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    The primordial Invisible One mentioned in the Pyramid Texts, female counterpart of Amen. She is known to have had her own priesthood since the Middle Kingdom worshipping her at Karnak. She was included in the Heliopolitan Ogdoad since the Late Period.
    She was a protector deity, especially of the pharaoh enveloping him in her shadow, nourishing him (there is a relief showing her nursing Philip Arrhidaeus), assisting at his accession and his jubilee celebrations (Thutmose III).
    She is sometimes identified with Neith. In the Hall of Records at Karnak a statue depicts her as a woman wearing the Red Crown of Lower Egypt.

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