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
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
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.