Ancient Egyptian Mythology

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APIS

Egyptian fabulous creature

Also known as HAAP, HAP, HEP, HEPI

Picture of the Egyptian fabulous creature Apis from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

We don't want to gore you but this is a load of Egyptian bull

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.

Apis Facts and Figures

Name: Apis
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: HAAP, HAP, HEP, HEPI

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 442

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Article last revised on August 21, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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