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Introducing... THE GODS part3 by ServerusTare Introducing... THE GODS part3 by ServerusTare
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Khepri is associated with the dung beetle (kheper), whose behavior of maintaining spherical balls of dung represents the forces which move the sun. Since the scarab beetle lays its eggs in the bodies of various dead animals, including other scarabs, and in dung, from which they emerge having been born, the ancient Egyptians believed that scarab beetles were created from dead matter. Because of this, they also associated the Khepri with rebirth, renewal, and resurrection. Indeed, his name (kheper in Egyptian) means to come into being.

Osiris
Osiris is one of the oldest gods for whom records have been found and first appears in the Pyramid Texts around 2400 BC, when his cult is already well established. Osiris is the oldest son of the Earth god, Geb, and the sky goddess, Nut as well as being brother and husband of Isis, with Horus being considered his posthumously begotten son. He is usually depicted as a green-skinned pharaoh wearing the Atef crown, a form of the white crown of upper Egypt with a plume of feathers to either side.

Apep
As the personification of all that was evil, Apep was seen as a giant snake, crocodile, serpent, or in later years as a dragon. He had an alliance with Set and between the two of them would cause all kinds of problems. Apep was always the enemy of Ra, and he just got worse when Set came over to the dark side.
In a bid to explain natural phenomena it was said that occasionally Apep got the upper hand. The damage to order caused thunderstorms and earthquakes. Indeed: it was even thought that sometimes Apep actually managed to swallow Ra during the day, causing a solar eclipse, but since Ra's defenders quickly cut him free of Apep, the eclipse always ended within a few minutes.
Apep was not so much worshipped, as worshipped against. His defeat each night, in favour of Ra, was thought to be ensured by the prayers of the Egyptian priests and worshipers at temples. The Egyptians practiced a number of rituals and superstitions that were thought to ward off Apep, and aid Ra to continue his journey across the sky.
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Benthehyena Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
The Khepri and Apep ones killed me.
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Khialat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
The Osiris one KILLED me :XD:
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snakey0427 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student
XD
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ElweArFeiniel1st Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL FUNNY!
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Egyptologist456 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Only error
It's apophis, not apep
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Khialat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Actually, you could call him either. A lot of Egyptian mythical characters have variations on their names: Selket/Selqet/Serket, Sobek/Sebek, etc.
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Oasis-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
iz very funny, makes me laugh everytime i read it,
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AT-AT Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
What's ironic is, Set actually defended Ra from Apep before he was demonized.
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Sandstorm-The-Kind Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Apep looks more like a giant worm and not a snake! Any ways, Love it!!!
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ShadOBabe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Laughing. My. @$$. Off. :lmao:

Osiris' is the BEST!! I actually knew that little bit about the hearts. XD
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