Isis (Figs. 9 & 10), wife of Osiris and mother of Horus (Harsiesis).
She was a goddess of Philae. She was highly revered at a late
Ka, the guardian-spirit of mortals (p. oxxv).
Keb or Geb, the earth-god, husband of Newt (see below).
Kebh-snewf, one of the guardian-deities of the dead. See Amset.
Khepee, the scarabaeus (dung-beetle), regarded as a form of the
Khnum (Fig. 4) was the god of Elephantine and the Cataract dis¬
tricts, and of Shashotep, Esneh, etc. His sacred animal was
Khons, the moon-god of Thebes, was the son of Ammon and Mut,
with whom he forms the Theban Triad. Sacred animal, the
Maat (Fig. 11), goddess of integrity or truth. Her symbol is an
Min (Fig, 12), a god of harvest, was the guardian-spirit of Akhmim
and Koptos, and also the god of travellers in the desert. He is
Mont, the god of Thebes and Hermonthis, was regarded from an
early period as the chief god of Upper Egypt. Under the New
Empire he was god of war and had a sparrow-hawk's head. The
bull Bukhis was sacred to him.
Mut, the wife of Ammon of Thebes and mother of Khons (see
above). Her sacred animal was the vulture.
Nefebtem, son of Ptah of Memphis.
Neith, goddess of Sai's, Esneh (pp. 22, 309), etc.
Nekhbet, goddess of El-Kab (p. 311) and guardian-deity of Upper
Egypt. As she presided over childbirth the Greeks identified
her with Eileithyia. SacTed animal, the vulture.
Nephthys (Fig. 13), originally a goddess ofthe dead. Sister of Osiris.
Newt, a goddess of the sky and wife of Keb.
Onnophbis, see Wen-nofre.
Opet, a popular goddess of childbirth. In Thebes, where she was
revered as the mother of Osiris, she was represented as a pregnant
hippopotamus. See also To'eris.
Osibis (Fig. 14), originally the god of Busiris, received universal
homage as god of the dead. His tomb was at Abydos. For his
legend, see p. cxx. His symbol was a post TT (Tet).
Pakhet (or Pasht), the goddess of Speos Artemidos (p. 197), to
whom the cat was sacred.
Ptah (Fig. 15), the god of Memphis, was regarded as the guardian
Ptah-Tetenen, a special form of Ptah.
Rb, the sun-god. He was identified at an early period with Har-
machis of Heliopolis, and named Re-Harmachis. During the