Contemporary depiction of Egyptian goddess Mut

Egyptian goddess

Ancient Egyptian goddess Mut depicted with united crowns of Egypt atop a royal vulture headdress

Mut was an ancient Egyptian goddess who was depicted as a woman wearing a vulture headdress surmounted by the double crown of Egypt. She was the wife of the god Amun and was often represented alongside him. Her name means “mother” and she was considered the mother goddess of Thebes, where she had a temple dedicated to her.

In addition to her role as a mother goddess, Mut was also associated with fertility, protection, and the sky. She was sometimes depicted holding an ankh, the symbol of life, and a scepter, representing her power and authority.

The united crowns of Egypt atop her vulture headdress represented her position as a powerful queen and mother figure. The double crown was a combination of the white crown of Upper Egypt and the red crown of Lower Egypt, symbolizing the unification of the two regions. The vulture was a symbol of protection and was often associated with motherhood in ancient Egyptian mythology.