Nephthys in red dress
in hieroglyphs

Nephthys was a goddess with wide power and capacity, and she was often referred to as "The Excellent Goddess." She could also be dangerous, able to kill the enemies of the king with her fiery breath. In this capacity, she was considered a protector of the king. Nephthys was not only a goddess of death, decay, and darkness but also a magician with great healing powers. 
Nephthys has a central role in the popular myths of Osiris; it is her magical powers that helps to resurrect his body, as well as to protect and nurture Horus while he is a child.
She is in some contexts presented as a protector of the dead, in other as protecting the baboon-headed Hapi, one of the 4 canopic jars.
In the Late Period, she became linked with the goddess, Anuket.


According to their myth, Nephthys had many siblings. Her parents were Geb the god of the earth and Nut the goddess of the sky. She was the sister of Isis, Osiris and sister/twin and consort of Set. Nephthys was also the mother of Anubis, the jackal-headed one with black skin.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Nephthys
العربية: نيفتيس
azərbaycanca: Neftida
беларуская: Нефтыда
български: Нефтида
bosanski: Neftida
brezhoneg: Neftis
català: Neftis
čeština: Nebthet
dansk: Nephthys
eesti: Nephthys
Ελληνικά: Νέφθυς
English: Nephthys
español: Neftis
Esperanto: Neftiso
euskara: Neftis
فارسی: نفتیس
français: Nephtys
한국어: 네프티스
हिन्दी: नेफ़्थिस
hrvatski: Neftis
Bahasa Indonesia: Nephthys
italiano: Nefti
עברית: נפתיס
Latina: Nephthys
lietuvių: Neftidė
magyar: Nebethet
македонски: Нефтида
მარგალური: ნეფტიდა
مصرى: نيفتيس
Bahasa Melayu: Dewi Nephthys
Nederlands: Nephthys
日本語: ネフティス
norsk: Nefthys
occitan: Neftis
polski: Neftyda
português: Néftis
română: Nephthys
русский: Нефтида
Scots: Nephthys
sicilianu: Nephthys
slovenčina: Nebthet
slovenščina: Neftis
српски / srpski: Нефтида
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Neftis
suomi: Neftys
svenska: Neftys
Türkçe: Neftis
українська: Нефтида
اردو: نفتیس
Tiếng Việt: Nephthys
中文: 奈芙蒂斯