- Mythical Number: #3830
- Culture: Egyptian
- Attribute: Heraldic
- Behaviour: Neutral
A mythical animal that whose depictions have been found on ancient Egyptian artifacts. Images of this creature have been painted on the Narmer Palette and the Small Palette of Nekhen. The Serpopard is a cross between a leopard and a serpent. It has the body of a leopard and the head of a snake on a very long neck. Some state that its appearance resembles a reptiles head on a long-necked lioness. The Serpopard has no markings on its body, round ears and a tail that ends with a tuft of hair much like that of a lion. Since it bears a strong resemblance of a lion, many believe that the Serpopard is a heraldic beast symbolizing royalty and protection, since this is the symbolic meaning of a lion in the religious concepts of Upper and Lower Egypt.
The Egyptians are well known for their accurate depictions of animals and so this has led some archeologists to believe that the Serpopard is not a mythical creature but a picture of a lion with an exaggerated neck designed from artistic license for the purpose of filling space on a plate or other item.
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Did you find Serpopard interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a interesting and exciting picture of the Neutral Serpopard 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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