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APEP
Also known as AAPEP, APEPI, APOPHIS

A picture showing the legend of APEP taken from our Egyptian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Egyptian Gods, Egyptian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Evil snake demon who tries to eat the sun

It takes some swallowing. He is the great serpent monster who attempts to swallow light for a light snack.

Thriving on chaos and confusion, he lives in the darkness of the Underworld and lies in wait for RA the Sun God to appear each evening. Gulp. If you've ever watched the sun go down, just imagine it going down his throat.

Luckily RA's team of snake slayers are on hand to repel the attack and so the sun is able to rise again in the morning.

Occasionally APEP manages to grab a bite and we get an eclipse. The ancient Egyptians always got very nervous on cloudy days...

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Article last updated on 28 December 2012
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT APEP : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : APEP
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : Demon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : AAPEP, APEPI, APOPHIS
Popularity index : 960

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