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APIS
Also known as HAAP, HAP, HEP, HEPI

A picture showing the legend of APIS 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!

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.

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Article last updated on 28 October 2003
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT APIS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : APIS
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : Fabulous Creature
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HAAP, HAP, HEP, HEPI
Popularity index : 496

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