Egyptian Mythology

The Egyptian Pantheons

Are there Egyptian versions of the Great Goddess?

There are many Egyptian Great Goddess figures in addition to those who made up almost half of the Ennead. The lion-headed Sekhmet, the great cow goddess Hathor, the “Eye of Ra,” and Mut, the consort of Amun-Ra, are all examples of the archetype.

In some cult centers, especially in the Egyptian Delta in the north of the country, the creator was the goddess Neith, who wore the crown of Lower Egypt and was represented by a beetle. Sometimes she had a crocodile head. Some said she was the mother of the great sun god Ra.


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