Meretseger was the protector and guardian of the Valley of the Kings

Goddess Meretseger (meaning "She who loves silence") was the protector of the necropolis at Thebes in Upper Egypt. She could be seen a serpent sometimes with a woman's face, a woman with similarities to Hathor with the sun disc and horn upon her head, a woman with a bird's head or a scorpion with a woman's head.

She stood at post on a nearby overlooking the royal cemetery at the Valley of the Kings and protected the valley against unscrupulous workers who might try to steal treasure, or carve out a secret entrance. Figurines of her were often put into tombs for protection against robbers. She was a judging goddess fair to those who had been good and punishing them who had not. Her name was written with a single hieroglyph - the picture of a snake.

Worshipped by the the workers of Deir el-Medina, the people who built many of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

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