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Taweret

Taweret ( Taueret ) [Di] Egyptian goddess of childbirth who symbolized maternity and suckling. She is usually represented as a female hippopotamus.

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SOME OBSERVATIONS ON MINOAN PEAK SANCTUARIES
THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM
In contrast, the female hippo was associated with the goddess Taweret, who was shown as a pregnant hippo, often wearing an elaborate wig.
Evidence of a master copy transferred from Thebes to the Memphite
which clearly show the name of the owner Taweret (Fig. 4).
“WE ARE WOMAN”: GIRL, MAID, MATRON IN AEGEAN ART
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Terra Nova - Episode 3: Needs More Dinosaurs
idea ditched in favour of big dinosaurs with spikes on and hopefully a few more mysterious discoveries - ideally a polar bear, a smoke monster, some kind of inexplicable hatch and, hey! Why not? A statue of the Egyptian goddess of fertility, Taweret.

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Taweret - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Statue of Taweret - Lostpedia - The Lost Encyclopedia
Apr 20, 2009 A giant statue of the Egyptian goddess Taweret stood in its entirety on the shore of the Island. Jac.
Ancient Egyptian Gods; Taweret
Egypt: Taweret, Goddess Demoness of Birth, Rebirth and the
Egypt: Taweret, Goddess Demoness of Birth, Rebirth and the Northern Sky.
British Museum - Breccia statue of the goddess Taweret
Taweret was a fierce goddess who protected the mother and child during childbirth.

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