- Cult Center:
was the divine mother, the queen of all gods. She was the female
counterpart of Amun. Mut usurped many of the other Egyptian goddess that
exhibited the attributes of motherhood. During the New Kingdom, The
marriage of Mut and Amun was one of the great annual celebrations. Amun
would be brought from his temple at Karnak, a great
following would escort him to visit Mut at her temple at Luxor. In
spite of her marriage to Amun, Mut was bisexual, perhaps to reinforce
her position as the mother of all things. Her hieroglyphic symbol was a
vulture, it was worn on the crowns of Egypt's queens to typify their
- Representation: A
woman wearing a vulture headdress, with the double crown of upper
and lower Egypt. In some pictures the heads of vultures project from
her shoulders. Sometimes she holds a papyrus sceptre.
of Amun, mother of all the gods, mother of all living things.
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