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Gender Feminine
Other Forms FormsAnket, Anqet, Anjet, Ankt, Anoukis / Anukis (Ancient Greek), Anaka

Meaning & History

Allegedly means "the embracer" or "embrace". This was the name of the personification of the Nile in Egyptian mythology.

In Egyptian mythology she was the personification of the goddess of the Nile River, and was also widely worshiped in Nubia, earning her the title 'Mistress of Nubia'. She was the consort of Khnum and in Nubia where he was merged with Amun, consort of Amun. She was part of a trinity of gods with Khnum and Satis. Typically she was depicted as a woman with a headdress of feathers.
Added 10/11/2010 by Antique_Cherub
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