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Hapi

Hapi

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Hapi

Hapi might look like a harmless green-blue man, but there's way more to him. He's the god of the Nile and Egypt's life source, so you'd better treat him with respect. If you want to make a house call, head down to the water's edge. He's usually swimming or, you know, being the water itself.

Basic Information

NameHapi
NicknameH-Town, Hep, Hap-Meht (god of Lower Egypt), Hap-Reset (god of Upper Egypt)
SexMale
Current cityIn the Nile itself

Work & Education

OccupationGod of the Nile; Being the Nile; I rule over fish and birds of marshes
EducationI went to school under the sea.

Beliefs

Political viewsWater rules all!

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsNone; I was born out of the primeval waters of Nun
SiblingsNone
ChildrenNope
Friends Anqet, Khnum, Satet (these three help the Nile flood)
EnemiesDroughts. Big time enemy.

Relationships

Relationship statusMarried, but looking for companions
Interested inLadies that like long baths; my wives, Nekhbet and Buto; or sometimes, I'm married to Mut and Nekhbet

Favorites

Quotations"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."
– Mark Twain

"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."
– Carl Reiner

"I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones."
– Walt Whitman

"You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you."
– Heraclitus
BooksAnimal Farm by George Orwell
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
I may be a riverman, but I love a good sea novel.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Elephants love me.
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Atum used to read these to me before bedtime. Bad idea.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
MusicFamous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
I can't ever miss a flood season in Egypt.
How Soon is Now? by The Smiths
Ol' Man River by Paul Robeson
Best song ever.
Paparazzi by Lady Gaga
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
The Marines' Hymn
What's Love Got to Do With It by Tina Turner
Good question.
MoviesLady in the Water
I believe that's a queen bathing in the water.
The Jewel of the Nile
That's me!
Step Into Liquid
The Marsh
The Prince of Egypt
Mystic River
Flood Streets
The Real Dirt on Farmer John
TV ShowsH2O: Just Add Water
The River
I wish this was all about me!
The Search for the Nile
I'm right here!
Fertile Ground

Activities & Interests

LikesWatery creatures
Long baths
Papyrus leaves
Cruises on the Nile
Clean wells
ActivitiesSinging in the rain
Competitive swimming
Watching Splash
Doing the backstroke
Cleaning the Nile
InterestsHydrology
Agricultural science
Egyptology
Botany
Ecology
GroupsNile River Explorers
River Swimming
I Love Water Water-Polo in Egypt

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