Goddess Renenutet  

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RENENUTET is an Egyptian Goddess of the harvest and protector of children. Her name means the "snake who nourishes", for she was depicted most often as a rearing cobra. When depicted in human form, she sometimes had a snake's head, and held a nursing infant in her lap. The apparent contrast between her nurturing disposition and her outward form is explained by the fact that serpents were often used to protect crops and stored grains from rats and mice. Renenutet also came to be associated with fate, and it was said that she was present at the births of children to determine their destiny. Her epithets include "LADY OF THE FERTILE LAND", "LADY OF THE THRESHING FLOOR", "LADY OF THE GRANARIES", and "LADY OF JUSTIFICATION".

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