Other Forms FormsTaurt, Tuat, Taouris, Tuart, Ta-weret, Tawaret, Twert, Taueret, Thouéris (Ancient Greek), Toeris (Ancient Greek)
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Contributor Contrib.Bonquiqui on 6/29/2012
Means "she who is great" or "great one". Her name was a common pacificatory address to dangerous deities. In Egyptian mythology she was a goddess of childbirth and fertility, titled 'Lady of Heaven', 'Mistress of the Horizon', 'She Who Removes Water', 'Mistress of Pure Water', and 'Lady of the Birth House'. She is typically depicted as a bipedal hippopotamus with feline features, the back of a Nile crocodile, and pendulous female human breasts. She became very popular outside of Egypt as well, in places such as Levant, Crete, Mycenae, and Nubia.