Mut

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Image of the goddess Mut

Mut was an ancient Egyptian goddess. Mut meant mother in the ancient Egyptian language.[1] Her name can also be spelled Maut or Mout. She is associated with the waters from which everything was born.

Some of Mut's many titles included World-Mother, Eye of Ra, Queen of the Goddesses, Lady of Heaven, Mother of the Gods, and She Who Gives Birth, But Was Herself Not Born of Any.

In art, Mut was pictured as a woman with the wings of a vulture. She holds an ankh and wears the united crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Her dress is bright red or blue. There is a feather of the goddess Ma'at at her feet.

Mut is sometimes shown as a cobra, a cat, a cow, or as a lioness as well as the vulture.

References[change | change source]

  1. Velde, Herman te (2002). Mut. In D. B. Redford (Ed.), The ancient gods speak: A guide to Egyptian religion (pp. 238). New York: Oxford University Press, USA.