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Neith, was the great mother of the Egyptians, she was originally the local Goddess of Sais, situated in the Nile delta of Lower Egypt. Neith was a warrior Goddess and a Goddess of the home. As a Goddess of war, who was believed to march into battle ahead of the soldiers, her symbol was a shield with crossed arrows. She was often said to be the mother of Sebek, the crocodile God, and was also thought to have created the terrible cosmic serpent Apep by spitting into Nun, the watery abyss.