MUT is the mother of Khonsu and wife of Amun at Thebes. She can be traced back to the Middle Kingdom, but was probably worshipped earlier. She was depicted as a woman with a vulture skin on her head, together with the crown of Upper Egypt.
MUT became the Eye of Re when Amun was in the position of the sun-god, and she was then shown as a lioness. In the New Kingdom she acquired the position as a primeval goddess, called: “Mother of the Sun in Womb He rises”.