Tjenenet

Tjenenet Tjenenet

Tjenenet (Tenenit) was the wife of Montu during the Middle Kingdom. However, her position was somewhat usurped by Iunyt and Rettawy (both aspects of Ra). When Amun became the state god and was linked to Montu she was absorbed by Mut although she was still referred to in connection with Montu-Ra.

Tjenenet was a goddess of brewing and beer and her name may have derived from the word "tenemu" meaning beer. She was depicted as a woman wearing the symbol of a cow´s uterus as a headdress, linking her with the goddess Meskhenet and associating her with royal births.

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