Hi, I am Nephthys, the Protective Goddess of the Dead! I was one of the first five gods in Ancient Egypt and born by Nut and Geb. I will give you a tour of my temple and we can have a little chit chat about myself. Lets go!
This is my room where I sleep. Something about me is that my name means ¨Mistress of the House¨, and when it says house it is referring to the sky. Specifically the part of the sky that Horus lived in. Also, I wear the symbol of my name on my head piece or on a pair of horns.
This is where I chill out and make myself feel even more powerful. Another thing about me is that I am connected to a kite, skulls/bones, crows, hawks, temples, and a sycamore tree. I will just tell why I am related to temples so I do not waste your time. I am related to temples because the pylons represent me since we are both protective.
This is Isis, my sister. Osiris, Horus, and Seth are our brothers. Isis married Osiris and I married Seth. I had an affair with Osiris (sorry sis) and that led to our son, Aunbis. This made Seth very mad, so mad that he killed Osiris. So, I helped Isis put Osiris´s body back together and bring him back to life. Our parents are Nut and Geb, which we love very much. One of the things I have to do is watch over Hapi while he watches the lungs of dead people.
People think that Nephthys and I are twins, and that she is the darker one and I am the lighter one. Also that the lightness and the darkness balance each other out.
This is where I come to be alone. It is also a good story telling place. So have a seat while I tell you some more of my story. My siblings and I were all born on one of the five emagomenal days. But I was born on one of the unlucky days. My story is pretty simple because I was born normally by Geb (God of the Earth) and Nut (Goddess of the Sky) and I became a goddess.
When I was the goddess of the air I could change into a bird. I was called barren because Seth was infertile. So, when I did turn into a bird I turned into a vulture which Egyptians thought meant that they did not have kids. Egyptians also thought that vultures were created out of thin air and that they fed on carrion, and they also paired them with death and decay. That is how I became the protective goddess of death.