The river goddess Taweret, portrayed as a bipedal hippopotamus with limbs like those of a feline. Her hand rests on the sa sign, a hieroglyph that means "protection."
The name "Taweret" (Tȝ;;;;;-wrt) means, "she who is great" or simply, "great one." She commonly bears the epithets "Lady of Heaven," "Mistress of the Horizon," "She Who Removes Water," "Mistress of Pure Water," and "Lady of the Birth House."
A squatting woman giving birth, assisted by two goddesses (Hathor and Taweret)
Ancient Egyptian women gave birth in a crouching or kneeling position as depicted in this relief
As the goddess of motherhood, Taweret was eventually assimilated into the identity of Mut, the great-mother goddess.
Queen Mother Goddess Auset is the first to immaculately conceive a child. She represents the first Icon of the Mother and Child= Ma-Sun (Mason) and Ma-Re (Mary). The ancient societies believed that children were conceived by the Sun. So all births were immaculately conceived.
The adoration of MA the Queen Mother/Goddess can be recorded as far back in time as the hunter Gatherer Gnome societies, more than 500,000 years ago. During this time MA was supreme. She held all of the wealth and knowledge of the cosmology of the Gnome. She was Griot- the Melanin Memory bank of creation.