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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:11 pm    Post subject: Hapi Reply with quote

I am reading a book right now in which it describes a goddess named Hapi in the form of a hippopotamus. I thought Hapi was the babboon who topped the canopic jar which contained the lungs. Or is this the same god, just being depicted as different creatures?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hapi was the god of the Nile. He was a god, but was depicted with breasts.
One description I read was:
"A fat bearded man with breasts, wearing a crown of reeds and lotus blossoms"

Taweret was the goddess who took the form of the hippopotamus.

And you are right in that the canopic jar for the lungs was protected by another god called Hapi (or Hapy). This one was sometimes depicted as a baboon (18th dynasty and later?), sometimes as a human.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's right. They are two distinct and different gods who just happen to have the same name. It is a bit confusing--I've never read about any speculation on how that came about.

Anneke's right about the Canopic jars. They originally all had human heads but took on their animal forms late in the 18th Dynasty, sometime after Tut's death (his Canopic stoppers are human headed).
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should add that the spelling of the two Hapis is different. The easiest way to tell them apart if you see the hieroglyphic spelling of the names is, if you see a couple of chevrons in the name (like the old U.S. military rank of corporal), it refers to the Hapi of the canopic jar:



But if you see the hand with the arm and perhaps a couple of slanting strokes, this would refer to the Hapi of the Nile. Here's how you spell the word "inundation" in ancient Egyptian:



The name of the god is often spelled the same, though often without the set of water ripples at the end.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Thanks, what would I do without you? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks, what would I do without you?


Actively keep developing your social life, perhaps? Or you could be like me and, when not at work, visit museums or play on the internet or read and read and read and...well, keep allowing my social life to decay.

Better luck for you, girl! But I sense you've no need for luck.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I'm pretty unsocial, which is unhealthy, especialy for a 20 year old woman. But I'll be okay, I just don't like people! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But I'll be okay, I just don't like people!


Do you see the humor in that statement? It made me laugh. Laughing And it's even funnier because on most days of the week I feel completely the same way. I strongly dislike most of the clients with whom I have to deal at work, and I'd just as soon drive over the imbeciles slowing me down in rush-hour traffic. But when I'm doing my docent thing at the museum, I have a very positive attitude and like pretty much everyone I meet.

I think I need to work at the museum.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm unsocial because I'm incredibly shy.

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I think I need to work at the museum.


That's a great idea Smile I agree. It would be so beneficial to you and your health. Staying happy is so important. Even if you don't make as much money, at the end of the day money isn't the thing that matters, it's your happiness.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It would be so beneficial to you and your health.


You're not the first person to suggest that to me. But unfortunately it is about the money. You see, I need to make a certain amount to support my drug and sex habits.

Or it could be the fact that there are no job openings at the museum. Believe me, I've checked! I'll keep checking, though.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You're not the first person to suggest that to me. But unfortunately it is about the money. You see, I need to make a certain amount to support my drug and sex habits.


Shocked I hope your kidding! A determinative would of helped, you know like a smiley face, perhaps?
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I hope your kidding! A determinative would of helped, you know like a smiley face, perhaps?


Okay, how about this:

You're not the first person to suggest that to me. But unfortunately it is about the money. You see, I need to make a certain amount to support my drug and sex habits. tard Shame on you tard

Of course I'm kidding. The only "drug" I take is an occasional glass of wine, and I don't have enough of a social life even to entertain the notion of sex habits.

The study of ancient Egypt commands too much of my time.

And that's okay with me. Very Happy

For now...
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay that's better. Smile That's too bad about the sex thing though, you're missing out on a good thing! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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you're missing out on a good thing!


Tell me about it. Unfortunately it seems wherever I am at any one time, there are no available women. At work there is only one woman, and she's spoken for. Too bad...she's a very attractive Russian girl.

At the museum I've helped train numerous pretty young women to be docents, but none of them end up there on the days when I go. There's a particular very attractive and intelligent young woman with a sexy British accent I was hoping to get to know better, but I haven't seen her sincer her training was complete.

Wait a minute, I sense a theme here...Russian girl, British girl. I must have a fixation with European women. I'd better move to Europe! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, just hang in there Smile

Hey, I'm half Russian, neat eh? Razz [/quote]
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