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Ha (Ancient Egyptian: ḥꜣ), in ancient Egyptian religion, was a god of the Western Desert of Egypt. He was associated with the Duat (the underworld) and pictured as a man wearing the symbol for desert hills on his head.
Ha was said to protect Egypt from enemies such as invading ancient Libyans. He is associated with Set, since Set represent the west of the Nile and they both have similarly attributes - the desert.
The dinosaur Hagryphus ("Ha's griffin") was named after Ha; it was discovered in Utah and Ha's association with the western deserts was carried over to the deserts of the Southwestern United States.
- Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. p. 106
- Zanno, L. E. and Sampson, S. D. 2005. A new oviraptorosaur (Theropoda; Maniraptora) from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Utah. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25 (4):897–904, December 2005
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