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Apep

Apep, the ancient serpent-like dragon demon of Egyptian Mythology.

Apep [Also known as Apophis in Greece] was an Ancient Egyptian demon that was the supreme God of the Egyptians and the Egyptian Gods. When Set, Isis, and Ra decided that they too should be given power to rule over Egypt; Apep refused to give them anything. The three Gods rebelled against Apep and were able to defeat him and throw him to the underworld. Apep was furious and vowed to take his revenge on them. He made his way through the underworld, to a place where he knew Ra must travel to put the sun into the sky. So, every morning, Ra is forced to have a great battle with Apep. Most of the time, aided by Set, Ra prevails and kills Apep. So, the Sun rises. Beceause Apep is already at the underworld's edge, he comes back to life in the underworld every time he is killed. So, the fight continues every day. On the rare occasion of a solar eclipse, the Egyptians say that Apep has actually manages to swallow Ra. The eclipse ends beceause the Gods traveling with Ra kill Apep and cut him open to free Ra. Apep was not worshiped, rather hated and put down by those that worshiped Ra.

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