Serket

Serket is the name of a goddess in Egyptian mythology, the goddess of fertility and healing, as well as healing venomous bites and stings, and was often depicted as a scorpion or who had the head of a scorpion. Her name can mean either “(she who) tightens the throat” or “(she who) causes the throat to breathe”, likely in reference to her association with scorpions. Serket was considered a protectress against them which was why she was adopted by numerous pharaohs.

Origin: Ancient Egyptian

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Variants:

  • Serqet
  • Selket
  • Selqet
  • Selcis

 

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