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Ancient Egyptian deities: The goddess of weaving Tait
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Tait

also Tayt, Tayet
 
    Goddess of weaving. The swaddlings of newly borns and the swathings in which mummies were wrapped (also called tait - tAj.t) were considered to be her handiwork and embued with her protective magic. They are mentioned in some texts in connection with wishing somebody well after his death, as in the Tale of Sinuhe:
A night is made for you with ointments and wrappings from the hand of Tait. A funeral procession is made for you on the day of burial...
or in pAnastasi I
...may thy nose inhale the breeze; mayest thou relax thy throat; the clothes of Tayt(?) ///////// ; may Nepri give thee bread, and Hathor beer...
Utterance #415 is a prayer to the goddess of weaving:
Hail to you, Tait, who are on the lip of the Great Lagoon, who reconciled the god to his brother! Do you exist, or do you not? Guard the King's head, lest it become loose; gather together the King's bones, lest they become loose, and put the love of the King into the body of every god who shall see him.
R. O. Faulkner, The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts, Clarendon Press, p.137
Stela of Mentuhotep

Stela of Mentuhotep son of Hepy
Source: Petrie Museum website, UC14333

    Tait was associated with Isis, just as her husband Nepri, the harvest, was identified with Osiris, the corn god. The 11th dynasty ruler of Thebes Mentuhotep bore the epithet of
son of Nepri, the husband of Tayet, the one for whom Sekhat-Hor created cattle.
Stela UC14333
D. M. Doxey, Egyptian Non-Royal Epithets in the Middle Kingdom: A Social and Historical Analysis, Brill Academic Publishers, 1998, p.36
    Taitet mentioned in the Unas Pyramid Text #81 was the goddess of the town Tait:
May you (fem.) awake in peace!
May Tait awake in peace!
May Taitet awake in peace!
[May] the Eye of Horus which is in Dep [awake] in peace!
after a translation on the Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae website
 

 
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