|Goddess of embalming liquid|
|Name in hieroglyphs||
|Symbol||Ostrich or snake|
In Egyptian mythology, Kebechet (spelt in hieroglyphs as Qeb-Hwt, and also transliterated as Khebhut, Kebehut, Qébéhout, and Kabehchet) is a goddess, a deification of embalming liquid. Her name means cooling water.
Kebechet was thought to give water to the spirits of the dead while they waited for the mummification process to be complete. She was probably related to mummification where she would fortify the body against corruption, so it would stay fresh for reanimation by the deceased's ka.
Kebechet was depicted as a snake.
- Rosa Thode, El panteón egipcio, Qebehut en egiptologia.org
- Caroline Seawright: Anubis, God of Embalming and Guide and Friend of the Dead...
- Richard H. Wilkinson: Die Welt der Götter im Alten Ägypten - Glaube, Macht, Mythologie -. S. 223.