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Ancient Egypt /
Religion
1. Introduction
2. Gods
3. Concepts
4. Cult
5. Cult centres
6. Necropolises
7. Structures

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Mut from Temple of Mut, Luxor, Egypt.
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Mut from Temple of Mut, Luxor, Egypt.

Mut, on the throne of Seti, with Amon to her right (click for large photo). Luxor Museum, Luxor, Egypt.
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Mut, on the throne of Seti 1, with Amon to the right (click for large photo). Luxor Museum, Luxor, Egypt.

Goddess of Ancient Egyptian religion.
Minor goddess, but important as the wife of Amon in the triad of Thebes. But she was also closely related to aspects of the sun. In early stages, she was represented as a vulture, later as a human being.
Mut was a sky goddess and divine mother — her name means "mother". She conducted herself as an older woman among the other gods, and she was queen of them all. She came also to be associated with the sun. Over the centuries she was assimilated with Hathor, Bastet, Sekhment and Edjo.
She was symbolized by the cobra, the lioness or royal crowns. She was represented as a woman wearing a double crown, or with the head of a lioness.
Her origin is probably in the Nile Delta, and she became a national goddess around 1500 BCE, when she entered the triad of Thebes, together with Amon, who came to be regarded as her husband, and Khonsu, who was said to be her son.
The most popular festival of Mut, was held in Thebes. There she was sailed around the small lake to the south of her own temple.





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