Goddess whose name means 'Foremost of the fish'. She was the goddess of the sixteenth Lower Egyptian nome and was worshipped in Mendes in the Delta. Her cult was superceded early on by that of the ram of Mendes, called Banebdjedet, and she was then called his consort. In the Late Period the goddess played a role in the search for the parts of the body of Osiris. In one myth, this god was chopped into pieces by Seth, and the pieces then thrown into the water or scattered throughout the nomes of Egypt. Because of her part in the search for Osiris, Hatmehit was equated with Isis, and through the latter also with Hathor. She was originally depicted as a fish or, more often, as a woman with the head of a fish.