Gods and Goddesses


Role: Goddess of Upper Egypt

Appearance: Vulture or a woman wearing a vulture skin on her head

Center of worship: Nekheb

Nekhbet was originally the local goddess of Nekheb, the capital of the third nome of Upper Egypt. She gained prominence when Nekheb merged with neighboring city Hierakonpolis which was the home to the Upper Egyptian royalty at the time. Nekhbet came to symbolize all of Upper Egypt, appearing as a pair with Wadjet, the cobra goddess of Lower Egypt.

Nekhbet and Wadjet

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