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WOSRET, WASRET, or WOSYET meaning the powerful was an Egyptian goddess with a cult centre at Thebes in Upper Egypt
Upper Egypt
. 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 Senusret), the man (son) of Wosret.

She was rarely depicted, and no temples to her have been identified. One example of a depiction of Wosret
Wosret
is on the stela shown to the right where she is the figure farthest to the right.

When she was depicted, it was wearing a tall crown with the Was sceptre, which was related to her name, upon her head and carrying other weapons such as spears as well as a bow and arrows.

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was later superseded by Mut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

She was Amun
Amun
's first wife (John Ray calls her "the theological equivalent of the girl next door"), and was replaced by Mut
Mut
, although it is possible that Mut
Mut
is simply a later name for Wosret. On the stela above Amun
Amun
is depicted to the left.

FOOTNOTES

* ^ Ray, John Reflections of Osiris: lives from ancient Egypt p.28

SEE ALSO

* Amunet

* v * t * e

Ancient Egyptian religion
Ancient Egyptian religion

MYTHOLOGY

* Paganism
Paganism
* Pantheism
Pantheism
* Polytheism
Polytheism
* Emanationism * Soul * Neter-khertet
Neter-khertet
* Aaru
Aaru
* Duat
Duat
* Isfet * Numerology

DEITIES

* Aker * Akhty * Ammit
Ammit
* Amun
Amun
* Amunet * Am-heh
Am-heh
* Anat
Anat
* Andjety
Andjety
* Anhur
Anhur
* Anput
Anput
* Anti * Anubis
Anubis
* Anuket
Anuket
* Apedemak
Apedemak
* Apep
Apep
* Apis * Apt * Aqen
Aqen
* Arensnuphis
Arensnuphis
* Ash * Astarte
Astarte
* Aten
Aten
* Atum
Atum
* Babi * Banebdjedet
Banebdjedet
* Bastet
Bastet
* Bat * Bata * Ba-Pef * Bes
Bes
* Buchis
Buchis
* Dedun

* Four sons of Horus
Horus

* Duamutef
Duamutef
* Hapi * Imset
Imset
* Qebehsenuef
Qebehsenuef

* Geb
Geb
* Ha * Hapi * Hathor
Hathor
* Hatmehit
Hatmehit
* Hedetet
Hedetet
* Heh * Heka * Hemen
Hemen
* Hemsut
Hemsut
* Heqet
Heqet
* Hermanubis * Hesat * Horus
Horus
* Heryshaf * Hu * Iabet * Iah
Iah
* Iat
Iat
* Ihy * Imentet * Imhotep
Imhotep
* Isis
Isis
* Iunit * Iusaaset
Iusaaset
* Kebechet * Kek * Khensit * Khenti-Amentiu * Khenti-kheti
Khenti-kheti
* Khepri
Khepri
* Kherty * Khnum
Khnum
* Khonsu
Khonsu
* Kothar-wa-Khasis * Maahes
Maahes
* Ma\'at * Mandulis * Medjed * Mafdet
Mafdet
* Mehen
Mehen
* Mehet-Weret * Mehit
Mehit
* Menhit
Menhit
* Meret * Meretseger
Meretseger
* Meskhenet
Meskhenet
* Min * Mnevis
Mnevis
* Montu
Montu
* Mut
Mut
* Nebethetepet
Nebethetepet
* Nebtuwi
Nebtuwi
* Nefertem
Nefertem
* Nehebkau * Nehmetawy
Nehmetawy
* Neith
Neith
* Nekhbet
Nekhbet
* Neper * Nephthys
Nephthys
* Nu * Nut * Osiris
Osiris
* Pakhet
Pakhet
* Petbe * Ptah
Ptah
* Qebui * Qetesh
Qetesh
* Ra * Raet-Tawy
Raet-Tawy
* Rem * Renenutet
Renenutet
* Renpet
Renpet
* Repyt
Repyt
* Resheph
Resheph
* Sah * Satis * Sekhmet
Sekhmet
* Seker
Seker
* Serapis
Serapis
* Serket
Serket
* Seshat
Seshat
* Set * Shai * Shed * Shesmetet * Shezmu * Shu * Sia * Sobek
Sobek
* Sopdet
Sopdet
* Sopdu * Souls of Pe and Nekhen * Tatenen
Tatenen
* Taweret
Taweret
* Ta-Bitjet * Tefnut
Tefnut
* Tenenet

* Thoth
Thoth

* Hermes Trismegistus

* Tjenenyet * Tutu * Unut
Unut
* Wadjet
Wadjet
* Wadj-wer
Wadj-wer
* Weneg * Wepset * Wepwawet * Werethekau
Werethekau
* Wosret

CREATURES

* Aani * Abtu * Bennu
Bennu
* Griffin
Griffin
* Hieracosphinx
Hieracosphinx
* Medjed * El Naddaha * Serpopard
Serpopard
* Sha * Sphinx
Sphinx
* Uraeus

SYMBOLS

* Ankh
Ankh
* Atef
Atef
* Atet
Atet
* Benben
Benben
* Book
Book
of Thoth
Thoth
* Cartouche
Cartouche
* Crook and flail
Crook and flail
* Deshret
Deshret
* Djed
Djed
* Egyptian obelisk
Egyptian obelisk
* Egyptian pool
Egyptian pool
* Ennead
Ennead
* Eye of Horus
Horus
* Eye of Ra * Flooding of the Nile
Flooding of the Nile
* Hedjet
Hedjet
* Heku
Heku
* Hemhem crown
Hemhem crown
* Hennu * Imiut fetish * Khepresh * Kneph * Maat
Maat
Kheru * Matet boat
Matet boat
* Mortuary temple
Mortuary temple
* Nebu * Nemes
Nemes
* Neshmet * Ogdoad * Ouroboros
Ouroboros
* Pschent
Pschent
* Pyramid power * Scarab * Seqtet boat * Serekh
Serekh
* Shen ring
Shen ring
* The Indestructibles
The Indestructibles
* Tyet
Tyet
* Ushabti
Ushabti
* Was-sceptre
Was-sceptre
* Winged sun
Winged sun

WRITINGS

* Amduat * Books of Breathing
Books of Breathing
* Book of Caverns
Book of Caverns
* Book of the Dead
Book of the Dead
* Book of the Earth
Book of the Earth
* Book of Gates
Book of Gates
* Coffin Texts * Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld
Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld
* Litany of the Eye of Horus
Horus
* Litany of Re
Litany of Re
* Pyramid Texts
Pyramid Texts

BELIEFS

* Atenism
Atenism
* Curse of the Pharaohs * Funerals * Offering formula * Philosophy * Temples

* Book
Book
* Ancient Egy

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