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Taweret, Egyptian Goddess of Childbirth

Taweret, Egyptian Goddess of Childbirth

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Wooden sculpture of the Egyptian Goddess Taweret, Egypt, New Kingdom (1600 - 1081 BC) In Egyptian mythology, Taweret (she who is great or great one) is the Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. She was usually portrayed with the arms and legs of a lion and the back and tail of a crocodile (or even a complete crocodile perched on her back), while her pendulous breasts and full belly conveyed the idea of pregnancy. Pregnant women wore amulets with her name or likeness to protect their pregnancies.

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