Heket

May 26th, 2008 by sabrina

Heket is an Egyptian Goddess of childbirth. She is depicted as a woman with a frog’s head or as a frog itself, a symbol of life and fertility. Heket helps to form the child in the womb and then presides over the birth. Midwives were known as “servants of Heket”. Variations on her name include Heqet, Heka, and Hepat.

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