Wednesday 10 December 2008

Mut: The Bad Witch's Goddess of the Week

The Bad Witch's Goddess of the Week, picked at random from The Concise Mythological Dictionary is Mut, which means "mother" in ancient Egyptian. She is the wife of the god Amun and is usually shown either as a vulture or as a woman wearing a vulture headdress and Egypt's double crown.

The mythology website, says Mut was worshipped as the mother of mothers and was particularly venerated at Thebes and Luxor.

The website adds:
"She did her best to amalgamate all the great Goddesses into her own identity and liked to be known as 'Lady of Heaven' or 'Queen of Gods'. Ironically her symbol is that of a vulture. To get noticed in her early days, she helped Isis collect the bits of Osiris and replaced his head and heart. This sort of thing is always a good career move."

The Concise Mythological Dictionary

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