Talk:Hapi (Nile god)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Ancient Egypt / Egyptian religion  (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Ancient Egypt, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Egyptological subjects on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by Egyptian religion work group (marked as High-importance).


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
i i
and the name Hapy is
H a
p y
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 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 (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)