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Mafdet was a goddess in early Egyptian mythology. She protected against snakes and scorpions and was often shown as either some sort of feline or mongoose.[1]

In art, Mafdet was shown as a feline, a woman with a feline head, or a feline with the head of a woman.


  1. Wilkinson, Richard H. The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. p. 196. Thames & Hudson. 2003.

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