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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.


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)


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.-- (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)

Apep's battles with Ra[edit]

In consulting primary sources about Egyptian mythology I have never encountered the whimsical stories about how Apep's battles are described with Ra. In whatever I have seen or read Ra slays the snake in either his form as a cat or as Montu. Specific citations need to be included to justify this material, as in page numbers and direct quotations.

I've either sourced or deleted the text you tagged. Some of it I've seen before in non-expert sources (like the link between Apep and solar eclipses), but I don't yet know that it has appeared in an Egyptological source, so I left it out. See what you think. A. Parrot (talk) 21:46, 20 November 2014 (UTC)