Egypt: The Gods of Ancient Egypt - Satet (Setet, sathit, satit, sati, setis, satis)


Patron of: the inundation of the Nile

Appearance: a woman wearing a star on her head and carrying water jars.

Description: Satet was believed to pour out the water into the Nile that caused the inundation each year. She was associated with the star Sirius A (the "Dog Star"), because the inundation coincided each year with the rising of that star. The inundation itself was known as the Night of the Teardrop. Every year, Isis would shed a single tear, which would be caught by Satet in her jars, then poured into the Nile.

Worship: Cult center at Elephantine.

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