Hymn to Taweret

To Taweret who is great, I offer my praise.
Taweret, holder of the sa, bearer of the torch,
mistress of the birthing-house, friend of the mother
and of the newborn babe, best of goddesses,
defender of humanity, in times long gone
your name was known in every household,
your might was known by all who dwelt within.
Women in their travail may call on you
and you will hear their cries, O Taweret
who listens to the prayers of all, who guards
the gate of every home, who keeps evil at bay.
Taweret who is the protector of children,
to you may we turn when all else seems lost,
in you may we seek solace, O goddess;
in you may we find comfort. I pray to you, great lady.


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