Ipet

June 12th, 2008 by sabrina

Ipet is an Egyptian Goddess of birth. Her name means “favoured place”, and she was depicted as a combination of human, hippopotamus, lion, and crocodile—she had the body of a hippopotamus, the feet of a lion, human arms with lion paws, large human breasts and a pregnant belly, and the back and tail of a crocodile. This combination of attributes shows both her protective and nourishing aspects. One of her epithets is Mistress of Magical Protection.

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