HEKET or Heqet

Posesses life giving powers This goddess assists the Osirian family of deities and the god Khnum, who created the child in the womb. Heket was also worshiped as the companion of Khnum. Because the ancients believed

that she helped to form the child, Heket was credited with bringing forth life.

Khnum was portrayed as a divine sculptor who sat at a potter’s wheel, shaping a child. In this depiction, Heket held the sign of life at the nose of the baby, literally providing the breath of life. In a related representation, Heket was pictured as a midwife, overseeing the birth. Heket was also represented as a frog or a frog headed woman.