Taurt, Opet, Apet, Ipet
She was written about already in the Old Kingdom pyramid text where she was said nursing the pharaoh himself.
At her feet sometimes stood the Sa-amulet (left) for protection (a sailor's life belt made of reed). Her nation wide fame (under the name Tauret) began in dynasty 17 when king from Thebes be- came kings. Basically she was a hippo with the lower jaw from a crocodile and sometimes she had a cow's head (right). Paws and mane were from a lion and she could also wear a queen's robe. She was often pregnant and hymns were praising her