Usage Egyptian Mythology
Other Forms FormsAnezti, Anedjti
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 10/18/2007
Possibly means "he who is stable", from the Ancient Egyptian city of Andjet, whose name was probably derived from djed 'stability, durability'.In Egyptian mythology he is one of the earliest gods, possibly with roots in Predynastic Egypt, and a possible precursor to Osiris. As such he had many of the same duties as Osiris. He is typically depicted holding the crook and flail and a crown similar to Osiris' Atef crown. The first Pharaoh of Egypt to build a true pyramid, Sneferu, was depicted wearing a crown of Andjety, and in the temple of Seti I, the pharaoh is show making an offering to Osiris-Andjety.