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Apis (Egyptian deity)

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    • Hap (Egyptian deity)
    • Hep (Egyptian bull deity)
    • Hapi (Egyptian bull deity)
    • Api (Egyptian deity)
    • Апіс (Egyptian deity)
    • Hapi-ankh (Egyptian deity)
    • Hapis (Egyptian deity)
    • Апис (Egyptian deity)
    • Apiso (Egyptian deity)
    • Aipis (Egyptian deity)
    • Ápisz (Egyptian deity)
    • アピス (Egyptian deity)
    • Apisu (Egyptian deity)
    • 阿匹斯 (Egyptian deity)
    • Apisi (Egyptian deity)
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        Egyptian deity
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        Gods, Egyptian
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    • found: Kater-Sibbes, G. J. F. Apis, 1975-1977.
    • found: Vos, R. L. The Apis embalming ritual, 1993.
    • found: Encyclopædia Britannica online, May 25, 2018(Apis, Egyptian god; Apis (Greek); Egyptian Hap, Hep, or Hapi, in ancient Egyptian religion, sacred bull deity worshipped at Memphis. The cult of Apis originated at least as early as the 1st dynasty (c. 2925-c. 2775 BCE). Like other bull deities, Apis was probably at first a fertility god concerned with the propagation of grain and herds, but he became associated with Ptah, the paramount deity of the Memphite area, and also with Osiris (as User-Hapi) and Sokaris, gods of the dead and of the underworld. As Apis-Atum he was associated with the solar cult and was often represented with the sun-disk between his horns) -
    • found: Ancient history encyclopedia, via WWW, May 25, 2018(Apis was the most important and highly regarded bull deity of ancient Egypt. His original name in Egyptian was Api, Hapi, or Hep; Apis is the Greek name. He is not, however, associated with the god Hapi/Hep who was linked to the inundation and is depicted as the god of the river) -
    • found: Wikipedia, May 25, 2018:Apis (deity) (In Egyptian mythology, Apis or Hapis (alternatively spelled Hapi-ankh) was a sacred bull worshipped in the Memphis region, identified as the son of Hathor, a primary deity in the pantheon of Ancient Egypt. Initially, he was assigned a significant role in her worship, being sacrificed and reborn. Later, Apis also served as an intermediary between humans and other powerful deities (originally Ptah, later Osiris, then Atum); The Apis as a bull experienced by ancient Egyptians as holy, was worshipped at Memphis. Worship of the Apis as a god seems to belong to ancient culture of Egypt during the Second Dynasty) Belarusian page (Апіс = Apis) Bulgarian page (Апис = Apis) Esperanto page (Apiso) Irish page (Aipis) Italian page (Api) Hungarian page (Ápisz) Japanese page (アピス = Apisu) Chinese page (阿匹斯 = Apisi)
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    • 2018-05-25: new
    • 2018-08-03: revised
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