Imentet, Ancient Egyptian Goddess of the West

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 November 2017
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This stone fragment from ancient Egypt depicts Imentet. She was the ancient Egyptian goddess of the West and thus the protector of the necropolises west of the Nile. Married to Aqen, she is mentioned with some frequency in the Book of the Dead. (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 12). Imentet, Ancient Egyptian Goddess of the West. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7606/imentet-ancient-egyptian-goddess-of-the-west/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Imentet, Ancient Egyptian Goddess of the West." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 12, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7606/imentet-ancient-egyptian-goddess-of-the-west/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Imentet, Ancient Egyptian Goddess of the West." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Nov 2017. Web. 07 Dec 2021.

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