EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY

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NEHEBKAU

Picture of the Egyptian Underworld God NEHEBKAU from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Egyptian Underworld God

Also known as NEHEBKHAU, NEHEBU-KAU

Scorpion God and Guardian of the Underworld Gates

He’s used for fire insurance by those who believe reptiles are immune to fire. They also believe scorpions are reptiles. He’s certainly fireproof as he travels with Sun God RA through the Underworld each night.

His mother appears to be the Scorpion Goddess SERQUET, although rumors persist that he’s the son of GEB.

NEHEBKAU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : NEHEBKAU
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Underworld
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : NEHEBKHAU, NEHEBU-KAU
Popularity index : 5592
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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "NEHEBKAU: God of the Underworld from Egyptian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 30 August 2014.

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