Sepa, god of Egypt

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The Mythology & History of ancient Egypt surrounding Sepa, the centipede god of protection

The Gods of Egypt: Sepa
Discover the legends and myths and religious beliefs surrounding Sepa, the Egyptian centipede god of protection.

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Facts about Sepa
This article contains fast, interesting, fun facts about Sepa for research, schools, students and kids providing an insight into the lives and religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians.

Sepa, the centipede god of protection

Centipede

The Gods of Egypt - Sepa Fact Sheet

Fact 1 on Sepa: The god took the form of the centipede. Centipede bites are painful but not dangerous to humans.

Fact 2 on Sepa: He was seen as a protective god. Centipedes fed on the insects that are poisonous such as the scorpion so Sep was believed to have power over other venomous insects and could be invoked for protection against scorpion stings and snake bites.

Fact 3 on Sepa: The hieroglyphic for the god is highly distinctive:


 

Fact 4 on Sepa: He was also known as Sep meaning centipede. Creatures such as earthworms, beetles and centipedes play a vital role in the recycling of nutrients and therefore improve soil quality and fertility.

Fact 5 on Sepa: Sep was therefore also associated with fertility of the soil and worshipped especially by farmers.

Fact 6 on Sepa: The Centipede-God had an important cult center at the ancient Egyptian city of Kheraha, which was situated to the north of Memphis and the site of where the city of Cairo was later founded.

Fact 7 on Sepa: The god's sanctuary was known as the "House of Sepa".

Fact 8 on Sepa: The road referred to as 'Sepa's way' leads to the center of modern Cairo.

Fact 9 on Sepa: The ancient Egyptians believed that centipedes protected the dead and in this way the god is also associated with Osiris.

Fact 10 on Sepa: As a protector of the dead he was also depicted as a mummified figure with two horns, in reference to the prominent horn-like Antennae exhibited by centipedes.

The Gods of Egypt - Sepa Fact Sheet

Facts about Sepa
Facts and information about the centipede god for kids with some amazing, cool and quick information about ancient Egypt and Egyptians. These fast interesting facts about the centipede god are ideal for children, homework, schools, teachers and kids of all ages.

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