted with a crocodile on her back, and this was seen as Taweret with her consort Sobek.
www.thekeep.org /~kunoichi/kunoichi/themestream/taweret.html   (1408 words)

  
 Essay Depot - Eqyptian Amulet Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Taweret, the hippopotamus goddess, was the goddess of women and children and, most importantly, of the moment of childbirth.
With her rounded belly and pendulous breasts indicating a pregnant female, Taweret was associated most specifically with childbirth, and she was often depicted watching over the birthing bed.
Taweret Hippopotamus goddess of women and children and most importantly of the moment of childbirth and placed on the deceased as a symbol of rebirth.
www.essaydepot.com /essayme/5353/index.php   (1241 words)

  
 Ancient Egyptian Art | Amulet of the goddess Taweret | F1907.21
Taweret, the hippopotamus goddess, was the goddess of women and children and, most importantly, of the moment of childbirth.
With her rounded belly and pendulous breasts indicating a pregnant female, Taweret was associated most specifically with childbirth, and she was often depicted watching over the birthing bed.
Taweret amulets would have been worn during life by women and children.
www.asia.si.edu /collections/singleObject.cfm?ObjectId=3235   (169 words)

  
 Toérisz (Taweret)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Csakhogy Taweret a test, az egyén születésénél kap szerepet, Ammit viszont a túlvilágra méltatlanok lelkére hoz teljes pusztulást. Különleges külseje ellenére méltóságteljes, nagy hatalmú istennő, akinek ábrázolásairól teljesen hiányoznak az egyébként kézenfekvő groteszk vagy ironikus vonások, amelyek Bésznél olyan gyakoriak.
precesszió okozta.) Taweret csillag-természetében is az oltalom dominál, egy VII.
Sokkal korábban is előfordul, hogy Taweret Hathor egyik alakjaként jelenik meg.
www.freeweb.hu /egyiptom/magyar/istenek_toerisz.html   (582 words)

  
 An Egyptian Thoeris Amulet
Made of greenish-yellow glazed composition faience amulet of the hippopotamus headed goddess Thoeris, also called Taweret, with her arms held along the sides of her pregnant belly, the lappets of her tripartite wig reaching her pendulous breasts, a crocodile-like tail in the rear, and a suspension hole on the back.
Thoeris: The goddess also known as Taueret, Taweret or Thueris in Greek, was the household deity in the form of a female hippopotamus, who was particularly associated with the protection of women in childbirth.
She was usually portrayed with the arms and legs of a lion and the back and tail of a crocodile, while her pendulous breasts and full belly clearly conveyed the idea of pregnancy.
www.medusa-art.com /antiquities/egyptian/amulets/an_egyptian_thoeris_amulet/5ZZF3   (244 words)

  
 Neferchichi's Tomb at neferchichi.com
Like Bes, Taweret was a deity that was worshipped in the home.
Taweret protected women throughout the pregnacy and then acted as a divine midwife when delivery came.
Women would either wear an amulet in her shape or have a small statue of her likeness in their homes, and it was very common to also see Taweret on the headrests of beds and on cosmetic articles.
www.neferchichi.com /taweret.html   (184 words)

  
 Opet
Opet is closely linked with Taweret, and specialized books diverge between considering Opet as a part of the divine concepts of Taweret, or as an independent goddess.
Just like Taweret, Opet is shown as a standing hippopotamus, having pendulous breasts, with the tail of a crocodile and claws from a lion.
She has a protruding belly, which may be seen both as a sign of pregnancy as well as a natural dimension of the body of the hippopotamus.
lexicorient.com /e.o/opet.htm   (378 words)

  
 Statuette of the goddess Taweret [Egyptian] (26.7.1193) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Statuette of the goddess Taweret [Egyptian] (26.7.1193)
In all likelihood, this statuette represents the goddess Taweret, whose domain was the protection of pregnant women, especially during childbirth.
Although Taweret was worshipped in both secular and sacred settings, this statuette's almost perfect condition, exceptional craftsmanship, size, and iconography suggest that it was created for a temple—possibly for the "birth house" where this goddess was linked with Isis.
www.metmuseum.org /TOAH/hd/lapd/hod_26.7.1193.htm   (260 words)

  
 Kemet.org Names of Netjer : Taweret
Taweret (Tau-Urt; G/R Thoueris) - "Great Female of the Land" Thousands of smiling statues of hippopotami with pendulous breasts, long pleated hair and Hethert's horns-and-crescent headdress have been found as testament to the popularity of Taweret in ancient times as the protectress of childbearing women.
The hippopotamus which is Her theophany was probably not venerated particularly for its mothering skills, but for brute strength and staying power - and its ability to scare just about anything that shouldn't be there away.
In some texts, Taweret is also called "Opet," which is also the name given to the first festival of the Kemetic year held in honor of Amen and Mut at Karnak.
www.kemet.org /glossary/taweret.html   (171 words)

  
 AncientEgypt
She would have been frequently invoked in spells for the protection of children and was also an important funerary goddess who it was hoped would bring about the resurrection of the deceased.
Taweret is the only female deity who is frequently shown pregnant and is known as the protector of pregnant women.
Taweret takes on the form of a hippopotamus with the arms and legs of a lion, the tail of a crocodile, and human breasts.
www1.hollins.edu /faculty/saloweyca/Midwifery/AncientEgypt.htm   (620 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Taweret's shabti records the positions she held while alive as a priestess ("lady of the house") and a chantress of Amun, chief god of Ancient Egypt in this period.
Music was very important in Ancient Egyptian worship and Taweret would have sung in the temple.
The face of this shabti and the painted objects it might once have carried have not survived.
www.ucl.ac.uk /museumstudies/websites05/pugh/taweret.htm   (99 words)

  
 Taweret
Taweret assists women in labor and wards off demons (hence her scary appearance).
She was often found in the company of the dwarf god Bes, who had a similar function.
Article "Taweret" created on 21 May 1997; last modified on 09 May 1998 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /articles/t/taweret.html   (122 words)

  
 The Global Egyptian Museum | E72:126   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Each Taweret appears to have speared or to be holding a defeated enemy, on the left side perhaps a desert animal, and on the right a serpent.
Elke Taweret lijkt zojuist een vijand te hebben neergestoken met een speer of er een vast te houden.
Acquired by Arthur Upton from Ireland in Cairo, 1832-3 and subsequently bequeathed to the Royal Irish Academy in 1949 from where it was transferred to the National Museum of Ireland.
www.globalegyptianmuseum.com /record.aspx?id=2746   (621 words)

  
 Taweret Amulet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Circa 7th-1st Century BC Description: Amuletic representation of the hippopotamus goddess, Taweret (or Thoeris) who attended women at the exact moment of childbirth.
The goddess is characterized by her short heavy legs, swollen stomach and heavy breasts.
Background: Though it is uncertain why Taweret became associated with childbirth, she is aided by the god Bes in protecting both woman and child during delivery.
www.fragmentsoftime.com /taweret_amulet.htm   (159 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
No large-scale temples were dedicated to the goddess, instead figures of her were placed on the household altar that was part of every home.
Larger statues of Taweret are unusual as stone statues on a monumental scale were generally placed within temples.
The dedication of a figure of Taweret might have been to gain her favour in a forthcoming birth, or in thanks for her intervention in a recent one.
www.british-museum.ac.uk /compass/ixbin/print?OBJ5220   (208 words)

  
 Taweret [Egyptian] (04.2.365) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Taweret and other closely related goddesses were created from a blending of lion, hippo, crocodile, and human attributes.
The three animals were some of the fiercest species found in ancient Egypt and combining their strengths produced a most potent deity and therefore amulet.
Taweret's particular responsibility was the protection of women during pregnancy and childbirth.
www.metmuseum.org /TOAH/hd/egam/hod_04.2.365.htm   (118 words)

  
 Taweret Amulet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Circa 7th-1st Century BC Description: Amuletic representation of the hippopotamus goddess, Taweret (or Thoeris) who attended women at the exact moment of childbirth.
The goddess is characterized by her short heavy legs, swollen stomach and heavy breasts.
Background: Though it is uncertain why Taweret became associated with childbirth, she is aided by the god Bes in protecting both woman and child during delivery.
www.antiquities.net /taweret_amulet.htm   (159 words)

  
 Taweret
In Egyptian mythology, Taweret ("great one") was a hippopotamus-goddess of pregnant women, homes and, most importantly, childbirth (Bes was her companion).
Pregnant women wore amulets with her name on them.
In art, she had large breasts, a large belly and the head of a hippopotamus, the limbs of a lion and a crocodile's tail.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ta/Taweret.html   (54 words)

  
 Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt ...Treasures from the British Museum
These forty-three gold beads and forty-two Taweret amulets are presently strung as a necklace.
Amulets of the goddess Taweret were one of several types used as elements in jewelry.
Taweret amulets appear throughout the Dynastic Period from the late Old Kingdom (c.
www.bowers.org /mummies/spells_image1.html   (117 words)

  
 Harlan J. Berk - Antiquities Details
Taweret takes the form of a female hippopotamus and was associated with the protection of women in childbirth with her swollen breasts and large belly conveying the concept of pregnancy.
Like the dwarf god Bes, Taweret had few cult temples or statues on her own but served as a popular amulet for young women.
This piece is carved in the round complete with a back pillar pierced for suspension, broken at the feet with earthen encrustation and oxide staining.
www.harlanjberk.com /antiquities/details.asp?inventorynumber=15358&catheading=Egyptian&linenum=30&inventorygroup=aq&file=antqtext.asp   (122 words)

  
 Thetis - Tyche
Ze was een huis- of volksgodin, die vaak werd afgebeeld op bedden of hoofdkussens.
Attributen van Taweret waren de Sa-strik (levenskruis); fakkel; reddingsgordel.
In Thebe had het heilige huwelijk van Taweret met Amen, dat jaarlijks met nieuwjaar werd gevierd, betekenis voor de vruchtbaarheid en de levenscyclus.
www.nissaba.nl /godinnen/beschrthes.shtml   (3462 words)

  
 Day Of The Dog
As Taweret got closer, he noticed she was getting uglier with every step.
When she was almost to him, he jumped up and ran towards the temple with Taweret hot on his heals.
Taweret, screaming with lust and pain fell to the side of Ardeth.
www.fehrdreams.net /Day_Of_The_Dog.html   (1828 words)

  
 British Museum - Guardians and good luck charms
The ancient Egyptian goddess Taweret, for example, has a hippopotamus's body, the limbs of a lion and the tail of a crocodile.
No large-scale temples were dedicated to her, but instead small figures were placed on the household altar, that would have been part of every home.
The dedication of a figure of Taweret might be in order to gain her favour in a forthcoming birth, or be in thanks for her intervention in a recent one.
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk /explore/themes/animals/guardians_and_good_luck.aspx   (673 words)

  
 audrey_legacy: Everson: Gettin' Some Edu-ma-cation
Everyone in the dorm would come to hate Emmy (and most people /outside/ the dorms as well) and I think Taweret was the only one to ever maintain a positive relationship with her.
There were now 5 people in the house: Cooper (founder Isis' husband), G2 heiress Artemis, her vampire husband Count Jason, and Taweret and River.
Taweret also got a job in the Artist field as a wedding photographer (the exact level you get the camera reward at..
audrey-legacy.livejournal.com /7366.html   (1512 words)

  
 Michael C. Carlos Museum: Permanent Collection: Ancient Egyptian Art
One such deity was the goddess Taweret, who was depicted with the head of a hippopotamus, the limbs and paws of a lion, a mane in the form of a crocodile's tail, pendulous breasts, and a belly swollen by pregnancy.
Although there were no state temples dedicated to Taweret, there is evidence that her cult formed part of the rituals celebrated at the household altar.
In addition, her image appears on domestic objects, such as cosmetic items, and amulets in the form of the goddess have been found at a number of settlement sites and at temples, where they were presented as votive offerings.
carlos.emory.edu /COLLECTION/EGYPT/egypt10.html   (223 words)

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