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APEP

Egyptian Demon

Also known as AAPEP, APEPI, APOPHIS

Picture of the Egyptian Demon Apep from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Evil snake demon who tries to eat the sun

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

Name: Apep
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: AAPEP, APEPI, APOPHIS

Gender: Male
Type: Demon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last revised on August 21, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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