In Egypt, the vulture was regarded as the manifestation of two different goddesses, Nekhbet or Mut. Nekhbet, the protective goddess of Upper Egypt, is found together with Wadjet on the king's forehead. She is often depicted with outspread wings holding a 'shen' or eternity ring in her claws, hovering above or behind a representation of the king. This vulture goddess also appears as a motif for pectorals. Mut, a member of the Theban triad, is usually depicted as a woman. Only her headdress, the so-called vulture cap, and the hieroglyph used to write her name recall her origins.