Usage Egyptian Mythology
Other Forms FormsRaet-Tawy
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Meaning & History
Feminine form of RaIn Egyptian mythology she was a solar goddess, the female aspect of Ra. The longer version of her name, Raet-Tawy, means "Raet of the Two Lands" (Upper and Lower Egypt). She is typically depicted as a woman with cow horns holding a sun disc on her head, similar to Hathor. She appears during the Fifth Dynasty (c.2494 BCE - c.2345 BCE), considered a companion of Ra, though never reaching the importance of Hathor. She is also known as a wife of the war-god Montu, forming a trinity with him and Harpocrates in Karnak and Medamud.