Egypt: Nebethetepet - Goddess of Heliopolis


Nebethetepet was a goddess of ancient Heliopolis whose name "mistress of the offering" conceals a more intellectual concept. Like Ausaas, she is a feminine counterpart to the male creative principle embodied in the sun god Atum. She is therefore transformed from merely a manifestation of Hathor at Heliopolis into an integral element of the creator god, namely the hand with which he grips his phallus prior to bringing the Egyptian cosmos into being.