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Em hotep!

While doing some research on the goddess Opet, I stumbled across a few reliefs from the Main Sanctuary of Amun-Ra in the Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el Bahari). These two reliefs each have two hippo-goddesses, but the description is muddled or incomplete for any caption I can find. I was hoping someone could take a look and let me know if the hieroglyphs identify any of the goddesses, or that someone might already know Who is in these reliefs.

Seeing as this is Thebes, I'm guessing at least one goddess in each relief is Opet, but I'm not sure about the others.

1)  This first image features a strange vulture-headed hippo goddess.
Drawing (caption only identifies Hethert):,_inner_sanctuary,_Wellcome_M0006420.jpg

Image 1 (this link has a caption that sounds like a strange transliteration error - it identifies Neith, Opet, "Hor Hijen," and "Hirent" (with Hirent being the vulture-headed hippo goddess):

Image 2 (no relevant caption):

2) This second image features what looks like a lion-headed hippo goddess (perhaps Aset?)
Drawing (caption only identifies Hethert):,_Hathor_and_various_Goddesses,_Thebes._Wellcome_M0006421.jpg

Image (no relevant caption):

I'm not sure if the images are clear enough for the hieroglyphs to be read, but I appreciate any help I can get! Thanks and senebty!

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