- guardian of women and children
- a fierce protector
- giver of fertility
- pregnancy & motherhood
- guide & protector through childbirth & labor
- a good harvest
- help with female sexuality
- magical protection
- ward off evil & fight demons or negative ghost spirits
- a guide to souls of the dead and rebirth
- a loving household deity
This Goddess is a lesser known feature character in the famous Egyptian Book of the Dead, but I've most often seen depictions of Her on everyday items a woman might use such as vanity mirrors and drinking cups. She was also an important symbol to be included on birthing blocks; wood or stone blocks women stood upon while in labor to ease delivery of the baby. Lucky babies and children in Egypt would have some sort of amulet or talisman featuring a depiction of Taweret near the bed or on worn jewelry because being comprised of both the hippopotamus and crocodile Taweret is fiercely protective of offspring! When depicted standing in profile, She's often holding the sa, which is a hieroglyph of protection similar to the ankh hieroglyph of life. She was an important deity in Her day, and I feel that Her energy if called upon today could offer comfort and magical assistance to a woman in need.
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* Taweret & other Egyptian deities to print & color yourself
* The Book of the Dead, by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge
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