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Hapi jar

Hapi as depicted on a canopic jar lid.

Period of
? – Roman Period
Symbol(s) Baboon, ankh, lungs
Association Son of Horus, protection,
canopic jar, the north
Appearance Baboon
Father Horus

Hapi or Hapy was one of the Four sons of Horus  depicted in funerary literature as protecting the throne of Ausare (Osiris) in the Underworld. Hapi is depicted as a baboon-headed mummified human on funerary furniture and especially the canopic jars that held the organs of the deceased (Hapi's jar held the lungs). When his image appears on the side of a coffin, he is usually aligned with the side intended to face north. Hapi is in turn protected by the goddess Nephthys.

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