The ancient Egyptian Goddess Repit

Relief of the ancient Egyptian goddess Repit_Photo: Christian Leitz, CC BY-SA 4.0
Relief of the ancient Egyptian goddess Repit. Photo: Christian Leitz, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Relief of the ancient Egyptian goddess Repit. Repit (also Repyt) is commonly depicted as a lion-headed goddess with the sun-disc on her head guarded by the Uraeus. She is the consort of the god Min and their temple was located at the ancient Egyptian town Hut-Repyt. The Greeks later renamed the town to Athribis and the goddess to Triphis.

Athribis is located about 15 kilometres southwest of Sohag, today’s provincial capital, on the west bank of the Nile. The most important building in Athribis known today is the temple of Repit and Min. It was constructed under Ptolemy XII and completedby subsequent Roman emperors of the first century AD.

Over 1200 reliefs and inscriptions of the temple have been excavated.

A comprehensive article about Repit was written by Dr. Edward P. Butler on his blog: