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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 88, Neit Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 88, Neit Summary and Analysis

Egyptian texts are filled with references to the Goddess as Nut, Net, Nit, Neit and Neith. Scholars debate whether these names belong to one Goddess or several. Part of the confusion comes from the lack of vowels in Egyptian hieroglyphs. Neit is the Mistress of the Celestial Ocean. She takes the hand of each person who dies and places them as stars in the universe of her body. Neit is the mother of Isis. Some say she's the primeval waters that once covered the earth, known as Nuneit. Others say that she is Tufneit, provider of rain and sunlight. She is all that has ever been, is, or shall be. She ascended from the primeval waters and her body became the heavens. A tear from her eye created the Nile. She gives birth to the sun at the start...

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