Qebehsenuef

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Canopic jar Depicting Qebehsenuef
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Qebehsenef
in hieroglyphs

Qebehsenuef (His name is variously transliterated as Kebehsennuf, Kebechsenef, Qebshenuf, Qebehsenuf or Kabexnuf, meaning 'He who refreshes his brothers') was one of the sons of Horus in Egyptian mythology, the god of protection and of the West.[1] In the preparation of mummies, his canopic jar was used for the intestines. He is seen as a mummy with a falcon head. He was said to be protected by the goddess Serket.

[Qebhsennuf saith:] "I am thy son, O Osiris Ani, triumphant. I have come to protect thee. I have collected thy bones, and I have gathered together thy members. I have brought thy heart and I have placed it upon its throne within thy body. I have made thy house to flourish after thee, O thou who livest for ever."[2]

Together with Maa-atef-f, Kheri-beq-f, and Horus-Khenti-maa, the four sons of Horus (the other three were Imset, Hapi and Duamutef) were known as the Seven Shining Ones, protectors of the body of Osiris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Budge, E. Wallis. The Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani. (1895)
  2. ^ Plates XXXIII and XXXIV

See also[edit]

  • Four Sons of Horus – in-depth treatment of the Four Sons and their interrelationships.