The Godess Mut

Mut in the ancient Egyptian mythology was the second member of the triad of Thebes; Amun-Ra's wife and the mother of Khonsu . She was as the Mother of the world who created every thing with the chief god. In the book of the Dead, she is described as the creator of the souls and bodies of the mortal beings and the one who saved them from the dangers of the evil chamber. Mut was also believed to be a protective goddess and this justifies her association with the vulture. Thus she is presented sometimes in the Book of the Dead as a woman with a vulture over her head topped with the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt and some time as a woman with winged arms of a vulture. There are some paintings that identify her with Maat and others display her standing next to the plume of Maat.
The temple in the Karnak was the main center of worshiping Mut and it date from the reign of Amenhutep III, while there are some other places for worshiping her in Upper Egypt. The temple of the Karnak was one of the greatest religious places where the wife of Ptah was amalgamated with her counterpart from Thebes. This building was once admired for its eight granite statues of Sekhmet and its two inner courtyards that are in a ruinous state now.


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