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Your Field Guide to Spotting Heqat (Heket)

You have to agree that it'd be hard to miss a woman with a frog's head. Heqat is one of those Egyptian goddesses you can't quite un-see. She's also not far behind any time you hear a baby crying, so head her way for all your natal needs.

Sex: Female
Age: Adult
Build: Slender
Complexion: Light yellow skin (like other Egyptian goddesses and women in paintings)
Hair Color: Black (if she's wearing a wig); otherwise, frogs don't have hair, silly.
Facial Hair: None
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: Often a big golden collar and bracelets, like other Egyptian goddesses
Clothing: A tight-fitting dress, made of white linen
Armor: None
Type of Weapon: A big knife to scare demons with

Typical Companions

  • The midwives: Isis, Nephthys, Meshkhenet, Renenutet, and Khnum (well, midhusband in his case?)
  • Sobek, Taweret, and Bes
  • Sometimes Ra

Known Hangouts

  • Nurseries and the hospital's pre-natal ward
  • That mini-van with all the stick-figure babies on the back window
  • The Nile
  • La Leche League meetings
  • Toys-R-Us

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