Iusas
Iusas

Pantheon: Egyptian
Titles: Mistress of the Gods, She Comes Who Is Great
Alternate Names/Spellings: Iusaas, Iusaaset
Gender: Female

Iusas is one of the divine wives of Tem, the other being Nebhet Hotep. She is the creator/parent of Shu and Tefnut according ot some texts. Iusas and Nebhet Hotep are sometimes the female aspects of Tem when the god is portrayed as being bisexual. She is also regarded as the personification of the feminine creative principal.

In art, Iusas appears as a woman wearing the horned vulture crown with the uraeus, and carrying an ankh and a scepter in her hands. SHe may also appear as a woman with a scarab beetle on top of her head.

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