mut.jpg The goddess Mut was the wife of Amun and the mother of Khonsu. Together they formed the triad of Thebes. She is a divine mother, like Isis was for Horus; often the king was called her son.

In a completely different aspect Mut was also believed to be a dangerous lioness, a role which she shared with Sekhmet, Wadjet, Tefnut and others. In this form she was associated with the eye of Re, which killed the enemies of the sun god by spitting fire, just like the uraeus snake (Wadjet) on his brow did.

Mut is usually shown as a woman with a vulture headdress and the double or the white crown on her head, or as a woman with the head of a lioness.



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