Nephthys means “mistress of the house.” The Egyptian goddess Nephthys was a part of the Ennead of Heliopolis (Nine Gods of Heliopolis).
She was additionally the daughter of the sky goddess, Nut, and the earth god, Geb, and sister to Osiris, Isis, and Seth. Also thought-about the spouse of Seth, Nephthys was extra ceaselessly related to the cults of Osiris and Isis. Like Isis, Nephthys was a mourning goddess who attended mummies on their funeral biers.
Nephthys appeared both as a lady, typically with wings, or as a hen of prey. She wore the hieroglyphic writing of her title, which is a basket atop the signal for home, on her head. She additionally appeared in temple reliefs and in sure tales on the delivery of a king.
In texts relationship from 2513 B.C.E., Nephthys was referred to as the “substitute without a vagina.” The solely little one credited to her was the jackal god, Anubis, whom she conceived with Osiris. Nephthys deserted the infant out of worry of her husband, Seth.
Nephthys helped Isis bind collectively the dismembered Osiris, who had been slain by Seth. With Isis, Neith, and the scorpion goddess, Serket, Nephthys guarded the stays of the deceased.
Nephthys had no cult or temple of her personal. In Greek fable, she grew to become Aphrodite and Nike (Victory). Due to her affiliation with the god of confusion, Seth, the Greeks additionally knew her as Teleute, goddess of loss of life.