Aker

Egyptian - A god of the underworld. He guards the gate into the underworld and ensures the safe passage of the boat carrying the sun-god back through the underworld each night. It is said he annulled the cause of death for each person as they passed. He is depicted in the form of a pair of heads facing in opposite directions. In other accounts he is regarded as an earth-god and is depicted as a lion or a two-headed sphinx. Sometimes known as Aker, Akar Akeru, Akar Akeru, Aken or Aken.

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