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Hapy

Deity

One of the four sons of Horus responsible for protecting the internal organs of the dead and assisting the deceased in his journey in the netherworld. Shown as a human figure with a baboon's head and associated with the canopic jar containing the lungs. Hapy was also the name of the god of the Nile inundation, shown as a pot-bellied bearded man with pendulous breasts and a headdress of river plants. He was associated with fertility and fecundity and was particularly revered at Aswan and Jabal as Silsilah.