𓏚𓊪𓂧𓏏𓇼𓁐 𓏚𓏏𓁐 𓊹𓏚𓇼𓏏𓆇 𓋴𓏚𓂧𓏏𓇼𓁐MK
𓏚𓏏𓇼 𓋴𓏚𓊪𓂧𓏏𓇼OK 𓋴𓊪𓏏𓇋𓇋𓏏𓆇𓁥
MDC : spdt
Greek: Sôthis/Σῶθις , Satis
Demotic: Satjet/ sTt ?
Pronounced: Sōpdet, sepdet
IPA : ˈsaptʼat > ˈsaptʼaʔ > ˈsaptʼə > (5th BCE Attic Greek) sɔ̂ː.tʰis , (1st CE Egyptian Greek) ˈso.tʰis , (4th CE Koine Greek) ˈso.θis , (10th CE Byzantine Greek-15th CE Constantinopolitan)ˈso.θis ; (modern Egyptological) sɛpdɛt, sopdɛt
Meaning: She who is sharp "Egyptian name for the star Sirius" : spdt 𓏚𓏏𓇼 "Sirius"
< spd 𓋴𓏚𓂧𓌪 "Sharp" + .t 𓏏 "She"
Home: constellation of Orion
Sah (constellation of Orion)
Tenem (Father of Sopdu)
Sopdu (Horu Sopdu) (son)
Sometimes called Wesir/ Osiris Brother
Female/Male counter part
She is depicted as a women with a 5 pointed star atop her head, most of the time wearing a tall crown similar to the White Crown of Upper Egypt. Early on she was worshiped as a cow-goddess.
She stands for Sirius the brightness star in the night sky. Sirius (heliacal) rises in the July-August sky, the Nile River begins its annual flood, and so the ancient Egyptians connected the two. She is also the goddess of the fertility of the soil. She has said to have been the goddess of the sky and the New Year since the early Dynastic period and patron goddess of the deceased king (pharaoh) who helps thier ascension to heaven. She is as well the goddess of fertility, rebirth and the origin of the world.
Connection to other gods
Auset/ Isis (in ref to the triad, Sopdet's husband Sah was related to Wesir/Osirus and her son Sopdu Heru/ Horus.
She brings in the New Year
it nTrw--Father of the gods