A goddess who was one
of the four protective goddesses of coffins and canopic jars
(the other three being - Isis, Nephthys and Neith). She is identified
with a scorpion (sometimes appearing with a scorpion's body,
othertimes she appears as a human with the symbol of the scorpion
on her head).
There are references to her in the Book of the Dead (as well
as the three other protective goddesses).
She was a daughter of Re, and so was also identified as the strong
heat of the sun.