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In Egyptian mythology, Neith was a psychopomp, a goddess of war and the hunt and the patron deity of Sais, in the Western Delta. As well, she was the patroness of weaving - the bandages and shrouds worn by the mummified deceased were said to be gifts from Neith. She was often portrayed holding a set of bow and arrows, occasionally a harpoon. She was the mother of Sobek. At Banebdjetet's request, she interceded in the war between Horus and Set over the Egyptian throne; she recommended that Horus rule.

She was identified with Nephthys and Anouke.

The planet Venus was once thought to have a moon, which was called Neith.

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