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  • 05 16, 2023

Who is Meskhenet the Egyptian goddess of childbirth?

In ancient Egypt, women gave birth to children while sitting cross-legged on a pair of bricks, known as birth bricks, and Meskhent was the goddess associated with this form of childbirth.

And therefore, in art, she was sometimes depicted as a brick with a woman's head, and on it a cow's uterus. Let's go on a unique Egypt tours to discover the lifestyle of people in ancient Egypt. At other times she was depicted as a woman with a symbolic cow's womb on her headdress.

Since it was responsible for the creation of Ka, it was associated with fate.

Thus, she was sometimes said to be associated with Shai, who became the god of fate after the deity evolved from an abstract concept. I advise you to check our Egypt day tours to Luxor, because this city is full of many secrets about Egyptian pharaohs and their symbols and mythology. You can take the Luxor west bank day tour, you will visit many amazing places such as Karnak temple, Valley of the kings and more.

Egyptian goddess Meskhenet

Meskhent features prominently in folk tales in papyrus fragments that you will discover during Egypt travel packages. It tells about the birth of each of the kings Oser Kaf, Sahure, and Neferir Kare Kakai, the first three kings of the Fifth Dynasty, who in the story are told that they are triplets.

Immediately after the birth of each child, Meskhenet appeared and predicted that he would become king of Egypt. Do not miss to book our Egypt luxury tours to gain more knowledge about secrets kings in ancient Egypt.

It is also believed that Meskhenet is the first wife. Andjiti, the god of childbirth in the underworld. Andjety appears to have been worshiped since the pre-dynastic Andjet, and most Egyptologists believe him to be the god who eventually became Osiris.

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Meskhenet is an ancient Egyptian goddess associated with childbirth and the protection of mothers and newborns. She is often portrayed as a woman with a headdress resembling a birthing brick. Meskhenet was believed to oversee the labor and delivery process, ensuring a safe birth for both mother and child.


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