Heqet is an ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility and childbirth. She is depicted as a woman with the head of a frog and was considered to be one of the most important goddesses in ancient Egyptian religion.
Heqet’s name means “the one who activates the birth” and her role in the mythology is closely associated with the concept of fertility and childbirth in ancient Egypt. She was believed to be the goddess who assisted in the birth process and was responsible for the safe delivery of newborns. Her cult center was located in the city of Heqet, where she was worshipped as the goddess of fertility and childbirth.
Heqet was also associated with the concept of renewal and regeneration. She was believed to have the power to bring new life and rejuvenate the land. She was often depicted in statues and amulets as a way for the people to seek her protection and blessings for a bountiful harvest.
Heqet was also associated with the concept of health and well-being, she was believed to have the power to heal and protect people from disease and illness. Her cult was often associated with the practice of medicine and the healing arts, and her temple in Heqet was a famous center for the treatment of women’s and children’s diseases.
In addition to her role as a goddess of fertility and childbirth, Heqet was also associated with the concept of the afterlife. She was believed to be the one who guided the souls of the dead through the underworld and was often depicted on the coffins of the deceased as a protector of the dead.