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Iabet

Iabet
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Iabet is depicted on the left. Next to her is Ramesses III.
Major cult centerPanopolis
ConsortMin

Iabet (Iabtet, Iab, Abet, Abtet, Ab) is a goddess in Egyptian mythology, counterpart of Imentet.

Mythology

She is a cleanser of the Sun god Ra, and goddess of the east. Her main husband is the fertility god Min. She was worshiped in Panopolis, with her husband.[1]

In the Amduat, Iabet is depicted as a woman with her arms by her sides, under the name of Iab. Along with eleven other goddesses, including Isis and her grandmother Tefnut, the group was known as "Those who give praises to Ra as he passes over Wernes".

Nefertiabet

One princess – Nefertiabet – is named after this goddess. Her father was Pharaoh Khufu.[2]

Literature

  1. ^ Caroline Seawright. Iabet, Cleanser of Ra, Personification of East.
  2. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson (2004). ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p. 60.