Amset in Egyptian mythology, is

(1.) the mystical name of one of the planks of the Boat of Souls in ch. 99 of the Ritual of the Dead.

(2.) The Carpenter, a son of Osiris, and also one of the four genii of the dead who were offered by the deceased to make an atonement for his sins, and to whose care the different viscera of the embalmed body were committed. He is generally represented in the form of an ovoid vase with a human head as a cover; and on the vase is often a prayer to the goddess Isis on behalf of the deceased.

(3.) One of the seven great spirits in the Ritual of the Dead.

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