Her name, meaning "the female hidden one", was simply the feminine form of Amun's own name. Therefore, it is likely that she was never an independent deity, but was created as his female counterpart. Amentet was originally a place for the setting sun but with time she became hostess in the next world. She took care of the dead and guided them to their new home and supplied them with food and water.

From her shelter in a tree at the edge if the desert she had a good view over the gates if the underworld. Her looks were of a woman with objects on her head. A falcon, an ostrich feather and a symbol for the west. She was linked to the main goddesses and occasionally she was depicted with wings. Her parents where Horus and Hathor. She also represented the setting sun.

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