Tayet

March 28th, 2010 by sabrina

Tayet

Tayet is the Egyptian Goddess of weaving. In a role similar to that of the Goddess Neith, Tayet wove the linen bandages in which mummies were wrapped. She also wove the walls of the tent of purification in which the embalmers worked. Tayet’s linen was also used to dress statues of other deities. Tayet was depicted in human form, holding bandages, and one text says that her skin is the color of turquoise. Her name is also seen as Tait or Tayt.

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