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Meskhenet is associated with the Egyptian goddess Nephthys (Nebt-het), or “Friend of the Dead.” By some, Nephthys is considered the mother of Anubis, although Hesat and Bastet are also often connected to his parentage. More likely, Nephthys was Anubis’ assistant in the afterlife, because of her association with funeral rituals and as a companion to the newly dead. When Proserphena transforms into her given form: Meskhenet, she is the third incarnation of Nephthys and takes her place at Anubis’ side. (Meskhenet was first born as Nekhbet; the vulture goddess of Northern Egypt and a protector of the realm, born from the Watery Waste of Nun, and then as Nephthys. Finally, she is Meskhenet, who is the goddess form of Proserphena.) Proserphena exists in three forms; Proserphena: the human, Meskhenet: the goddess, and Eydís: the necromancer. According to ancient Keltoid belief, this signals her as a member of the divine, or a semi-divine hero.

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