Study Guide

Hapi Sightings

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Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Prayers of Paheri

On his tomb wall, Paheri makes mention of the god of the eternal Nile. A servant to pharaohs, Paheri claims that he was as good at his job as Hapi was at getting the Nile to the Mediterranean Sea. Big claims, P!

Dec 21, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Hymn to Hapi

Hapi gets his rightful praise in this ode to His Hapi-ness. The pharaoh is even called the "Son of Hapi," emphasizing the flood-master's importance to Egyptian society.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Nile God Statue Inscription

Even Libyan pharaohs knew how integral Hapi was to the survival of Egypt. King Sheshonq notes that Hapi is the "lord of foodstuffs" and creates all good things for people to eat—and drink—in his kingdom.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Famine Stela

This stela describes just how Hapi does his job of bringing on the flood. When he wakes up from a long nap, he jumps up and makes the water flow. Here, he interacts with the ancient pharaoh Djoser to make sure Egypt gets enough liquid.

Jan 1, 1970

The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith

This novel finds its modern characters deciphering ancient mysteries. Hapi pops up once or twice—as a clue to help old puzzles be solved.

Dec 21, 2019

The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan

This novel, by the author of the Percy Jackson series, brings Egyptian mythology to the modern day. Here, Hapi is a blue giant that's not too fond of a certain magician.

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