in hieroglyphs

Nehmetawy (nḥm.t-ˁw3ỉ; "she who embraces those in need"[1]) is a goddess in the ancient Egyptian religion. She is not very widely known. Nehmetawy was the wife of snake god Nehebu-kau, or in other places of worship, like in Hermopolis, the wife of Thoth. Her depictions are anthropomorph, with a sistrum-shaped headdress, often with a child in her lap.[2]


  1. Wörterbuch, II., p.297
  2. Richard Wilkinson: The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. London, Thames and Hudson, 2003. ISBN 978-0500051207 p.156
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