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Menkhet...Isis or Nebthet?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Menkhet...Isis or Nebthet? Reply with quote

I was looking around and I've seen Menkhet as the moon phase Nebthet or as another name for Isis. Which one is it? Are both correct?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On touregypt it is mentioned that Isis is called Menhet (or Menkhet) in Memphis and also in Heliopolis (although Isis is also called Aat in Heliopolis).

Nebthet is another name for Nephtys. Nebthet would have been the sister of Isis and hence the sister of Menhet (Isis).

Goddesses went by many different names (Isis is referred to as the goddess of a 1000 names).

I have also seen Menhet described as a lion goddess from Nubia and wife of the war god Anhur.

It may very well be that she had a different identity in different places.
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