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A project of the American Research Center in Egypt



Aker was an earth god (and a god of the Netherworld), often represented as a narrow strip of land flanked by a pair of lions or sphinxes or human heads facing the eastern and western gates of the netherworld. Aker could help or hinder the journey of the deceased into the netherworld. Aker played a role in the Book of Caves and Book of the Earth.