The Goddess Taweret
The ancient Egyptians took note of the traits of mother hippos and used them in the creation of the household goddess Taweret. Small statues of the Goddess were often placed in homes with the expectation that it would keep pregnant mothers and their children safe, or with the hope that it would increase fertility. Taweret was also thought to be able to frighten away evil spirits, and her figure was sometimes worn around the neck as an amulet.
The Hippo is part of a collection of traditions, stories and passion, by Karim Mekhtigian in collaboration with Marmonil dedicated.
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