mythology, Kebechet (spelt in Hieroglyphs
as Qeb-Hwt, and also transliterated as Kebhut,
Kebehut, Qébéhout, and Kabechet)
was the deification of embalming liquid,
her name meaning cooling water. Such liquid
was seen as the child of Anubis,
in the area where Kebechet was considered
to exist, and consequently Kebechet was
seen as his daughter.
As the deification of embalming, she was seen as the goddess
of freshness and purification via water. Like all female concepts
from the Ogdoad belief system, Kebechet
was depicted as a snake with a body of stars, or simply as
a woman with the head of a snake, although in rare instances
she was pictured as an ostrich, which was representative of
Ma'at (purity / righteousness).
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