Imset

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Three of the four children of Horus, the first one is Imset

In Egyptian mythology, Imset (also transcribed Imseti, Amset, Amsety, Mesti, and Mesta) is a funerary deity, one of the Four sons of Horus, who are associated with the canopic jars, [1] specifically the one that contained the liver. Unlike his brothers, Imset is not associated with any animal and is always depicted as human. Isis is considered his protector, and is himself considered patron of the direction of the south.

References[edit]

  1. ^ W. C. Hayes: The Scepter of Egypt I, New York 1952, ISBN 0-87099578-2, p. 321