The Gods of Ancient Egypt -- Mut


Patron of: the sky, mothers. Appearance: A vulture-headed woman or a woman wearing a vulture for a crown.

Description: The very word Mut means "mother" and Mut was the great mother goddess of Egypt, even outranking Isis. Often Mut was believed to be a sort of grandmother figure, as Isis was the mother figure for the world. She was said to be the consort of Amun, and their son was the moon-god Khonsu.

The three formed a sort of heavenly family for their people. Each year a festival would be held celebrating the marriage of Amun and Mut. The high priest of Amun would lead a procession from Karnak to the temple at Luxor.

Worshipped: Amun, Mut and Khonsu were worshipped as a trinity in Luxor.

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