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Nekheb

Nekhbet: She Was Seen As A Goddess Who Had Chosen To Adopt The City, And Consequently Depicted As The Egyptian White Vulture, A Creature That The Egyptians Thought Only Existed As Females (Not Knowing That, Lacking Sexual Dimorphism, The Males Are Identical). They Were Presumed To Be Reproducing Via Parthenogenesis. In Art, Nekhbet Was Depicted As The White Vulture (Representing Purification), Always Seen On The Front Of Pharaohs Double Crown Along With Wadjet. Nekhbet Usually Was Depicted Hovering, With Her Wings Spread Above The Royal Image, Clutching A Shen Symbol (Representing Infinity, All, Or Everything), Frequently In Both Of Her Claws. As Patron Of The Pharaoh, She Was Sometimes Seen To Be The Mother Of The Divine Aspect Of The Pharaoh, And It Was In This Capacity That She Was Mother Of Mothers, And The Great White Cow Of Nekheb.

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on July 10, 2013

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