Tawaret was a goddess in ancient Egyptian mythology. She was the demon-wife of Apep, the first god of evil. She was often shown as a hippopotamus. Because female hippos are aggressive to protect their young, pregnant women wore amulets of Tawaret to protect their pregnancies. Tawaret was a very popular goddess in the first Dynasty. Tawaret was overall the goddess who protected women during childbirth and pregnancy.Some people also call Tawaret, Taweret. In the days of the ancient Egyptians it was believed that if you wanted to live through childbirth it was necessary to pray to her.