Tawaret (Thermuthis)

Name of Meryt as refered to by Josephus.

The name of the Egyptian hippopotamus goddess of wet-nursing who is a manifestation of Ist was maybe used by Josephus to play on the similarity of the story of Moses hidden in the reeds and the story of Horus, the legitimate ruler of Egypt, hidden in the marshes.



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this entry was last changed Sep 16, 2006