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Ancient Egyptian deities: Nebetu
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also Nebtu, Nebetu'u
    Nebetu was the Lady of the Fields or Mistress of the territory, a somewhat obscure goddess with a cult at Esna,[2] which included processions of the goddess, among them one when she was dressed in red clothes on the tenth day of the first month of inundation,[3] another a journey to Pi-Sahure together with Heqa the child, from which they returned to Esna by nightfall.[4] She was still revered there in Roman times.[5]


    At Iunit (Gk. Latopolis, modern Esna) in the third nome of Upper Egypt she formed a triad with her consort Khnum and, at times, his second wife,Menhyt.[1] at others with the god Heka as a child.[4]


    She was at times identified with Hathor.
[1] Manfred Lurker, Lexikon der Götter und Symbole der alten Ägypter, Scherz 1998, p.215
[2] Margaret R. Bunsen, Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, New York 2002, p.264
[3] Sherif El-Sabban, Temple festival calendars of ancient Egypt, Liverpool monographs in archaeology and Oriental studies, Liverpool University Press, 2000, p.160
[4] El-Sabban, op. cit., p.163
[5] Olaf E. Kaper, The Egyptian god Tutu: a study of the sphinx-god and master of demons with a corpus of monuments, Peeters Publishers, 2003, p.239

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