Also known as Nekhbet
- Mythical Number: #2412
- Culture: Egyptian
- Attribute: Celestial
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Behaviour: Friendly
- Common Type: Egyptian Gods
Neckhbet was a vulture goddess of ancient Egypt and is the protector of Pharaohs. She also presides over royal births to the Greco-Egyptian rulers. She is seen on the collars of Pharaohs with her wings spread out and is also shown like this on a woman’s headdress. Her hieroglyph means ‘to encircle.’
Neckhbet 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. Neckhbet came to symbolize all of Upper Egypt, appearing as a pair with Wadjet, the cobra goddess of Lower Egypt.
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