Hauhet

December 27th, 2009 by sabrina

Yes, it’s been a while since I posted. Sometimes life just gets a little too hectic and I need to let a couple of things slide until I get it back together. No guarantees, but I’ll try for at least a few new Goddesses each week. This one’s for you, Thalia, for the reminder of the immensity of the tasks we’ve set ourselves!

HauhetHauhet is the Egyptian Goddess of infinity. She, along with her brother/consort Heh, were one of the four pairs of deities known as the Ogdoad, the eight Gods who represented the primal beginning, before the world had been created. Hauhet and Heh were depicted as either frogs or as humans with frog heads, although the Goddesses of the Ogdoad could also be depicted as snakes or as humans with snake heads. Hauhet’s name, which means “endlessness,” is also seen as Hehet.

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1 response about “Hauhet”

  1. Thalia said:

    Ah, yes, but the immensity of the task is part of the wonder. I just wrote about Arianrhod today, and realized I could probably spend years just digging around in the roots of that tale. And that’s just one Goddess!

    I do find it a comfort, though, that the subject of Goddesses is infinite. I don’t think I’d ever want to get to a place where I knew everything. Then there’d be nothing left to learn!

    Or at least that’s what I tell myself to keep myself, ahem, ‘sane.’

    All hail Hauhet the Infinite!

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