Myths Of Khepri

Ma’at

Khepri was also home to a legendary knighthood that followed the concept known as Ma’at. Ma’at was a code of honor, truth, duty, and integrity. The knighthood believed that Ma’at was the natural state of the world and all things were expected to confirm to it, and only then could they be at peace and live a happy life. Those who do not fulfill their obligations are doomed to turmoil and misery. Though the originally knighthood fell during one of Khepri’s civil wars, the concept has risen again many times.

The Ankh of Power

The Ankh of Power was crafted by the combined forces of the gods, and given to the first Pharoah. Sadly, it was lost by a foolish Pharoah, and thus ended the golden age of Khepri. The fertile lands flooded, and many died. Though the land has recovered somewhat, it is said that Khepri will never truly again be great until the Ankh of Power is again found and returned to it’s rightful place at the Pharoah’s throne. To complicate matters, it is said the Ankh of Power can only be found by someone who has no desire to claim it’s power or glory for themselves, but who is truly selfless and thinks only of the good of the people.

The Hall of the Dead

The Khepri believe that when they die, they must take the ferryboat piloted by Aken to the land of the dead, Amenthes. There, Anubis guides them to the Hall of the Dead (Amenti) and weighs their heart against a feather. Should their heart be lighter, they may go on to osiris. But should their heart be heavier, it is eaten by a demon, Ammit, with the head of a crocodile, the torso of a wild cat and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus (though she can appear as a female human if she so desires)). Other demons are Babi, depicted as a baboon that feasts on human entrails. Other demons are - Amkhaibitu (Eater of Ghosts); Amsnef (Eater of Blood); Anaf (Bringer of His Arm); Arimabef; Heptshet; Herfhaf (He With His Face Behind Him); Heriuru (Chief of the Great Ones); Hetchabehu; Kenemty; Khemy; Maa-Anuf; Maatifemkhet (He Whose Two Eyes Are as Fire); Maatifemtes (He Whose Two Eyes Are as Knives); Neba; Neb Heru (Lord of Faces); Neb Nebu (Lord of Lords); Nehaher; Nehebnefert; Nekhenu; Sekheriu; Sertiu; Setqesu (Bone-Breaker); Shetkheru; Taret; Tchesertep; Temsep; Thenemy; Thenret; Uamemty; Uatchnesert (Green Flame); Usekhnemmet (He of the Long Stride); Utunesert; and Uturekhit.

Apophis

Apophis is an ancient monster, a serpent locked in perpetual darkness. He is considered the personification of darkness, death, and chaos. Legend holds he once tried to consume the sun, but was defeated by the gods. Legend also holds that two gods (which two varies on the area of Khepri) were killed during this battle. Apophis was imprisoned and thrown away from the world.

Kauket

The primordial chaos from which the world was initially formed by the gods.

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