The Gods of Ancient Egypt -- Heset


Other Names: Hesat

Patron of: food and drink.

Appearance: a cow carrying a tray of food on her horns with drink flowing from her udders.

Description: Heset was an ancient fertility goddess, though her cult was supplanted by the cult of Hathor, a very similar goddess. In later times she was changed to be a goddess of plenty or of food and drink. The ancient Egyptians referred to beer as the "milk of Heset."

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