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Apis (Egyptian deity)

LC control no.no2018071331
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingApis (Egyptian deity)
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Variant(s)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)
Other standard no.Q208150
Associated countryEgypt
Special noteNon-Latin script references not evaluated.
Found inKater-Sibbes, G. J. F. Apis, 1975-1977.
Vos, R. L. The Apis embalming ritual, 1993.
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)
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)
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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