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Hapi

by Micha F. Lindemans
The personification of the Nile in ancient Egypt. He was particularly associated with the annual flooding of the Nile, which was considered as a gift to the gods and kings. He was believed to live in caves near the Nile cataracts with his retinue of crocodile gods and frog goddesses (his harem). Hapi was portrayed as a plump man with pendulous female breasts, with a beard, a large belly, and a crown of aquatic plants.

Hapi is also the name of one of the four Sons of Horus.

The name of Hapi in hieroglyphs
The name of Hapi (Hep) in hieroglyphs.


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  • Also known as:
    Hapy
    Hepr

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