|Protectresses of the Canopic Jars|
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
Serquet 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