Egyptian - A snake-god. He was originally human but developed the head (or two heads) of a snake and the tail of a scorpion when he ate parts of Apep, a crime for which he was banished to the underworld where he guards the king of that realm. In some accounts, this deity was regarded as female, depicted as a human-headed snake or flying serpent, and sometimes equated with Ma. Identified as Nehebkau, Ma, Ma, Maet, Maht, Maut, Ammas, Maat, Mait, Mayet, 'truth', Mut, Nehebu-Kau or Nehebu-Kau.

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