How was the goddess Taweret created? Is there a creation story, or was she just the child of two gods?

  • This is a fairly tough question, which needs to understand the core Egyptian's religion, and I do not have time for that. But I can hint you: Taweret is known in the pyramid text as Ipy (she gave her breasts to 'this Unis'), later on we find a temple to her at Karnak under her femalished name Ipet. On the same register we find her as Seth's spouse, Besh's spouse, we find her linked with Hathor, in the coffin text and book of the dead and later with Isis. She is a little it mysterious because of the very common whorshipped she was under. And our lack of knowledge of those small practices. – Gibet Dec 4 at 14:36

Taweret was a so-called "household deity" with first mention in the Old Kingdom, but there never were any large temples or worship centers built in her name. As such, her origin story is not as elaborate as the deities who were associated with large complexes or cities.

  • I know that, but what is her creation story? – ds_secret Nov 2 at 20:26
  • As I said: it's a household deity so there seems to be no wide-spread, canonized origin story. – Codosaur Nov 2 at 20:46

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