Anput

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Anput
Anput.jpg
Symbol jackal, canopic jars, mummy gauze
Consort Anubis
Offspring Kebechet
Hathor, Pharaoh Menkaura, and Anput

Anput is a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. Her name is also rendered Anupet, Input, Inpewt and Yineput.[1] Her name is written in hieroglyphs as inpwt.[1] Her name is the female version of the name of her husband, Anubis. ("t" is the feminine ending and Anubis was known as Anpu or Inpu to the Egyptians). She is the goddess of funerals and mummification, as well as the mother of Kebechet and possibly Ammit.

She was often depicted as a pregnant or nursing jackal, a jackal wielding knives. She is also depicted as a woman, with the headdress of a jackal laying down with a feather. Probably the most notable example is that of the triad of Menkaure, Hathor and Anput. She was occasionally depicted as a woman with the head of a jackal, but this is very rare.[2]

Mythology

Anput is a female counterpart of the god Anubis.[3] She is also a goddess of the seventeenth nome of Upper Egypt.[4] She is also considered the protector of Osiris' body.

References

  1. ^ a b Seawright, Caroline (October 8, 2001). "Anubis, God of Embalming and Guide and Friend of the Dead". Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. ^ Hill, J (2010). "Gods of ancient Egypt: Anput". Ancient Egypt Online. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. ^ Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. p. 190
  4. ^ DuQuesne, Terence (2007), Anubis, Upwawet, and Other Deities: Personal Worship and Official Religion in Ancient Egypt, p. 20
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