Heqat (Heket) PhotosFroggle Rock
No, really. It's a frog, and it's a rock. Isn't it cute? [Statue of Heqat as a frog, Predynastic Period (ca. 2950BCE)]
Sticking it to Evil
Here I am, sitting on a basket slightly right of the center of this magic wand. Along with all the other gods and spirits drawn here, we protect the place where the wand is kept or used. [Egyptian magic wand (apotropaic wand) made from hippopotamus ivory. New Kingdom (ca. 19th-17th centuries BCE)]
Partying with Bes
When Bes and I hung out with the Greeks living in Egypt, things got a little crazy. You'd think they could've carved us a prettier statue, though. [Image of a pygmy (representing Bes) riding on a frog (representing Heqat). Hellenistic Lower Egypt (ca. 100-300CE)]
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