Iat

Iat
Major cult center Egypt
Iat[1]
in hieroglyphs

Iat is an Ancient Egyptian minor goddess of milk and, by association, of nurturing and childbirth.[2]

Etymology

The name of the goddess resembles iatet which is the Egyptian word for "milk". What little we know of the goddess is based upon what is found in the Pyramid Texts such as where a king declares, "My foster-mother is Iat, and it is she who nourishes me, it is indeed she who bore me".[3]

See also

References

  1. Erman, Adolf & Grapow, Hermann: Wörterbuch der Aegyptischen Sprache., Im Auftrage der Deutschen Akademien, Berlin: Akademie Verlag (1971), I., p.26
  2. "The Papyrus of Ani, The Egyptian Book of the Dead". Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  3. "Iat". egyptian-gods.info. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
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