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Repyt was an ancient Egyptian goddess.[1], [2] She was normally portrayed as a lioness goddess of Egypt.[3]

In ancient times there was a town which was called Hwt-Repyt and renamed Athribis by the Greeks when it began to grow in importance. The site was excavated by Petrie in 1900. Now called Wannina, the site lies on the west bank of the Nile about 10km south-west of Sohag.[4]


  1. ^ Coulter, Charles Russell; Turner, Patricia (2013-07-04). Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities. Routledge. ISBN 9781135963972.
  2. ^ Bunson, Margaret R (2009). Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: Facts on File library of world history, Revised Edition. Infobase Publishing. p. 149. ISBN 9781438109978.
  3. ^ Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Griffith, F. Ll; Mace, Arthur Cruttenden (2013-09-19). Deshasheh, Diospolis Parva, Athribis. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108066198.
  4. ^ "Wannina". Egyptian Monuments. 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
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