Amset, (also Imsti , Imset or Imseti ) was one of the four sons of Horus and canopic gods who protected the mummified entrails. His parents are the god "Horus the Elder" ( Haroeris ) and the goddess Isis .
In contrast to his siblings, he always appears human, even female until the Middle Kingdom .
As the patron god of the canopic jars, he and the three other Horus sons Hapi , Duamutef and Kebechsenuef protected the mummified entrails. The protection of the liver was under his control.
The pyramid texts already name Amset as the patron god of the dead and their helper in the ascent to heaven. Amset is called via the inscriptions on the canopic jugs and the associated canopic boxes. In the Osiris cycle , Amset, like the other sons of Horus, is "one of the hour watch on the corpse of Osiris". He is the patron god of the first hour of the day and the first hour of night, of whom it is said at both times: "Amset comes to see you, he throws down the enemy on your right side." According to Egyptian mythology , Horus made him like his Siblings designated as guardians of the cardinal points and sent south as coronation messengers. Amset is also star god. His patron goddess is Isis .