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...
Apep Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Aapep, Apepi, Apophis
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2023
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Article last revised on August 21, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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