who causes the throat to breath". An Egyptian scorpion-goddess,
and an early a tutelary deity of the Egyptian monarchs.
is one of the goddess who guards the canopic jars containing
the viscera of the deceased. From this association she came
to be a tutelary goddess of the dead.
is represented as a woman with a scorpion on her head or
with a scorpion-shaped headdress, but also with a scorpion
body and a human head.
was called upon to avert venomous bites and stings.