Re in the form of a cat slays the snake Apep

Under a sacred sycamore, the Great Cat of Heliopolis, one of the forms taken by Ra called Miw-aa or the great cat, attacking the evil serpent Apep (or Apophis), god of the underworld and symbol of the forces of chaos. Section of vignette of chapter 17 of the book of the dead.

Re in the form of a cat slays the snake Apep
Re in the form of a cat slays the snake Apep

New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, Ramesside Period, ca. 1189-1077 BC. Detail of a wall painting from the tomb of Inherkhau (TT359), Deir el-Medina, West Thebes.

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