Sacred Symbols of Aset
Aset’s associations with these animals mirror the attributes of the goddess. Aset was a fierce protector as a lioness and cobra, a keen predator as a bird of prey, a shrill mourner as the kite, a protective mother as a scorpion, pig, vulture and a hippopotamus, a stealthy hunter as the lioness and leopard, and the goddess of the starry heavens as both the cow and the leopard.
Sacred Animals of Aset
- Akhet-Cow or Celestial Cow
- Dolphin (Lepidotus or Nile Tilapia of Hatmehyt)
- Female Baboon
- Female Black Kite
- Female Dog
- Female Falcon
- Female Hippopotamus
- Female Scorpion
- Female Snake
- Female Vulture
- Female Winged Scarab
- Gray Goose
- rA DA-Fish
- Tern (a type of bird)
- Two Female Black Kites (with Nebet Het)
- Two Hwrt-Birds (with Nebet Het)
- Two Red Cows (with Nebet Het)
More Sacred Animals
- Throne: The three-stepped throne
- Horns/Sundisk: Solar disk encircled by cow horns ontop of a modius crown (most of the time with a Uraeus)
- Uraei-Horns: Horns with sundisk and uraeus on a modius crown encircled with a circlet of uraei
- Two Plumes: Shuty crown (sundisk between cow horns on two plumes and sometimes with a Uraeus)
- Menat Necklace
- Papyrus Sceptre
- Tyet Knot Amulet (Isis Knot)
- Situla (curved libation jug)
- Nile River
- The Sky (Day and Night)
- Sopdet (Sirius)
- Sun and Stars
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