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Picture of the Egyptian fabulous creature APIS from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Egyptian fabulous creature

Also known as HAAP, HAP, HEP, HEPI

We don't want to gore you but this is a load of Egyptian bull. A Memphis bull, to be exact.

When a black bull was born bearing a white triangle on its forehead, a flock of excited priests would swoop down and whisk it away for a life of luxury. As long as this mortal incarnation of APIS was happy, everyone’s livestock would prosper.

After treating the fortunate animal with the utmost holy attention for precisely 25 years, they would then promptly drown it and look for another one.


Name : APIS
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : fabulous creature
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HAAP, HAP, HEP, HEPI
Popularity index : 7486
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Article last updated on 28 October 2003 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Apis: Egyptian fabulous creature (Egyptian mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 28 Oct. 2003. Web. 30 September 2014.

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