Hedetet

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Hededet[1]
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Hededet or Hedjedjet (ḥdd.t) is a scorpion goddess of the ancient Egyptian religion. She resembles Serket in many ways, but was in later periods merged into Isis. She was depicted with the head of a scorpion, nursing a baby.[2] She is mentioned in the Book of the Dead.

Sources

  1. ^ Erman, Adolf & Grapow, Hermann (ed.): Wörterbuch der Aegyptischen Sprache., Im Auftrage der Deutschen Akademien, Berlin: Akademie Verlag (1971), III., p.206, III., p.206
  2. ^ Richard Wilkinson: The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. London, Thames and Hudson, 2003. ISBN 978-0-500-05120-7, p.230
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