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by Micha F. Lindemans
The Egyptian goddess/personification of Fate. Her name and that of Shai (Fortune) are usually found coupled. They are said to be in the hands of Thoth, the divine intelligence of of the gods. Rameses II boasted that he himself is "lord of Shai and creator of Renenet." Shai was originally the deity who "fated" what should happen to a man. There was little or no distinction between Shai and Renenet and the abstract ideas which they represented. In the Papyrus of Ani, Shai stands by himself near the pillar of Balance.

The name of Shai in hieroglyphs
The name of Shai in hieroglyphs.

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