Protectresses of the Canopic Jars

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Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. They were commonly either carved from limestone or were made of pottery. These jars were used by the ancient Egyptians from the time of the Old Kingdom until the time of the Late Period or the Ptolemaic Period, by which time the viscera were simply wrapped and placed with the body. The viscera were not kept in a single canopic jar: each jar was reserved for specific organs.

Neith corresponding iwith East

Isis corresponding with South

corresponding with West

Serqet an  ancient Egyptian Scorpion Goddess with power over venomous snakes and scorpions, associated with the seven scorpions of Iis.
“Lady of the Beautiful Tent” and “Mistress of the Beautiful House”
associated wthe west death and rebirth.

thePyramid Texts state she was the mother of Nehebkau, the snake god who protects the pharaoh from snakebites.
Closely associated with Isis and her sister Nephthys because of her connection with magic and the underworld.
In Edfu she was said to be the wife of Horus and the mother of Horakhty (Horus of the Horizon).

Nephythys  corresponding with North
- Lungs