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Het-Hert became the patroness of Egyptian expeditions to foreign
countries for precious metals and stones. In the harsh climate of the Sinai desert,
She would come in dreams to the miners, telling them where to dig. Stelae have been
found written by the leaders of these expeditions, thanking Het-Hert for helping their
work to succeed. As a result, some of her titles are "Mistress of the
Turquoise," "Mistress of the Lapis Lazuli," and "Mistress of the
Temple of Het-Hert at Timna
Head of Het-Hert (?) from Timna, in the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv
References for Images
Photos courtesty of David Q. Hall: Temple of Het-Hert at Timna and head
of Het-Hert from Timna in the Eretz Museum in Tel Aviv
Bleeker, C.J., Hathor and Thoth: Two Key Figures of Ancient Egyptian
Religion, pp. 73-74.
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