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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mehen The Snake god protector of RA



Patron of: defender of the Sun Boat

Appearance: A serpent-headed man holding a spear, standing in the prow of the Sun Boat, or as a giant snake coiled around it.



Description: In the Old Kingdom and in predynastic literature, Mehen, along with Set in his original form, fights Apep daily as the sun travels across the sky. Mehen wraps his coils around Apep, while Set strikes at Apep with a spear. The earliest references to Mehen occur in the Coffin Texts.

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