HARPOCRATESAlso known as HAPAKHERED
Baby-snatched God of Silence
Bit of a glitch here. He started out as the Egyptian HAR-PA-KHERED but the Greeks stole him.As a baby God, he was depicted with finger in mouth, and the Greeks assumed he was a God of Silence. Not much has been heard about him since so perhaps they realized they'd made a terrible mistake.
Still, it could have been worse. HARPOCRATES could have ended up as the God of Nail-Biting or Nose-Picking.
There is a very cute picture of him sucking his finger with curly hair and staring eyes. Did he ditch the 'crates' and become Harpo Marx???
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HAPAKHERED
Popularity index : 1677
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