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Sopdet in red dress, with star on her head
Symbol Sirius; dog (Ptolemaic/Roman)
Consort Sah (Orion); Osiris
Offspring Sopdu (Venus); Horus

In Egyptain mythology Sopdet was the goddess of the star Sothis. Sothis is thought to be the star Sirius.

The name Sopdet means sharp in Egyptain. This is a reference to the brightest star in the night sky. In art she is shown as a woman with a five-pointed star upon her head.

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