Meshkent is the goddess of childbirth and child delivery, and it is thought that she is the bringer of relief to women in labour. Meshkent also spoke to the gods on behalf of the deceased in order to help them in being born into their new life in the afterlife, and determined the destiny of each person at their birth.
In art, Meshkent appears as a woman wearing two curved palm shoots on her head, which represented the uterus. Alternately she may appear as two bricks thay may or may not have human heads. The bricks represented the brick on which Egyptian women squated when giving birth to their children.