Hededet was a scorpion goddess of Ancient Egypt who offered protection against scorpion and snake bites. Because of her skill against snakes, she was considered to be one of the deities who protected her father Ra from the dreaded serpent Apep in the underworld.
She was originally worshipped around Nekhen (second district of Upper Egypt). However, although she is referred to in the “Book of the dead” (from the New Kingdom) she was largely absorbed by another local scorpion goddess, Serqet, and by the ever popular Isis.
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