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Neith
Goddess o war, huntin, an wiceheid
Neith.svg
The Egyptian goddess Neith bearin her war goddess seembols, the crossed arraes an shield on her heid, the ankh an the was staff. She sometimes wears the Reid Croun o Lawer Egyp.
Name in hieroglyphs
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R25B1
Major cult centrerSais
Symbolthe bow, the shield, the crossed arrows
ConsortKhnum or Set (meethology)
AffspringSobek or Ra an Apep

Neith (/nθ/ or /nθ/; an aa spelled Nit, Net, or Neit) wis an early goddess in the Egyptian pantheon. She wis the patron deity o Sais, whaur her cult wis centred in the Wastren Nile Delta o Egyp an attestit as early as the First Dynasty.[1] The Auncient Egyptian name o this ceety wis Zau.

Neith an aa wis ane o the three tutelary deities o the auncient Egyptian soothren ceety o Ta-senet or Iunyt nou kent as Esna (Arabic: إسنا), Greek: Λατόπολις (Latopolis), or πόλις Λάτων (Polis Laton), or Λάττων (Laton); Laitin: Lato), which is locatit on the wast bank o the River Nile, some 55 km sooth o Luxor, in the modren Qena Govrenorate.

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  1. Shaw & Nicholson, op, cit., p.250