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Term: Nephthys

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Nephthys:

Egyptian daughter of Geb (the Earth God), and Nuit or Nut (the Sky Goddess) and sister of Isis, she is considered the mistress of the house. She is the goddess of Divine Assistance and is shown as a human woman with the head of a falcon or vulture. She is also shown as a nurse of Horus and of the Pharaoh. Some are surprised that she is sometimes shown as ferocious and dangerous, not realizing the power of a mother. Her rites sometimes included drinking lots of the favored Egyptian alcoholic beverage, beer. 




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