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Kek
Kauk/Kekui
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Kek and Kauket

Keket (left) and Kek (right) sitting on thrones at a relief from a temple at Deir el-Medina.©

Period of
worship
PredynasticRoman Period
Cult center Hermopolis Magna
Titles "Raiser Up of the Light"
Association Primordial darkness
Appearance Anthropoid, frog
Greek
equivalent(s)
Erebus
Egyptian
equivalent(s)
Keket
Spouse(s) Keket

Kek is the primordial darkness in ancient Egyptian religion personified as a deity.

In the Hermopolitan cosmogony, Kek is the one of the eight deities of the Ogdoad representing primordial chaos from which the Primeval Mound appeared. He is coupled with the goddess Keket as his female counterpart and wife.

Iconography[]

Like the other deities of the Ogdoad, his male form (Kek) was often depicted as a frog, or a frog-headed human, and his female form (Keket) as a snake or snake-headed human. The frog head symbolised fertility, creation, and regeneration, and was also possessed by the other Ogdoad males Nun, Heh, and Amun.

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