Pantheon: Egyptian
Titles: The Great One, Concubine of Seth
Alternate Names/Spellings: Apet, Opet, Rert, Rertu, Taueret, Taurt, Taweret, Thoueris
Gender: Female

Tauret is the goddess of Childbirth, Darkness, Maternity, Protection, and Revenge. She is often associated with Hathor and Seth, and is a protector of the dead. She may be the consort of Seth, or of Bes. Tauret's symbols are the ankh, sa, and a torch.

In art, Tauret appears as a hippopotamus with long breasts and a swollen stomach standing on her two hind legs. She commonly holds a rolled papyrus representing protection (the Sa). Tauret may also be wearing a wig or a headdress with feathers, horns, and/or the solar disc. Her mouth is usually represented open to show off her teeth.

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