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Hapy and Hapi are two similarly named Egyptian deities. This article is about the Nile god, Hapy. For the baboon-headed son of Horus, see Hapi.
Hapy ("runner") was an Egyptian solar deity and the symbolization of the annual flood of the Nile River, which deposited rich silt on the banks, allowing the Egyptians to grow crops. He lived in a cave with a group of crocodile gods and a harem of frog goddesses.
Hapy is generally depicted as a pot-bellied man, often blue in color, with drooping female breasts and a headdress made of river plants.
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