Although, for obvious reasons, she was a popular
goddess, she eventually became considered an aspect
of Hathor, who had by
that time become a goddess of pleasure.
mythology, Qetesh (also Qadesh, Kadesh)
was a goddess of sex (rather than fertility),
who is thought to have originally been a
Semitic god, from Chaldean mythology, adopted
into the Egyptian pantheon at a later date.
Her husband was the god Resheph, another
god from Chaldean mythology, who was introduced
in the Middle Kingdom. Having been adopted
into Egyptian belief, it was decided that
Qetesh, as the goddess of sex, should be
the mother of Min,
the god of fertility and thus sexual prowess.
She was depicted as a naked woman standing on a lion, with
the crescent moon (representing the night) on her head. Also,
she was shown holding snakes (representing the penis) in her
right hand and lotus flowers (representing the vulva) in her
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