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Egyptian Deity: The Protective Goddess Taweret

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The goddess Taweret was a protector of women and children. Like the Egyptian god Bes, she offered protection to pregnant women.   During the Discoveries team's visit to the Luxor Museum, we saw several small amulets resembling a standing Taweret. It was an awesome suprise to turn the corner into the newer part of the museum and find an impressively large statue of Taweret from the late dynastic period. (See photo) This statue had seen many centuries out in the elements and most detail was gone but we still were in awe of the size and presence. It is apparent the importance this deity...

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