Hapi was one of the Four
sons of Horus depicted in funerary literature
as protecting the throne of Ausare (Osiris)
in the Underworld. Hapi is depicted as a
baboon-headed mummified human on funerary
furniture and especially the canopic jars
that held the organs of the deceased (Hapi's
jar held the lungs). Later Hermetic philosophers
would equate Hapi with the element of air
because of his association with the funerary
protectress Nebet Het (Nephthys)
and the East.
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