Deity, Egyptian Lore



By Morningbird

Tawaret is an ancient Egyptian Goddess associated with women, infants and childbirth. Her appearance is a composite with the head of a hippopotamus, the tail of a crocodile and the body of a lion, with features of a heavily pregnant woman. Like Bes images of Tawaret were often kept in the home as protective amulets.



Egyptian Childbirth Talisman from Ka Gold Jewelry
Check out this awesome Tawaret talisman at

More Information Online

At Ancient Egypt Online

You can view and read about a Taweret amulet at the Johns Hopkins University Archaeological Collection

Some more artifacts and information can be explored at Tour Egypt


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