Talk:Hapi (Nile god)

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Name[edit]

How does one distinguish between this deity Hapi and the Son of Horus Hapi?

The hieroglyphic spelling is distinctive. However, I have a problem in the way they are usually distinguished in transliteration: I would expect the spelling to be the other way around. I don't have my handbook with me at the moment, but the name of Hapi son of Horus is
H Aa5
p
i i
and the name Hapy is
H a
p y
N36
You might want to check out transliteration of ancient Egyptian, for tips on how these are transliterated. The problem is the final vowel of each is represented by different signs that are usually given the same sound: the double reed of Hapi and the parallel slashes of Hapy are both usually transliterated with y. — Gareth Hughes 16:20, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Hapy[edit]

Hapy Had 3 Wifes, He Had The 1st Wife, Meret, a second wife, Nekbet, and his final wife was Nu, or Nunet! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.28.220.39 (talk) 01:23, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Lovely! Thanks for stepping up and letting us know! Now, I'd love to put it in, but I'm a huge sucker for sources ;) Mind if I can have some? Thanks! BlackPearl14[talkies!contribs!] 01:35, 24 September 2008 (UTC)