Talk:Apep

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If anyone knows which deities are in the pictures with Apep, that could help improve the captions. I just assume the man in the first photo is a branch off another religion.

disambiguation[edit]

There needs to be a disambigous page because the asteroid that will graze planet Earth in 2029 is named Apophis. More info at asteroid deflection strategies and in this article. User:AlMac|(talk) 06:27, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm inclined to agree (belatedly). Three things with the same functional name are enough for a separate disambiguation page. -- nae'blis 18:03, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Demon/creature[edit]

Is there any particular reason why Apep can't be listed as both a legendary creature and a demon? There's not a universal agreement on how to qualify creatures as "demons", but being the embodiment of evil, it would seem reasonable to classify Apep as one.--24.255.171.220 (talk) 16:50, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

An Egyptian deity (Set) slays the snake-like Apep[edit]

The second picture states: "An Egyptian deity (Set) slays the snake-like Apep". What proof is there that the "deity" is Set? The Set animal is an unknown creature, yet the picture features what looks like a feline. What do others think? Lordmick 15:47, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Quite right - the picture is from the Book of the Dead Ch. 17 and depicts Ra as a cat overcoming Apep as a snake. I have changed the captionApepch7 (talk) 00:07, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Are there any other mentions of Ra taking the form of a cat? I would assume the depicted deity is Bastet, being Ra's daughter, slaying the serpent. This is not my area of expertise, so I will not edit it. Does anyone know if there is a source for either assessment? Emilius V (talk) 07:17, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
Yes but can't give references cos I don't have my books. It is not Bastet it is Ra as a cat slaying Apep.Apepch7 (talk) 11:11, 26 December 2010 (UTC)