History of Nephthys, Egyptian God

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"Nephthys of the bed of life" (from an inscription from the reign of Tuthmosis III, Dynasty XVIII).

Nephthys is the Egyptian funerary goddess. In the Book of the Dead, she is shown standing on a blue lotus before Osiris in the Hall of the Two Truths, protecting Hapy, one of the Sons of Horus, who guards the mummified lungs in the Canopic jars. It is for her association with the royal lungs that she has been chosen as guardian of this research in aspiration.

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It's also the name of one of the Oxford rowing regattas!
Nephthys sketch

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