Goddess Qebhut the daughter of Anubis
Kebhwt was the goddess of freshness or fresh air, and the mountain of El-Quorna in the west bank of Thebes. She was the daughter of god Anubis from his wife Anput. She was considered to have an important role in the mummification with her father as she gives water to the deceased while he awaits the mummification process to be completed.
She was considered the goddess of freshness and purification via water, by pouring water on the body of the deceased to make refresh to the deceased, and she brought the sacred water to Anubis for his tasks. She was thought to give water to the spirits of the dead while they were waiting for the mummification process to be complete; she was playing a major role in the funerary rite.
She was probably related to mummification where she would fortify the body against corruption, so it would stay fresh for reanimation by the KA of the deceased.
She was associated with 2 main goddesses:
1- Meryt Sgrt as both of them were serpent goddesses and both of them were goddesses of the western mountain.
2- Maat: because one of her forms was as an ostrich. This could be one of the reasons why there is a feather represented at her back.
Her name in ancient Egyptian: kebhut, kebhet or qebshut and it means the cooling water or offering libation. She was considered to be the goddess of freshness and purification Kebhut was represented as a woman with a snakehead or a complete snake with stars on her body carrying water.
A rare representation depicted her as an ostrich which was representative of goddess Maat, goddess of justice. She was rarely represented, and one of her performances is in the Valley of the Kings in the tomb of King Merenptah KV 8 in the 19 dynasty, and she was represented in the company of the goddesses and the god Osiris Nadjty.