EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY

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AKEN

Egyptian Psychopomp God

Sleepy ferryman of the dead

He’s the husband of AMENT, the Underworld hospitality Goddess, and carries the souls of the dead to her in his little papyrus boat.

He dresses in nautical fashion but spends most of his time sleeping at the wheel. Hobnobbing with the dead must have a slumberous effect.

Whenever a soul comes along asking for passage, they have a terrible time trying to wake him up. It’s depressing to realize that public transport is subject to delays even in the afterlife.

AKEN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : AKEN
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Escorting Souls
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 7280
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Article last updated on 10 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "AKEN: God of Escorting Souls from Egyptian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 August 2014.

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