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Wosret, Wasret, or Wosyet meaning the powerful was an ancient Egyptian goddess with a cult centre at Thebes. She was initially a localised guardian deity, whose cult rose widely to prominence during the stable twelfth dynasty when three pharaohs were named as her sons, for example, Senwosret (also spelled as Seusret) - the man (son) of Wosret.

She was rarely depicted, and no temples to her have been identified. When she was depicted, it was wearing a tall crown with the was scepter, which was related to her name, upon her head and carrying other weapons such as spears as well as a bow and arrows.

She was later superseded by Mut and became an aspect of Hathor. She was also identified with the protection of the deity Horus, Isis' son when he was young.

Wosret was Amun's first wife (John Ray calls her "the theological equivalent of the girl next door"), and was replaced by Mut, although it is possible that Mut is simply a later name for Wosret.[1]

Footnotes

  1. Ray, John Reflections of Osiris: lives from ancient Egypt p.28 [1]

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