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Babi
Baba
bG29N33Cbii
bꜣbỉỉ
"Bull of the Baboons"
Baba
Period of
worship
Old Kingdom – ?
Symbol(s) Baboon
Association Virility, aggression,
sexual potency
Appearance Baboon

Babi or Baba was seen as a dangerous god, associated with the aggression and virility of the Pharaoh. Some believed he would murder humans so that he could feed on their entrails.

In some instances it was said his penis acted as the bolt on the doors to heaven or that it acted as the mast of the ferry into the Netherworld.

In addition to this he was believed to ward off snakes and control turbulent waters and darkness[1].

References[]

  1. Oakes, L & Gahlin, L. (2005) Ancient Egypt: An illustrated reference to the myths,, religions, pyramids and temples of the land of the Pharaohs London: Hermes House. ISBN 1843094290
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