Neith
Neith

Neith

Pantheon: Egyptian
Titles: Eye of Ra, The Huntress, Lady of the West, Mistress of the Bow, The Opener of Ways, That Which Is, The Terrifying, Ruler of Arrows
Alternate Names/Spellings: Neit, Net, Nit
Gender: Female

Although primarily a Goddess of War, Neith is also seen as the Goddess of Arts, Crafts, Creation, Healing, Herbs, Knowledge, Magic, Marriage, Meditation, Mysticism, Rituals, and Women. Her sacred animals include Bees, Cats, Perches, and Snakes. Neith represents the direction West. She is sometimes seen as the virgin mother of Ra or of Sobek, the daughter of Ra, and the wife of Khunum. Her cult center was in Sais. The Greeks associated her with Athena.

In art, Neith commonly appears as a woman wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt and holding a bow and arrows. In some cases she appears with her symbol over her head, or as a woman wearing a scull cap. She was also represented as two crossed arrows held up on a pole.

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Neith

Neith