Mut was an ancient Egyptian goddess. Mut meant mother in the ancient Egyptian language. Her name can also be spelled Maut or Mout. She is associated with the waters from which everything was born.
Some of Mut's many titles included World-Mother, Eye of Ra, Queen of the Goddesses, Lady of Heaven, Mother of the Gods, and She Who Gives Birth, But Was Herself Not Born of Any.
In art, Mut was pictured as a woman with the wings of a vulture. She holds an ankh and wears the united crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Her dress is bright red or blue. There is a feather of the goddess Ma'at at her feet.
Mut is sometimes shown as a cobra, a cat, a cow, or as a lioness as well as the vulture.
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Fragment of a stela showing Amun enthroned. Mut, wearing the double crown, stands behind him. Both are being offered by Ramesses I, now lost. From Egypt. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London
Jebel Barkal Temple of Mut: Amun accompanied by Mut pictured inside Jebel Barkal
Nineteenth dynasty statue of Mut, part of a double statue, c. 1279–1213 BC, Luxor Museum
Precinct of Mut at the Karnak temple complex