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Selket from southern Egypt was known from the Old Kingdom. She stood for medicine, magic and also protected the king.
Was connected to Nun and the scorpion was her animal.
She helped Re by binding up hostile demons and watched over all childbirths. During the New Kingdom she was taken into the cult of Horus, and with time becoming the guardian of all dead. She sent seven of her scorpions to pro- tect Isis from the evil
god Set and stood guard- ing (picture right) Qebehs- enuf, son of Horus, who wached over the embalm- ed intestines of the decea- sed. She also cured those who had been unfortu- nate to be stung by her fearful crawling lethal animal.