Anput

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Anput
Wife of Anubis
Consort Anubis
Hathor, Pharaoh Menkaura, and Anput

Anput is a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. Her name is also rendered Input, Inpewt and Yineput.[1] Her name is written in hieroglyphs as inpwt.[2] Her name is the female version of the name of her husband, Anubis. ("t" is the feminine ending and Anubis was known as Anpu or Inpu to the Egyptians)

She was depicted as a woman wearing a standard topped by a jackal, or as a large black dog or jackal. Probably the most notable example is that of the triad of Menkaure, Hathor and Anput. She was ocassionally depicted as a woman with the head of a jackal, but this is very rare.[3]

Mythology[edit]

Anput is a female counterpart of the god Anubis.[4] She is also a goddess of the seventeenth nome of Upper Egypt.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caroline Seawright: Anubis, God of Embalming and Guide and Friend of the Dead...
  2. ^ Caroline Seawright: Anubis, God of Embalming and Guide and Friend of the Dead...
  3. ^ http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/anput.html
  4. ^ Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. p. 190
  5. ^ DuQuesne, Terence (2007), Anubis, Upwawet, and Other Deities: Personal Worship and Official Religion in Ancient Egypt, p. 20