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Egyptian Hippo Goddess Tawaret or Taweret Statue,
Amulet and Miniature

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Taweret Egyptian Hippo Goddess
Banner Wall Decor
30 inches wide by 41 inches tall
76.2 cm x 104 cm tall

1.5 to 2.5 inch sewn rod pocket for hanging,
 included in measurements. One-sided wall hanging.
See info below on this Goddess.

$28.95

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taweret hippo goddess statue Taweret Egyptian Hippo Goddess Statue
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Gold Leaf Egyptian Hippo
Miniature Statue
Gold Plated Pewter

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$19.50

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Egyptian Hippo Miniature Statuette
Hand finished Resin


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$6.00

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Egyptian Hippo Goddess of Fertility
Taweret or Tauret

The hippo fertility Goddess image is one of the pre-dynastic images of the Egyptian Great Mother. Tauret or Taweret often appears pregnant and baring her teeth; a symbolic action of child bearing. The Pharoah prayed to this Divine Mother in order to secure food in the next life.

Perfect for any birthing room or where the devotee wishes to invoke the fertility and abundance of this Egyptian Hippo Goddess.

Taweret : (Tawret, Taueret, Tawaret, Taurt, Thoeris and Toeris, Ipy, Ipet, Apet, Opet, Reret) was an ancient Egyptian patron of childbirth and a protector of women and children. Like Bes, she was considered to be a ferocious demon as well as a protective and nurturing deity. She was associated with the lion, the crocodile, and the hippo; all animals which were feared by the Egyptians but also highly respected.

Initially she was viewed as a dangerous and potentially malignant force. Taweret was associated with the northern sky as Nebetakhet, the "Mistress of the Horizon". She represented the circumpolar stars of Ursa Minor and Draco (the little dipper formed her back) who guarded the northern sky. The northern sky was thought to be cold, dark and potentially dangerous and was associated with both Apep and Set. According to one ancient myth, her husband Apep could only come out during the night and so she represented all that was evil during the day. However, by the Old Kingdom she was seen as a protective, rather than an aggressive force (just as female hippos came to be seen as aggressive largely in defence of their young). As a result, Taweret became a mother goddess and a patron of childbirth who was often described as the mother or wet nurse of the pharaoh. As time passed she soon became a household deity, helping rich and poor alike.

When acting as a protective force Taweret is described as a goddess. She was thought to help women in labor and to ward off evil spirits and demons who intended harm to mother or baby. She was also thought to help with matters of female sexuality and pregnancy, and so she was often associated with the goddess Hathor.
Taweret from the Late Period; from www.egyptarchive.co.uk

As a fertility goddess she was also associated with the innundation, particularly at Gebel el-Silsila. According to "The Book of the Dead", Taweret guarded the paths to the mountains of the west which led to the underworld and could also use magic to help the deceased pass safely through that dangerous and frightening land.

Expectant mothers often carried amulets depicting Taweret to invoke her protection. These amulets remained popular even when Akhenaten moved his capital to Akhetaten and rejected the old gods in favour of The Aten. Her image also makes an appearance on cosmetic applicators, jewelry, headrests and vessels. The vessels often had an opening in one of her nipples to allow the contents to be poured out and to add the protection of the goddess to the contents.

She was associated with the so called "magic wand" or "magic knives" used during labour to ward off evil. These magical tools were usually made of hippopotamus ivory, and included depictions of the goddess.

Source: http://ancientegyptonline.co.uk/taweret.html