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Images of Nephthys, one from Budge (1904), the other a carved statue (Ѻ) figure.

In Egyptian mythology, Nephthys (TR:73) (LH:11) (TL:84), hieroglyphs: Nephthys H1.png or Nephthys H2.png (Nebt-Het), was a “funerary goddess’ (Jordan, 1993) or "goddess of death which is not eternal" (Budge, 1904), daughter of Geb and Nut, younger sister of Isis, Osiris, and Set; who becomes the unwilling (Ѻ) wife of Set; later becoming, via a "brief liaison" with Osiris, the mother of Anubis (Anpu); oft-paired Isis, in the form of the goddess pair "Meri sisters" (Massey, c.1890).


The following are quotes:

Nephthys, although a goddess of death, was associated with the coming into existence of the life which springs from death, and that she was, like Isis, a female counterpart of Amsu, the ithyphallic god.”
Wallis Budge (1904), The Gods of Egypt, Volume Two (pg. 258)[1]

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  1. Budge, Wallis. (1904). The Gods of the Egyptians, Volume Two (pg. 258). Dover, 1969.

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