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The next son of Horus is Duamutef. He is depicted with the head of a jackal. The hieroglyphic text in the columns above and around him read:
Words spoken by Duamutef: I am your son, Horus, your beloved. I have come to protect my father, Osiris Wahibreemakhet. I place your enemy under your sandals.
Duamutef protected the stomach (see fig. 1 for a canopic jar belonging to Wahibreemakhet, also depicting Duamutef).
Duamutef was protected by the goddess Neith (fig. 2), a warrior goddess closely associated with burial. She played an important role in the protection of the deceased. Neith is depicted on the sarcophagus, standing underneath the god she is protecting: Duamutef.