Usage Egyptian Mythology
Pronounced Pron. moot
Other Forms FormsMaut, Mout
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Contributor Contrib.Aquagal on 8/8/2007
Last Editor EditorOra on 5/1/2014
Means "mother".In Egyptian mythology she was the mother goddess, the consort of Amun, a primal deity largely associated with the cosmic waters from which everything was born, and typically depicted as a woman wearing the crowns of Egypt. Making the holy trinity of Egyptian gods, she was told to have adopted Montu, though over time he was replaced by Khonsu. Her many titles included World-Mother, Eye of Ra, Queen of the Goddesses, Lady of Heaven, Mother of the Gods, and She Who Gives Birth, But Was Herself Not Born of Any. Originally Mut was the title of the primordial waters of the cosmos, Naunet, in the Ogdoad cosmogony during the Old Kingdom third-sixth dynasties (c.2686 BCE - c.2134 BCE), until eventually the distinction between motherhood and the cosmic waters separated and Mut became the the mother, creator, goddess.