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Origin of the name NEITH.
Etymology of the name NEITH.
Meaning of the baby name NEITH.


NEITH.  Greek form of Egyptian Nt, the name of a goddess having the same attributes as Roman Minerva (q.v.), meaning "I came from myself."

... Plutarch tells us of the veil which overhung the temple of Neith at Said: "I am that was, and is, and is to be; and my veil no mortal hath yet drawn aside."  The name Neith means "I came from myself."  In one of the magical texts there is a chapter entitled: "To open the Place of the Shrine of the Seat of Neith."  "I am the seat of Neith, hidden in the hidden, concealed in the concealed, shut up in the shut up, unknown I am knowledge."... (Littell's Living Age, v.140, 1879).

NEITH.  Among the Egyptians the goddess of the lower heavens.  She often interchanged offices with her sister Nephthys, and like her was represented as furnished with wings.  Her emblem was either the flat disk representing the heavens, or a weaver's shuttle, as the inventress and deity of weaving.  She was equated with the goddess Minerva by the Greeks.  Neith was often represented with a bow and arrows; this or the weaver's shuttle was generally figured as a part of her headdress.  As a nature goddess she personified the celestial space, and played in the town of Sais a part similar to that of the goddess Hathor.  She was called like her "The Generating Cow," or "The Mother of the Sun."  On the Canopic vases Neith was described as the protectress of the viscera which they contained, and on certain mystical stele she was represented as suckling two crocodiles, an allusion to the myth of Horus, who was also related to her as "Son of the Sun."  See Horus. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).


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