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Sais was the chief city of the fifth nome of Lower Egypt, located in the western edge of the Nile Delta. Sais was the cult center of the Goddess Neith.

The ancient Egyptian name for Sais was Zau. Sais was of greatest importance in the Late Period, when it was the capital of the Twenty-sixth dynasty of Egypt.

Neith

Forms of the Goddess Neith
Forms of Neith

Neith as an ancient goddess who rose to prominence during the Twenty-sixth Dynasty when the ruling family chose Sais as the Capital of Egypt.

Her shield and crosssed arrows was an ancient symbol found on objects from the First Dynasty.

Neith wears the Red Crown of Lower Egypt and forms a triad with Seth and their child Sobek, the crocodile god.

Neith, Isis, Nephythys and Selket, the scorpion goddess were the funerary goddesses who protected the "Sons of Horus" who watched over the internal organs of the deceased in the canopic jars. Neith protected Duamutef, the jackel, who protected the stomach and upper intestines.

 

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