'The Great One'


  • Head of a hippopotamus with the arms and legs of a lion, the back and tail of a crocodile, and the breasts and stomach of a pregnant woman.

Tawaret was a goddess who protected women during pregnancy and childbirth.

Many of the gods and goddesses in ancient Egypt had temples built to honour them. Other gods and goddesses like Tawaret and Bes were worshipped by people in their own homes.

Tawaret amuletThis is an amulet of the goddess Tawaret. People often wore amulets like this, or kept them in their homes.