𓏚𓊪𓂧𓏏𓇼𓁐 𓏚𓏏𓁐 𓊹𓏚𓇼𓏏𓆇 𓋴𓏚𓂧𓏏𓇼𓁐
MDC : spdt
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: The Egyptian name for the star Sirius. 'She who is sharp'
Home: constellation of Orion
Sah (constellation of Orion)
Sopdu (Horu Sopdu) (son)
Sometimes called Wesir/ Osiris Brother
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.
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