Goddess Hekit, Or Heqet, Or Hepat


Hekit (also Heqet, Hepat) is the Egyptian goddess of midwives.

Hekit is shown as either a frog on a lotus or a lady with a frog's head.

She is the goddess of life and fertility, as well as the goddess of the latter stages of birth, inhaling life into the body of the newborn.

Her amulet is worn by women in childbirth to protect them from agony and death, and she is patroness of midwives and nurses.