- Mythical Number: #2417
- Culture: Egyptian
- Attribute: Celestial
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Attribute: Sorcery and Medicinal
- Behaviour: Friendly
- Common Type: Egyptian Gods
A snake god of ancient Egypt whose name means ‘the one who harnesses spirits’. He is the son of the goddess Serket and has the ability to cure poison from snakebites and scorpion stings. He is a protector and wards off any offensive magic cast upon him. Nehebu-Kau is the first to offer hospitality to the Pharoh when he enters his afterlife and so the Pharaoh makes prayers to all the gods to ask to be under his guidance when entering the afterlife. The god was originally born in human form but after having eaten some coils of the great world serpent, Apophis he grew a scorpion tail and a snake’s head.
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Did you find Nehebu-Kau interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a beautiful, lovely illustration of the Friendly Nehebu-Kau and send it to this website. For more on a living ancient Egypt check out he Brendan Frasser film series The Mummy featuring Egyptian mythical beings. The computer game Age of Mythology is perhaps the best eulogy to Egyptian mythical creatures with Anubites, Wadjets, Sphinx and more. In the classic computer game Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Lara Croft ventures into the Egyptian tombs to find out that ancient Egyptian monsters are still very much alive. The most rememberable moment of ancient Egyptian mythology in pop culture is Boris Karloff's stunning performance in film The Mummy (1932).
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