Tawaret is the Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. The name "Tawaret" means, "she who is great" or simply, "great one". In the Kane Chronicles, Tawaret appears in the book The Throne of Fire and rescues Bes from the dwarf wedding that Vlad Menshikov's ancestor set up to entertain Peter the Great. In Egyptology, Tawaret has the appearance of a Humanoid purple hippo with the build of a 9-month pregnant woman. In the books, she wears a nurse coat and hat. Read More...
Statuette of the goddess Taweret, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332–30 B.C. (from NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art)
An artist's rendition of Tawaret in the Kane Chronicles books
A Taweret statue in the Rosicrucian Museum of San Jose, California