Taurt

Taurt
Taurt

Taurt or Taweret or Thoueris, goddess of ancient Egypt, the benevolent protectress of fertility and childbirth, associated also with the nursing of infants. She was depicted as having the head of a hippopotamus standing upright, sometimes with the breasts of a woman, the tail of a crocodile, and the claws of a lion. Her image often appeared in household shrines and on amulets.

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