anuket.jpg Anuket was a goddess who was responsible for the yearly inundation of the Nile. As such she was a goddess of the very south part of Egypt, the region of the cataracts. Her original cult appears to have been on the island of Sehel, but she was especially worshipped in Elephantine, which is nearby.

Anuket formed a triad with Khnum and Satet, all gods who "brought the cool water that comes from Elephantine".

She was depicted as a woman wearing a cap which was decorated with vertical stripes; these are explained by some to be feathers.


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