Qebhut

Qebhut

ALSO KNOWN AS:

Qeb-Hwt; Qébéhout; Kebehet; Kabachet; Kebhut; Kebechet

ORIGIN:

Egypt

Qebhut is the goddess of the mystical Water of Life. She presides over the magical, reviving powers of water. The daughter of funerary deity Anubis, Qebhut serves as her father’s assistant. She blesses and empowers water; then carries it to him so that this water may be used in funeral rites.

Qebhut is actively involved in the traditional, sacred mummification process that Anubis pioneered. She personally bathes the entrails of the deceased during the mummification process. The souls of the deceased were envisioned as being essentially on “stand-by” during the traditional seventy-day embalming process. During this period, Qebhut brings refreshing, purifying water to these souls, keeping them “alive” until the process is complete and rituals of reanimation are conducted.

Invoke Qebhut to preside over cleansing rituals. She has the power to purify any atmosphere or situation and may be able to oppose or reverse any sort of decay or contamination, physical or spiritual.

FAVOURED PEOPLE:

Funeral workers; those who cleanse or detoxify water; those actively engaged in sacred cleansing rituals

ICONOGRAPHY:

Qebhut is portrayed carrying water in the guise of a snake or ostrich.

Spirit allies:

Her father Anubis and grandmother Nephthys

ELEMENT

Water

Bird:

Ostrich

Creature: Snake

OFFERINGS:

Incense; pure spring water and/or the alcoholic beverages known as eaux-de-vie (“waters of life”)

SEE ALSO:

  • Anubis;
  • Nephthys;
  • Satis

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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