Talk:Hapi (Nile god)
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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
- and the name Hapy is
- 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)
- 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)
Perhaps the creator of the image, User:Jeff Dahl, could shed some light on this, but I think we have either an anachronism or mis-translation in the caption. Ancient Egyptians had no concept of "genies", or "djinn" proper, and the analogous concept of nature spirits in Egyptian mythology wouldn't apply here. Ancient Egyptians did have a concept of tutelary and locus genius (mythology), even before the Ptolemaic or Roman periods, and I'm assuming that's what was probably meant here. Though it's common sense, in case there is any chance of accidental original research, or dispute, I'm just noting it here on the talk page. I'll change "genies" to the bluelinked "genii" (piped to article "genius (mythology)", even though it's the Latinised form of the word and links to the Roman form of the shared (but varied) concept of the ancient world, as I don't believe we have any articles which discuss the concept in a specifically Egyptian cultural context. If there are any suggestions as to a better alternative, feel free to suggest it, or just be WP:BOLD. Quinto Simmaco (talk) 19:21, 18 July 2016 (UTC)