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Apep (/ˈæpɛp/ or /ˈɑːpɛp/) or Apophis (/ˈæpəfs/; Ancient Greek: Άποφις; an aa spelled Apepi or Aapep) wis an evil god in auncient Egyptian releegion depictit as a snake/serpent an a dragon, the deification o darkness an chaos (ı͗zft in Egyptian), an sicweys opponent o licht an Ma'at (order/truth), whose existence wis believed frae the 8t Dynasty (mentioned at Moalla) onwards. His name is reconstructit bi Egyptologists as *ʻAʼpāpī, as it wis written ꜥꜣpp(y) an survived in later Coptic as Ⲁⲫⲱⲫ Aphōph.[1]

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  1. Erman, Adolf, and Hermann Grapow, eds. 1926–1953. Wörterbuch der aegyptischen Sprache im Auftrage der deutschen Akademien. 6 vols. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'schen Buchhandlungen. (Reprinted Berlin: Akademie-Verlag GmbH, 1971).