Make your own free website on

Selket was the wife of Ra.
She aided Isis, Nephthys, and Neith in guarding the canopic jars of Osiris.
She was the burning heat of the sun and one of four funerary goddesses.
She with Isis, Nepthys and Neith figure prominently in the Book of the Dead.
Selket was also a protector of marriage.
In art, Selket appeared as a woman with a scorpion on her head,
as a scorpion with a woman's head, and sometimes as a scorpion holding an ankh.
When Apep participated in an attack against the sun god Ra, he was defeated and sent to the underworld.
Selket was given the duty of guarding him.
Because Apep was bound with chains, Selket became known as the goddess
who binds the dead with chains.