Kebechsenuef (also Qebehsenuef ) was one of four sons of Horus and Kanopengötter who protected the mummified viscera. When his parents are the god Horus the Elder ( Haroeris ) and the goddess Isis.
Importance as a patron god of the Canopic jars
Together with the three other sons of Horus Imseti, Hapi and Duamutef he protected the mummified viscera. He was under the protection of the abdominal organs ( intestines ).
Importance in mythology
The Pyramid Texts mention Kebechsenuef as patron god of the dead and their helpers in the ascent to heaven. About the inscriptions on the Kanopenkrügen and related Kanopenkästen Kebechsenuef is called.
According to mythology, he was diagnosed of Horus as well as his siblings as guardians of the cardinal points and sent as Krönungsbote to the west. Like all sons of Horus is also a star Kebechsenuef God. With Duamutef it forms in Hierakonpolis a couple who was worshiped as the "soul" and watched the hands of Horus. His patron goddess Selket is.