Wife of Anpu, Mother of Kebechet. Goddess of the seventeenth Nome of Upper Egypt. Which makes her a desert goddess and hence a Goddess of protection.
A few Titles:
Mother of Light.
Lady of the Holy Land.
Lady of Heaven.
The Dark Mother.
Lady of Magick.
Lady of the Circle.
Lady of the Light and The Dark.
Lady of Truth.
She who is Crowned with Stars.
She Who Protects.
Queen of the Starry Heavens.
A We know both from images and her name she is portrayed as a women with a standard head dress of a Jackal and Feather. Jackal-guardian,guides,sky spirits,air, hence breath,life. Also Jackal's were seen as Light Beings.
Feather- Truth, Justice,Order.
So Anput would be a Guide and Guardian. A Bringer of Life and Order. (in the Ancient sense) Also because of her desert nature she is a goddess of protection.
As 'Lady of the Holy Land' she is goddess of the tombs and burials.(even rebirth) She is also 'Great in Magick' which just seems to make simple sense.
Well That's all I can think of for now, I'm sure I'll add more or if we find out more end up tossing this all out.
NoteThough Wilkinson states that Husband and Wife were opposites that complemented one another. Like Osiris/Isis, Death/Life and Ammon/Mut, Hidden Wind/Eye of Ra. Or Thoth/Ma'at, Wisdom/Truth. I still say Anpu/Anput would be Death/Life or Embalming/Birth. That is my opinion and I'm sticking to it till proven other wise
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